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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.

Steve Takle

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.

Dating In The Metaverse with Kippo 2.0
Jack Brassell

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.

Prada and Adidas Originals To Launch Open-Metaverse and NFT Project
Brian Baglow

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.

Virtual Visionaries: What Role Do NFTs Play In Games?
Isa Muhammad

Isa Muhammad is a writer and freelance video game journalist who covers a variety of content relating to the video game industry as well as the movie industry. He loves to read and hopes to read up to a thousand books before the end of his days. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

5G Geolocation Intersec platform eyes up international implementation
Catherine Dellosa

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.

B7 MEDIA // Dramatising and Adapting Big Media Franchises
Kelly Vero

Kelly lives and breathes everything Beyond Games as a futurist and self-described creative badass. And as an experienced game developer, she's worked on titles such as Tomb Raider, Halo 3 and Candy Crush.

Gamifying Fashion – Part 3: Watching And Learning
Richard Edwards

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.

Beyond Games Vision: Synthetic Lifeforms In Humans
James McQuillan

Former editor of - and now contributing writer to - our partner site, James is a freelance tech, finance and gaming journalist and expert on the NFT and blockchain space.

Yesports secured $2.25 million in seed funding for its esports platform
Adriana Martinez

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.

Explore the metaverse at Pocket Gamer Connects London
Roz Tuplin

Roz Tuplin is a gaming, arts and tech writer and copy editor. She also works in business development at Games London. You'll spot her in the MCV 30 Under 30, 100 Future Talent and 100 Influential Women In Games.

Hades is first ever videogame to win a Hugo Award
Dave Bradley

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.

Creativity and social experiences: what $50m of investment will do for Yahaha’s metaverse
Joao Diniz Sanches

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
Jon Jordan

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.

Niantic raises $300 million to build out a real-world metaverse
Chris James

Chris James co-founded 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!

Reality Gaming Group on board as launch partner of Beyond Games
Charlie Scowen

Charlie is the Events Marketing Executive, promoting events such as the Pocket Gamer Connects series, 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.

Last chance to save $200 on tickets for Beyond Games
Albert Meige

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.

Metaverse – the next digital revolution for business?
John McCarthy

John is media editor at The Drum. It's his job to tell agencies and advertisers everything they need to know about media.

Where Games Meet… Marketing
Marloes Valentina Stella

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.

How To Join The Metaverse: A Five-Step Guide

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