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Welcome to GamesRadar+! We are the games, movies, and TV website that upgrades your downtime; helping you make the most of your money, skills, and time. 

On GamesRadar+ we always aim to inform, entertain, and inspire through our mix of news, reviews, features, tips, buying guides, and videos. 

We are not condescending, elitist, assumptive, or deliberately argumentative. We are a celebratory site that looks to remind readers that games and entertainment are a force for good and for bringing people together.

GamesRadar+ is also home to some of the biggest brands in the industry: Edge, Play, Retro Gamer, Newsarama, Total Film, and SFX.

Daniel Dawkins: Content Director, Games and Film

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Since finishing The Last of Us 2 and failing repeatedly to claim the crown in Fall Guys while being mocked by my children - "You got roaaaasted, dad" - I've been rewatching Battlestar Galactica on BBC iPlayer. A show about rogue algorithms, corrupt governance, societal inequality and viral outbreaks? Science fiction, surely.

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. Now I'm Content Director, Games and Film, responsible for development and delivery of our best-in-class content across the games and film group.

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

Sam Loveridge: Global Editor-in-Chief

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In between all the major reviews right now, I'm excited to get back into Animal Crossing for the free update and first paid-for DLC. Goodbye free time, hello island life.

Who am I? After realising fashion journalism definitely wasn't for me while working in Singapore, I wandered back into my safe zone of tech journalism before landing a gig writing about my one true love: video games. I've worked at TrustedReviews, Digital Spy, Fandom, and dabbled with bouts of freelance prior to GR+, but my GamesRadar family finally feels like home. Particularly because they realize that my Pokemon obsession is a pro, not a con. Or at least that's what they tell me anyway. 

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I'm the lady in charge of GamesRadar, but also getting all the reviews up on the website, so you can thank me for all those shining stars – or blame me for a lack of them. I also spend my time working my SEO magic to try and coax the Google Juice to flow in our favour.

Follow Sam on Twitter: @apacherose3

Rachel Weber: Managing Editor

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Rachel Weber

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Despite reaching the end of Far Cry 6's story I can't stop going back to discover just a few more of its secrets. I'm replaying Disco Elysium too now it's on Nintendo Switch and loving it even more the second time around. 

Who am I? After giving being an adult with a real office job a try - it was terrible - I scored a staff writer position at Official PlayStation Magazine way back in 2006, just as the PlayStation 3 was launching. In my five years there I dressed as a saloon wench, learned to rap, took sword fighting lessons and once fell down some stairs carrying a giant TV box. Good times. I left to do serious business type games news in 2013, before joining Rolling Stone's Glixel in 2016, where trusting people let me speak to Nathan Fillion and Buffy from Spike about games, and I got to meet a real sloth. Now I'm back with my Future family.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I'm the benevolent Queen of the US, or - as they insist I call it - US Managing Editor. I write news, features, and reviews, and look after a crack team of writers who all insist on calling trousers "pants" and don't think the phrase fanny pack is problematic. 

Follow Rachel on Twitter: @therachelweber

News

Ben Tyrer: News Editor

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Outbreak mode has got its rotting teeth into me good and proper. The mode subverts the usual Zombies rules by putting you in an open space and letting your operator roam free. In a weird way, it's like the very best junk food; a giddy and excessive blowout that shouldn't be as cathartic as it actually is.  

Who am I? I first started writing about games for this very website way back in 2013 as a freelancer fresh out of uni, before joining Official PlayStation Magazine UK in 2015 as a Staff Writer and unofficial FIFA expert (despite being notoriously bad at it). I even once convinced my editor to let me write a piece on 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand, which still has one of the best openings in games. I left the magazine in 2018 to join a digital agency that produces content (sorry) for places like GAME UK’s social channels, before heading back to where it began at GR+.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I’m the UK News Editor, which sees me writing news and features for GR+. I also repeatedly moan about getting beat at FIFA.

Follow Ben on Twitter: @bentyrer

Ali Jones: Deputy News Editor

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Ali Jones

After a busy few weeks in Valheim's viking purgatory, my friends and I are waiting out the next update by returning to League of Legends, which has been our collective game of choice for much of the past 10 years. I also DM two Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, one of which Ben T is constantly trying to derail via his silver-tongued bard. 

