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Dave Cook joins VG247 as UK News Editor

Monday, 23rd July 2012 11:17 GMT By Staff

Us news: award-winning journalist Dave Cook has joined VG247 as UK News Editor.

Cook, previously Games Editor at Imagine Publishing’s NowGamer, will play a pivotal role in VG247’s future growth, sitting alongside Editor Patrick Garratt, US News Editor Stephany Nunneley and Australian News Editor Brenna Hillier.

“We’re extremely pleased Dave has joined VG247,” said Patrick Garratt, VG247 Editor.

“He’s proved himself to be one of the Britain’s leading games journalism voices, and we’re greatly looking forward to better interfacing with both UK users and the UK trade.”

As well as taking on his new role on VG247, Cook will continue to write a weekly gaming column in The Scotsman, one of Scotland’s longest-running national newspapers.

Cook won Best Regional Columnist at the Games Media Awards in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

He’s based in Bournemouth, England. You can contact him at dave@vg247.com.

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43 Comments

  1. Colin Gallacher

    Congratulations Dave and welcome to VG247!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Hi Dave, I’m G1GAHURTZ.

    What’s your favourite gaming platform?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. BillyBatts

    Gratz Dave! Lovely chap.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Sam Clay

    We only hire attractive people.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. polygem

    nice one! welcome!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    @2 – haha

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Edo

    Good stuff,congrats and welcome to the family :) .

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Chockster

    Congratulations Dave, welcome!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @2

    I can’t decide, I’m a big fan of everything :)

    (How’s that for a cop-out?)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dave Cook

    @4

    Sam, I’m not evidence of that :P

    #10 2 years ago
  11. absolutezero

    I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. bitsnark

    Welcome!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Ignatius_Cheese

    You wanna buy some pegs, Dave…?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dave Cook

    @13

    Pegs? I’m confused mate.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dave Cook

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, really appreciate it :)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    @9:

    Very diplomatic, indeed!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Alex Donaldson

    Super well deserved. Legend.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dave Cook

    @17

    Cheers Alex :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Deacon

    The more facial hair the merrier (sorry girls)

    Welcome Dave!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Telepathic.Geometry

    @14: It’s a league of gentlemen reference I think… DON’T let him marry you!

    Welcome to the fold Dave, and congratulations on your magnificent beard. My name is TG, and I’m a miserable pedantic bastard!

    @Pat: spelling boo-boo… “the Britain’s” –> “the UK’s”

    #20 2 years ago
  21. KrazyKraut

    Hi and welcome, sir!
    Hope you brought some pills, because we are crazy.. xD

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Pum.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dave Cook

    @20

    Thanks TG, nice to meet you, and thanks for the welcome :)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    Good luck! :D

    #24 2 years ago
  25. deadstoned

    Welcome Dave! Congratulations on your new position and fine beard.

    If you can dig up some news on Total War: Rome 2, Company of Heroes 2 or the failures of Games for Windows LIVE, I will be forever in your debt.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dave Cook

    @25

    I will be seeing one of those games at Gamescom, I can’t say which yet but I’ll get you something :)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. GwynbleiddiuM

    Welcome aboard chief.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Robo_1

    Welcome to the front lines of gaming news. :)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Dave Cook

    @27 & 28

    Thanks guys :)

    #29 2 years ago
  30. deadstoned

    *Prays for Total War: Rome 2 footage.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Gheritt White

    NowGamer, eh? Well Dave, consider this a big fat step up, then.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Dave Cook

    @31

    I’m very excited to be here :)

    Thanks bud!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Johnny Cullen

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Edo

    @33 So appropriate :) .

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Gheritt White

    @ 33: Nicely done :)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. OlderGamer

    Welcome Dave, looking forward to reading what you are going bring to our little table.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Dave Cook

    @36

    Thanks man :)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. ianos

    Why did you move here?

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Dave Cook

    @38

    Nice one Ian ;)

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Gheritt White

    Can’t figure out how to drop an image in the comments using HTML, so…

    http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/tvtoday/images/2007/dave_stage.jpg

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Samuel

    I was very confused at the headline at first when I misread Dave for Dane.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. LuLshuck

    Abit late but welcome Dave!

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Dave Cook

    @42

    Good lord can you imagine if we hired Dane Cook here? :/

    @43

    Many thanks :D

    #43 2 years ago

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