Outgoing editor Ben Wilson: Nine things about OPM I’ll never forget


Madden NFL 06

Yeah, of course a sports game is first up. But the thing to know about this one is that it was the first review I was tasked with on arriving at OPS2 Towers in Bath back in October 2005. I remember being sat by the mag’s chunky PSP debug unit playing it while not quite believing it was really my job to do so. On the same day, then-editor Tim also tasked me with getting in as many exclusive reviews as possible – a big part of the Games Ed role to this day – and within hours I’d secured the world first review of Smarties Meltdown. It went on to secure a score of 1/10, and the PR who sent it to me lost her job. Eight and a half years later, I still feel a bit guilty…