Chris has been with PC Gamer UK since late 2011. His rise to the position of Acting Editor has been likened to that of an antipodean marsupial - perhaps a sugar glider - attempting to scale a tall dry tree to escape an impending wildfire. The wildfire in this case represents a career that does not support repeated use of the phrase "space wizard".
The tree represents Graham Smith.
Born in Liverpool, Chris arrived at PC gaming via the Amiga 1200. As a child he orchestrated Worms tournaments featuring dozens of AI-controlled teams in which he'd only play a small direct role, preferring to allow the 'canon' outcome stem from hours of watching the computer play against itself. This capacity for emotional over-investment in computer annelids provides useful context should you ever find yourself talking to Chris about Mass Effect.
Chris is also PCG UK's reluctant MMO champion, carrying the torch for a genre that he genuinely used to love and now loves with the guardedness that comes with years of close acquaintance.