Patrick Hickey Jr. is a full-time Lecturer of English and Assistant Director of the Journalism program at Kingsborough Community College and is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ReviewFix.com. He's also a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and National Video Games Writer at Examiner.com where his work was mentioned in National Ad campaigns by Disney, Nintendo and EA Sports.
During the course of his career, Hickey served as the Editor-In-Chief of two College Newspapers before he received his BA in Journalism from Brooklyn College. Hickey's work has been published in The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Complex, The Hockey Writers, Yahoo!, Broadway World, Examiner, Bay Currents Newspaper, where he served as the paper’s Sports Editor, the Brooklyn Papers, the Wave of Long Island, Brooklyn Free Press, Blasting News, Tri-Games.net, The Lo-Down, the Brooklyn View, NYSportsday.com, NYSportScene Magazine, ProHockeyNews.com, GothamBaseball.com, The Syracuse Post-Standard, BBallCentral.com, PlayLikeAGirlSports.com, NYCityWatch.org, Scout.com and the official sites of the Brooklyn Aces and New York Islanders.
His first book, The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult And Classic Video Game Developers was released in April 2018 and is chock full of interviews with legendary developers, in an ESPN 30-for-30 style that allows them to tell their story. Due to the success of the book, Hickey has signed a multi-book deal with McFarland to bring at least two sequels to the series.
His second book, The Minds Behind Adventure Games, is set for a Holiday 2019 release.
In addition to journalism, Hickey Jr. is a voice-actor, having starred in the 2018 indie hit, turned Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release, The Padre (also serving as the game's Story Editor), from Shotgun With Glitters and is currently writing the story for the upcoming game from Orange Door Studios, KROOM, where he will also be performing voice-over duties for the game's main character.
Hickey also plays the role of Rex in the upcoming indie game "Relentless Rex," which just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign.
He is also the narrator in the recent Steam release, "The Kaiju Offensive."
Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games--including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam--this book gives an inside look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic games of all time.
For over a decade, Hickey Jr. has served in a variety editorial positions for College Newspapers, Local Newspapers, his own website, ReviewFix.com and Nationally-Syndicated websites the likes of NBC Local Integrated Media and Examiner.com, where he served as a National Video Games writer where his work was featured in national ad campaigns by Nintendo, Disney and EA Sports.
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