Hello. I’m Pete. I’m an English man with designs on the world of writing, and the news editor for Eurogamer’s American arm, USgamer alongside, among others, industry veterans Jaz Rignall and Jeremy Parish.
Over the years, I’ve been a teacher, a software trainer and a video games journalist. You may have seen some of my work on GamePro.com, Kombo.com, Good Old Games, What They Play and IGN. You may also have used my guides in the sadly now-defunct PC Zone magazine to get all the secrets in Final Fantasy VII, endure the lengthy adventure that was Lands of Lore II, or solve the mysteries of Discworld 2. For those curious, there’s a list of exciting material that I’ve done recently right here.
Prior to USgamer, my most recent gig was writing Facebook and mobile games reviews for Inside Social Games and Inside Mobile Apps respectively. I also ran Games Are Evil, an enthusiast site with a focus on “alternative gaming”.
I also appear on and co-produce the Squadron of Shame SquadCast, a show which rescues forgotten classics and underappreciated marvels from the dusty bargain bins of history. Find out more about the podcast here, and join the Squadron of Shame community here.
This is my personal blog. It’s was once part of the #oneaday project, a group of daily bloggers hoping to say something of vague note every single day. I love writing, so I had no issue making it to the end of one year… then another… and am now well into my third year of daily posts.
The things I write about on this blog are diverse. My main loves are video games, music and the act of writing itself. I also enjoy being grumpy about things. These posts, as you might expect, represent my own personal opinions on all things and do not in any way reflect the opinions of anyone else, unless you happen to agree with what I’m saying, in which case they also reflect your opinion.
I’m always looking for new opportunities to write, preferably for cold hard cash, because that’s the kind of mercenary I am. If you’d like to find out any more about me or just say hello, then please feel free to use the form below. All messages will be sent directly to me and not published on this site. Unless, you know, you say something really funny. If you’d like me to get back to you, please make sure your email address is correct. If you’re logged into WordPress while you’re reading this, your contact information will automatically be included.
I look forward to hearing from you!