About

The Games Biz is the website of freelance journalist Alex Calvin, who has been writing about the business of video games since 2013 when he joined UK trade paper MCV as a staff writer. He rose up to senior staff writer and then deputy editor before departing the publication in 2017.

From there he worked at Games London as the content editor for events and marketing for London Games Festival 2017 before joining Steel Media in June of that year to launch PC games b2b site PCGamesInsider.biz. At that outlet, he went toe-to-toe with much larger teams in breaking stories and publishing leading industry analysis.

As well as those sites, Calvin has written in a freelance capacity for the likes of GamesIndustry.biz, Eurogamer, Kotaku UK, VideoGamesChronicle, The Loadout/PCGamesN, The Guardian/Observer and Esquire UK’s Weekly iPad magazine. That’s on top of transcription work for some of the most prolific journalists working in the UK games industry.

In addition to journalism work, he’s also worked as a copywriter for UK games company Jagex and PR and marketing agency Mimram.

In the process, he made it onto both GamesIndustry.biz’s Top 100 Rising Stars and MCV’s 30 Under 30 in 2018.

Calvin can be reached at alex@thegamesbiz.com