GAMES FEATURES

I have written gaming features and reviews for a number of national publications, including ZOO, FHM, Kerrang, MCV and TOXIC. I was nominated for games writing at the 2013 Games Media Awards in the Mainstream Magazine Writer category, and was named as one of industry bible MCV's '30 Under 30' for rising stars. I attend all major worldwide industry events, including E3 and GamesCom.

 

I have also hosted a popular YouTube gaming series for ZOO Magazine called 'The Gamepad Warrior' and launched gaming mag GLITCH.

Simon Ward on ZOO's Gamepad Warrior video blog
E3 Coverage
E3 Coverage

Live in LA, for ZOO Magazine.

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E3 Coverage
E3 Coverage

Live in LA, for ZOO Magazine.

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FIFA 16 Preview
FIFA 16 Preview

The opening spread of DOWNLOAD magazine, where I was Launch Editor.

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Best Games You Didn't Play
Best Games You Didn't Play

Alternative review of the gaming year where I examined 10 games that got overlooked by consumers, and argued why they should be looked at again. For ZOO Magazine.

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Titanfall First Play
Titanfall First Play

Exclusive first play of Titanfall where I looked in detail at the argument going around the gamesphere that it was the greatest FPS ever made. For ZOO Magazine.

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GOW First Play
GOW First Play

Exclusive first play of Gears of War: Judgment. To give the spread an extra dimension, I added detailed looks at the new weapons and monsters. For ZOO Magazine.

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Need For Speed Promo
Need For Speed Promo

Advertorial. For ZOO Magazine.

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Warfighter First Play
Warfighter First Play

World exclusive first play of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. I also got a real-life member of the SAS to play the game and give his verdict on the title's realism. For ZOO Magazine.

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GRID 2 First Play
GRID 2 First Play

Exclusive first play of the massive driving game. To place it in gaming history, I looked at the other most important driving games to see if it could get close. For ZOO Magazine.

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Tomb Raider Reveal
Tomb Raider Reveal

Turned a simple gameplay trailer viewed at a reveal event into more of a feature by trying to explain why readers should get excited about the reboot. For ZOO Magazine.

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Xbox One Special
Xbox One Special

Boiled down the US launch event for Xbox One into a detailed feature, breaking down each element into 21 reasons over three pages. Added humour into it to break it up. For ZOO Magazine.

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TheDiamondMinecart Interview
TheDiamondMinecart Interview

Interview with Britain's biggest YouTuber, TheDiamondMinecart for DOWNLOAD magazine, where I was launch editor.

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10 Things In LEGO Jurassic World
10 Things In LEGO Jurassic World

Big feature in DOWNLOAD magazine, where I was launch editor.

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Wii U Verdict
Wii U Verdict

One of the first UK journalists to take home a Wii U and did a comprehensive review on the hardware as well as the different launch titles. For ZOO Magazine.

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Xbox One Tested
Xbox One Tested

Attended a games event to get a proper sit down with the Xbox One for the first time, testing the console's launch titles and new features. For ZOO Magazine.

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GamesCom Special
GamesCom Special

Looked at the 10 best new games coming out of the annual Cologne event. For ZOO Magazine.

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