Posts Tagged ‘Kieron Gillen’

An Evening With The Old Men Of New Games Journalism

By Alec Meer on March 20th, 2014.

Older readers (and writers) may recall that, in the dim and distant days before Rock, Paper, Shotgun, our hallowed co-founder and now acclaimed comics writer Kieron Gillen proposed a profound change to games journalism: leave the pretence of objectivity behind, step away from the dry scores, the thinly-disguised marketing and the focus on facts and technicality, and embrace subjectivity, anecdote and emotion. His angry, passionate, devised-down-the-pub New Games Journalism manifesto attracted both reverence and hatred, and, one might say, lasting change – both good and ill.

That was ten years ago. He’s tried not to mention the war since. But next week, in a different pub, he relives it all – with an audience, with the journalists he’d supped with at the time, and with The Guardian. You can be there, if you can be in London next Wednesday.
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Verdict: Saints Row 4 Trailer

By Cara Ellison on March 16th, 2013.

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Deep Silver put out a trailer announcing Saints Row IV (that’s FOUR to you people who can’t read Roman) yesterday! It launches on 20th August 2013 in the US and 23rd August 2013 in the boring parts of the world. Me and Ye Olde Man Gillen had a look at it with a cynical eye, KG’s cat gently humping him on the leg throughout.

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UK Writers’ Guild Noms: Go Go Gillen & Stern

By Alec Meer on September 19th, 2011.

One thing the Curfew isn't good at is celebratory screenshots :(

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – a rather different entity to the US Writers’ Guild – last week announced its nominees for assorted mediums’ most lauded writers. Included are the obscure likes of ‘television’, ‘theatre’, ‘books’ and ‘radio’, but fortunately Best Videogame keeps things relevant to our little corner of the internet. This is a prize given only to UK writers, so who do we think got a nod? Some clever people, that’s who.

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Indies, Dr Gillen Will See You Now

By Jim Rossignol on January 25th, 2011.


Or more accurately: you will see him. But you can understand why I went for that headline, right? World Of Love is happening for the second time on Friday, and we’re going to be there. We were at the last one, too. In fact, former RPS editor Kieron Gillen even talked about how indies should use and abuse the games press while he was there, and there’s a wobblecam video of the event for you to see. It also features my face six feet high.
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Irrational Interviews The Late Kieron Gillen

By John Walker on October 6th, 2010.

There's no escaping him.

Anyone remember Keiran Gillon? I’m told he used to be a writer for this site, before he upped and left to start some career writing for Whizzer & Chips or something. Well, after an age of silence his name has resurfaced, being interviewed on the Irrational Interviews podcast.

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Night-time Story: The Curfew Less Wobbly

By Kieron Gillen on August 14th, 2010.

Her eyeliner is made of splendid

The Curfew’s been in Beta for a few weeks now with all the four episodes running, but they’ve been a bit twitchy. However, as the end of its Beta approaches, it’s basically in a good enough state for me to feel happy to link to it – which is pretty much what Curfewer in arms Simon Parkin said last night. As in, my saved game for the end of episode one works and I got all the way through it with only a couple of eyebrow raises. For those who the loading is still iffy – and it’s always been fine for me – I’ll say two things. Try loading it and leaving it running in a tab for a while, because I vaguely recall it having some streaming tech. Give the game a chance to get ahead, and it could be smoother. Secondly, they’re planning a full 700Mb Download of it for September, which will obviously solve everything. What’s the Curfew? Well, it’s… oh, let’s hand over to Simon’s short description

EDIT: But see the edits at the bottom of the post too…
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