Jonathan LoChiatto

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Location
Massachusetts
School
Salem State University
Expertise
RPGs, MMOs, Strategy Video Games
  • Jonathan LoChiatto's first love was RPGs. Story-driven titles like "Final Fantasy" and "The Elder Scrolls" awakened his desire to write about games. These titles often raised big questions, and Jonathan wanted to be at the forefront of those discussions.
  • Massively Multiplayer Online games have as much a presence in his life as any standard job. Weaned through his teen years on games like "World of Warcraft" and "Runescape," he's no stranger to the daily grind and that aspirational end-game content. His current obsession is "Destiny 2."
  • Few things excite Jonathan the way micro-managing a civilization does, and he often turns to strategy games when he wants to unwind. Whether that means managing galactic domination for space-faring snails in "Stellaris" or weighing the pros and cons of turning on the heat in "Frostpunk," there's something about frantically trying to maintain a falling house of cards that speaks to him.

Experience

Jonathan LoChiatto has been playing games for as long as he's been capable of holding a controller. From the moment his parents made the fateful decision to gift him their old NES, he was swept away. He'd go on to cut his teeth on classics like "Mortal Kombat" and "Jak and Daxter" before playing his first "Final Fantasy" title and realizing the storytelling potential games can deliver. Jonathan went on to eventually launch his own podcast, The DorkWeb, where he covered a whole slew of nerdy things like comics and movies on top of games. Jonathan currently writes gaming news coverage for ZaaZ and Looper, as well as long-form pieces for CBR.

Education

Jonathan is a graduate of Salem State University's English and creative writing program. After learning all he could from academia, he set forth to begin contributing his experienced thoughts on the industry.

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