Beyond Games is focused on the evolution of the global video games market and its growing convergence with other areas of our creative world.
From the rise of the metaverse to the growth of transmedia, Beyond Games will explore the news, the views, the tools, technologies and techniques which are creating new experiences and opening up new ways to engage and interact with film, TV, music, fashion, sport, art, theatre, comics and more.
We’ll speak to the creators, the pioneers, the visionaries and the business leaders who are forging the future and building our brave new world.
Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.
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Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.
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Paige Cook is a writer with a multi-media background. She has experience covering video games and technology and also has freelance experience in video editing, graphic design, and photography. Paige is a massive fan of the movie industry and loves a good TV show, if she is not watching something interesting then she's probably playing video games or buried in a good book. Her latest addiction is virtual photography and currently spends far too much time taking pretty pictures in games rather than actually finishing them.
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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. With a career spanning from the first PlayStation to the latest in VR, he's proud to be a lifelong gamer.
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Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the world's biggest entertainment, home and tech media brands. He's reviewed all the greats, interviewed countless big names, and reported on thousands of releases in the fields of video games, music, movies, tech, gadgets, home improvement, self build, interiors, garden design and more. He’s the ex-Editor of PSM3, GamesMaster, Future Music and ex-Group Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Musician, Guitarist, Guitar World, Computer Music and more. He renovates property and writes fun things for great websites.
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Adriana is the Events Marketing Assistant at Steel Media, writing promotional content for b2b conference series Pocket Gamer Connects, podcasts, RoundTables and more. A self-proclaimed horror content enthusiast, she can often be found enjoying the newest horror games and films.
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Former editor of - and now contributing writer to - our partner site BlockchainGamer.biz, James is a freelance tech, finance and gaming journalist and expert on the NFT and blockchain space.
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Brian has been working in the games industry since the mid-1990s, when he joined the legendary studio DMA Design, as a writer on the original Grand Theft Auto. Since then he's worked with major publishers, founded his own digital agency, and the Scottish Games Network. At various times he's worked as a journalist, editor, narrative designer, lecturer, executive producer, and director.
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A self-confessed full-time geek, freelance journalist Richard has spent most of his career writing about sci-fi and fantasy – including more than a decade on staff for SFX magazine. He's particularly keen on franchises with "Star" in the title.
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Catherine Dellosa Lo is a freelance writer by day and a geek by night. She constantly struggles between prying herself away from her PlayStation console and sniffing the comic books lined up in her bookshelf, to the dismay of her husband. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction.
PANEL // What Technology from Sci-fi are we Hoping to see in our Lifetime?
Professional geek Dave is COO of Steel Media, the company behind Beyond Games. He oversees various events, marketing and editorial teams. Dave started his career writing game reviews in the 1990s and he’s since served as editor-in-chief of publications such as the official Microsoft magazine and entertainment mag SFX.
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As a freelance games journalist, Marloes has written for many of the world’s biggest games and entertainment websites. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her somewhere in Novigrad, Whiterun, or living the catgirl life in FFXIV.
The Metaverse Glossary: Everything you ever wanted to know about the metaverse
Chris James co-founded BeyondGames.biz parent company Steel Media in 2006. He is a keen future-gazer and having spotted the potential of mobile, VR, and blockchain early on, is always on the lookout for the next big things – which is why he's so excited about this site!
PopEx Secures $3.5 Million For Music Digital NFT Collectables
Data fiend and editor-at-large Jon Jordan has been writing/speaking about the games industry since 1999. He's always been a man who's a step ahead, gaze firmly fixed beyond the horizon, rarely content with the here-and-now. So he's particularly pleased the rest of us are finally catching up – but he knew we eventually would.
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Former Edge magazine editor Joao has been writing about videogames since 1997, but has been playing them since the late 1970s. Joao did foresee an era in which games would evolve to ultimately integrate with other aspects of everyday life. He just didn't predict his stint on Edge would ensure he'd be referring to himself in the third person for the rest of his days.
PANEL // How to succeed in the transmedia future
Charlie is the Events Marketing Executive, promoting events such as the Pocket Gamer Connects series, BeyondGames.live and more. He will play almost every game that catches his eye and enthuses about the esports scene so much that he wrote his dissertation on it. You can catch him on Twitter sharing anything gaming-, TV- or football-related and too many memes.
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Aleks Szczerba is a Researcher at Kids Industries, where she develops insight-led recommendations for world-class businesses that need to engage children and families. Szczerba has successfully delivered a number of projects exploring young people’s engagement in digital interactivity, in particular for LEGO, Magic Light and Spin Master.
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Albert Meige has been an entrepreneur since his teenage years when he started selling magic shows. He is the founder of Presans, a startup acquired by strategy consulting firm Arthur D. Little in 2020. Albert has been an Academic Director at HEC Paris and Mines-Telecom Institute. He is an ultra-trail runner and can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than fifty seconds.