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Management
avatar Stephen Basile Writer for indie games and business / financial news for the gaming industry. Programmer and Co-Founder of Dropstr Inc and the leviathyn network.


avatar Ronald Hoffecker Hello fellow gamers! I am one of the owners of Leviathyn and can also be classified as a Mega Man fanboy. I enjoy discussing, debating, and sharing my opinion on all things gaming as well as tech, pro wrestling, and comic books. Just to list some of my favorite things in those categories: Diablo 2, Final Fantasy VII, Mega Man X4, Phantasy Star Online, Eddie Guerrero, Triple H, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Moon Knight, Windows Phone, and The Guyver. Never forget The Guyver.



Editors
avatar Blake Anglin A frequent Top 10 list writer and uber SNES fan, Blake can still to this day be found playing Final Fantasy VI on occasion, even though it is probably bad for his health at this point (we’re not sure he knows there are actually other games out there). When not writing, editing or gaming, Blake enjoys bothering people with his guitar, drinking more than is healthy and talking about this totally crazy weather. Blake is also very involved in the Game Informer community, and has a sick Minecraft world he would love to show you.


avatar Stephen Pollard Stephen is a lifelong gamer and devoted follower of Sephiroth. He spends his days fantasizing about protecting the realm from evil and being the most legendary 5'4" swordsman in all the land. Aside from gaming, he loves playing music, especially drums, since it gives him an excuse to hit stuff as hard as he can.


avatar Sarah Blackburn Feel free to call me Sarah or Zippy, I don’t mind! Having now finished a Masters in Games Design, I have too much time to spend on games. But that's not a bad thing, right?! Whether it's running from Dragons, battling with a Lancer or even pretending I can actually play guitar, I love games and I probably always will, and writing about them makes it even better! When not writing (or working) I watch movies and enjoy the occasional bout of sunlight (if I'm lucky enough for sun in England!)



Writers
avatar Andy Bain I enjoy writing, reading, gaming, writing stuff about games, cosplaying, bushwalking, oh and sleeping. Basically I spend my days slaving away at my computer ShadowLord.


avatar Andrew Walsh I am a Canadian student living in Halifax Nova Scotia working on my masters degree in political science. I enjoy two things, hockey and video games and I enjoy writing about them as well, and politics as well.


avatar Ben Harrison Writer, Journalist and lover of video games, table top games, and games all around.


avatar Callum Agnew Agnew probably spends too much time gaming, probably. As a result he tends to know what he is talking about when it comes to everything games related, even if the convoluted Kingdom Hearts plot keeps him up at night,.


avatar Carson Deshevy I'm a print journalism student and (aspiring) games journalist with a passion for gaming, and a love for all things "geek."


avatar Christopher Kochon Chris is a 28 year old San Diego resident who spends equal parts of his day eating, sleeping and breathing video games, NBA basketball and death metal (in no particular order, of course).


avatar Christopher Mrkvicka Chris is a U.S. Army veteran and current business student, with more than 25 years of gaming experience. He credits Halo 2 with helping to keep his sanity through a deployment to Afghanistan and will never turn down a game of R.B.I. Baseball or Tecmo Bowl. When he's not playing games, Chris can often be found combing through the financial statements of different companies to better understand their business practices.


avatar Chris Ramsby I was born on May 28th, 1993. I have been gaming my entire life, and have owned most consoles since the PS1. I'm pretty much the typical gamer/nerd.


avatar Caleb Sawyer Whats up!? I am new here for now, but I plan to stay for as long as they can stand me. I have been writing as long as I can remember, scribbling short stories in my second grade notebook (I was awesome). I am a huge RPG fan, action games come in a close second, then sports and puzzle games fight for third. Huge Halo fan. I own and have read all of the books. Please, if you get the chance, feel free to check out my website and podcast!