Who am I? After a few years writing for my university newspaper and with a shiny new gaming PC on my desk, my games writing career kicked off when I joined PCGamesN in the summer of 2017. Over the following two years, I wrote more about League of Legends than anyone outside Riot (or at least that's how it felt), and spent an extremely jet-lagged weekend in Seattle for Valve's reveal of Artifact. That was a more impressive anecdote in 2018 than it is now, but I did get to meet Gabe Newell.

In 2019, I left PCGN to become Kotaku UK's news editor, from where I eventually joined Gamesradar in 2020.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? As Deputy News Editor, I'm on hand to help out the news team, writing articles and desperately trying to trick Ben into letting me write about my favourite PC games.

Follow Ali on Twitter: @ali_jones94

Connor Sheridan: Staff Writer

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Screen-wise, I'm currently playing Yakuza 5, World Flipper, and Deathloop, and I'm slowly making my way through Turn A Gundam - which, fun fact, was the last Gundam series to be created with traditional, non-computerized animation. In the pages of my imagination I'm running campaigns for Scum & Villainy and Masks: A New Generation for two lovely groups of players.

Who am I? I started writing about video games at my college newspaper, a career that also included riding in a Chinook helicopter with a bunch of ROTC cadets and reviewing Yoohoo on a podcast nobody listened to. That led to an internship at GameSpot and then to my position here at GR+. That was more than eight years ago now, holy cow! In my spare time I play video games (duh) but I've also made a couple of my own, which you can check out on my Itch profile. I also enjoy riding my bicycle and playing tabletop RPGs.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I write news articles and features. I have special eyes.

Follow Connor on Twitter: @c_sheridan

Austin Wood: Staff Writer

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Updates for Monster Hunter Rise, Destiny 2, Hearthstone Battlegrounds, and Genshin Impact take turns consuming my entire day. But with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade out in June, I'll be spending a lot more time with my PS5 soon.

Who am I? I worked as a freelance games journalist for six years before wearily staggering into the house of GamesRadar+, where I was welcomed with open arms and a frankly alarming amount of dog GIFs. This means my soul is measured in content, and also that you may have seen me around. I've written for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, RockPaperShotgun, Sports Illustrated, and plenty of others over the years. I also received a journalism degree at some point and they haven't asked for it back, so here I am, writing the best bad similes of my career. 

What do I do at GamesRadar+? I write about the day-to-day goings on of the games industry. I spend most of my time picking out the important bits from the never-ending flood of trailers and announcements, but I also find some of my favorite stories in creative communities and weird rabbit holes. 

Follow Austin on Twitter: @austinwoodmedia

Hope Bellingham: News Writer

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After getting my fill of Little Nightmares 2 and It Takes Two earlier this year I am eagerly awaiting the release of Psychonauts 2 and checking in on my Animal Crossing: New Horizons island whenever I can.  

Who am I? After graduating from university with a BA (Hons) in Film Industries & Creative Writing, I attempted to start my career by running my own blog where I wrote about animation, film, TV, and video games. By late 2020, I managed to land my first industry job as a PR Intern at Player Two PR where I assisted in the release of several indie games. I was then lucky enough to get the opportunity to be a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+!

What do I do at GamesRadar+? I like to think of myself as the Animal Crossing: New Horizons news correspondent however when I'm not covering the latest on island life I'm also writing about The Last of Us, Resident Evil, Pokemon, and everything else the video game industry throws at us. 

Follow Hope on Twitter: @hopeelizab

Jordan Gerblick: Staff Writer

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I know I'm stressed because I'm just playing so, so many JRPGs - my comfort food. Judgment, Yakuza 6, Tales of Arise, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Dragon Quest 11's superb endgame are on a nightly rotation on my PS5, and when I'm not at home it's Dragon Quest 8 on 3DS. Give me a lovable cast of impossibly attractive protagonists, a big open-world to grind through, and big, fat skill trees, or give me death.

