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Lauren Wainwright

Lauren Wainwright

Staff Writer - MCV at Intent Media

London, United Kingdom
Writing and Editing
  1. Intent Media
  2. , CBS Interactive
  3. , Freelance
  1. Future Publishing
  2. , Barrington Harvey
  3. , CBS Interactive
  1. BA, Games Studies, Journalism at London Metropolitan University
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Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 2012Present (4 months) Hertford

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CBS; Online Media industry

March 2012Present (8 months) London

Contributing to GameSpot UK

November 2011Present (1 year) London

Produce mock reviews in house and inform video game publishers of potential critical reception and community reaction to their products.

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

October 2011Present (1 year 1 month) London

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NWS; Newspapers industry

September 2011Present (1 year 2 months) London

Produce review copy for the 'Ready for the Weekend' section in The Sun each Friday.

January 2008Present (4 years 10 months) London

Producing entertaining and informative copy in a variety of house styles. Specialises in video games and internet cultures.

Clients have included CBS, News International, Future Publishing, Cranberry Publishing, Playboy and Uncooked Media.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; FUTR; Publishing industry

April 2011April 2011 (1 month)

Two week internship with Future Publishing and Official Xbox Magazine. I supported the team during a busy deadline period by writing news content for online and print, review copy for the magazine and research for colleague’s projects. I also transcribed interviews and researched news.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

June 2010September 2010 (4 months)

Working over the summer assisting with account manager and senior publicist on a variety of accounts.

Duties included database updating, liaising with media and sending out products for review.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CBS; Online Media industry

April 2010April 2010 (1 month) London

2 week internship at GameSpot UK.

Duties included creating copy, scripting, voice overs, capturing footage, taking part in the podcast and editing the script for the Podcast.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Games industry

April 2007November 2009 (2 years 8 months)

Record a bi-weekly podcast called the 'Podcastle' centring around European gaming culture. Record as a co-host with 2 other members of Destructoid.com.

October 2008September 2009 (1 year)

Write news, previews and reviews on video games and culture.

June 2007February 2008 (9 months)

Writing articles on the latest hot topics in the Xleague.tv forums for publishing on their front page. Working to short deadlines, moderating forums.

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  1. 9 Video Games
  2. 8 Writing
  3. 6 Social Media
  4. 6 Journalism
  5. 2 Blogging
  6. 2 News Writing
  7. 1 Wordpress
  8. 0 Video Game Consultant

  9. 0 Audio Editing

  10. 0 Gaming

More Skills & Expertise

  1. 0 Gaming Industry
  2. 0 Interviewing
  3. 0 Magazine Writing
  4. 0 Games Journalism
  5. 0 HTML
  6. 0 Conversational Japanese
  7. 0 Japanese culture


  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Japanese

    (Limited working proficiency)


Educational Training in;

- Reporting & Journalism
- Radio Journalism
- Magazine Journalism
- Media Law & Ethics
- Online Journalism
- Feature Journalism
- News Editing and Production

Games Studies
- Writing for Games
- Game Aesthetics
- Games Criticism & Review
- Global Gaming Cultures
- Gender Play
- Game Design Theory and the Playing Experience


London Metropolitan University

BA, Games Studies, Journalism


Grade: 2:1

Activities and Societies: Games Society, London Metropolitan Zine

St. Vincent College

GCSE, Japanese; Japanese


4 A-Levels: Computing, Photography, English Language, Media Studies

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  • 10 deliciously must-have hardcore iPhone games

    • Future Publishing
    • November 25, 2010

    Top 10 iPhone games list for Games Radar - flirty styled list of iPhone games for gamers.

  • Alpha Protocol Preview

    • April 12, 2010

    Written preview of Alpha Protocol in Prague.

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction Final Hands-On

    • CBS
    • April 10, 2010

    Written Final Hands-on preview of Splinter Cell: Conviction as well as a video feature with voice over.

  • Interview: Tactics Ogre director Hiroshi Minagawa

    • VG247
    • January 17, 2011

    Interview with Hiroshi Minagawa (Square Enix Japan)

  • The 3rd Birthday Interview with Hajime Tabata

    • VG247.com
    • February 2, 2011

    The 3rd Birthday interview with director Hajime Tabata.

  • El Shaddai Preview

    • Total Video Games
    • July 13, 2011

    Preview of El Shaddai.


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