Jay Tee has been talking about and playing video games since Primary School, and has a long history of writing about fun things. Thanks to his best friend, Mike Hazleton, Jay Tee was able to pursue his childhood wish of writing about the very medium he adored so much. He became Sub Editor to Mike’s The Gaming Shack Network (TGSN.co.uk). The website achieved a great deal, with review code support from big publishers like EA and Ubisoft, regular trips to press only events in London (including the BAFTA’s), and interviews with developers from Team Ninja, LucasFilm, and Ubisoft Red Storm Entertainment.

He ran his own enthusiast press site site, JTGA, which launched in April 2016, producing both written and video content. JTGA was the next step toward what eventually became thatHITBOX - a collection of freelance writing, commentary, satire, YouTube and Podcast content, and editorial opinion pieces. He was hired by AltChar Games as a freelance writer in 2019, and his thatHITBOX project continues to evolve.

He has also been teaching drama for over a decade, and has written / directed over twenty original youth theatre productions. He ran his own drama school, the 'Jay Tee Performance Academy', for five years, in both Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and Stoke Newington in East London. He forged partnerships with the New York Film Academy, NY, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and is currently the creative director for Micha Blue's 'Hackney Youth Performance Academy' in East London.

Jay Tee

EDITOR

CONTRIBUTORS JOIN US WHAT WE DO


If you have a passion for writing, then we want to hear from you!

Whether you want to gain experience, see your work published online, or just vent your thoughts with the written word, then thatHITBOX would love to have you on board.

​If you’ve got any questions, or would like to make an enquiry, please send an e-mail to Jay Tee (our Editor):


editor
@thathitbox.com

JAY TEE

Editor

MIKE HAZLETON

Writer

ADAM BURLEIGH

Writer / Podcasts & Shows

JASON BURLEIGH

Writer / Podcasts & Shows

JONNY WILSON

Writer / Podcasts & Shows

RANDY PITCHFORK

Satire

DAN GRINDELWALT

Satire


thatHITBOX writes about all things video games, with a focus on opinion pieces, commentary, and satire, alongside reviews, previews and interviews.

Our mission statement is clear:

Produce high quality written content that invites healthy conversation and debate within the framework of an open, inclusive space.

thatHITBOX isn’t driven by crunch, or the need to be first.

We want to be something interesting, but also something different.

That’s why we embrace short form video, satire, and anything else that we, as a team, can have fun producing.


thatHITBOX is only for everyone.


COMMENTS

thatHITBOX is only for everyone. We take that idea very seriously. This community will be defined by kindness. We are absolutely steadfast in our resolve that this is a safe space for anyone to indulge their passion and creativity, regardless of their background or identity.

That means any abusive, racist, homophobic, or any other form of personally offensive remarks left in the comments of our articles, sent to our social media accounts, or e-mailed to any of our staff members will not be tolerated.

Also, site readers must conduct themselves in a respectful, courteous manner, and a similar zero tolerance policy for any derogatory behaviour will be taken.

Users will be banned from commenting on the site if this behaviour occurs. We will be swift and ruthless. So play nice.

REVIEW POLICY

In the past, we’ve used a 5 star system, and while that was fine, we found ourselves swimming in 3’s, and unable to differentiate effectively between different experiences.

We’ve decided to do away with traditional numbered scores entirely, in favour of a new review system: “Yeah!” or “Nah”. At the bottom of every game review, we ask the question: Worth it? And the answer is either “Yeah!” or “Nah”, followed by a comment that sums up how we feel.

In order to provide more information, we also have “And” or “But”, which follows up our rating with further clarification, additional context for a game we love, or perhaps a redeeming quality for a game we didn’t like.

We also suggest games that are better or worse than the reviewed title, and our “Totally Accurate Rating Platform” (TARP) badges return to add extra flavour.

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