Who am I? After defiantly earning an English degree against my parents' protests, I climbed the corporate ladder for a while in dreadful copywriting roles while silently deliberating how to admit I'd messed up. But eventually, exhausted from 60-hour workweeks writing financial documentation and freelancing over the weekends, GamesRadar rescued me from my cameo role in the real-life Office by giving me the dream job I have now. I used to run a pizza blog, I co-designed a once-active Ultima Online shard when I was 12, and I spend every work night in the company of a turtle named Myrtle (he's actually a Russian tortoise but the rhyme doesn't really work with that).

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I tell you what's happening in video games, and occasionally, what I think about video games. My favorite part of the job is uncovering and shining a light on underappreciated indie projects.

Follow Jordan on Twitter: @JordanGerblick

Hirun Cryer: News Writer

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Hirun Cryer

Apex Legends is eating through all my free time, and since it's the best battle royale game on the scene right now, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Who am I? After thinking I'd dip my toe into the waters of writing about games for a living, it turned out I actually quite enjoyed it. After working on USGamer's guides team and later news team, I've now landed in a similar news role at Gamesradar+. I'm lucky enough to be a recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021, and I've worked with countless other outlets including PC Gamer, Edge, and PLAY Magazine along the way.

What do I do on Gamesradar+? I write up the latest and breaking news for the audience of Gamesradar+, constantly trying to sift through the deluge of everyday news to bring you something you might not even know about. Keeping an audience well informed is a challenge, but it’s finding bits of brilliance throughout the industry that’s a genuine pleasure for me.

Follow Hirun on Twitter: @HirunCryer 

Features

Josh West: Features Editor

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I had to take a break from Warzone. It has gotten its hooks into me in the same way that Phantasy Star Universe or World of Warcraft did a lifetime ago, and I'm now old enough to recognize that that isn't super healthy. Thankfully, I've been able to drag my squad away from Verdansk and into Sanctuary. We're playing Diablo 3 and having a great time with it, spending hours slaying demons until the early hours of the morning... you know what, I think I have a problem with video games and time management.  

Who am I? Hello there! My name is Josh West, I'm the Features Editor for GamesRadar+ and the Assistant Producer of the Future Games Show. I once served as Deputy Editor of games™ magazine and Acting Editor of Play Digital. I've got a degree in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing which, against all odds, I put to good use for seven years before moving online. Prior to all that, I worked the freelance circuit covering 3D art, comic books, film, television, technology, and psychedelic rock. Oh, and I spent a few years working as a child actor, but had to quit because I wouldn't off cut my long hair (true story). These days, you'll find me locating new hills to die on at Twitter Dot Com.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I'm the Features Editor for GamesRadar and an Assistant Producer of the Future Games Show. A product of print magazine journalism, you'll find me channeling my love of long-form feature writing onto the site. As a general rule, if you're reading something on GR+ that requires more than ten minutes to read, it will probably have my byline on it. 

Follow Josh on Twitter: @origamikid

Joe Donnelly: Features Writer

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Joe Donnelly, Features Writer at GamesRadar+

After news of a sequel, I’m replaying Blasphemous – this time on Switch – which has dug its blood-spattered hooks into me all over again. I’m also never far from the GTA roleplay scene, and its sort-of stable 1000-player servers are currently blowing my mind.

Who am I? In a previous life I was a: plumber, gas-fitter, banana farm assistant, sandblaster’s labourer, barman, student and, eventually, a freelance video games journalist. In 2016, I landed a full-time gig at PC Gamer and had the pleasure of covering news during the site’s UK hours, interviewing Terry Crews about yogurt and PC-building, writing irreverent (read: weird) Grand Theft Auto roleplay diaries, and charting my success in the dugout while leading Celtic to European glory in Football Manager. In late 2018, I moved into sports media to work for that very football club as a reporter, and now find myself back in the throes of video game feature writing at the good ship GamesRadar+.  

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I write features for GamesRadar+, and spend the rest of my day slowing down my incomprehensible Glaswegian twang into something which almost resembles the English language.

