Staff


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 Christian Belland Hey everyone! I'm a film grad who loves writing, video games, violent movies, and climbing mountains. You can find me here at Leviathyn and also as a contributor for New Gamer Nation. I've been gaming and writing my entire life. Some of my favorites are Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil 4, Dead Space, The Last Of Us, and the Mass Effect trilogy.


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 Tiff MacDonald A girl from the frozen tundra of the north that they call Canada. She has a number of clashing interests including, cats, fantasy literature, rap music, sports and video games whilst she spends the days studying commerce at Memorial University of Newfoundland.


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 Adam Barge Growing up in the forests of England, hunting my own food with nothing but rocks and determination left me with a lot of spare time to play video games. Thankfully I left the woods for the city, and now I have enough time to write about the video games I play. I split my time between acting and writing ever since I graduated from university last year and both pursuits are a hell of a lot of fun. Will take on any and all challengers in Pokemon, your shorts aren't as comfy as mine!


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avatar Aaron Blair My name is Aaron I'm 19 and for as long as i can remember i have been playing video games. My other passions include TV, movies and anime.


avatar Adam Clark Robots and lasers, lasers and robots.


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avatar Alex Gilyadov Alex Gilyadov is a news writer at Leviathyn with an eclectic taste in music. Tweet at him at RParampampam.


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avatar Autumn Hughes In a hazy cloud of incense and steam, with tables patterned in paisley, a tall ginger relaxes in her natural habitat. Both a master in tea brewing and fighting games, she will, not uncommonly, lure guests in with the comfort of hojicha steeped in porcelain only to shatter their egos after a game of Power Stone.


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avatar Austin Marquette Hey Guys! My name is Austin Marquette. I am a college student in Portland Oregon. I love playing and talking about all types of video games. I am very excited to have the opportunity to write about what I love!


avatar Aaron Marshall I fell in love with videogames as a kid with the Atari 2600 and have since owned and enjoyed almost every major platform along with hundreds of games from all genres. I've followed the industry closely for over two decades and been highly active in various forums and fan communities. My gaming tastes are varied but I tend to favor cerebral fare such as turn-based Strategy, SRPGs, and menu-based JRPGs. I also really enjoy Sandbox-style user-creation titles such as the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, ModNation Racers, and TimeSplitters. My most-played-ever games are Civilization V (approaching 900 hours) and Daisenryaku VII: Modern military tactics Exceed for PlayStation 2, where my friends and I logged countless hundreds of hours strategizing and conquering each other. I love to write and illustrate and have worked on a webcomic, "Tomes of Atlantis" in the past which I am considering returning to in the near future as a side project, either in prose or graphic novel format. I'm also an avid reader of non-fiction topics ranging from History to Astronomy to Paleontology; I'm always thirsting for the latest data and discoveries. I'm an avid film buff and a big fan of Star Trek, Babylon 5, and Marvel-related projects. I currently own a vast number of reference books covering comics and science fiction which I reference regularly.


avatar Aaron Randolph Aaron Randolph () has been posting videos to Leviathyn for a year now, and he's pretty sure they've simply forgotten to fire him. Pantsless Shorts is his gaming entertainment video production group consisting of himself and the people he's blackmailed into helping him. When he's not making videos, he likes to occasionally write articles that so far have not gotten him blacklisted by any major company or group, but damn it, he'll keep trying. Five favorite games in no particular order: Chrono Trigger, The Pandora Directive, Super Metroid, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Resident Evil 2


avatar Austin Small Lover of all games retro and brimming with narrative, especially when they come with dancing plant-life and memorably vexing fairy companions.


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avatar Amy Vernon Hi! My name is Amy, I'm 17 and from the UK. I study Media, English and IT at college which lead me to writing for Leviathyn. I'm a big tech and gaming enthusiast and would love to get to know other people.


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 Alan Wong I am 19 years old, I am from Brighton in the UK. I love to indulge in games and nerdy collectibles! *butterfly flies out of wallet* *single tear* I really enjoy TV series such as The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Game of Thrones and Family Guy. I also love anime and cosplaying it's super time consuming but worth it.


avatar Brandon Blum MMORPG connoisseur of sorts & recovering Steam sale addict.


avatar Brady Corps Born in raised in the windiest and coldest city in Canada. Reviewing games keeps me warm at night


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


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avatar Brandon Lackey Gamer. Graphic Designer. Nerd. Professional Netflix-er. Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the reason why I have trust issues.


avatar Brian Loyless I have been a gamer pretty much my whole life. I started with the Super Nintendo and have worked my way up to the current generation. I love to talk about anything game or nerd culture related.


avatar Brett Schaffer Hello there! I'm a video game fanatic who loves the Fable series. When not writing, you can find me either saving Albion or battling the Darkness in Destiny.


