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IGN takes Keza MacDonald as games editor

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 12:11 GMT By Patrick Garratt

VG247 super-freelancer Keza MacDonald’s latest full-time gig has been made official: the London-based journalist is joining IGN UK as games editor.

As MCV reports, she’ll start on Monday, June 13, and report to UK editor-in-chief Alex Simmons.

Keza’s written for The Observer, Edge, Eurogamer, gamesTM, Official Nintendo and VG247, and has also acted as a consultant for ad agencies and publishers, including Nintendo.

In her new role, she will help shape IGN’s editorial and work closely with publishers and developers.

MacDonald said: “What attracted me to IGN was the opportunity to help define a strong mainstream voice for gamers across the world. With the largest global audience of any games site, IGN is the best place for me to do so, and I’m really looking forward to joining the team.”

Keza’s been a greatly valued member of VG247′s freelance team, and will be covering E3 for us before moving into her new job. We wish her every success in the role. Viel Glück!

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32 Comments

  1. StolenGlory

    Good stuff! Grats Keza =o)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Good luck Keza, but damn… IGN? =\

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    Congratulations! Best of luck.
    @2, It’s the biggest website in the gaming industry. I admit that some editor’s articles are questionable but they’re fine for the most part.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Deacon

    Well done Keza! As Castor Troy once said, I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    @4

    Caster Fuckin’ Troy no less :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    This is just like whats her face that used to be on Inside Xbox.

    Swallowed Whole.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Heinekeno

    Who is Keza?!
    “work closely with publishers and developers.” Yea in their bed.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    @7

    Wow, that’s mature.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Edo

    Good luck,maybe you’ll bring some common sense to IGN.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Keza

    Oh, @7, you’re the reason why I love working in this industry so very much.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Blerk

    This place gets more bizarre by the day.

    Best of luck, Keza!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. dirigiblebill

    Nice work Keza!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Dralen

    Nice one. Personally though, I’ve never been a fan of IGN, I didn’t like the website design in the past. It was way too cluttered, but now it’s alot better, it actually looks alot like the VG247 site now. I guess the blog post system is the way forward for Games news sites now.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. 2plus2equals5

    Good luck keza! :D

    @7:
    she doesn’t have to work with a certain italian politician. *sarcastic face* … *crying face*

    PS:
    i’m italian…

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Hunam

    Good luck Keza, though I don’t envy anyone going to work at a (news) corporate job.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. varsas

    Congrats Keza! Does this mean the latest review on EG is your last? :(

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gama_888

    Congrats Keza, good luck :)

    “What attracted me to IGN was the opportunity to help define a strong mainstream voice for gamers across the world.”

    Bulllshittttt, We know its all about the money ;)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. AHA-Lambda

    woah well done =)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Keza

    @varsas Yes it does. Though I guess I’ll be doing quite a few of them for IGN now!

    #19 3 years ago
  20. monu-mental

    Hey Kez, I’m a big fan. Congrats. Your writing really pulls me in – just wanted to know what was your last review on EG so I could read it in your honor…. Go big, my dear. Stay beautiful, hot, sexy. Stay professional.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. varsas

    I guess I’ll have to visit IGN more often now and that there’ll be no appearances on the EG podcast but regular appearance on the IGN UK one?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Inferno

    Gratz Keza and wish you all the very best for your new role.
    Can’t wait to see some keza-power on IGN :)

    #22 3 years ago
  23. monu-mental

    Hey Patrick, how could you let such an awesome woman go? You should have hired her, although I suspect this would mean more VG expenses….

    #23 3 years ago
  24. reask

    Congrats to that.
    I do have to add that I don’t really buy in to there reviews most of the time.
    Too many editors picks for my liking.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. JonFE

    Kudos Keza, keep up the great work!

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Robbins

    Well now we know Ign will not be completely biased

    #26 3 years ago
  27. deadstoned

    Congratulations and good luck Keza. I look forward to your coverage of E3 and I hope you pop into the IGN UK podcasts. =D

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Telepathic.Geometry

    Good luck Keza. I’ll miss your stuff on here and EG. ;_;

    #28 3 years ago
  29. xino

    so Keza is even a woman…I thought she was a guy.

    So she’s joining the trash IGN eh? hope she makes a difference and turn the piece of sh* site to a cool previously IGN.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. M. K.

    Oh crap, no good news today? :(

    Anyway, good luck Keza, the IGN guys did pretty well “catching” you, now they’ll get a few readers more :P

    #30 3 years ago
  31. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Bah, she was writing some great articles for vg247 :(

    #31 3 years ago
  32. mathare92

    Congrats Keza! Little sad we won’t see your work on vg247 (after E3) and EG no more, but alas, IGN does desperately need some proper writing quality right about now.

    Good luck with all those commenters who’ll undoubtedly mistake you for a man again :P and don’t let them (IGN) force you into superficial top-ten bruhaha features, but meaningful, insightful and mature pieces – like this . :)

    #32 3 years ago

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