Follow Joe on Twitter: @deaco2000

Heather Wald: Staff Writer

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Outside of popping into Animal Crossing: New Horizons to say hello to my villagers each day, I've been taking on the role of Ichiban, the loveable hero in Yakuza: Like A Dragon. As a big fan of RPGs and the Yakuza series, Like A Dragon is just what I need in my life right now - Ichiban is quickly becoming one of my all-time favourite protagonists. 

Who am I? While I was still trying to cut my teeth in the journalism world, I worked at Game before ditching retail to do an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University. I then landed a job as the content editor for Stuff Magazine writing about all things game and tech related. Eventually I fell into the world of freelancing, and after contributing to Gamesradar+ for a few months, I somehow bagged myself my dream job. Now I get to do what I truly love alongside a talented team of writers full time. Yeah, I can’t believe it either!

What do I do at GamesRadar+? I write about all the latest gaming news, keep an eye out for interesting goings on in the gaming community, and help out with all sorts of bits and bobs for the site. You might even see the odd feature here and there.

Follow Heather on Twitter: @heatherteacup

Alyssa Mercante: Editor

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Alyssa Mercante

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Returning to my favorite games with my favorite characters in gorgeous 4K is the best thing to come out of 2021. 

Who am I? I spent a year in the UK getting my Master’s degree in literature, where I wrote my dissertation on the intersections of indie gaming and punk subculture. Then, I moved back to NYC and worked as associate editor at a startup where I crammed as many stories about video games into the editorial calendar that I could, before realizing that my lifeblood was gaming, and I needed it to sustain me. Happily, I'm here now. 

What do I do at GamesRadar+? I’m here to write features about going drink-for-drink with Geralt of Rivia and trying to bone ghosts in The Sims 4. Also I'll do some serious work, like examining the Switch OLED and previewing the hottest new games.

Follow Alyssa on Twitter: @alyssa_merc

Ben Wilson: Sports Editor

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Ben Wilson

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Madden 22 – I'm still missing the halcyon days of ESPN NFL 2K5, but this is EA's best Gridiron sim in a long, long time. Making coins in Ultimate Team without spending cash is easy, and I love the fact that there's a challenge to earn a TOTW player every single week. Shame it can't make the Dolphins better, but that's a longstanding real-life issue.

Who am I? I’ve been writing about sports and games – and therefore sports games – for 20 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 Disney Plus 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. I've also been known to dabble in writing about movies, and am always free to ramble on about the brilliance of Black Panther. 

Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenjiWilson

Guides

Leon Hurley: Guides Co-ordinator 

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When I'm not building things and exploring things in Dreams on PS4 I've actually gone back to Fallout 76. It's gradually being tweaked and updated in all the right directions and while the world is still a bit lifeless (literally) there's a pleasing grind to levelling up and collecting power armour. 

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 coordinate all the guides content on GR (there's a clue in the name). I work with writers to decide what to tip and what not to tip based on what I think people are going to want to know, and some numbers stuff. I then organise all the guides, video capture, scripts and so on for a game and, God willing, get it up for release. I always want to do more video. 

Follow Leon on Twitter: @leonhurley

Iain Wilson: Guides Editor

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I'm always on the lookout for quick and easy Platinums to add to my collection, as I'm genuinely fascinated with how those games get made. Still hitting up Fortnite from time to time, and returning to my one true love to blast out some plastic guitar tunes in Rock Band 4.

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 around 200 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves 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 tips and advice to help you git gud.

Follow Iain on Twitter: @wilbossman

Joel Franey - Guides Writer

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Joel Franey, Guides Writer at GamesRadar+

After getting over yet another bad bout of Stardew fever, I've been catching up with some of the year's releases, including being bullied in Returnal and bullying others in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Who am I? I've been in this industry for several years, but writing and games have been a passion of mine since I had the manual dexterity for either. After I finished my Masters degree at Sussex University I worked my way through various sites and publications, including USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer, VG247 and Dicebreaker before eventually showing up at GamesRadar's doorstep like a mangy (if hopeful) street cat. 

