is a long-term major icon in the Finnish gaming
world. He is well known for writing computer game
reviews since the 1980s in MikroBitti
and the computer game yearbooks that were predecessors of the Pelit magazine
. He has worked for the latter since its founding in 1992, and holds a column in addition to making reviews and other reports.
Nirvi began his career as a game reviewer in 1986 on pages of MikroBitti. He had made a bet with his friend that he could get his review published in the magazine. He sent two reviews, Zoids
and the former was published (they already had one Uridium review). Nirvi wrote reviews and a regular column about new games for Mikrobitti and became the "game editor" of the magazine. He also wrote reviews for C=Lehti. When Pelit
, that concentrated solely on gaming, was founded by the same publisher, Nirvi joined its ranks as an editor, and has written a regular column for each issue.
Trademarks of his are signing with "Nnirvi" or a variation, and never showing his face in the magazine. Photos of him are always either covered or edited in a way that the face is unrecognizable. His personal picture in his articles is usually a gaming or movie character whose face is blurred (for example Master Chief) while the rest of the crew's articles feature their real faces. Wallu
's drawings of Nirvi depict him as a bearded... Read More