Brian Crecente

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Brian Crecente
Crecente at the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo
Born (1970-07-28) July 28, 1970 (age 46)
Residence Pawling, New York, U.S.
Occupation Journalist, editor, columnist

Brian Crecente (born July 28, 1970) is an American journalist and columnist. He is a founding editor and the executive editor for Polygon. He also writes Good Game, a weekly column internationally syndicated by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.[1]

The founding editor-in-chief of Kotaku, Crecente was educated at the University of Maryland, College Park. He began his career as a journalist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He covered crime and public safety for daily newspapers in Texas, Florida and Colorado for 12 years before starting his career as a video game journalist.[2]

Crecente was named one of the 20 most influential people in the video game industry over the past 20 years by GamePro in 2009[3] and one of gaming's Top 50 journalists by Edge in 2006.[4] He was featured in a 5280 biography.[5]

Brian Crecente is married and has a 15-year-old son whose name is Tristan Crecente.[6]


  1. ^ "MCT News Service adds new video game column". McClatchy-Tribune via TMC. March 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ Claire (no surname given) (February 2005). "Video Game Extravaganza Pop Quiz". Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ Shuman, Sid (May 2009). "20 Most Influential People in Gaming: #20 – Brian Crecente". IDG. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ Staff, Edge (October 2006). "GAMING'S TOP 50 JOURNALISTS". Future plc. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  5. ^ Sanchez, Robert (July 2009). "Game Boy". 5280. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  6. ^ Crecente, Brian (December 14, 2012). "Playgrounds: Brian Crecente". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on October 16, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 

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