About Us

By Keza MacDonald on at


Hello and welcome to Kotaku UK. It’s still the Kotaku you know, but in addition to all the great stuff that comes out of the US, we bring you original posts during UK hours, and rejig things a little so that news, deals and spellings are more relevant to you. It’s Kotaku, then, but MORE. That’s got to be a good thing.

Kotaku is about three things: original reporting, gaming culture, and humour. It’s about seeing games differently. The fact that Kotaku doesn’t rely on review scores and exclusive previews means that we can cover games differently, too. We hope that what you see here is a genuinely unique and interesting take on the fascinating world of video games and the people who make and play them.

We won a Games Media Award in 2014 for Best Editorial Team - Online. We were terribly proud.

Kotaku’s other international sites are Kotaku US, Kotaku Australia, Kotaku Japan and Kotaku Brazil. Visit them! It’s like travelling the world, only easier.

Kotaku UK Staff


Keza MacDonald, Editor (left)

Keza has spent the last ten years writing professionally about video games and is still not bored of it - which is just as well, as her skills at demon-slaying and pretend guitar are pretty much non-transferable. She has written prolific news, commentary and criticism on the games industry for pretty much every outlet around. She has edited Kotaku UK since its launch in April 2014 and was previously UK Games Editor at IGN. (email ¦ Twitter)

Julian Benson, News Editor (centre)

Julian became news editor in 2015. Since then he’s written about willies, politics, and video games, occasionally all at the same time. He plays all the games he can lay his hands on but particular favourites are Blood Bowl, Counter-Strike, and Super Hexagon. Do not get him started on his love for Super Hexagon. (email ¦ Twitter)

Jack Tomlin, Production Assistant (right)

Jack is the man responsible for magicking Kotaku US posts into Brit-friendly articles and getting them in front of your faces. He casts his eye over almost everything that goes up on the site, catching our typos before the make us look stupid. He is also a master pun artist. (email ¦ Twitter)


UK contributors: Tom Pritchard, Ian Dransfield, Rick Lane, Rich Wordsworth, Laura Kate Dale, Lewis Packwood, Cara Ellison, Chris Schilling, Nathan Ditum, Jordan Erica Webber and many more.

Kotaku US Staff

Editor-In-Chief: Stephen Totilo, Email | Facebook | Twitter

Deputy Editor: Tina Amini, Email | Twitter

Features Editor: Kirk Hamilton, Email | Facebook | Twitter

Senior Contributing Editor, Japan: Brian AshcraftEmail | Facebook | Twitter

Contributing Editor, Oceania: Luke PlunkettEmail | Facebook | Twitter

Senior Writer: Patricia Hernandez, Email | Facebook | Twitter

News Editor: Jason Schreier, Email | Twitter

Senior Reporter: Michael Fahey, Email | Facebook | Twitter

Senior Reporter: Patrick Klepek, Email | Twitter

Reporter: Evan Narcisse, Email | Facebook

Reporter: Yannick LeJacq, Email

Reporter: Nathan Grayson, E-Mail | Twitter

Video Editor: Chris Person, Email | Twitter

Editorial Assistant: András Neltz, Email | Facebook

Editorial Assistant: Gergo Vas

Critic-At-Large: Chris Suellentrop


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