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avatar Devin Pitts-Rogers Born and raised in the state of Colorado.  Industry conversations are some of my favorite things to discuss.  I like open-world adventures just as much as my rigid narratives, and will often looks for shenanigans  to be had in both.  Anything else just ask!


avatar David Fraley Hey! Name's David, I am 24 years old and currently live in Temperance, MI. I absolutely love playing games of all styles from FPS to RPG and some of my favorites are Halo, Battlefield, Gears of War, Final Fantasy, Call of Duty. I am a funny kid who loves to have a good time and play games and workout and am actually going to school right now to be an IT major and I just love talking about games with anyone who will listen! Find anyway you can to add me and talk and if your up for it, play some games with me (mainly on the PS4).


avatar Wade Wilson A follower of dudeism, gonzo Journalism, and cheap coffee.


avatar Fraser Gilbert Most of the time you will find me glued to my Xbox One - sports games are my passion, although I enjoy a bit of everything. I have consumed more hours on Football Manager than I care to admit, and I am obsessed with Telltale Games, specifically The Walking Dead series, of which I own way too much merchandise.


avatar Greg Nelson I am a geeky Californian with an obsession with sci-fi, fantasy, video games, and comic books. My favorite games include Starcraft 2, Borderlands, Mass Effect, The Old Republic, Secret World, and many more. I play just about every genre though my favorite is RPG.


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avatar Paul Woodward Paul has been an avid fan of stories, video games, books, anime, and movies almost since the day he was born. He now writes reviews for anime and the occasional video game. In his spare time, Paul works on a fantasy novel that he is hoping to get published sometime in 2014 or early 2015.


avatar Jeriah Archuleta HEY! My name is Jeriah Archuleta, I like video games!..I like Video games a lot. From Skylanders to Bioshock. From Mario to Witcher. Every game deserves a fair shot and I try to give each one as much time as I can. I hope you have a great time on the site and never hesitate to start a discussion!


avatar John Clements I love playing Mario to Sepultura. Follow me on twitter @lyfismyn for games, horror, and music news.


avatar Jade Gibson Jade is a writer, gamer and book addict who is currently working on a children's book to promote the issue of gender conformity. Along with her writing she is pursuing a career in forensics.


avatar Jakejames Lugo Jakejames Lugo is a freelance writer who loves playing video games and exploring the many awesome things in the gaming industry.


avatar Joe Tomlinson-Jones Game lover, family man and all round beast!


avatar Karri Kailamaki I'm a 21-year old RPG fanatic who currently works as a game tester. My hobbies besides gaming include sports, playing guitar and composing music.


avatar Khanlin Rodgers I'm a student at CSU - Sacramento hoping to make a name for myself in video game journalism.


avatar Levi Blank I currently live in Pennsylvania. I enjoy every kind of different video game, and I like to talk about them. Also, I enjoy drinking coffee.


avatar Laura Demaude A caffeinated feminist film-buff who writes a lot, grills cakes and enjoys video games. Likes: A good imagination (the more ridiculous the better), Japan, blogging, breakfast food, comedy, IKEA's stuffed toys, Tolkein's brain, Drunk History, smelling books (mmm), Alan Davies, Comicon, bizarre looking animals (a.k.a., the pug), Siouxsie and the Banshees, red velvet cake, her gameboy colour, gin and going to gigs. Dislikes: Planes, phones and morning people.


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avatar Martine Barthelemy Ms. Barthelemy has mastered all there is to know about the space time continuum and frequently spends way to much time debating why the official Zelda timeline is wrong, because it is. She also spends way too much time building houses and awesome kingdoms in the Sims 3 and is dedicating her life to creating Skyrim. When she's not wasting her precious youth she spends time bonding with friends and family watching all the sports and spamming GRR Martin about finishing the Song of Ice and Fire series even though he might kill a Stark.


avatar Michael Edwards Michael is a lover of Film and TV with an interest in the abstract, so Mr Lynch fits the bill perfect. He is new to journalism but is always looking to improve. Expect views on art-house cinema, top five lists, and the latest casting news. Michael offers a perspective from rainy old London, so keeping up with American times is always fun.


