Ronald HoffeckerStephen Basile
Co-owner, site manager, Mega Man fanboy, and all around early adopter. I'm a big fan of RPGs, MMOs, and platformers. I also enjoy switching cell phones every 3-6 months. My favorite games are Diablo 2, Phantasy Star Online 2, Mega Man X4, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Dragon Age: Origins. Currently I've been sucked into Neverwinter, Injustice, Marvel Heroes, and anything the site throws at me.
Co-Owner, Programmer, News Writer
Writer for indie games and business / financial news for the gaming industry. Programmer and Co-Founder of Dropstr Inc and the leviathyn network.
To learn more about what I'm up to in this crazy world of gaming, follow me @cmurdurr.
Travis Freese writes only about the important things in life. Philosophy, culture, opinion, and video games. Want to chat? Drop me an e-mail at: [email protected]
Editor / Writer
Blake dislikes video games and writing, and he especially dislikes writing about video games. As an Editor at Leviathyn, he does his best to make sure that everybody remembers the classics. By that, we mean we're pretty sure he hasn't actually played a video game since 2001. A stalwart fan of RPGs, Blake's favorite game list reads like a brochure for the SNES. When not gaming, writing and editing, Blake likes to annoy people with his guitar, drink more than is safe or healthy and kick a hacky sack around. He is also a regular blogger at Game Informer
, and would love it if you followed him on Twitter @blakeanglin.
Born with a controller in his hand, this guy has grown with the industry that raised him. From 8 bits and beyond, he's slain gods, raced in the Alps, and saved the human race from complete destruction (23 times to be exact), all from the comfort of his cozy black chair. He just recently refinanced the nuclear plant that's powering his command center and won't be stopping any time soon.
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.
Aaron Randolph (Aaron Randolph) is the braintrust behind Pantsless Shorts, a wildly unpopular sketch-comedy-and-retro-gaming video series. His own mother has since disowned him.
I love writing metal music and playing video games.
Editor / Writer
Jason Kwon (Jason Kwon) was born and raised in Southern California, so he is of the mindset that 70 degrees can be "chilly." As a full time student, he always manages to stay busy, whether it be through playing video games, writing about video games, or not studying. He loves all genres, so don't ask him to pick a favorite, as he'll probably just give you a blank stare and shrug. Feel free to contact him at [email protected]
Casey is a VCU undergrad studying Computer Engineering and minoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. He's been writing for five years, and in the games journalism field for one year. He owns an Xbox 360, a Wii, a gaming caliber PC, an Android smartphone, and a Nintendo DSi, and plays everything from sports games to simulators, FPS to MMO, racing to open world RPG. In joining Leviathyn, he's taking the next step toward his dream career of being a games journalist. He streams daily on Twitch as Cesium_Knight.
When not playing games, Casey enjoys listening to music, usually 90s alternative rock, house, trance or dubstep, though he occasionally likes to listen to acid jazz as well.
A student in England, Andy tries to read any piece of industry news he can find. He realised he wanted to write about his passion for games as a job after playing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. It is, in his opinion, one of the greatest games he has ever seen. He plays the most on the Playstation 3 but has owned all of the current generation consoles and sees the positives and negatives of each. If you want to give opinions about my work or to chat about new games, send me an email at [email protected]! Or play me on PSN: Wolvie26. Visit my website for all my work: andrew-wilson.info
Contributing Writer/Video Producer
Tom's a writer for Leviathyn. A film student studying in the Bay Area, Tom's been passionate about writing and video games since a very young age. When he's not writing about video games or, god forbid, playing them, Tom is probably off doing film related things (media student after all) or taking middling pictures of cool things. His favorite game of all time is Galaga, and he'll fight anyone who says Galaxian is the suprior game.
Because it isn't.
You can follow Tom on Twitter @t0m1243 and read his personal words on Tumblr. Tom also produces videos for 60FPSTV.
