Who are the GamesRadar+ team?

Daniel Dawkins: Global Editor-in-Chief

Currently loving...

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Having played – and adored – Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4's best exclusive. Sorry, Uncharted 4), I'm now obsessed with Zelda; another spectacular open-world, fizzing with playful experimentation. In the future, Death Stranding is my all. Watching? Loved Big Little Lies, This is Us and *cough* Icelandic indie drama Rams.

Who am I? I started writing about games for UK-based PlayStation magazine PSM2 in 2001 – a year so ancient, it reads like a typo – before becoming Editor-in-Chief of PSM3, Xbox World and Nintendo Gamer. Highlights include: surviving an emergency helicopter landing with Rockstar's Dan Houser, being one of the first ten journalists in the world to play MGS4 at Konami's 'secret' Japanese HQ and dedicating approximately 3600 lunchtimes to Pro Evolution Soccer multiplayer. In late 2012, I launched the YouTube series GTA5o'clock - attracting *immodesty klaxon* 60 million views in the process - before becoming Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar+ in early 2016 and trying to smuggle Metal Gear Solid into every features meeting.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? In my mind, something akin to Old Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4: just an old killer called in to do some wet work. In reality, almost nothing you can see on the website, but almost everything that goes on behind the scenes – including the privilege of working with such a brilliant team.

Follow Dan on Twitter: @DanDawkins

Andy Hartup: Executive Editor

Currently loving...

Battlefield 1 - I came to this one late but, after a slightly-drunken decision to buy BF1 in the PS4 Xmas sale, I've never looked back. You'll find me on Giant's Shadow, looming over you with a syringe in my hand. Hold still, this won't hurt a bit. Do not respawn, please.

Who am I? After founding the video game section, then editing my University newspaper for a year, I landed my first proper job on an unofficial Xbox magazine called XBM as staff writer. Since then I've edited Official PlayStation 2 Magazine, Official PSP Magazine, Xbox World, and a bunch of other print titles, before joining GamesRadar+ back in 2013. Back then, the UK team was just me, Dave Houghton and Justin Towell, but I now manage a brilliant team of eight and a bunch of super-talented freelancers. The highlight of my career, to date, has been interviewing Rory McCann - who plays The Hound in Game of Thrones - and having him swear at me.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? A bit of everything. I manage the UK team and coordinate all features across the site. I dabble in the dark arts of SEO, make loads of spreadsheets, send plenty of emails, infrequently make tea, and sometimes - on sweet, rare occasions - I get to write a feature about Destiny, Game of Thrones, or Battlefield 1.

Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyHartup

James Jarvis: Senior Producer

Currently loving...

Destiny - Desperately trying to find a Fireteam to run the nightfall with. At all times.

Who am I? Hello world, I'm James. I started out as a temp on GamesRadar+ uploading 100's of screenshots to the website way back when custom screenshots were the hot new thing - sometime in the 2000's. After that I was part of the team that launched FirstPlay (now PlayStation Access) then moved across to creating all the video you see on this very site. Oh I also co-hosted and produced a little GTA V show called GTA5o'clock.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I produce all of the GR video content from reviews to previews and everything inbetween. I also spend a lot of time thinking about what my dog will be called. In case you're interested he will be called Dominus and will live in the Ludus.

Follow James on Twitter: @James_Jarvis

Matt Elliott: Senior Commissioning Editor

Currently loving...

Injustice 2, and I won’t stop until I’ve got the correct cudgel for Swamp Thing. I’m also still playing Yakuza 5 and watching anything on Netflix about food, samurais, or a combination of the two. 

Who am I? Hello! I’m Matt, GamesRadar+'s senior commissioning editor. I’ve worked in the games industry for seven years as a scriptwriter, editor and word gorilla: if it has ‘Warhammer’ in the title, I’ve probably reviewed it. My ideal game would be a turn-based beat 'em up set in Lordran, starring Professor Layton and Nico from Broken Sword. There would also be catapults and romance.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? You’re smart, so you guessed from my title that I deal with all the commissions. What you don’t know is that I do them while listening to the Conan the Barbarian soundtrack. I also take every opportunity to write about Star Wars, old movies, cocktails and anything featuring orcs and/or swords.

Follow Matt on Twitter: @MGElliott

Leon Hurley: Executive News Editor

Currently loving...

Finishing off Prey’s sides quests and staring boggle eyed at whatever American Gods is going to do next.

Who am I? After mixed career path of scientist, teacher and musician I ended up landing a job on Official PlayStation 2 Magazine. After working my way up the ranks there and eventually running the website, I helped launch and run Kotaku UK before joining GamesRadar+ to do news and tea. 

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I run the news channel, so finding stories and angles, getting people to write them and making loads of tea. I’m really not joking about the tea.

Follow Leon on Twitter: @leonhurley

Lauren O'Callaghan: Entertainment Editor

Currently loving...

Doctor Who - this season has definitely upped its game. Bill forever!

