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CVG veterans form games news website Video Games Chronicle

The team behind the late CVG, including former editor Andy Robinson, has announced the creation of games news website Video Games Chronicle.

This spiritual successor should be live later this month, with Robinson’s editorial team including Chris Scullion, Paul Davies and Tim Ingham, GI.biz reported, while sales will be managed by Gamer Network. The team will be supported by freelance contributors such as Edwin Evans-Thirlwell, Chris Schilling and our very own Vikki Blake (MCV’s news writer).

CVG was closed by Future Publishing back in 2015, with Robinson eventually joining Playtonic as a writer and comms manager after a brief stint at Bandai Namco.

Robinson’s ambitions for Video Games Chronicle is to become the “expert source for games news,” he told GI, bridging the gap between B2B publications and mainstream websites.

He further commented: “It’s something we’ve been discussing for a while, because we loved working together on CVG. Then earlier this year everything really aligned for us; everybody was available, the business plan came together, and it feels like the right time in the console cycle to introduce something like VGC.

“There was always a feeling of unfinished business when CVG closed. It seemed like a crazy decision at the time. Now we get to continue evolving the plans we had in place then to hopefully come up with a publication that people appreciate and at the very least, one that provides competition for what’s already out there – because competition is good.”

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s senior staff writer, having joined the publication during its days as a weekly magazine. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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