Peer Schneider

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Peer Schneider
Born (1971-04-09) April 9, 1971 (age 47)
Cologne, Germany[1]
ResidenceNorthern California
OccupationJournalist, General Manager IGN Entertainment

Peer Schneider (born April 9, 1971) is one of the founders of IGN Entertainment, the company that operates the IGN website and content network across YouTube, Snapchat, OTT apps, and social channels since 1999.[2] He is currently General Manager at IGN Entertainment and in charge of the company's editorial, video, product, engineering, marketing, and sales organizations. He previously oversaw all of the network's editorial content direction, including that of GameSpy, TeamXbox, and GameStats.

Peer is best known for running, a popular website dedicated to the Nintendo 64 which was created at Imagine in 1996 and was later rebranded IGN64. Before that he founded and ran the popular Nintendo fansite Nintendojo. He joined Imagine in 1997. In addition to appearing in numerous news and documentary TV programs, such as Discovery's Rise of the Video Game,[3] Peer's face is used in a popular internet meme known as Gaijin 4Koma,[4] 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.


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  2. ^ "Biography for Peer Schneider". Retrieved 2009-06-24.
  3. ^ "History of Video Games". Archived from the original on 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
  4. ^ "Gaijin 4Koma Meme". Retrieved 2009-06-24.

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