About 3 and a part years in the past, once we have been having a look to make bigger Eurogamer’s video workforce, Wesley and I had lunch in a pub in South London with a tender guy referred to as Chris Bratt. We knew him from videos wherein he would play a puzzled and adorably awkward stooge to the comedian creations of VideoGamer’s Jim Trinca. The person we met was once puzzled and adorably awkward, but in addition passionate, idealistic, good, and prepared to berate his potential employers in regards to the greatness of technique gaming for a actually sudden duration of time. We employed him.
Chris slotted in so naturally at Eurogamer that it was once quickly exhausting to believe what the place of work have been like with out his impish humour, tidy jumpers and superb tea. He is labored exhausting with the remainder of the video workforce to pressure our YouTube channel to the place it these days sits, simply shy of part one million subscribers. He tried VR porn in public, gave an award to a sandwich stand and set a list feature record by way of discovering 112 issues to mention about an XCOM growth. At the web site, he wrote about General Warfare so much and used assessment straplines to indulge his man-crushes on XCOM’s Jake Solomon and Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan. Above all, he is been a skilled, devoted, candy and hilarious colleague and buddy. So it is with nice disappointment that I should announce that that is his remaining day with Eurogamer (as chances are you’ll already know from Twitter).
Chris is leaving to start out a Patreon-funded new video series called People Make Games. It is modelled at the video journalism he is been generating right here at Eurogamer, off and on, for the previous 18 months, below the name Here’s A Thing.