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Nintendo Life Appoints New Editor

Posted: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:00

Nintendo Life Appoints New Editor

Loughborough, UK, 10th July 2012: Nintendo Life Editor James Newton will step down from his role to take up the position of Junior Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany next month.

"Nintendo Life's growth since I joined in 2008 has been amazing, and I've enjoyed every minute working with its talented and dedicated team," said Newton. "I'm truly proud of what we've been able to build, and I'm confident that the site will keep expanding and improving after my departure. I'm incredibly excited to join the team at Nintendo of Europe next month and I can't wait to start my adventure in Germany!"

Nintendo Life's Editorial Director Damien McFerran will take on the position of Editor full-time from August 2012. He will be responsible for coordination of all news, reviews and features as well as overseeing some exciting new enhancements to the site in preparation for the Wii U launch later this year. McFerran brings with him a decade of videogames and technology journalism experience, and has had his work published in magazines such as Retro Gamer and GamesTM, as well as on websites including Eurogamer, Pocket Gamer, Know Your Mobile and CNET UK.

"James has been an instrumental part of Nintendo Life's success over the past few years," said McFerran. "Under his guidance, the site has grown to attract over one million visits a month and has attained an enviable reputation within the industry, making it the world's leading resource for all things Nintendo. We see this as an opportunity to build on the excellent foundations James has laid during his time with the site, and we wish him all the best in his exciting new position with Nintendo of Europe."

Speaking about the changeover, Anthony Dickens, Managing Director of Nintendo Life said "James's departure is a great loss for the team and we wish him well in his new adventure at Nintendo of Europe. Going from start-up to viable business we have always tried to nurture raw talent and help the people in our community, both writers and readers, to get more involved in the industry we all love. James's success story is a great example of this in action, and should serve as inspiration to up-and-coming writers. Looking to the future, Damien's writing pedigree and passion for all things Nintendo make him the perfect man to take over the reins."

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About Nintendo Life:
Founded in 2006, Nintendo Life publishes extensive coverage of all things Nintendo, including both retail releases and digital downloads. The site boasts an international roster of contributors and attracts a global audience of over one million visits each month. In 2011 Nintendo Life partnered with the Eurogamer Network in a deal which saw Eurogamer become Nintendo Life's sole agent for advertising sales and business development globally.

More information on Nintendo Life and related sites can be found at www.nlife.com.

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