Hi, I’m Phil.
From now on I'll be working closely with Ben on making sure you folks are given the attention you deserve... we're always trying to think of ways to make sure we're listening and responding, so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself.
Well, my role here is Head of Community and Social Media, although there are a bunch of other cool things that roll into that. Basically, I try and make sure that what we do for you is as interesting and fun as it can possibly be. It’s very much a work-in-progress, but hopefully you’ll start seeing some different things here on the blog in the coming months.
Before I joined Square Enix I ran a site called GamesIndustry.biz, which reports on news from around the videogames industry, and before that I was the UK editor of GameSpot. Before that I was at the BBC, and before that is too far back to remember…
The reason I got into the games business was because, while I appreciate all kinds of games and puzzles, videogames would probably take up slots one, two and three on my Top Five Hobbies list. I play games every day, for as long as I can – although having a job gets in the way quite a lot – and jump in on PC, console, tablet, mobile and social networks, depending on what’s around.
Anyway, enough about me. I’m sure you’ve got loads of suggestions about what you’d like to see here, so feel free to post them – we’ve got some great ideas we’re bringing to the community that we know you’ve been eager for, plus a load of other cool changes we know you’re going to love... so stay tuned!