About Us

Pixel Grater is like no other website (we’ve made)

We specialise in “straight faced satire”, that is to say we tell the jokes without so much as cracking a smile. Inspired by publications such as The Onion and Private Eye, two university students realised there was a gap in the market for un-birthday cards, but after realizing the impracticality of buying a card for someone everyday of the year they instead decided to start a video game satire website. Taking the news from legitimate video game journalists and mocking it, the two upstarts (Lewis Dunn and Cieran Douglass) decided to pay a server hosting site and risk literally tens of pounds on what can only be described as a foolhardy but heart warming adventure.

We aim to please, but we also aim for the jugular of modern video games and modern video game journalism. Whether we’re calling CliffyB the result of a Freaky Friday esque body swap with a twelve year old or claiming that Activision 2.0 is planning to release Plastic Perhipheral Game No. 12 you can guarantee we’ll be the first to know, because we’ve made it up.

We update every weekday, although you may see one or two things like podcasts put up at weekends.

So come join us on our adventure! Please bookmark the site, check back daily and do have a chat in our comments. After all, if we aren’t doing this for you, then who are we doing it for? A sinister cooperation? Do we have some nefarious master plan? No. We don’t. We wish we did but unfortunately for us we’re just needy…


Pixel Grater as of now consists of two staff members:

Lewis Dunn lewis@pixelgrater.com
Lewis is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Pixel Grater. He’s a Politics and Philosophy student at the University of York, and is an aspiring writer. Lewis has been published by other gaming sites, such as The Escapist and Kotaku, but Pixel Grater is his first attempt at running a site. Lewis performs stand up comedy, including a performance at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe with The Shambles, and has appeared on the BBC as a contestant on The Speaker in 2009. In 2012 Lewis debuted his first ever play “Show Offs” at the University of York and it seemed to be enjoyed by everyone. He is 19 and lives in a house with lovely sofas.

Cieran Douglass cieran@pixelgrater.com
Cieran is a co-founder of the site and the guy who does most of the behind-the-scenes work as well as some of the articles. Before writing silly articles for PixelGrater he wrote serious articles for The Yorker, where he was the Games subsection editor. He graduated from the University of York in 2012 with a degree in Politics with International Relations. He is 21 and lives in a house with a tired sofa bed and some IKEA armchairs.

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About the Author

Lewis got into gaming as a child, when he was handed the portable version of crack cocaine, known colloquially as Tetris. He would spend hours trying to make blocks form lines so they would disappear never to return. At the age of 8 he had his first existential crisis as to what happens to blocks that disappear. Lewis has a deep love of humour in games, with some of his favourites being No More Heroes, Brutal Legend & Portal. Lewis enjoys writing bios in the third person.