Who am I? I’ve worked for various big name magazines in the past, from Marie Claire to NME, but it wasn’t until I became Entertainment Editor at GamesRadar+ that I got to work closely with my passion: movies and TV. I oversaw the development of GR+’s entertainment coverage after it merged with Total Film and SFX magazine, and occasionally appear on Sky talking about Star Wars.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I look after all the movie and TV coverage on GR+ (as well as Total Film and SFX’s social channels) and occasional find time to write about Star Wars, and educate others on the intricacies of the MCU.

Follow Lauren on Twitter: @LaurenHollyOC

Lucas Sullivan: Senior Editor

Currently loving...

Injustice 2 - I'm doing my best to learn Swamp Thing as a tribute to the Alan Moore comic run (and the 1991 cartoon).

Who am I? Having grown up reading Nintendo Power and EGM, I always knew I wanted to write about games, so I studied hard in school to make it happen with a journalism degree. After graduating, I got my foot in the industry's door as an intern at PC Gamer, which eventually led to a gig at GamesRadar+ where everyone shares my quirky sense of humor and passion for games.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? After staying on my grind for a few years, I'm now Senior Editor and the longest-standing member on the US side at GR+, holding things down at the San Francisco HQ. You can find me writing up everything from hands-on previews to idiosyncratic list features, secretly dreaming of the day when OlliOlli 2 takes the top spot on our Best Games Ever list.

Follow Lucas on Twitter: @Ljrepresent

Louise Blain: News Lead

Currently loving...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - It’s my first Zelda game and I can’t see myself playing anything else ever again.

Who am I? My games writing career kicked off with a move from my native Scotland for a stint as Official PlayStation Magazine’s staff writer back in 2012. Since then I’ve freelanced for OPM, OXM, TechRadar and the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition before landing in the well positioned haycart that is GR+. For bonus words, you can also find me in SFX, T3 and GamesMaster. And yes, I still miss Scottish cuisine but the gin’s available in England.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? Previously news lead working across video and the site, I now specialise in tech and hardware for GR+ and can often be found wearing a VR headset and trying not to trip over my coffee table. Don’t worry though, I’m still the site’s resident Assassin. 

Follow me on Twitter: @Shiny_Demon

Iain Wilson: Guides Editor

Currently loving...

FIFA 17 online - regularly bouncing between unbridled joy in victory and paralysing fury in defeat.

Who am I? I joined Future in 2012 to write tips and guides for CVG, before moving on to join the GR+ team. I’m known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’ due to my slightly unhealthy obsession with collecting intangible PlayStation silverware, and I now have over 80 Platinum pots in my virtual award cabinet. I do not care for Xbox Achievements.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I look after the guides on GamesRadar+, so spend most of my time either searching gaming’s darkened corners for those final elusive collectibles, or coming up with advice to help you git gud.

Follow Iain on Twitter: @wilbossman

David Houghton: Senior Writer

Currently loving...

Destiny - it's a constant, so always assume that. Otherwise, I’m currently exploring Zelda: Breath of the Wild with no real intent to finish it (I pretty much just live there now), and playing a new game called ‘Disbelieving Horror at What Ridley Scott is Doing to the Alien Franchise’.

Who am I? I’ve been in the games industry for around a decade now, starting out at Destructoid in 2007, before making my way to GamesRadar+, where I’ve spent most of my time (while juggling my word-taming duties between a great many magazines to boot). Fluent in everything from emergent interactive narrative craft to the best way to design great big, video game guns, I’ve recently presented live panels at QuakeCon, and am now a member of the E3 Game Critics judging committee.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? Long-form features, previews, reviews, and miscellaneous critique take up most of my day, but I’m frequently also found visiting AAA game studios and attending all the major events in the worldwide industry calendar. And after months of shunning it, I’ve just found out that I’m really, really good at Destiny’s Rift PvP mode, so that’s another career pillar to handle. 

Follow Dave on Twitter: @David_H_esq

Zoe Delahunty-Light: Online Editorial Graduate

Currently loving...

Prey - I've gone full Typhon and am currently exploring every inch of Talos-1, digging up all the staff's personal stories and hunting down corpses. In a non-creepy way. Promise.

Who am I? Beginning a video game column in the University of Leeds' paper catapulted me into getting my dream job as GR's Online Editorial Graduate. Writing for Official PlayStation Magazine, Official Xbox Magazine, GamesMaster, and GamesTM in my spare time, I’m currently beavering away at features, videos, and previews for GR. Occasionally I'll hibernate and do behemoth coverage of a new release like Horizon Zero Dawn or Prey. While also hoping an open-world mermaid RPG comes along soon. 

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I mainly write RPG features or populate the site with completely necessary decapitation gifs. As well managing GR's Facebook and Twitter channels (send any sweet memes my way), I spend my time doing voice-overs for videos and trying not to cringe too much at my accent. It's difficult.

Follow Zoe on Twitter: @zoe_dels

Connor Sheridan: News Editor

Currently loving...

Overwatch! I need to unlock all the dances or the party will be ruined.

