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Matt Martin joins VG247 as editor

Thursday, 2nd January 2014 12:02 GMT By Staff

VG247 has named Matt Martin as its new editor, taking over the role of founder Patrick Garratt.

Martin has spent over seven years working on respected trade website GamesIndustry.biz, most recently as european editor. Garratt remains committed to the site, stepping up in his new role as publisher.

“I’ve been a big fan of VG247 since day one, so it’s an honour to finally join one of the most relentlessly hard working teams in video games media,” said Martin.

“After the site’s incredible growth last year, it’s the right time to push harder to increase the quality and reach of VG247 so it stands in its rightful place – setting the agenda for online games media and championing the vibrancy and success of the games business worldwide. And we’re going to have a lot of fun doing it.”

Matt can be reached at matt.martin@vg247.com.

In November VG247 recorded record traffic of 3.1 million unique users and 7.6 million page views. This month the site will reveal a brand new redesign as it continues to reflect and set the video game news agenda.

“Bringing Matt into the VG247 editor’s role is a great move for us, and signals the site’s strengthening reach and importance,” said publisher Patrick Garratt. “I’m very proud to reach this point with VG247, and am looking forward to working with Matt and the rest of the team on further building our business in 2014.”

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41 Comments

  1. OmegaSlayer

    And welcome!
    Congrats Pat!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Big big big big up to the mighty Matt! Massive grats!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. onefivefive

    Congratulations! Thanks for all the great work as Editor Pat.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    Stranger from the outside, oooh.

    Congrats and welcome but I thought Dave was editor… ah whatever.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Joe Anderson

    Congrats all around :D

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Legendaryboss

    Welcome almighty Matt ;) Bye, Bye Pat :)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dragon

    @4,
    Dave was deputy editor… I guess.
    Gah! Can someone update the Staff page! I guess it will come with the revamp.

    Looks like Pat the Publisher will only work on money matters now ;)

    @6,
    Pat is still the owner of the site.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 I am deputy editor, yeah :)

    And resident angry Scottish bloke with a beard. You should see my business card. It’s massive.

    Welcome Matt, let’s make this thing explode together!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Beta

    Hello! Welcome! And congratulations Pat!

    I look forward to seeing the site get better and better :) It is, in my humble opinion, the best gaming site around.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Legendaryboss

    @7
    I know, just joshing in terms of the editor role.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. KineticCalvaria

    @7, can’t really blame Pat for hiring someone else to do the work for him so he can spend time with his family and watch the money roll in. We’d all do the same in his position :-).

    No need to dress it up with a title though Pat :-).

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Robo_1

    Excited to see where this goes. Best of luck to all, and a hearty welcome to Matt.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Erthazus

    Congratulations. But I hope that Pat is still going to be around. I remember playing Diablo III with him. It was nice.

    Anyway, congratulations and Welcome.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Belmont

    Welcome !
    And we look forward to reading your opinions.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Fin

    Sweet!
    Hope Matt’ll bring the standard up a little bit – too many “guy said this in japanese to a random website, which translated it and now it’s been taken out of context” articles (though it was less than 10) last year.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “I’ve been a big fan of VG247 since day one” Oh yeah ? What’s your username then ? :D

    #16 1 year ago
  17. WARRILAD

    Congrats all round

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Delsin Row

    Congrats Matt
    bting us more news about sony and ps4 :)

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Unlimax

    Congratulations , Matt ◕‿↼

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Talkar

    Welcome Matt!
    Hope you’ll try to lower the amount of Kotaku-like articles about sexism, we’ve had enough of those already, we’re here for gaming not politics x)

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Panthro

    Hello Matt.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Prof Power Glove

    Welcome and congrats!

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    Poor Matt. He’s in for a nightmare.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 NO! Because updating the staff page means I would need to submit a new profile image and I take horrible pictures. I always look as though I am ready to eat someone’s baby or blow up a shopping mall.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @25 You’re American. You’re allowed to get away with looking psychotic.

    I kid. I kid.

    Steph lies of course. She always looks gorgeous.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. KineticCalvaria

    ^^ let’s leave these two lovebirds alone.

    Wit woo, oi, oi Mike.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    Oh geez.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. lexph3re

    THIS IS MADNESS! YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO HIRE ME! THE OVER ENTITLED TWAT THAT NEVER E-MAILED YOU HIS RESUME! I guess this means Matt and I are sworn enemies now… I shall leave very unappealing comments about baby poodles on his articles when ever he writes!

    #28 1 year ago
  29. KineticCalvaria

    @27, I jest good sir.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. salarta

    WELCOME TO HELL.

    I, I mean hi. Hi Matt Martin. Welcome! TO HELL. Really though, welcome. :)

    @20: Sexism is an important topic, but lately it seems like the only definition of whether or not something is sexist is if it features a female character and whether or not the person likes the game that female character is in.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Pytox

    Welcome !

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Matt Martin

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. It’s been a bit of an overwhelming first day to be honest. I haven’t killed anyone (yet) though so that’s good.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. mistermogul

    I thought Tim Cook was joining VG for a minute there!

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Ireland Michael

    @33 That would be bloody awesome if it happened, honestly.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. The_Red

    Hey, VG247 family just got bigger. Welcome here and a happy new year to all the staff, users and even the trolls.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. salarta

    @32: Don’t worry, the day is young! There’s plenty of time to kill someone. :P

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Edo

    Welcome dude.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Sadismek

    Welcome. We shall follow your progress very carefully… *evil laugh in the background*

    #38 1 year ago
  39. DarkElfa

    Does Pat no longer speak to us pleebs or something?

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Legendaryboss

    @40
    We are not worthy of his virtual presence.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Telepathic.Geometry

    Finally, an actual editor! \o/

    Welcome to VG|24/7 Matt!

    #41 12 months ago

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