VG247 becomes first and only 24-hour UK-based videogames news site

Tuesday, 4th January 2011 09:00 GMT By Staff


We are thrilled to announce that VG247 has become the first – and only – UK-based videogames site to deliver 24-hour news to the core audience by hiring journalist Brenna Hillier as its Australian News Editor.


Brenna is the fourth staffer to join VG247’s central news team, alongside Editor Patrick Garratt, US News Editor Stephany Nunneley and UK News Editor Johnny Cullen.

“Moving to 24-hour coverage is a massive step forward in realising our vision of a reliable, responsible, professional videogames news delivery service,” said Garratt.

“We are the only site with a British base of operation to be able to publish news at this level, and the only professional site in the UK to boast an unclouded commitment to gaming news.

“With this laser focus on up-to-the second games information coupled with round-the-clock coverage, VG247 is proud to maintain its lead over all UK-based competition in the field of games news reporting online.”

Hillier has spent the last two years based in Europe as a full-time freelancer for the Australian, having previously worked at a major Australian ISP.

She is now based in Sydney, Australia.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    This makes me extraordinarily happy.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    This makes me extraordinarily EXCITED BEYOND BELIEF!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    You guys are determined I get no sleep. :)

    Congrats on the milestone guys, and a big welcome to Brenna. I can assure you that only a few of us commentators bite. :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Nathan Grayson

    Welcome to the team! Here, every week is casual Friday!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Tomchoucrew

    Well done guys ;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KAP

    This makes me…. thirsty!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. jaylee

    LEGEN… wait for it…. DARY !

    Ca me rend extraordinairement impressionné !

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Well done, i actually can’t think of a better site with news then VG247.

    Even Kotaku with it’s culture based news can’t come close. So awesome, i hope Brenna Hillier will deliver “The News”.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    Why hello Miss Hillier. And if I may say so, what a charming smashing blouse you’ve got on.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Old MacDonald

    Cool! Welcome Brenna. :-)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Thanks! We’re super-excited to be able to announce this. To infinity and beyond, etc.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Brenna

    Thanks for the welcome! I’m stoked to join a site I love so tenderly and begin filling it with too-long sentences and unnecessarily complicated synonyms. This is my power.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. ybfelix

    The sun never sets

    #13 4 years ago
  14. ShakaCarnage

    Welcome – best of luck.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Welcome, Brenna! The commenters don’t bite. Mostly. Remember not to feed them after midnight.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Herlock

    Nice job guys, i’m french and i like your site a lot ^^

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Crysis

    Oooh, an Aussie, congrats on the new job Brenna Hillier, Any other Aussies other than me on this site?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Chucky

    Miss you already Brenna :(

    You guys scored yourself an awesome journalist!

    Congrats again on the new role Brenna!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Joe Anderson

    Nice one Brenna, welcome aboard the good ship VG247.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Zarckan

    I would… no really I would, but only with the young ladies permission ;)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Detale

    Looks like the morning scroll through the RSS feed is going to take that much longer now. I may need to buy a larger mug for the accompanying hot beverage.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. The_Red

    Awesome. Glad to see VG247 becoming ever better than the best.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. mojo

    we need a video of u playing dance central to fully accept you here. ask johnny. he got insulted until he provided one.

    nah joking :D
    good stuff this is.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gheritt White

    Nice going, Pat – good stuff.

    Looking forward to seeing some hot, sexy Brenna-on-Steph action in the near future.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. M2Kx

    Hello! :>

    #25 4 years ago
  26. KrazyKraut

    Love this site!!!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Joe Anderson

    @24 You are a disturbed individual hehe

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Suikoden Fan

    *In joey tribbiani style* Brenna Hillier, how you doing?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Johnny Cullen


    #29 4 years ago
  30. earlyrock

    Brilliant, well done :)

    ..Can you fix the profile section next, though? ;)

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Anders

    Glad to see that the site seems to be doing well :)

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Gama_888

    welcums :)

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Stephany Nunneley

    @24 Jesus. Don’t scare her off just yet. I haven’t even met the lady ;)

    #33 4 years ago
  34. James Mac


    Right here…

    Also, congrats guys… Sundays next?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Tomo

    Does Brenna only exist in a universe that is upside down? Or is that what it’s ACTUALLY like to be in Australia?!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. earlyrock

    @35 That’s exactly what its like. They have carpet on the ceilings :D

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Majorus

    Great Job VG! I really like your site, always full of great infos. Thanks ;)

    Oh, and greetings, Brenna!

    #37 4 years ago
  38. RomaTotti10

    Great news. Now you have no excuse for taking a break between Christmas and New Years :-)

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Yoshi

    Welcome Brenna :D
    @33 Why do you want to be the first to scare her? :O TUT

    #39 4 years ago
  40. GwynbleiddiuM

    Weird stuff aside, VG247 is my main source for news, bless ya kidos.

    PS: Turned 28 today feeling really grandpa like… for some reason..

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Stephany Nunneley

    @40 Happy Birthday then, old man. :D

    @39 I said NOT to scare her. I doubt I would scare the poor gal, some of you though, well, that’s another thing entirely. :p

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Callum

    I say we all have a little get to know each other session…you know to break the ice?

    My place at 8? Steph bring those high heals I like, and Pat, bring the gimp.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Callum

    I am aware that the above message may come across as creepy.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Psychotext

    I’d say something chauvinistic… but this image scared the shit out of me:

    /makes sign of cross to ward off devil child

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Johnny Cullen


    #45 4 years ago
  46. Brenna

    What’s scary is that you then saved it to your imgur. Brrrrr!

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Dralen

    @24 HAHAHA!!

    Great news! Now when I get home from work in the early hours of the morning I can still get my fix :D.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    “What’s scary is that you then saved it to your imgur.”

    I can have my own imgur? How does that work? I just figured it would be nice to give people something other than a 3 line url. :)

    #48 4 years ago
  49. xino

    cool….MVC are cool too

    #49 4 years ago

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