Phillip Martinez

Phillip Martinez

Phillip Martinez is a game and culture reporter for Newsweek. Prior to joining Newsweek in 2018, he was a reporter and editor for iDigitalTimes and Player.One. A Bronx native, he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from St. John’s University in 2010. An avid Nintendo fan and wrestling mark, he’s always looking to become a Pokémon Master while fantasy booking this year’s WrestleMania. You can contact him at

How Insomniac Games Brought Culture to 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales'

"For me, as somebody who grew up in neighborhoods like Flatbush in Brooklyn and Harlem, I know what it's like to watch and engage with a piece of entertainment that kind of gets it wrong or doesn't even try and I didn't want this project to wind up like that," Evan Narcisse said.