What do I do on GamesRadar+? Guides! If you want to splatter a big monster or get the best hat, I'm the one who's been balancing berets and testing the Legendary Hammer of GoonSquash for you. I tend to cover more story games and single player stuff, being an antisocial writer-type, but you'll also occasionally see me panicking in online battlefields for the good of GamesRadar.

Follow Joel on Twitter: @JoelFraney

Will Sawyer - Guides Writer

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Will Sawyer

Destiny 2 retains its vice-like grip on my spare gaming time, but I’ve recently got into Hades. I know I’m a little late to the party on it but it’s so much fun, even in the early stages with Megaera giving Zagreus a fair crack of the whip.

Who am I? After realizing I hated writing local news when I started my journalism degree back in 2017, I decided to make it my mission to combine my gaming interests with work and become a games journalist. After years of sometimes tenuously relating my uni projects to video games, and with my final year cut a little short by a small virus you may have heard of, I managed to graduate from Kingston University London. I’ve been doing freelance guides writing since the start of 2021, starting at Game Rant, but now I'm over here at GamesRadar+, spouting incomprehensible Destiny 2 jargon to my colleagues and to you if you read some of my guides. I’m no doubt still spending far too much time doing Warlock space magic stuff in Destiny 2 and trying to claw my way to Apex Predator in Apex Legends.

What do I do at GamesRadar+? I’m a Freelance Guides Writer on GamesRadar+ which means I try and break things down in video games with words and nice images with big, orange rings in them so that you can hopefully learn a thing or two about whatever’s got you stuck. I’m most often covering big service games, including Destiny 2 (duh), Fortnite, Warzone, Sea of Thieves, and more, but I’ve been lucky enough to cover some sweet solo games like Psychonauts 2 and Sable.

Follow Will on Twitter: @Will_Sawyer17

Entertainment

Jack Shepherd: Entertainment Editor

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With this summer's blockbusters being, erm, slightly underwhelming, I've been kicking it with some old classics. I finally had time to watch Bruce Lee's Fists of Fury, a classic kung-fu click that heavily influenced Taratino's Kill Bill, and Spielberg's classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Both excellent films that you should seek out immediately.

Who am I? Once upon a time, there was a young lad, fresh from university who had absolutely no idea what to do with his life. Then crippling student debt came knocking at the door, and that lad had to make quick a decision: sneak aboard an aeroplane to Mexico and hideout there for the next 50 years, or get a job. He decided not to get on the plane, but instead embark on a career in journalism, notoriously one of the most difficult and underpaid careers going. By luck, one publication, The Independent, had him in for work experience, and then a paid freelancer, and then a full-time Culture writer. Rising up the ranks, he covered Marvel films, Channel 4 baking shows, and even a Glastonbury Festival or two. And now, he's at Gamesradar+. Lucky him.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? Yeah, that person was me! Didn't see that coming, did ya? I'm in charge of the website's entertainment coverage, bringing you all the latest film and TV news, reviews and features. As you, dear reader, hopefully know, Gamesradar+ is also the online home of Total Film and SFX magazines, and I'm the one bringing their stuff onto the interweb. Am I basically the hottest ents editor on the internet right now? Well, I'll let you decide that, though I think we both know the answer: No, because I still haven't watched Aquaman. One day, James Wan, I will tackle your underwater opus. One day.

Follow Jack on Twitter: @JackJShepherd

Bradley Russell: Entertainment Writer

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True Detective. Time is a flat circle (even though it doesn't feel like that right now), so I'm back to binging the first season of the HBO classic. I could really do with some Lone Star right about now.

Who am I? I was part of the freelance furniture for over two years at GamesRadar+ while plugging away at games and guides work elsewhere. Now I'm here for keeps over on the TV and film beat. I've been told on more than one occasion that I have the strangest cross-section of interests, so I'm sure you'll find something worth talking to me about. I love both kinds of football, anime, comics, video games (duh), and beer. Lots of beer.

What do I do at GamesRadar+? I’m the Entertainment Writer, covering the ever-changing worlds of movies and TV. If it involves Star Wars, anything MCU-related, or the latest Netflix hit, then I’m your man.

