We're heartbroken to report that former Nintendo Life contributor Philip J Reed has passed away.
Those of you who have been around since the days of the 3DS and Wii U will no doubt recall Philip's incredibly tireless contribution to this website. During that period he wrote countless reviews and more than a few amazing features, making himself one of the key components of the site's evolution during a difficult time in Nintendo's history.
It was Philip who reviewed such seminal titles as Shovel Knight, Crimson Shroud, Azure Striker Gunvolt and Project X Zone for us – all classic titles from a period when the 3DS became Nintendo's most important platform.
However, his talents weren't limited to just critiquing games; he also penned a series of fantastic features for us, a selection of which you can view below:
- Video Game Characters Looking for Love
- Nintendo Characters Looking for Love
- The Mushroom Kingdom's Letters to Santa
- The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors
- The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening
- Nintendo Life Book Club - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
- The Confusing World of Mega Man Spin-Offs - Part 1
- The Confusing World of Mega Man Spin-Offs - Part 2
- The Creative Joy of Childhood and Super Mario Maker as a Modern-Day Roll of Paper
- Psycholodachi - What Makes Life Sim Games Addictive?
Team Triple Jump, where Philip was a contributor at the time of his passing, has opened a fundraiser for a charity that was very close to his heart. We'd urge you to join us in donating if you can.
Rest in peace, Philip. You will be missed.