Peer Schneider

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Peer Schneider
Born (1971-04-09) April 9, 1971 (age 45)
Residence Northern California
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist, Senior Vice President of Content & Publisher at IGN Entertainment
Children 3

Peer Schneider (born April 9, 1971) is one of the founders of the video game and entertainment website IGN.[1] He is currently General Manager at IGN Entertainment. He previously oversaw all of the network's editorial content, including that of GameSpy, TeamXbox, and Rotten Tomatoes.

Peer is best known for running, a popular website dedicated to the Nintendo 64 which later served as the foundation for the IGN network. Before that he founded and ran the popular Nintendo fansite Nintendojo. In addition to appearing in numerous news and documentary TV programs, such as Discovery's Rise of the Video Game,[2] Peer's face is used in a popular internet meme known as Gaijin 4Koma,[3] which has appeared on t-shirts, in manga, and even as an Xbox 360 achievement icon and PlayStation 3 Trophy icon in the game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.

Originally from Germany, Peer graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. He then moved to the United States and has attended UC Berkeley's graduate program in journalism.

Peer Schneider is married, has three children and resides in Northern California.


  1. ^ "Biography for Peer Schneider". Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  2. ^ "History of Video Games". Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Gaijin 4Koma Meme". Retrieved 2009-06-24. 

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