avatar Max Perez Max Perez is a video game dude who does video game things with his video game time. When not doing that, he writes, shoots, edits, stars, and directs comedy sketches for Youtube and also plays video games while drinking for fun and profit over here: http://bitly.com/16b9Rd2


avatar Nabil Azzouzi Hello everyone! My name is Nabil (pronounced: Nuh-beel), and I'm a student at the University of California-San Diego. I'm a sports fan, a music fan, and of course, a huge video game fan. I DJ for my local college radio station in my spare time between studying and gaming. I've been writing about video games for about four years now, having started at the user blog section over at Gameinformer. I've been a gamer my whole life. My favorite genres are Strategy, Sports, Racing, and Platforming. I speak English, Spanish, and a little bit of Arabic and Japanese, and I love to meet new people and discuss ideas.


avatar Pierre Fouquet Pierre is passionate about games and has been playing them ever since Age of Empires Gold was pushed in front of him. He then found out about Halo on the Original Xbox. After a nice stint on console, he moved back to where it all started, the PC. This has not stopped his love for Halo or other console exclusives, as consoles still have a special little place in his heart. Outside of games, he is still a massive nerd, always has been and has always been proud of it! He also podcasts on www.abilityscorecast.com


avatar Paul Popiel Paul is a writer, photographer and gamer who lives outside of Philadelphia. When not running around Azeroth or laughing in evil glee as his players beg for mercy in one of his Call of Cthulhu tabletop sessions, he can be found at conventions or haunting coffee shops working on a novel or short story.


avatar PJ Vergnetti Raleigh, NC. I like games and music and pizza. Sony is my favorite, but Pokemon will always have a special place in my heart.


avatar Ross Ashley Wilson I enjoy playing games and I enjoy sharing my thoughts on them


avatar Sonny Go My three passions in life are writing, video games, and martial arts. I also have deep appreciation for film and other media. As a writer, I do my best to put most of my thoughts about them up here in Leviathyn, my website, and my Tumblr blog. I also upload videos on my YouTube channel for kicks. I'm primarily a PC gamer, but I also own consoles, a 3DS, and an Android device. Turn-based tactical RPG is my favorite genre and Arcanum is my favorite game of all time.


avatar Starr Goldsberry When she isn't waiting to see if her coffee chooses to use its power for good or evil today, Starr is a Chicago based freelance journalist and photographer with a penchant for gaming, technology, and geek based news. In her spare time she can be found with her head buried in a dystopian novel or lighting kitchens on fire.


avatar Sam Hale Sam Hale is a proudly autistic gaming journalist currently working his way through the tail end of a journalism degree while writing his own gaming blog. He hails from Surrey, British Columbia and is an avid fan of the Mass Effect trilogy and the Metal Gear Solid saga. He has a propensity for liking shooters however his true love is story-driven games like The Walking Dead and artsy games like ICO and Journey.


avatar Stephen LaGioia Steve is a die hard retro, Nintendo, Xbox 360, and PC gamer, and devout metal-head. When he's not rocking some Metallica, burning countless hours on Xbox Live, or getting lost in some Super Smash Brothers, he is usually writing, drumming, or watching his beloved Chicago Bulls or Cubs.


avatar Steve Mortimer A day without laughter is a day wasted


avatar Shelby Walles I've been gaming ever since I was a child, starting with Metal Gear Solid for PSX. My passion for video games has grown over the years and I am happy to finally be in a position to write about them regularly. My proudest/most shameful moment is starting and completing a playthrough of Metal Gear Solid every day from the ages of 5 to 13. Some of my favorite games are Super Mario 64, Metal Gear Solid(series), Resident Evil 4, and Persona 3 FES. My favorite game of all time is Metal Gear Solid 3.


avatar Travis Hishinuma I currently live on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I mostly play western types of games like Mass Effect, Call of Duty, Halo, etc though I am starting to get more into Japanese and computer games. If I'm not playing games or going to class then I am probably working on various things.


avatar Tyson Jones Video games, comic books, and Asian food are my passions. But I happen to also be a fan of Alternative Music (favorite Band, The Fold,) LEGO themed stuff, and pretty women. Workout whenever possible, and hoping to turn my passions into careers one day. (Ain't that everyone whoever picked up a pen...?)


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avatar Zack Garvey I am a 20 year old gaming child who likes writing about them as much as playing them. RPGs are my favourite genre, however I try to play as wide a variety of games as possible. Outside of games, I play guitar and I like climbing things.