Leigh Loveday

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Leigh Loveday
Born Leigh Scott Loveday in 1973
Wales Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Writer, Web site designer, editor, PR officer
Known for creating Mr. Pants, designing Rare Ltd.'s site, writing to Your Sinclair

Leigh Scott Loveday (born 1973 in Port Talbot) is a Welsh-born video game writer and designer. He is known for his unusual sense of humour with which he writes the material.[1]

Career and work[edit]

Your Sinclair[edit]

Loveday began his career as letter-writer and reviewer to Your Sinclair in early 1990s. He was best remembered for his letters, which were not often focusing on video games material, rather being with humorous notes and titles like "Who buys Big Fun singles?" or "Star-Letter winning piece of doggerel".[1] Loveday became somewhat infamous for letters, but he rose to prominence after submitting the "YS Complete Guide To Everything", which was a list of all games YS ever reviewed, with him making the list because he "was bored in Philosophy". However, the project did not make it to the marked issue of journal.[1] Loveday also contributed to the YS2.

Rare[edit]

In 1994 his talent of writing and humour was noted by British VG developer Rare, and they took him for work, with Loveday moving to England.[2] During his years in company he notably wrote the script to DKC series and Blast Corps, designed the manuals of every Rare game and made the company's official site. At site he also provided feedback on fans through the popular section "Scribes". Scribes was remembered by fans as a quality service of feedback, which was provided with Loveday's trademark sense of humor.[3] While designing the site Loveday created its mascot Mr. Pants, who would have a cameo in a number of company's games.[4] Loveday also worked on the 2004 GBA game featuring Mr. Pants as its titular character. More recently, Loveday is notable for writing the entire script of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. Up to this day, Loveday still provides feedback to fans through the Rare's new site's section "Mini-Scribes".

Other[edit]

Loveday is a regular at retro games forum comp.sys.sinclair[citation needed]. His reviews from Your Sinclair are placed at site Your Sinclair: The Rock'n Roll Years, which was created in the memory of journal.[5] He also reviews films at IMDB.

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