G Dino (Gino R. Diño) is a freelance writer who loves gaming, reading, and writing - in that order. His first game was an R-Type side scrolling NES game that is so old he doesn't even remember its title. Now he plays anything from Restaurant Empire to Skyrim to Battlefield to Plants Vs. Zombies, as long as the game is worth his time in one or several aspects. He writes about gaming, technology, anime, and entertainment. Visit his personal blog Xeroavitar or contact him via [email protected].
Andrew Whipple III
Mr. Whipple is the grand magistrate of debate, sacrificing embarrassing amounts of time arguing about anything gaming related. He's also an avid protector of Final Fantasy VI, expert ship-crasher at Gradius and the prime chancellor of anything Mega Man. When he isn't writing or playing them vid-ya games, Andrew is a huge New York Giants fan who loves watching terrible movies.
(Sarah B) Games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I started off really early when my parents bought me Munchman, and since then everything I've done has somehow been related to games. I love them so much that I'm currently at University in the UK studying my Masters degree. Writing has always been something I'm good at, and I love talking about games, so games journalism seems like the perfect area for me! Find me on Twitter: @guitarherosarah.
Leo Reyna is a bacon-loving freelance writer from Texas. When not writing about video games for the Examiner, Leviathyn, or The Scrub Daily, you'll find him dishing out comic book news and reviews for NerdSpan. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
I' m a twenty something gamer from the great state of NJ. I can also make a mean frappachino.
Josh is a student at California University of Pennsylvania where he is studying for a Bachelor's in Computer Science. He loves writing and gaming, and hopes to take his degree and develop video games as a career. His gaming career began around the age of eight when he got a Nintendo 64 and has only escalated since then. Josh enjoys JRPGs, Action-Adventure, Strategy, and Platformer games the most, although he has fun with almost every game. His favorite developer changes periodically, but he enjoys Square Enix games the most. The Last Remnant is his favorite game of this generation, and for good reason. Find me on Twitter at @rihz818.
Tom Tonthat is a freelance writer covering games and anime who wants to revisit the Gonzo journalism spirit.
Born in the frigid North, also known as Scotland, Alex was brought up indoors playing games. He now plays them, writes about them, writes fiction heavily inspired by the kind of sci-fi junk seen in games, and hopes to one day do any/ all of these things professionally. He believes the greatest game ever made is Shadow of the Colossus- with Silent Hill 2 a close second. If you have beef with this, come at him, bro. Twitter: @theshedlock. XBL: Kenshi Ryden.
Isaac is a lazy writer who loves games and pizza and is also writing a novel.
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!
Kyree has been writing about games for the last two years and he doesn't see himself ending that streak anytime soon. When he isn't rambling about video games, he's either lost on the Internet (as you do), staring at Twitter (@kyree_kero) or trying to piece together the plot to Kingdom Hearts. Again. Seriously, he thinks about that series way too much. It's a little unhealthy.
Lucas is a freelance writer interested in mobile games, serious games, and the general gamification of things. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kieran "KingSongbird" Mackintosh is a videogame enthusiast and fledgling videogame journalist.
He's a sucker for anything sci-fi, but he has a particular soft spot for RTSs, City Builders and any game that allows him to fly around. He prefers visual aesthetics over graphical fidelity and values story, animation and character development over gameplay.
For updates and shenanigans, follow him @KingSongbird!
A writer that took the red pill and stayed in Wonderland, writing: Reviews | Articles | Screenplays
Tanya is currently a Clinical Psychology undergraduate at Bangor University in Wales. She loves all kinds of anime & manga, as well as a variety of game genres, and needs to loudly voice her opinion on something regularly so that she doesn't explode. Her favorite games include Divine Divinity (it's a better version of Skyrim!) and the Fire Emblem series.
Having written unprofessionally for nearly 8 years, I've decided to take my meager talents to the testing grounds. I've fondness for many things: chocolate, soda, PCs, and RPGs (the non-explosive kind). Wherever there are video games to be played, I'll be there! Or at the nearest available food court.
Follow my mad rantings on Twitter: @QarboneQopy
Official Twitter: @sdugowe
Hey, my name is Paul Woodward. Not much to say really. I like video games, movies, watching good TV shows, anime, and hanging out with friends. I am currently working on publishing a fantasy novel.