Jack Martin


Jack loves covering video games. He studied journalism and communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and professional communication at Clark University. He recently finished his capstone research thesis, which focused on video games' various practical applications beyond entertainment. He also co-hosts several podcasts with his friends on the Joy Clicks YouTube channel.

Why He Joined The Direct

Jack joined The Direct to report on the next generation of video game consoles. He’s excited for the potential of the new consoles, and he hopes to connect with The Direct’s audience for some positive conversations about video games!

Jack's Favorite Video Game

The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II are tied as Jack's favorite video games. These two stand out as important documents within the gaming industry. More so than other games, The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II tell compelling stories that use gameplay in smart, innovative ways to progress their overall plots.

Jack's Favorite Video Game Moment

Jack's favorite video game moment is the giraffe sequence in The Last of Us. For Jack, this was a quiet, reflective scene that displayed the game’s theme of hope in a dark time.

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