PC Zone legend joins EKY team

It it gives me great pleasure to announce that Paul Mallinson is joining the EKY team, which means we actually are a team now. Go team!

Paul is  a games editorial veteran, with a history that stretches back to the early 1990s, before mobile phones were commonplace, social networks existed and when the internet was still dragging itself out of the primordial tech ooze.

Those were dark prehistoric times, of course, when lumbering beasts called magazines plodded across the land dominating opinions. Paul helped guide a few of them to success (PC Power, PC Player), before jumping astride the mighty PC Zone – the T-Rex of PC games mags – and urging it towards the 21st Century.

I joined PC Zone magazine in June 1997, thanks due in part to Paul’s recommendation, where I proceeded to have the time of my life for five glorious years, working alongside some of the most talented people in games writing, among them of course Mr. Mallinson himself.

Paul (or Mallo, as we used to call him) remains to this day a prolific taker of screenshots, a veritable font of gaming and publishing knowledge,  a celebrated designer and photographer and one of the most passionate gamers you could ever hope to meet – as his 619 logged hours in Skyrim attest. That’s 619 hours sans mods, by the way, which is bordering on obsessive. In a good way.

Given’s Paul’s appreciation for games that are a little darker than your typical survival sandbox, we are considering expanding the remit of the site to more formally cover roguelikes and horror titles, as well as survival and openworld games. We shall get to amending the About page if and when a decision is made.

Richie Shoemaker

Richie has been writing about games since 1997, spending five years on the staff of PC Zone and more recently writing for Eurogamer. His greatest claim to fame is that Sid Meier once gave him a lift to the pub.

3 thoughts on “PC Zone legend joins EKY team

  • Nov 6, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Pissing myself laughing at this. Glad to be on board. About to publish my first piece. Be gentle with me, (or fuck off). Not really – just be honest. 🙂

  • Nov 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    How many of those 619 hours were spent sat customising your character to perfection? I’m betting at least 618 of them!

    • Nov 7, 2016 at 6:08 am

      I honestly don’t spend much time on character creation. Never have done. I am an obsessive inventory organiser though 🙂


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