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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.

Feature | Meet the tester who changed Street Fighter

How Ryuichi Shigeno came to be Street Fighter 5's battle director.

Feature | Game jam at the top of the world

Fjords and nausea: aboard the first cruise ship for game-makers.

Recommended | Resident Evil Zero review

Murder on the Disorient Express.

Feature | Where in the world is Edward Snowden?

The game that puts you in search of history's most notorious whistleblower.

Feature | Trends of 2015: Say what you see

How narration is becoming the most interesting tool of game design.

Recommended | Armello review

Watership smackdown.

Feature | Jenova Chen: Journeyman

From the archive: Journey's creative director on his quest to become the best gamemaker in the world.

Review | The Magic Circle review

Will the circle be unbroken?

Feature | Keiji Inafune: video gaming's harshest critic

"The true meaning of game design has been lost."

Recommended | Sunset review

The revolution will not be televised.

Recommended | Neon Struct review

Tactical espionage abstraction.

Feature | Winners might use drugs

Does eSports have a doping problem?