Ten years in the past this week, well-known PC Gamer author Kieron Gillen received house from the pub and determined he wished to alter video games journalism ceaselessly. At 2.04am within the morning on March 23, he posted on to his web site, The New Video games Journalism manifesto, a heartfelt name for video games writing to alter, to grow to be extra subjective, and to convey the expertise of really being in a recreation world.
The manifesto was a lot mentioned and inspired a brand new mind-set about and even enjoying video games. And Gillen is now a author at Marvel, penning wonderful runs of X-Males and Thor, earlier than transferring on to his superhero teen-angst masterwork, Younger Avengers.
So what occurred to younger Gillen on that fateful night time on the Delfter Krug bar in Tub 10 years in the past? Who was with him? And the way did it form his strategy to writing over the subsequent decade?
To seek out out, we’ll be reuniting Kieron with the 2 journalists he was speaking to that night time on the pub, ex-PC Gamer colleague Tim Edwards and Jon Hicks, now editor of the Official Xbox Journal. In dialog with the Guardian video games editor, Keith Stuart (who was in all probability within the bar as effectively), the trio will try to recall the temper of that modest night time down the boozer, in addition to assessing the legacy of NGJ and the way in which writing about video games has modified within the following decade.
Afterwards, we’ll converse to the newly introduced Kotaku UK editor, Keza MacDonald, and well-known video games video maker Matt Lees concerning the present era of video games writers, journalists and YouTube stars.
The occasion will happen at The Yorkshire Gray pub in London, on 26 March. Tickets can be found for £5 (plus reserving payment), which incorporates one free drink. The occasion is for over-18s solely.