Peer Schneider

Peer Schneider (born April 9, 1971) is one of the founders and currently the General Manager at IGN Entertainment.wikipedia
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Sophia University

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Born in Cologne, Germany, Peer Schneider graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

IGN

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Peer Schneider (born April 9, 1971) is one of the founders and currently the General Manager at IGN Entertainment. He previously oversaw all of the network's editorial content direction, including that of GameSpy, TeamXbox, and GameStats.
The company is located in San Francisco's SOMA district and is headed by its former editor-in-chief, Peer Schneider.

Cologne

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Born in Cologne, Germany, Peer Schneider graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

Germany

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Born in Cologne, Germany, Peer Schneider graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo

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Born in Cologne, Germany, Peer Schneider graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

Japan

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Born in Cologne, Germany, Peer Schneider graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

United States

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He then moved to the United States and has attended UC Berkeley's graduate program in journalism.

University of California, Berkeley

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He then moved to the United States and has attended UC Berkeley's graduate program in journalism.

Journalism

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He then moved to the United States and has attended UC Berkeley's graduate program in journalism.

Nintendo

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Schneider founded and ran the popular Nintendo fansite Nintendojo.

Nintendo 64

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In 1997, he joined Imagine, where he ran N64.com, a popular website dedicated to the Nintendo 64.

GameSpy

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He previously oversaw all of the network's editorial content direction, including that of GameSpy, TeamXbox, and GameStats.

TeamXbox

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He previously oversaw all of the network's editorial content direction, including that of GameSpy, TeamXbox, and GameStats.

Internet meme

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In addition to appearing in numerous news and documentary TV programs, such as Discovery's Rise of the Video Game, Schneider's face is used in an Internet meme known as Gaijin 4Koma, which has appeared on T-shirts, in manga, and as an Xbox 360 achievement icon and PlayStation 3 Trophy icon in the game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

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In addition to appearing in numerous news and documentary TV programs, such as Discovery's Rise of the Video Game, Schneider's face is used in an Internet meme known as Gaijin 4Koma, which has appeared on T-shirts, in manga, and as an Xbox 360 achievement icon and PlayStation 3 Trophy icon in the game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.

Amiibo

While some news sources such as Kotaku came out in favour of Best Buy's practice, alternatively in response to this (and the difficulty of acquiring previous retailer-exclusives), others, such as Brian Altano, Jose Otero, and Peer Schneider of IGN's Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, have encouraged American collectors to import these hard-to-find items.

Mario Party (video game)

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Peer Schneider of IGN took a similar stance, saying that it was the interaction between players rather than the interaction with the game that made Mario Party fun.

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Peer Schneider (IGN), in particular, lauded the game's originality in an industry hesitant to take risks.

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Peer Schneider of IGN praised the game for its sense of speed, but admitted that it can often be "too fast for its own good".

Banjo-Kazooie

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Writing for IGN, journalist Peer Schneider felt that Banjo-Kazooie was "the best 3D platformer [he has] ever played, and a more than worthy successor to Super Mario 64".

F-Zero (video game)

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IGN's Peer Schneider assured readers F-Zero was one of the few 16-bit era video games to "perfectly combine presentation and functionality to create a completely new gaming experience".

Super Smash Bros. (video game)

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IGN Peer Schneider agreed, calling the multiplayer mode "the game's main selling point", while GameCritics.com's Dale Weir described Super Smash Bros. as "the most original fighting game on the market and possibly the best multiplayer game on any system".

Resident Evil 2

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Peer Schneider of IGN found the 2.5D version for the Game.com to be frustrating and only "partially faithful" to the original release of Resident Evil 2.