Jim Rossignol

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Jim Rossignol
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James Michael Rossignol[1]

July 1978 (age 42)
England, United Kingdom
OccupationGames journalist, critic, author
Partner(s)Amanda Ricaud

James Michael Rossignol (born July 1978) is a British computer games journalist and critic, as well as an author. He has also branched out into games, founding the company Big Robot in 2010.[2]



Rossignol started his career as a reporter on a finance newsletter. He says he was fired from the job due to obsession with a video game.[3] He formerly wrote for the PC gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun.[4]


Rossignol has written a book entitled This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities, published by the University of Michigan imprint DigitalCultureBooks. The book examines the relationship between gamers and the videogames they play, via a tour through differing aspects of gaming culture in several parts of the world.


Rossignol lives with his fiancée Amanda Ricaud and their 2 children in Bath, Somerset.


  1. ^ "James Michael ROSSIGNOL - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk.
  2. ^ Jim Rossignol (27 September 2010). "Big Robot Lives Again". Big Robot. Retrieved 21 April 2012. my new company, Big Robot
  3. ^ Rossignol, Jim (2008). This Gaming Life. Britain: The University of Michigan Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-472-11635-5.
  4. ^ "I'd like to know more". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2009.

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