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The Big Man and Garrett is the brainchild of two college friends who wanted to promote intelligent discussion in the video game community. Too often web journalism lacks quality simply because of the fact that anyone can create anything. In order to differentiate ourselves from the majority of freelance web journalism out there we decided that regular video updates would help keep our audience entertained and put a face on the authors. We hope to promote intelligence in the gaming community and a fun chunk of commentary each week. Continue below to meet our writers!

The Big Man

The Big Man

Age: 21

Occupation/Profession: Student/hopefully something part time

Favorite Games: Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Flower, Dark Cloud 2, Jak series, Ratchet and Clank series, Zelda (notably Majora’s Mask and OoT), Final Fantasy Tactics, Mass Effect, Left 4 Dead

Favorite Films: The Butterfly Effect, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Wrath of Khan, Requiem for a Dream, Sweeney Todd, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Original Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Back to the Future trilogy, Ghostbusters, Pan’s Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American History X, and Donnie Darko

About me: I am a college student, majoring in Communication Studies. Due to over-protective parents I was not allowed to game until the PS1/N64 era, but have gamed avidly since. I enjoy long walks on the beach, sci-fi and fantasy novels, and am hoping to post several opinion pieces on the blog in the coming weeks.


Age: 23
Occupation: Special Investigator/Amateur Novelist

Favorite Games: Final Fantasy VII, Mass Effect, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Little Big Planet, Super Paper Mario, Silent Hill series, Halo series, and the Katamari series

Favorite Films: The Fountain, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American History X, and Donnie Darko

About Me: Who am I? I’m just some sarcastic, young college graduate that’s trying to hold my personality together to hold Christianity, writing, my girlfriend Allison, my government job, and video games in one coherent person.


Age: 23

Occupation/Profession: Freelance Artist/Writer/Actor

Favorite Games: Blaster Master, Final Fantasy VII, Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye, Galaga, Age of Empires, Breath of Fire, almost any Nintendo first party software. First Person Shooters and RPG’s. Old School Games!

Favorite Films: The Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Rocky, The Godfather, City Lights, North by Northwest, Tommy Boy, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Shop Around the Corner, almost any classic black and white film.

About me: Some of the older Nintendo enthusiasts may remember me as the co-owner/staff writer of ‘Nin-Gaming’, a nationally recognized Nintendo website featured on Extended Play/Tech TV in the late 90’s early 00’s. I currently have a day job (sadly) and work as a freelance artist/writer/actor for The Big Man and Garrett in my spare time.


Age: 23

Occupation/Profession: Graphic Designer & IT Coordinator

Favorite Games: Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, King’s Quest VI, Metal Gear series, Wild Arms, Legend of Legaia, Devil May Cry, Metroid Prime, Final Fantasy VI, Secret of Mana, Earthbound, Donkey Kong Country

Favorite Films: Apocalypse Now, Seven Samurai, Memento, The Proposition, Leon, Jackie Brown, No Country For Old Men, The Thing, Conan, Blade Runner, Dog Soldiers

About Me: “What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.” I can’t complain. Life is good, regardless of circumstance. I’m a college grad just trying to figure things out. I landed a job as a Graphic Designer in Virginia Beach, so here I am. I felt like a blog would be a good way to release my passion for gaming. I’m marrying my best friend in November, which excites me to no end. Also, I love Travel Channel. Bizarre Foods anyone?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2009 12:12 am

    Hey man I was wondering if you guys are interested in partnering up with You can email me at


  2. Celes Leonhart permalink
    June 19, 2009 5:19 pm

    Two new writers? Looking forward to it! Are you guys aiming to have one regular column for each writer?

    • thebigmanandgarrett permalink*
      June 19, 2009 5:22 pm

      Yes. At least one column per writer, possibly more. We’ll see how many readers we get. The more hits we get, the more articles we’re likely to pump out 🙂 Also, Jared’s really the only new one…John is the Big Man, and Brandon has been writing the ‘Games You Probably Like…” column.


      • Celes Leonhart permalink
        June 19, 2009 5:50 pm

        Oh yeah, my bad, sorry! I think I’ve seen four different names for Big Man so I got a little confused it seems.

        Does the new writer mean your hits are getting higher?

    • thebigmanandgarrett permalink*
      June 19, 2009 6:01 pm

      300-400 views a day right now. Not bad considering we started just 3 weeks ago 🙂

      • Celes Leonhart permalink
        June 19, 2009 9:31 pm

        That’s pretty damn good, congrats. Will continue to pick up no doubt.

        Will you guys be slotting up any contact details? I don’t mean to keep posting irrelevant questions on pages that don’t need it so it’d be good.

  3. June 20, 2009 12:59 am

    Hi, in addition to adding a feedback page for general feedback, tips, criticism of the blog I have also created my own account, and will ask Brandon and Jared to follow suit when I next talk to them.

  4. Brandon permalink
    June 20, 2009 3:28 am

    ‘Ello all, this is Brandon, probably the most hated of the four of us thanks to my slightly controversial pieces. I apologize for not being very responsive in comments thus far. It’s mainly due to the fact that I am planning a monthly response post in which I address everyone’s concerns and compliments with my columns

  5. otoniel permalink
    August 12, 2009 8:59 pm

    well u guys have one more fan
    count me in
    cool site

    • Garrett permalink*
      August 13, 2009 2:16 pm

      Awesome man! Glad you’re enjoying it. I’m hoping to put a new article up this afternoon. We’ve been horribly inconsistent lately.

  6. D.Vader permalink
    August 12, 2009 9:54 pm

    This is a fake man. It’s using the PS3 Slim mockup from NeoGAF from a couple of weeks ago. You should update the article to reflect this. 🙂

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