WRITER OF TALL TALES AND HEFTY STRATEGY GUIDES
After fleeing from a rusting, condemned, dry-docked German fishing trawler slowly sinking into the River Thames, Manchester-born author David S J Hodgson spent his formative career years writing for the UK's premiere video game magazines. After a stint at MAXIMUM magazine and the Official Nintendo UK magazine, he emigrated to the United States, where he joined the crew at the part-fraternity, part-sanitarium known as GameFan magazine.
He wrote his first guide in 1996, and has written close to 100 official video game books. Highlights include official guides for Metal Gear Solid Handbook (1998), Half-Life 2 (2004), Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006), Fallout 3 (2007), Skyrim (2011-2013), and WatchDogs (2014). He also authored The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel (TESO Imperial Edition), and The Hero's Guides to the Elder Scrolls Online (2014).
He lives in a shed overlooking Los Angeles with his wife, dog, and an eight-foot statue of Great Cthulhu.