Follow Bradley on Twitter: @1bradleyrussell

Molly Edwards: Entertainment Writer 

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Molly Edwards

I was glued to WandaVision, and am now counting down the minutes for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I’m also still watching Baby Yoda’s cutest moments compilations (and don’t see myself stopping anytime soon).

Who am I? After graduating with a BA in English and working on HMS Belfast for a while, I then had a magical time immersed in fairytale kingdoms writing Disney magazines (I am a self-styled Elsa Expert). TV and film have always been two of my favourite things, though, and I went from blogging and tweeting about them in my free time to an absolute dream job with the best people as a freelance Entertainment Writer at GamesRadar+!

What do I do? I write up the biggest news in film and TV, and write features too. Disney, Star Wars, and superheroes are my jam, so you’ll probably find me writing about them pretty much 24/7. 

Follow Molly on Twitter: @mollycaroline7

Emily Garbutt: Entertainment Writer

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Emily Garbutt

I just finished watching The Great, which was… great. Now it’s back to counting down the days until Succession season 3. 

Who am I? After graduating from university, working a few temp jobs in admin and copywriting, getting my NCTJ qualification, and several months of trying to find my feet as a freelancer during a pandemic, I joined the GamesRadar+ entertainment team in 2020. When I’m not writing about film and TV, I’m probably tweeting about it instead. I enjoy 90-minute runtimes, re-watching When Harry Met Sally, and long walks on the beach.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I cover everything film and TV-related here at GamesRadar+, bringing you the latest news and the occasional feature, too. From the latest streaming releases to awards show chatter, you’ll find my byline on it.

Follow Emily on Twitter: @emilylgarbutt

Hardware

Rob Dwiar: Commissioning Editor, Hardware

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Among chasing the Assassin's Creed Valhalla platinum, playing Ori and the Blind Forest on the Series X, and being bad at recent coop games online with my pals, like Predator Hunting Grounds and Remnant, I'm revisiting The Past by going through the PS3 library I missed out on somehow the first time around. I've also turned into one of Those People and am now a collector of said older games and hardware...

Who am I? After a stint at a horticultural mag and then in landscape design, I landed my full-time games-industry writing role on the GamesRadar+ hardware team in 2018. Before joining, alongside my previous landscape-y life, I wrote a fair few features within the games industry about video game landscapes and environments, and sometimes still write (watch this space) and give talks on that too. Elsewhere, I follow West Ham through thin and thin, play guitar and golf, and have a book backlog that is longer than my game one. I also have a video game landscapes book in the making!

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I look after a whole bunch of hardware content for GamesRadar+ - in shock news. But I have a focus on ensuring our coverage is consistent, varied, up to editorial scratch, and includes great takes from hardware experts to really make it all sing. You'll also see me pop up elsewhere on the site and in video from time to time though, too.

Follow Rob on Twitter: @RobDwiar

Benjamin Abbott: Tabletop & Merch Editor

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I'm between D&D campaigns right now, so I'm currently putting together scenery and miniatures in preparation for my next game (cue a bout of nefarious laughter). I'm also finally getting around to The Outer Worlds when I'm not diving headfirst into the terrifyingly massive Descent: Legends of the Dark.

Who am I? Thanks to a chance encounter with ex-GamesRadar staffer Justin Towell, I got the advice I needed to sharpen my skills and go from aspiring game critic to a fully-fledged freelancer. Although there were plenty of detours along the way (and many, many late nights down the word-mines), I finally wound up where I’ve always dreamed of being - right here.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I look after our board game, TRPG, toy, and Lego coverage as part of the Hardware team. That means I'm here to help you find a new favorite for games night or something that'll look really cool on your shelf.

Follow Benjamin on Twitter: @TheWordyBen

Aleksha McLoughlin: Hardware Editor

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Aleksha McLoughlin, Hardware Writer at GamesRadar

I get nostalgic quite easily, and I’ve recently rediscovered my love for the Prototype series. I just wrapped up the 2009 original the other day and there’s nothing else like it. I have a tendency to replay the original Hotline Miami and the latter two Deus Ex games ad nauseam, and have a soft spot for anything made by Arkane Studios in the past 10 years or so. 

