Dave Cook

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Not to be confused with Dave Cooke.
Dave Cook
Born (1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 31)
Occupation Journalist

Dave Cook is a video game journalist, author and former PR consultant living in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1] He has written game reviews and features for online and print publications. His previous work includes writing for GamesTM, The Escapist,[2] as well as SquareGo, Ready Up, The List and The Skinny.

From January 2009 to April 2010, Cook was managing director of video game public relations firm Ink Media.[3] He writes a weekly gaming column in The Scotsman which has earned him a Games Media Awards in 2008,[4] 2010[5] and one in 2011 for best regional newspaper writer.[6]

Between April 2010 and July 2012, Cook served as games editor at UK-based multiformat gaming site NowGamer.[7] He writes for video game website VG247 as Deputy Editor.[1]

In October 2012, Dave Cook received criticism by video games writer Rab Florence and video game journalist John Walker for participating in a competition to win a PS3 by tweeting about a specific company's game.[8]

On Boxing Day 2013, Cook and author Matthew Drury released collaboratively-written sci-fi novel Drifting.[9]

Cook is also writing his first solo novel Seventh Circle.[10]


  1. ^ a b VG247 Staff Page. "VG247 :". vg247.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ Send In the Lawyers. "The Escapist :". Escapistmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ Wainwright, Lauren (2009-06-19). "Ink Media officially open for business, seeks new talent | games industry | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ Ingham, Tim. "Trade hails its media darlings | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ Parfitt, Ben. "PC Zone heads roll call of winners at Games Media Awards | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ French, Michael. "GMA 2011: Donlan, MacDonald, Gaston and Cook take talent prizes | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  7. ^ Linkedin
  8. ^ Eurogamer
  9. ^ Drifting. "Drifting :". driftingnovel.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  10. ^ Seventh Circle. "Seventh Circle :". theseventhcircle.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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