Rock,Paper,Shotgun and Marvel writer Kieron Gillen discusses his famed ‘New Games Journalism’ manifesto with fellow writers Jon Hicks and Tim Edwards. Plus, the new generation of gaming journos
Ten years ago this week, well-known PC Gamer writer Kieron Gillen got home from the pub and decided he wanted to change games journalism forever. At 2.04am in the morning on March 23, he posted on to his website, The New Games Journalism manifesto, a heartfelt call for games writing to change, to become more subjective, and to convey the experience of actually being in a game world.
The manifesto was much discussed and encouraged a new way of thinking about and even playing games. And Gillen is now a writer at Marvel, penning excellent runs of X-Men and Thor, before moving on to his superhero teen-angst masterwork, Young Avengers.