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Daniel Griliopoulos
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  • Magdalen College, Oxford
    MA (Politics, Philosophy & Economics), 1998 - 2001
  • Cheadle Hulme School
    1990 - 1998
  • Elm Grove
    1984 - 1990
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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.)
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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, BT.com, 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.
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Journalism, Video Games, Art, Writing
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  • 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, Gamesindustry.biz, 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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Last year I did a Frankengames of 2014, picking the best bits of many games to make a Game of the Year, mainly because nothing individually took my fancy. But this year has been ridiculous, …
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Sword Coast Legends promised a true multiplayer RPG. If it doesn’t live up to that, does it still have something to offer?
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We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Liberal Democrats win...
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Never had that feeling... but maybe I'm just too damn insensitive.
That feeling when you go onto Amazon.co.uk and they've got the list of suggestions for you and you think 'ooh, they know me so well' and then you look and you haven't signed in yet and you're just a GENERIC FUCKING CONSUMER
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Enjoyed reading the Green Manifesto. Nicely radical policies linked to a coherent ethical stance. Public spending as 50% of GDP is mad though.
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What happens when you run the main political parties' 2015 manifestos through a politics simulation game?
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In real life Toby’s a database guy. Tonight, he’s XCOM’s Chief Scientist and spending worryingly large amounts of our money. As Commander, I should be worried.
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POETRY from Poetry Foundation
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History Lesson: Zelda CD-i - CVG US
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The dark secret behind Link's permanent silence? When the guy does talk he's a blithering idiot.

Mic Note -Audio Recorder & Notepad
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Record voice through HOURS while taking note synced, for lectures,meetings,conferences,interviews.

State of Play: Kingdom Builders | SMTG
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Features | SMTG
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Dan Gril's Basic Marketing and PR plan for Indies.
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Of all the people to claim fictitious violence causes real violence, Commando's John Matrix seems on the shakiest ground. But it was Arnold