Daniel Dawkins: Content Director, Games and FilmCURRENTLY LOVING...
I'd planned to spend Christmas finishing Red Dead Redemption 2, which resulted in me sinking 30 hours into Star Wars Battlefront 2, and not cooking a single rabbit in Rockstar's impressive, but dauntingly huge, open world. I did watch loads of TV and movies, though, and would recommend Roma, My Brilliant Friend, Mi: Fallout and *cough* 90 Day Fiance. Steven Frend: oof.
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.
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