First Person began as a weekly community posting on Bitmob, was picked up by the Village Voice, and then ran on The Escapist.
First Person is a mix of industry commentary, game criticism, and personal anecdotes. You can find the complete list of columns that ran on The Escapist here, but this is a list of some of my favorites:
December 22, 2011 - Saying Goodbye to Vault Girl - Loving a character so much, you can't bear to finish their game.
January 5, 2012 - Kim Possible Taught Me What A Game Is - The joy of opening yourself to all the possibilities of what a game can be.
January 26, 2012 - Little League Trained Me For Battlefield 3 - In baseball or Battlefield, teamwork is teamwork.
February 23, 2012 - Dear Esther Is Beautifully Ordinary - Dear Esther may play like a game but it can also read like a book.
April 16, 2012 - Journey Is A Mirror - A Journey with a friend is a Journey enjoyed.
May 4, 2012 - It's Okay To Be Dumb - Especially when being smart makes you miserable.
I am also republishing the First Person columns from the Village Voice's Joystick Division into my blog, as the JD site is expected to close sometime in the near future. Those republished columns will be filed under their own heading on Punching Snakes.