British journalist. Contributing writer for @newyorker. Author of 'Death by Video Game' -

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I am an award-winning writer and journalist from the UK.

Described by the New Statesman as an “effortless and masterly voice in writing” I have contributed to the New Yorker, The Guardian, MIT Technology review, the New Statesman, The Daily Telegraph, Edge magazine and many others.

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@SimonParkin — 12,797 followers, 12,212 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

RT @ToastCrust: I'll never forget what your father did to me...... Forcing onto me, a fresh foreigner, debt enough to buy a house m…

Nov 22, 2017

@yokotaro Counterpoint: my father gave you a gift worth more than all he took — a purpose for your days, a focus for your gossip, and, most of all, a way to make a house a home, a town your own.

Nov 22, 2017

RT @SimonParkin: Wanna feel old? Forget the Nevermind baby, this is what PaRappa the Rapper looks like today:

Nov 22, 2017

@tomdefeat Rare footage of master chief taken earlier this week

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing a feature about vintage video games and the men and women who collect them.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

A spade, inquisitiveness, the internet.

Why did you become a journalist?

To tell stories, as truthfully as possible. To bring order and accountability to life’s chaos.


Game Media Awards

2012 - Writer of the Year
'Best Writer' at the 2012 British Game Media Awards.