Um, Oops, Could Everyone Welcome Nathan Grayson

By John Walker on August 15th, 2012 at 10:52 pm.

He has infinite lives, too.

If we at RPS are anything, it’s rubbish. Nathan’s been writing for us for months, and we’ve yet to put up an official welcome post. It feels almost silly at this point, as surely everyone’s used to seeing his daily writings. But it’s important. So we’re doing it. A while back we advertised a post for a News Writer, and we received an overwhelming number of responses, many of them absolutely excellent. But one stood out above the rest, and that was the work of former Texan, Mr Nathan Grayson of San Francisco Citytown. You may have seen him elsewhere, on VG247, PC Gamer, IGN and a few other big name places. But now he’s ours! ALL OURS! (Apart from when he writes for other places.)

Nathan provides the vital root beer-fuelled American voice RPS requires, ensuring we don’t run out of ‘U’s, while sitting on a giant cheeseburger made of cars. Gathering news like a news combine harvester in a news field, you’ll no doubt have noticed by now his extraordinary ability to get a quote out of just about anyone, via somehow knowing absolutely everyone in the entire games industry.

I was meant to write this after he’d been with us a month, and we finally accepted him through the giant red curtains into the RPS Inner Sanctum, giving him the FTP password. But I was distracted by a bee. So I’m doing it now, because It Must Be Done.

So, as is traditional, please can everyone say lovely things to Nathan, like “Hello!” and “You are great, with your curly hair.”

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137 Comments »

  1. DiamondDog says:

    Does he like tea?

    • Dowr says:

      Let’s find out! (with or against his will, it doesn’t really matter)

    • SouperMattie says:

      I don’t know if he likes tea, but after careful examination of the evidence, I’ve come to the conclusion that although Mr Grayson hails from The Americas, there is still something indescribably British-ish about his writing style and sense of humour. I have further decided that this is A Good Thing.

      Welcome to RPS, Mr G!

      • Nathan Grayson says:

        Thank you! I take that as very high praise.

        And also, thank you everyone for the warm (belated) welcome. I figure this is as good of place as any to do a blanket reply, seeing as it’s up top. Now I will read through all of these comments one-by-one, because I want to know each and every one of you in intimate and disturbing fashions, but this is the best I can do for now.

  2. elfbarf says:

    Hello, Nathan! You are great, with your curly hair!

  3. Archipelagos says:

    Welcome, welcome. I approve of this curly hair business; new prerequisite for joining RPS? Make it so.

  4. Incredibly_Shallow says:

    He prefers to be called Butters. It was his nickname as an intern as PC Gamer US and he probably despises it.

    Yes, I’m a bad person.

  5. Desmolas says:

    Congratulations Nathan. You are now officially a part of RPS. Even though you’ve been receiving the berating and scorn of commenter’s for inaccuracies in articles as if you were always part of RPS anyway.

  6. Text_Fish says:

    Welcome. With our first names combined we would be Jonathan, which is another actual name. Or more like Joenathan, but then it wouldn’t be another actual name and I wouldn’t have any pointless filler to make my “Welcome” seem more informal. ARGH, THE FORMALITIES.

  7. Ian says:

    We’ll have Nathan to worry about as long as RPS continues to recruit writers this wisely.

  8. Tusque D'Ivoire says:

    Ah, finally! Welcome, Nathan. I was wondering if I missed some sort of introduction disguised as a WARFACE news announcement post, but this is much better.

    Now if only someone could tell me who this Jonathan Walking person is.

    No, really, there’s so much guest staff starring on this page these days, how about a “Meet the…”-sort of tradition?

  9. OrangyTang says:

    ‘Nathan Grayson is officially a person now’

    Can we expect to see this tag used on all his future articles then? :D

    Also, hello.

  10. Skofnung says:

    One of us. One of us.

  11. Rubyace says:

    Well hello there

  12. Davee says:

    Welcome, curly-haired-Nathan-who-has-been-writing-for-this-site-for-quite-some-time-already!

  13. Greggh says:

    I for one welcome our curly haired overlords!

    Now seriously, you guys should consider updating the “About Us” page as well. How dated is that??

  14. The_B says:

    I’m more worried that John’s forgot to put the brain feed in the hivemind tank again, especially with the new addition of Nathan’s into the hivemind, I worry Jim’s is growing malnourished, and it’s only thanks to him transplanting some of his cortex into his Sir, You Are Being Hunted robot body that he’s managed to sustain himself.

    (Welcome Nathan!)

  15. jumblesale says:

    Hello Nathan I really like reading the words you write :)

  16. Museli says:

    I do enjoy Nathan’s writing. Welcome!

