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    Episode six of The New Eurogamer Podcast is now obtainable to all. Bear in mind, supporters of the website get these episodes first.

    In the present day’s episode of The New Eurogamer Podcast is bitter-sweet. Candy within the sense it is about somebody on the very coronary heart of Eurogamer – somebody who has labored right here for a colossal 14 years, shaping the web site and main it – however bitter as a result of they’re now leaving. Sniff. They’re, in fact, Oli Welsh.

    Oli wrote about his resolution to maneuver on in an Editor’s blog post, which you’ve got in all probability learn. He defined he wished a brand new problem after so lengthy, which is a superb perspective to have. And it is a huge resolution he speaks far more about on this episode of the Podcast. Understandably, it is proper on the entrance of his thoughts (and the episode).

    I keep in mind when Oli joined Eurogamer. He was introduced on within the position of MMO Editor, which had been dreamt up by then editor Tom Bramwell, after which proprietor Rupert Loman, in an effort to bag somebody of apparent expertise. If you happen to’ve learn Oli’s work, you may know why. He is annoyingly eloquent and considerate. It is as if he has a particular critic’s typewriter he makes use of to bang out weighty opinions. I typically consider him as the scary critic Anton Ego in Ratatouille – that documentary a few rat that may cook dinner – however I will by no means inform him that.

    The choice to rent him turned out to be an impressed one, as a result of when Tom Bramwell left Eurogamer in 2014, it was Oli Welsh who stepped into his dauntingly massive sneakers. And since then, he and Wesley Yin-Poole, who was his deputy for a few years, led Eurogamer by way of thick and skinny, serving to set up so most of the issues I, and possibly you, take without any consideration on the positioning at the moment.

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    It is frankly a shock that after so lengthy working collectively I knew so little about him. Would you nosily enquire about Anton Ego’s life? No I do not suppose so. Nevertheless it’s one thing I got down to treatment on this episode, so be part of me as we chart a path by way of Oli’s childhood, a time of writing mock movie opinions (goodness me, he began early!), by way of his years at Edge Journal after which on to changing into Eurogamer editor, and all of the ups and downs and roundabouts that has entailed. Be a part of me too in wishing Oli a really fond farewell and a hearty ‘good luck!’ for the longer term – one thing else we speak about on this episode.

    By the way, listed below are a few the items I point out within the piece:

    Episode six of The New Eurogamer Podcast is now obtainable to all, and you will discover it right here or on all main podcast platforms (and if you cannot discover it someplace, please let me know). As soon as once more: Eurogamer supporters get the Podcast first as a result of with out them, it might by no means have returned.

    As at all times, I might love to listen to your ideas, both within the feedback right here on within the Eurogamer Discord, however do be aware that I am having a break for Christmas to recharge my Berteries. I will be again within the New Yr and I’ve some nice company lined up for 2022. See you then!

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