My name is Janet Garcia and I’ve been a video game journalist and content creator since 2015. I’m currently independent and focus on streaming, podcasting, and writing reviews. This site serves as a hub world and a portfolio of my work.
I stream Animal Crossing: New Horizons, indie games to raise money for Black Lives Matter orgs, and Best of the Year Watch on Twitch and have a video game YouTube channel. I have a weekly news podcast, Gameonysus Weekly, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other services; the show is also on YouTube. I also run a video game journalism/content creation advice blog called Game Industry Guides. All of my work is supported by Patreon thanks to my lovely Patrons.
On top of my own projects, I’ve been a MinnMax Cohort since April 2021. This means I appear on The MinnMax Show, a weekly podcast about the week’s most exciting games and industry news (featuring community questions).
I hold a B.A. in English Literature with honors in creative writing and certification in Secondary Education. Previously, an associate guides editor at IGN. Other bylines can be found at Nerd Much, Bit Cultures, Kotaku, Hard Drive, and more. I also produced over 80 podcasts/videos for Bit By Bit, a project that ran for 1.5 years with Jess Reed.
My branding across social media, and the internet in general, is Gameonysus. The name “Gameonysus” (pronounced game-on-uh-sus) is inspired by the name Dionysus (the god of wine). This is a nod to my love of mythology but also reflects my overall goal. This isn’t to say I want to be the greatest gamer in the universe (i.e a god of gaming); rather, I want my gaming experiences and the content I create to be a universe: expansive, beautiful, curiosity-driven, and inspiring. I strive to play a wide variety of games and offer opinions/insights that will benefit and enrich the lives of others.