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 write for and oversee the Talk Amongst Yourselves (TAY) blog, as well as 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’m currently hard at work on a middle grade graphic novel set in rural Indiana.

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