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Daniel Griliopoulos
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Journalism, Video Games, Art, Writing
  • Freelance, 2002 - present
    I have written for many publications: Time Out, The Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, SFX, IGN, Edge, The Guinness World of Records, T3, Wired and many others. (Games & technology specific publications: 101 PC Games, Computer Upgrade, Computer Shopper, Continue, C&VG, Digital Home, Edge, Eurogamer, Game Boy Advanced, Gameland, Gamesmaster,, Games TM, Igromania, Kanobu, Laptop Magazine, Mac Format, Official Nintendo, Official Playstation 2, Official Playstation Magazine, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Gamer, PC Games N, PC Plus, PC Zone, Play, PlaySF, Playstation World, Pocketgamer, RockPaperShotgun, SFX, Spong, Tablet PC, Techradar, The Official Microsoft Windows Vista Magazine, Videogamer, The Official Microsoft Windows XP Magazine.)
  • Bastion
    Public Relations, 2007 - 2011
  • Future Publishing
    Editor, 2002 - 2007
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Manchester - Oxford - Bath
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Games Journalist, Synthesist. ("A person who did nothing but make cross-references between one field and another" - Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner.)
There are few harder things in life than introducing yourself, especially in print where mellifluous vocal nuance can disappear to be replaced by excessive wankery. I am a writer, I have been more and less than this, but never stopped being this. I hope to be more than it one day.

  • I write journalism occasionally for Edge, Eurogamer, C&VG, RockPaperShotgun, PC Gamer, Igromania,, IGN, T3 and many more. 

  • I'm also writing / designing a few games including Pandora: First Contact and The Martian Question.

  • I'm desperately trying to write a book exploring what video games can teach you about philosophy.
  • Magdalen College, Oxford
    MA (Politics, Philosophy & Economics), 1998 - 2001
  • Cheadle Hulme School
    1990 - 1998
  • Elm Grove
    1984 - 1990
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