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James Batchelor

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James Batchelor is Editor-in-Chief at, and originally joined the team in 2016.

A journalist since 2006, he has also written for Eurogamer, Time Extension, NintendoLife, and was previously editor of Develop and deputy editor of MCV. He is the author of The Best Non-Violent Video Games, as well as urban fantasy thrillers Wandless and Blow The House Down, and creator of Non-Violent Game of the Day (@NVGOTD) - an account that explores the full breadth of video games.

Based in Essex, he does still play violent games (but always on Easy/Story Mode).