  17. Easy says:

    Good show. Welcome Nathan. The kettle’s in the corner. Have a cupa’

  18. Jamesworkshop says:

    It does remind me of not watching Buffy the vampire slayer for ages only to find everyone accepting Dawn like she had always been their all along.

  19. Koozer says:

    You call THAT curly? Amateur.

  20. Dowr says:

    Welcome to RPS, now write funny articles for us, Curly Haired Man!!!

  21. AJ_Wings says:

    Ahlan wa Sahlan!

  22. TheWhippetLord says:

    Hello!
    Love the work so far.
    You are obviously fitting in like a new piece added
    to the other legos. <— improperly pluralised in your honour. :P

  23. Scrooge says:

    You’re doing a heck of a job, curly.

  24. woodsey says:

    All welcome The Curly One.

    I suppose he has added incentive to not write bad articles, or else we can all call him The Curler. Ha-ha!

  25. Tei says:

    Hello!, The more people, the merrier! :D

  26. tungstenHead says:

    gl hf

  27. 69stabcat says:

    our son of the Gray
    our son of the USA
    writing about games

  28. Electric Dragon says:

    You can’t fool me. Nathan isn’t officially part of the hive mind: he’s not mentioned on the About page.

  29. Eclipse says:

    So he’s from texas, howdy Nathan? Am I doing it right?
    We RPS readers welcome you.

  30. Keymonk says:

    Welcome, Nathan! I hope our words are as pleasant to you as yours are to us.

  31. Raziel_Alex says:

    Welcome Nathan Grayson.

    (Also, how do I change my RPS username but still use the same email?)

    • Fanbuoy says:

      Oh, that’s simple, my dear boy/girl!

      1) Change the e-mail account linked to your RPS account into your reserve e-mail account used for things you don’t want in your proper e-mail account. You know, the one for improper things.

      2) Start a new RPS account with your proper e-mail account.

      3) If you believe someone else may want your username, try letting the hivemind know that it is no longer in use.

  32. Shooop says:

    It’s good you guys have him officially. I’ve enjoyed just about everything he’s written so far.

  33. sinister agent says:

    Good evening Mr. Grayson. Haven’t we been fortunate with the weather recently?

  34. Dr. Evanzan says:

    Hello Nathan!

    Your doing a great job so far despite your inability to correctly refer to Lego bricks!
    But seriously, a sterling job and a most welcome addition to the team.

    (Also, seriously, they are Lego or Lego bricks!
    Stop calling them Legos!!!)

    • blind_boy_grunt says:

      yeah and you are the corporate shill or worse a dumb consumer buying into their propagandhi (new album soon can’t wait, guess a bit ot). This is just a fight of legos’ company to keep their trademark.
      Fight the man, fight the power! Say legos! legostheniker unite! What i mean is why would anyone care so much about an s?

      (also, hi grayson, great job)

  35. Durkonkell says:

    Welcome aboard, Mr. Grayson! Even though you’ve been here for ages.

    Welcome OFFICIALLY aboard, then. You’re doing a grand job!

  36. Amasius says:

    Welcome Nathan, you are… oh look, a bee!

  37. Jubaal says:

    Welcome Mr Grayson from across the pond. One is very much enjoying your writing Sir.

    *Tips hat and sips tea*

  38. Chris D says:

    Nathan Grayson
    Story chasin’
    Is what he does from another nation
    Grumpy PR’s cannot faze him
    Even if they sometimes try to tase him
    He’s the amazing Nathan Grayson

    Nathan Grayson
    Writes news for PC and not playstation
    Never has to pad with double spacing
    Doesn’t care if it’s for shooter or date-sim
    We salute you, Nathan Grayson

  39. aurens says:

    does this mean his comments will finally get that calming pink background?

  40. fyro11 says:

    Welcome aboard Nathan.

    Now, about Sir Crai- oh? The hive mind refuses me to speak further?

  41. theleif says:

    Well, hello there.

  42. Shakermaker says:

    He does have lovely hair.

  43. Ironclad says:

    Are you a relative of that other Grayson, perchance?

  44. stretchpuppy says:

    Dat Hair

  45. Solidstate89 says:

    “while sitting on a giant cheeseburger made of cars”

    No no, you got that part all wrong. It’s a car sitting up on cinder blocks that’s made of cheeseburgers.

    Also, I’m glad to have Nathan aboard. I really quite enjoy his articles.

  46. Frank says:

    Hi. Nice posts you’ve got there, Mr Grayson.

  47. GoliathBro says:

    Even on the offchance that Nathan is talking about something I don’t give a toss about, he is a pleasure to read.

    You my dear sir are quite awesome.

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