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Simon Parkin


Simon Parkin is an award-winning writer and journalist from England, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The Guardian and a variety of other publications.

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What's behind that disclaimer at the start of Battlefield V's new trailer?

A new turn in the relationship between the gun industry and video games.

Feature | The SD card and the vintage video game revolution

How modern technologies resurrected old consoles, and are now making them more powerful than ever

Review | Lost Sphear review

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Feature | Lost in Shibuya

How video games taught me to embrace a night of adventure in Tokyo.

Review | Rain World review

Take the weather with you.

Feature | The rise of the coming-of-age video game

A Normal Lost Phone takes us deep into the no man's land that lies between adolescence and adulthood.

Feature | All work and no play

In praise of video game rest.

Feature | How Marvel vs. Capcom 2 brought us together

The lost joy of gaming's great community projects.

Feature | 2016 was the year that Japanese games struck back

Japanese video game makers look to their past to define their future.

Feature | Dishonored 2 and the infuriating pursuit of perfection

What does it mean when video games ask us to be faultless?

Feature | Finishing Final Fantasy

Inside the team working to complete the most troubled Final Fantasy game ever made.

Feature | Rez Infinite: VR's first and best?

Mizuguchi's masterpiece assumes its final, perfect form.

Feature | Rapture leaked: The true story behind the making of BioShock

From the archives: Simon Parkin investigates the torturous making of a masterpiece.

Feature | Time crisis: Is this the end of the light gun?

As CRT TVs die out, time is slipping away for gaming's lost genre.

Feature | Robin Hunicke's extraordinary journey

From Spielberg's postman to discovering Katamari, Journey's lead designer's wild voyage of discovery.

Feature | On the road with Hideo Kojima

What's Kojima learnt from his world studio tour? “You to have to get the kitchen right…”

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