About Us

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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. Then we won it again in 2016! Shucks you guys.

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Kotaku UK Staff

Keza MacDonald, Founding Editor

Keza launched Kotaku UK in April 2014. She was previously IGN's UK Games Editor and has won several awards over the year for her journalism on games and the people who play them. Her work has appeared across a wide variety of outlets in print, online and broadcast media.

Richard Stanton, Editor

Richard has spent the last decade writing about videogames, and still isn't bored of it. He began his career on Edge magazine, becoming features editor before going freelance — during which time he wrote a proper book, A Brief History of Videogames, so no-one could accuse him of just sitting around in his pants all day playing Dark Souls. He has written for outlets including the Guardian, Eurogamer, and Vice.

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Laura Kate Dale, News Editor

Laura took over as News Editor for Kotaku UK in mid-2017. She's been responsible for reporting on numerous video game leaks, reviewing the PS4 Slim before Sony confirmed it existed, and writing in-depth features about video game derrières. She is a big JRPG and adventure game fan, as well as enjoying narrative-heavy shortform games.

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Kimberley Snaith, Editorial Assistant

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Kotaku UK contributors: Andreas Inderwildi, Ian Dransfield, Meghan Ellis, Rick Lane, Rich Wordsworth, Robert Zak, 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: Patricia Hernandez, Email | Facebook | Twitter

Managing Editor: Riley MacLeod, Email, Twitter

News Editor: Jason Schreier, Email | Twitter

Features Editor: Chris Kohler, Email | Twitter

Editor-At-Large: Kirk Hamilton, Email | Facebook | Twitter

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

Contributing Editor, Oceania: Luke PlunkettEmail | Facebook | Twitter

Senior Reporter: Michael Fahey, Email | Facebook | Twitter

Senior Reporter: Cecilia D'Anastasio, Email | Twitter

Reporter: Nathan Grayson, Email | Twitter

Staff Writer: Heather Alexandra, Email | Twitter

Staff Writer: Gita Jackson, Email | Twitter

Video Producer: Chris Person, Email | Twitter

Video Producer: Tim Rogers

Weekend Editor: Ethan Gach

Compete Staff Writer: Maddy Myers

Compete Staff Writer: Eric Van Allen


Contributors: Harris O’Malley, GB Burford, Zack Zwiezen, Ian Walker, Jason Krell, Kevin Wong, Joshua Calixto, S.E. Doster, Matt Wales, Dan Starkey, Lee Yancy, Stacie Ponder

Art Director: Jim Cooke

Staff Illustrator: Sam Woolley, Angelica Alzona

Executive Editor, Commerce, Shane Roberts, Twitter, shane@gizmodomedia

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