Simon Parkin

Writer & Journalist

The website of the award-winning writer and journalist Simon Parkin, a regular contributor to New Yorker, Guardian and many others.

"The Dazzling Reinvention of ZELDA," March 2017.

"No Man's Sky reviewed," New Yorker, August 2016.

"What ISIS Learned From Hollywood," Guardian, January 2016.

"Michael Clune's Gamelife: A Memoir -- Coming of age with video games," New Yorker, December 2015.

"SuperBetter' and 'the state of play', new York times, October 2015

"The Four-Dimensional Human," Literary Review, August 2015

"How Video Games Make You Work," New Yorker, June 2015.

"Sunless sea," Eurogamer, February 2015

"Video Games and the Curse of Retro," New Yorker, January 2015.

"Destiny's Unintended Critique of Consumerism," New Yorker, October 2014.

"Gaming's Long Con," New Yorker, February 2014.

"If you love games, you should refuse to be called a gamer", New Statesman, December 2013.

"How Evil Should a Video Game Allow You to Be?," New Yorker, September 2013.

"Desert Island Discs: 66 years young", New Statesman, August 2013.

"Leaving a home for a home", New Statesman, March 2013.

"The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon", Technology Review, June 2013.

"Nobody Remembers Their First Kill: the importance of video game violence", New Statesman, February 2013.

"Final Fantasy live in Paris", Guardian, January 2013.

"Don't blame video games for Anders Behring Breivik's massacre", Comment