Riley MacLeod

Washington, D.C.

Assignment Editor, Launcher

Education: Queens College, Master's in Library Science; Harvard Divinity School, Master's in Theological Studies; New York University, BFA in Dramatic Writing; Minor in Religious Studies

Riley MacLeod is an assignment editor for Launcher, The Washington Post's home for video games news, reviews and tips. Before joining The Post, he worked at gaming site Kotaku, beginning as managing editor in 2016 and becoming editor at large in 2019.
Latest from Riley MacLeod

‘The Last of Us’ tells a new but familiar queer love story

Episode 3 of HBO's "The Last of Us" tells a new love story for Bill and Frank, but it still falls into certain stereotypes about queer lives and deaths.

January 30, 2023

How well do you know the biggest gaming news of 2022?

Try our quiz to see how well you remember the video game news of 2022.

December 27, 2022

The best video games of 2022

From ‘Elden Ring’ to 'God of War Ragnarok' to even Wordle, 2022 was a great year for games. Here’s The Washington Post's list of the very best.

December 13, 2022

Wordle players break streaks to support New York Times union walkout

Some Wordle players broke their streaks Thursday to support the New York Times union. Even for a cause, a broken streak can be a tough pill to swallow.

December 9, 2022

Interloper shouts out Bill Clinton after ‘Elden Ring’ wins game of the year, ‘Hades’ and ‘Death Stranding’ sequels shown

Follow live coverage of the 2022 Game Awards for the biggest announcements, winners and highlights from the video game industry's premier awards ceremony.

December 9, 2022

What does the FTC’s lawsuit mean for the Microsoft Activision deal?

Breaking down the top questions following the FTC's announcement it would sue to halt Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

December 8, 2022

‘Fortnite’s’ chapter 3 finale event was chaotic

Fracture, Fortnite's finale event for Chapter 3, Season 4, reshaped the battle royale island and saw the return of characters The Herald and Paradigm.

December 3, 2022