Chris Thursten

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Chris has been with PC Gamer UK since late 2011. His rise to the position of Deputy 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 any career that does not support repeated use of the phrase "space wizard".

The tree represents former editor Graham Smith, if you were wondering.

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.

Once PCG's reluctant MMO champion, his discovery of Dota 2 in 2012 has led him to much darker, stranger places. He writes a column about his time with the game, Three Lane Highway. He also likes stealth games. You should watch his Dishonored video series, No Trace, because it took ages.

He's also on Twitter, for better or worse.