Simon Parkin

Author & Journalist

Simon Parkin is a contrinuting writer to the New, a freelance journalist and author of the book "Death by Video Game."


"The 12-Year-Old Girl Who Invented Video Games," Edge magazine, April 2014.

"Nintendo's Detective," Eurogamer, March 2014.

"Drugs, Guns and Bitcoins: Shopping On The Silk Road," T3 Magazine, February 2014.

"The Case Of The Disappearing Video Games," Eurogamer, January 2014.


"Video Games Are Broken: One Man's Thirty Year Quest To Fix A Medium", Kotaku, December 2013.

"Glory, Wonder And Suicide In Grand Theft Auto V", Eurogamer, December 2013.

"Touring The World With Shigeru Miyamoto", Eurogamer, November 2013.

"Can Oculus Rift Turn Virtual Wonder into Commercial Reality?", MIT Technology Review, October 2013.

"The Dragon Invasion", The Magazine, September 2013.

"The Man Who Drew Up Sony’s Next Game Plan", MIT Technology Review, August 2013.

"The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon", MIT Technology Review (magazine), June 2013.

"Drink and Revive: The Rise of Barcade" Polygon, February 2013.

"Shooters: How Video Games Fund Arms Manufacturers", Eurogamer, January 2013.


Who Spilled Hot Coffee, Eurogamer, November 2012.

"Nolan Bushnell: Gaming's Absent Father", Eurogamer, August 2012.

"The Rise And Collapse Of Yoshinori Ono", Eurogamer, June 2012.

"Who Killed Rare", Eurogamer, February 2012.


"COD XP: The Bug and the Windscreen", Eurogamer, September 2011.

"Dark Souls Review", The Daily Telegraph,  October 2011.

"The Boy Who Stole Half-Life 2", Eurogamer, February 2011.


"Maps", Boing Boing, July 2010.


"Daigo Umehara: The King Of Fighters", Eurogamer, November 2009.

"The Edge of Reason: The Tim Langdell Story", Eurogamer, August 2009.


"The Nightmare Before Christmas", GameSetWatch, December 2008.