Who am I? I started writing about video games at my college newspaper. That led to an internship at GameSpot and then to my position here at GR+. In my spare time I play video games (duh) but I've also made a few of my own. I also enjoy riding bicycles and playing D&D, so I'm basically an adult version of the Stranger Things kids.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I write news articles and features. I keep a close eye on any developments that relate to Overwatch emotes.

Follow Connor on Twitter: @c_sheridan

Sam Prell: News Editor

Currently loving...

World of Warcraft - Legion is such a good expansion, and I'm finally at the point where I can take on the Nighthold!

Who am I? My name's Sam - I've been playing games since I was an Iowa farm kid with nothing to do and too much free time. Since then, I've turned that love into work for places like G4, Penny Arcade, Joystiq, Digital Trends, and now GamesRadar+.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I write news articles, letting you know what's happening in the worlds of video games, movies, and TV (those last two make up the "+" of "GamesRadar+"). I also contribute the occasional feature and review. But really, I just try to increase this site's pun percentage anywhere I can.

Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamPrell

Bradley Russell: Entertainment News Writer

Currently loving...

Persona 5 - If there’s a tried and tested method to get that battle theme out of your head then, please, let me know. I need help.

Who am I? After four years of drowning in novels for my degree – including a year in Indiana (go Hoosiers!) – and a whole bunch of procrastinating, I’ve ended up here with the cool cats at GamesRadar+. I may or may not have been given the role because of my terrible Power Rangers puns. Living, breathing proof that you don’t need millions of internships to get where you want, just a bit of passion, skill, and a slice of luck.

What do I do at GamesRadar+? I’m the entertainment news writer. If it involves Game of Thrones, anything MCU-related, or Star Wars then I’m your man. Also, still getting used to the Oxford comma and I'm trying to sneak in roughly a million groan-worthy puns into anything and everything.

Follow Bradley on Twitter: @1bradleyrussell

Ben Wilson: Lead Sports Writer

Currently loving...

FIFA 17 Ultimate team - I’ve written about this countless times – including a guide on how I made millions of coins without spending any real moolah – but this year’s FUT really does thump all other sports game modes. Alright, just one more Squad Building Challenge before bedtime…

Who am I? I’ve been writing about sports and games – and therefore sports games – for 16 years since a post-Uni stint at Nickelodeon, and can lay claim to being the longest serving editor in Official PlayStation Magazine history. I departed OPM Towers in 2014 to become a full-time dad, but am proud to be able to juggle nappy changes and Horrid Henry binges with my role as GR+’s roving, raving man-o’ -sports. I also write football and wrestling words for FourFourTwo, The Guardian, and Talksport.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? Anything and everything related to football (UK and US), hockey, baseball and wrestling. Plus various entertainment bits as directed by Lauren, when she isn’t ignoring my pleas to run more features on the site about Cool Runnings. Or, indeed, any features on the site about Cool Runnings.

Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenjiWilson

David Roberts: Staff Writer

Currently loving...

Mario Kart 8 - I'm still in my honeymoon phase with my Nintendo Switch, so I'm playing as much as I can on that thing. Right now, I'm working through all the 150cc courses in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and diving back into the port of Lego City Undercover.

Who am I? I've been writing about video games professionally for over three years now, starting out freelancing reviews for GamesRadar+ before coming on as a staff writer working remotely from Everett, WA where I live with my wife and two children. Since then, I've had the privilege of interviewing important industry figures like the enigmatic Suda51 and legendary animator Don Bluth, and I've easily written a novel's-worth of articles about Metal Gear.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I'm responsible for writing features and reviews, crafting editorials about the state of the industry, and trying to convince everyone on staff to play The Talos Principle. It's a daily struggle.

Follow David on Twitter: @davidrobots

Vikki Blake: Freelance Writer

Currently loving...

Better Call Saul. It’s so much better than Breaking Bad, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Who am I? It took 15 years of civil service monotony for me to crack and attempt a writing career. In between quitting my day job and joining the GR+ UK team as a freelancer in 2016, I’ve been Associate Editor at Destructoid, and weave words at places like IGN, MTV, and gamesTM magazine. Yes, I’m the same Vixx that’s obsessed with Silent Hill.

What do I do on GamesRadar? You’ll mostly find me writing TV and gaming news, plus the occasional review. I’m happiest when I’m writing about horror, or stuff with spaceships and guns (I really like spaceships and guns).

Follow Vikki on Twitter: @_vixx

Anna Washenko: Freelance Writer

Currently loving...

Overwatch, Overwatch, Overwatch! Also mentally preparing to embark on Persona 5.

Who am I? I’ve been a writer for almost my entire professional life, and I started getting paid to have opinions and thoughts about video games in 2014. I’m also one of the rare individuals who grew up with both Star Trek and Star Wars, and happily has room in my heart for both.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I’m a features writer. Half of the time I’m raving about what Blizzard or Bethesda are up to, and the other half I’m showing love to as many talented indie devs as I can.

Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaGetsPithy

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