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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."


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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 Cassidee Moser A game enthusiast and movie snob, Cassidee’s obsession with geek culture is one that probably calls for an intervention.


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.


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avatar Chris Renner Chris spends far too much time consuming media (be it movies, TV, books, games, or comics) and then spends a damn sight more time dissecting these in his head, leading to a series of writings that are just fragmented and nonsensical enough to make him a master of the overused comma and the unnecessary parenthesis (a title whose merits can justifiably be debated), as well as a huge fan of run on sentences.


avatar Calum Sim Playing games since he could wrangle a controller off his brother, Calum is an overly cynical Irish Man who holds a secret place in his heart for Alpha Protocol and is still waiting for Jade Empire 2.


avatar Chernenka Sinkfield Chernenka is a hard core gamer since 16 months old. She is part of a doa 5 clan. When she is not ps3 and xbox gaming, she is on her pc playing games all day. When she is not gaming she is watching anime and reading manga. She is a anime and video game writer that hopes to be in the video game industry. When she is home she likes hanging with friends and family is her thing. She also is going to a university for business studies.


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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!


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


avatar Dom McKenzie Film maker and gaming fanatic from the UK. You can follow me on Twitter @Dom_McKenzie or Xbox Live at DomMcK26.


avatar Danny Miles An ordinary 18 year old nerd from Britain who spends more time jumping from games to anime than actually going outside.


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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 Fernando Quiles A college student who plays video games ranging from Final Fantasy VII to EA Sports UFC. Loving my PC, Xbox One, and Wii U triple threat for this generation.


avatar Gavin Edgar Hi! My name is Gavin. I'm currently studying Journalism at UWS in Ayr, Scotland. I love writing about games, movies and tech, among other things. I have a PS3, a PS Vita and I'm on Steam. Big fan of good indie titles and the horror/survival horror genre.


avatar Geoff Foster I'm 26 years old and may or may not be in love with my PS4. What else is there to tell? I work, I'm married, and I have recently gotten into vinyl records.


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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.


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avatar James Delahunty Graduate of McMaster university with a BA in political science. Currently working as a security guard because there was nothing else available. Looking to get into games journalism to turn a lifelong passion of mine into a potential career.


avatar Jack Dougary A Scotsman that types words and has fun doing it. Speak to me @Jack_GUK.


avatar Jordan Evans My name is Jordan Evans, I am a PC gamer who plays games such as Dayz and other survival games. I enjoy a share of strategy games and FPS games as well. I am a Youtuber/Livestreamer and go by the alias of MrVallochar.


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.


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avatar Jesse Jordon I write things on the Internet sometimes. Sometimes those things are about video games. I've been a lifelong gamer and some of my favorite games include The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid 2, Journey, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Uncharted 2. Some of my other interests include consuming far too much literature and writing high quality fiction (maybe).


avatar Jordan Mitchell I am a Philosophy Masters graduate whose head is either up in clouds or focused on pwning your face in game. As well as a firm believer that video games are and can be a force for positive change, lol.


avatar Jasmine Odenat If Jasmine isn't writing articles, then you'd better believe she's playing video games . After having spent nearly all of her life with a PlayStation in her household, she knows what games to look out for. She knows which games are innovative, ground-breaking, and most importantly memorable. She also loves to talk about her personal collection of games and wants to share them with you all! And in the rare moments that she's not playing video games, then she's probably... I don't know, looking at some weird Japanese stuff.


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avatar Jack Reader Freelance writer and editor, games journalist, has probably run you over multiple times on GTA Online. Mainly plays RPGs, strategies and shooters on PC and Xbox. Favourite game is Chemical Spill Simulator (it's a real, btw).


avatar Jay Ricciardi


avatar Jonathan Sanzari I'm a 22 year old aspiring journalist trying to gain as much experience as possible in the field. I'm currently getting my under-grad degree in Communication Arts and look forward to contributing on this site.


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


avatar Jonathan Tshinanu Jonathan has been gaming as soon as he physically could and loves to play nearly everything he can get his hands on. Beyond gaming, he consumes nearly everything super hero related, enjoys comics, considers himself a softcore cinephile, has a soft spot for wrestling and anime which have been in his life as long as gaming has been.


avatar John Williams I like to be honest when I rant, that's how you know I'm good.


avatar Keziah Allen


avatar Kaleb Gookins Im a game reviewer who works for multiple companies testing games on my own time. I am a singer/songwriter and is going on tour very soon.


avatar Kurt Hvorup


avatar Karri Kailamaki I'm a bilingual freelance author who currently works as a game tester. My hobbies besides gaming include creative writing, playing guitar and composing music.


avatar Kevin Kennedy


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


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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 Lawrence Cox Proud Welshman and big lover of games. Runescape is my all time favorite. Spent way too long on that game.


avatar Miguel Cruz My name is Lyle and I studied art for college. My favorite art medium as I found out through school are video games because of their inter activity. I chose this life style because I love the gaming world and like giving people a piece of my mind.


