James Balmont is a freelance arts and culture writer based in London, England. He specializes in international cinema, independent music, and, for Inverse, untold stories behind classic video games. Beyond Inverse, James' work has been commissioned by the BBC, The Guardian, i-D, and NME, among others. When not writing words, he writes and performs music with UK indie/electronic band Swim Deep. You can follow James on Twitter @JamesBalmont and check out more of his work at https://jamesbalmont.contently.com.
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