Who am I? I cultivated my love for journalism in 2014 when I began studying it at college, which led me to get involved with Tech Spark not too long afterwards where I covered experimental technology, eCommerce and business events. Fast forward seven years, and I’ve just graduated from Falmouth University with a 2:1 BA Honours degree in the subject. Over those years, I've helped produce a documentary on diversity in the media for the BBC, engaged in foreign correspondence with soldiers fighting overseas and interviewing South African journalists on the ongoing Nyaope crisis, and most recently working with Dennis Publishing's Expert Reviews. The culmination of said experience has led me here, at GamesRadar+, which I joined in early June 2021.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? Chances are if you read anything to do with PC gaming on the site, it’s likely got my name and influence attached to it. I review everything from gaming laptops, controllers, phones and monitors to peripherals and SSDs. I’m also responsible for the corresponding buying guides, helping readers get the best deals on fancy new tech, whilst occasionally writing about UFC. 

Follow Aleksha on Twitter: @Aleksha_McLo 

Tabitha Baker: Hardware Editor

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Tabitha Baker, Hardware Writer at GamesRadar+

I’m currently in the dangerous hole that is custom mechanical keyboards. When I replace all the equipment I’ve broken, you’ll most likely find me playing Magic The Gathering: Arena, Borderlands 3, or re-running Horizon Zero Dawn. 

Who am I? After juggling my time between a gaming startup and freelance journalism, I landed in eCommerce at TechRadar to fill Brendan’s shoes as Deals Editor. When the gaming hardware bug bit a couple of years later, though, I followed him over to the GamesRadar+ team to find more gear to spend my paycheck on. I’ve written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog and also had a bizarre appearance on a TRT World news panel discussing the video game hall of fame.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? You’ll find me covering a range of consoles and accessories at GamesRadar+, though I have a particular interest in Nintendo Switch, PS5, and PC gaming. You might see me talking about NFL from time to time as well. 

Follow Tabitha on Twitter: @TJBaker28

Video

Tom Farthing: Video Producer

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Tom Farthing

After avoiding all 'Souls' type games for years I decided the pandemic was a good time to give Bloodborne a try. I was originally put off by how hard everyone says they are and I would say that's the wrong way to describe them. An old colleague Jade King put it best when she said they are challenging but rewarding. It strikes a great balance between the two and you always feel you'll beat that boss on the next try. 

Who am I? I'm somebody who is just in love with all things video, especially video games. I might be found behind the camera, in front of it, editing video footage together, doing a voice-over, basically anything that needs to be done in order to make an interesting video about video games. I've worked at super corporate places like The Financial Times and also more relaxed places like Unilad (where I managed to trick over a million people into watching paint dry for an hour in an April Fool's livestream). I will never get over the fact that I am one of the few people in the world lucky enough to be doing their dream job and being paid to talk about video games all day. 

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I'm in charge of all the video stuff on the site and our YouTube channel. This mostly involves taking all the hard work the rest of the team do (articles, best lists, guides etc) and stealing them to turn into a video. 

Follow Tom on Twitter: @ImTomFarthing

Newsarama

Chris Arrant: Newsarama Senior Editor

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In addition to my weekly comics haul, I'm in the midst of re-reading Torpedo. On the games front, I'm a few hours into Red Dead Redemption 2. 

Who am I? After a few years in the world of graphic design and arts management, I found a passion at the intersection of art, story, and journalism: writing about comics. Since 2003, I've written about comics for Newsarama, while also freelancing for Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel, and more. I've authored one book (Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang), and contributed chapters to Marvel's Art of Spider-Man Classic coffee table book and Dark Horse's Pros and (Comic) Cons anthology. Over the years I've served as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards.

What do I do on GamesRadar+? I'm senior editor of Newsarama, our comics section. With our staff of writers and reviewers, we bring you the latest and greatest news, reviews, and features about comic books, webcomics, manga, comic strips, and more.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @chrisarrant

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