Illustration by Ko Takeuchi

Illustration by Ko Takeuchi

A little about me.

My name is Ben Bertoli. I'm a games journalist, author, and full-time teacher currently residing in Indianapolis, Indiana. I got my start on the Talk Amongst Yourselves (TAY) blog, and now I produce occasional features and reviews for Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, Mashable and more. I focus on all aspects of the gaming world, but have a strong passion for gaming history, obscure collectibles, and all things Nintendo. I am the creator and current host of Challenger Approaching, a gaming history podcast with a Smash Bros. twist.

In 2016 I signed on to pen 101 Video Games to Play Before You Grow Up for Quarto Kids publishing. The book launched in the fall of 2017. I am currently hard at work on a handful of new book projects.

Feel free to contact me via email or on any of my social media accounts.