It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our beloved writer and Nintendo Life contributor, Philip J Reed. Philip was an invaluable member of the Nintendo Life family for many years, and his vibrant spirit, unique insights and positivity will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Early Life and Contributions to Nintendo Life
Philip was born in 1983 in Long Beach, California and had a lifelong love for video games. After graduating from University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing, he started his own game-related blog before joining the team at NintendoLife in 2009. There he wrote extensively about some of his favorite games such as the Legend of Zelda series, Animal Crossing and Mario Kart.
Philip’s articles formed an essential part of NintendoLife’s coverage throughout his time there. He wrote detailed reviews which gave readers an insight into why certain games were considered classics. His vast knowledge on video games meant that he could provide readers with extremely well-informed opinions that were backed up by facts. His comfortability discussing difficult topics made him one of the most beloved writers at NL.
His legacy lives on through his writing which inspired countless readers over the years. It is no exaggeration to say that Philip had an immense impact on both NintendoLife’s coverage and its devoted community members. Many gamers looked up to Philip as a mentor figure whose creativity shaped their own journey into gaming culture.
In addition to being known for his writing prowess, Philip was also known as a kindhearted person who often reached out to younger gamers whenever they needed advice or assistance with game related topics. He will be remembered fondly by all those who had the privilege of knowing or working with him.