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 Luchi Farrell PhD student by trade, gamer at heart, otaku by soul.


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avatar Luke Luby Luke is a journalist currently based out of Cork, Ireland. He has been writing about various things for the past several years, and currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Higher Diploma in English.


avatar Liam Padfield Born and raised in the tender land of Wales, Liam can usually be found writing, gaming or cracking the whip at his herd of sheep.


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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.


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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 Mike Eskew A fan of games whose prone to getting salty whenever he loses or when he thinks something is overpowered (everything). An unfortunate soul with a bachelors degree in journalism working his way through the catch-22.


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


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avatar Matt Trovalli Matt is a journalism student with a love for everything technology and gaming. His unyielding love for these things urges him to pursue a career in video game and/or tech journalism. Who knows, maybe one day he'll have a show named after him!


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avatar Nathan Smith I'm a ranter and a raver. I try to see the good In each game. I also see the bad though. I've been a gamer since the age of 5. I'm mostly a consle gamer but I do PC from time to time as well. Also HUGE into hockey.


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avatar Peter Egan I like to wear pajamas, play video games, and complain. Sometimes I also wear outside people clothes, but not as often. 3rd Year Dramatic Writing BFA in progress. SCAD.


avatar Patrick Lowe I've always considered myself one of the lucky ones, growing up alongside the Super Nintendo in an era that many consider to be a golden age for gaming. I'm the owner of some offbeat opinions and a lover of frenetic action games and anything well designed.


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 Samuel Ugowe Samuel D. Ugowe is many things: a son, a brother, a darn snappy dresser, an introvert, an incorrigible man-child. But, above all, he is a lover of video games that is making his hobby into his job. He likes other things too (books, movie, and amateur programming) but they aren't as interesting as games.   Official Twitter: @sdugowe


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


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avatar Eric Watson The PC Editor for Leviathyn is usually seen raving about the merits of computer gaming while hurling empty beer bottles at anyone who tries to engage him. Occasionally he’s found in a dark corner gently hugging his keyboard. He also makes a great tuna quesadilla. You can follow his clever insights on twitter @RogueWatson, gaze in awe at his gaming backlog playthroughs @RoguesAdventure, and watch his always entertaining livestreams at twitch.tv/LeviathynTV and twitch.tv/Gorbash722.


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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 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 Sven Horvatic Fresh in the world of gaming journalism. If I'm not reading up on media and communication in gaming, I'm probably sparing with long swords.


avatar Stephen Kingsley I have been an avid gamer for most of my life. Having graduated with a B.A. in English from Siena College, I now want to combine my passion for gaming with my writing skills toward a potential career in video game journalism. Some of my favorite games include the Mass Effect trilogy, Bioshock, The Last of Us, and Kingdom Hearts. I also like Baseball, WWE, and shows such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead.


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.


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avatar Stephanie Reyes Just a tad bit crazy, Stephanie Reyes is dedicated to bringing you the latest news, the freshest games, and the wildest most honest reviews your dumb face has ever seen. She also refers to herself in the third person, but this is just the phase. She will get over it. Eventually.


avatar Tanya McDermott For the Great Gaming War of 2014, Tanya abandoned her love for all things JRPG to join the front lines of the PC gamers. She joined Leviathyn in a last-ditch attempt to stop all her friends from leaving her because she won't stop talking about video games. Indie games are quickly becoming her second love.


avatar Tom Dent I've made the resolution to complete every game I own in 2015. I own a lot of games. Including Demon's Souls. Help.


avatar Travis Hishinuma Hey everyone my name is Travis. I am currently taking courses at Leeward Community college. I am from the island of Oahu, Hawaii and I mostly play western types of games like Mass Effect, Call of Duty, Halo, etc. If I'm not playing games or going to class, I will most likely be trying to learn things from youtube.


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...?)


avatar Taylor Moyle I'm a games journalist living in Toronto, Canada.


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avatar Theodore Senene I'm a software developer and aspiring videogame writer. A fanboy of Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Spore(yes, I'm addicted), Halo and Fable. I have wry sense of humor and a very bad sense of direction, but am a good writer nonetheless. And, I'm South African so I win.


avatar Wade Rehmke Just a college student trying to get his writing career off the ground. I enjoy every type of game from AAA to Retro and I see no point to having a console war as it only damages our bonds, bonds that need to be strong.


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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.


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