Matt Peckham

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Matt Peckham
Born Matt C. Peckham
(1972-10-29) October 29, 1972 (age 44)
Madison, Wisconsin
Occupation Journalist
Nationality American
Education Creighton University
Genre Non-fiction
Subject Gaming, science, music, technology

Matt C. Peckham (born October 29, 1972) is an American journalist who writes about interactive entertainment, science and the cultural impact of technology. He is currently TIME Magazine's games critic.


Peckham received his M.A. in English from Creighton University in 2001, and began writing about gaming in 2000 for Computer Games Magazine. From 1996 to 2004 he worked as a computer engineer for Union Pacific Railroad, where he specialized in mobile technology research, before leaving to freelance full-time for publications like Computer Gaming World and Variety. In 2007, he founded PC World (magazine)'s games blog, Game On,[1] where he served as games editor through 2011. Since 2011, he's written about gaming as well as music- and science-related tech for TIME and WIRED.

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Peckham's work has appeared in both print and online publications, including TIME magazine, WIRED, Variety, The Washington Post, ABC News, Yahoo Tech, Computer Gaming World, Electronic Gaming Monthly, The Sci-Fi Channel and others. Peckham also edits and maintains the official site of Eisner-nominated British writer Mike Carey and American artist/writer Peter Gross, which includes his annotations to Carey and Gross' Vertigo (DC Comics) comic The Unwritten.[2]

In 2009, Peckham's PC World games blog Game On was nominated for a Maggie Award in the category "Best Regularly Featured Web or Digital Edition Column/Consumer."[3]



  1. ^ "Game On". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Annotations to The Unwritten #1". Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  3. ^ "2009 Maggie Finalists". Western Publishing Association. Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. 

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