Patrick Hickey Jr. is the author of The Minds Behind the Games books series. He is a full-time Lecturer of English and Assistant Director of the Journalism program at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Patrick founded and is the Editor-In-Chief of, a website that covers most forms of media, from music, to film, to video games. A journalist, Patrick was News Editor at NBC, and a video games writer at He is also a video game voice actor.
We sit down with author Patrick Hickey Jr. of the video game book series "The Minds Behind the Games".  His books featuring interviews with the creators of popular video games--including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland,  NBA Jam,  John Madden Football, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, WCW/nWo Revenge, RBI Baseball,  Grand Theft Auto, Strider, Maximum Carnage,  Pitfall,  Halo 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Medal of Honor,  Metroid Prime and so many more!!  His books give a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming's classic titles.
Patrick Hickey Jr., author of the series of books The Minds Behind the Games, joins KC for a chat on The SEGA Lounge. Learn more about this multi-talented man and his future projects, including a Genesis book. Buy Patrick's books from his website: Check out Review Fix: Follow Patrick on Twitter: Follow him on Instagram: Check him out on Facebook: Theme song of The SEGA Lounge by OSC. You can buy it at 'name your price' by going to Follow The SEGA Lounge on Twitter: Check out our website at Find KC on social media:
Recorded waaaaay back in February but finally getting released now, listen in as I talk to Patrick Hickey Jr. about his new book The Minds Behind Adventure Games, the writing process, having an excuse to talk to cool people, the giant chore it is to decide what games get into his books, and future books that may or may not be an excuse to get to talk about all of the games he loves to talk about. You can find Patrick on Instagram @patrickhickeyjr, Twitter @reviewfixpat, and of course his personal website and Review Fix.
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