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 — 12,705 followers, 12,001 tweets

Sep 19, 2017

@NForza26 Ah that’s interesting! I’m usually only here that week

Sep 19, 2017

@abyssviola Yeah, I’ve seen a few before, but never so many - they’re posted on four walls all the way up the stairs in Ikebukuro

Sep 19, 2017

@NForza26 Sure, it’s been years in the making, but the last two years have been particularly barren imo

Sep 19, 2017

Tokyo’s vintage game stores now so plundered that some post ‘wanted’ posters for rare titles:

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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.