One of the most respected and gifted games journalists in the business is leaving us, and we will miss him.
Kieron Gillen, an overlord of beloved gaming site Rock, Paper, Shotgun and the founder of the New Games Journalism movement, has moved full-time into comics writing for Marvel and decided that in order to pay fair attention to the new career, he has to leave the old one behind. Though he promises to reappear when he has “something worthwhile to say” (which is always), he’ll no longer be on the daily beat. He will, however, remain a Director of RPS and – as he puts it – remains “a gamer whose main response to the medium is going on big rants.”
Kieron is awesome. When MrLipid and I really got started rolling out Tap, RPS was our sole role model (and continues to be). In his farewell, his excitement and enthusiasm for what he does, and what he’s going to be doing, is as evident as the bittersweet feeling of departure.
So we’re not losing him, just not getting him every day like we want to. Good luck, Kieron!
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