Mark Johnson from Spong writes:
"I am in Gateshead on the outdoor decking of the Baltic Flour Mill's bar, next to the Tyne. It's raining. This, perhaps, is not the best introduction to the delights of the far North East for Epic Games' vice president, Mark Rein, who has come all the way over from the developer's headquarters in North Carolina. Nor, for that matter, is the fact that he's talking to me. But... such is his lot in life at this particular moment in time and he seems to be enjoying himself anyway."