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.
Position: Technological Mastermind (Site Wizard) / Co-Founder
Steve works in the back and sees no smiles.
Andrew Whipple III
Position: Site Manager
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.
The News Team
News Section Editor
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 safe and talking about this totally crazy weather. Blake is also very involved in the Game Informer community, has a sick Minecraft world he would love to show you.
Casey Ferguson is a computer engineering major turned Twitch streamer and journalist. He enjoys sharing his passion for games with anyone willing to watch, and is always down for a good discussion, on any topic really. When not gaming or writing, Casey prepares to enter the big scary real world as he prepares to graduate in May 2014.
Lover of all things pop culture. Breaking Bad, Arsenal F.C., The Last of Us, Persona 4, Pizza, Wolf of Wall Street, and PlayStation define him.
Hello! I am a new writer coming from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. I am a sophomore and I’m studying journalism here. I enjoy every single game that I can get my hands on, even if it’s bad, and I hope that I can bring my joy to this community.
The Sony Team
Sony Section Editor
A game enthusiast and movie snob, Cassidee’s obsession with geek culture is one that probably calls for an intervention.
PSN: Kenshi Ryden
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 them- 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.
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 and Notre Dame football.
Some girls want to be princesses, Starr wants to be an N7 Operative. When she isn’t playing games she drinks insane amounts of coffee, likes to design her own comic books and aimlessly scrolls on Tumblr.
The Microsoft Team
Microsoft Section Editor
Jason 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]
Feel free to call me Sarah or Zippy, I don’t mind! I’m the person who spends a little too much time on games, whether running around like a maniac with a chainsaw in Gears of War or trying to catch em all in Pokemon. I’ve played games forever and I’m currently studying how to make them while writing about them. When not writing (or working) I watch movies and enjoy the occasional bout of sunlight.
XBL: El Night Falcon
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!
XBL: Rob Savage
Originally from the central valley of California, Robbie Jones turned heel on his homeland sometime after college with dreams of underachieving in an exotic foreign land. He currently resides in Japan where he spends his time scaring the locals with his height and facial hair.
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.
The PC Team
PC Section Editor
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 gaze in awe at his gaming backlog playthroughs @RoguesAdventure and watch his always entertaining livestreams at twitch.tv/Gorbash722
Aaron Randolph has been posting videos to Leviathyn for a while 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
Cody Heintz is a graduate of Hofstra University and is currently a freelance photographer. He is a fan of Ratchet and Clank, Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy. While his guilty pleasure is any mobile game made by Kariosoft he is also lifelong New York Yankees fan. Cody has been writing about games since 2010.
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.
For the Great Gaming War of 2014, Tanya abandoned her love for all things JRPG to join the front lines of the seventh division of PC gamers. She joined Leviathyn in a last-ditch attempt to stop all her friends from leaving her because she won’t shut up about video games. Indie games are quickly becoming her second love.
Known by many names and titles – Gentlemen, Scholar, Petroleum Peddler, Legal Vagabond and Full Midori Alchemist – Fergus wants to make video games and write things about them. His favorite game would be a toss up between Mass Effect 2 and Warcraft 3 and his spirit animal is a Sushi-Roll.
Hailing from that part of New York that isn’t covered by concrete and skyscrapers, Cameron is a writer interested in video games as both entertainment and art. Along with games, he likes to enjoy and critique movies, books, and comics. He also loves Bob Dylan, Pulp Fiction, and most things nerd. He has a special place in his heart for games that try unique and interesting things.
Daniel Mellman graduated from Marlboro College in 2013, and has been slowly leaving it ever since. After a friend suggested that he apply to Leviathyn he joined the PC Section, free from his PS2 after a five-year long playthrough of Persona 3.
Armchair tyrant, Femshep advocate and OCD empire-builder (Gods help you if you mar his perfectly geometric borders), John Higgs is also a gold-star PC gamer. Well actually he’s had a few wild one-night stands with consoles but he’s never entered into a committed relationship. He asks only that you endeavor to read his articles in the manner in which they are written: in a comfy armchair before a roaring fire. Oh, and also in an English accent.
The Nintendo Team
Nintendo Section Editor
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.
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.
Reader, gamer, and sci-fi connoisseur, Tim Gruver’s eventual writing career began from one late afternoon with his older sisters’ dusty NES and a certain Italian Plumber. The two were inescapable and the rest is history best left to his ever-growing knowledge of obscure game trivia. When not pursuing such trivial endeavors of rescuing virtual maidens and stopping Templars, he dedicates his time to origami, drawing, and seeking a higher plane of existence, preferably with higher WiFi.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
I am 19 and live in London, while I have always loved watching film and TV I stumbled upon writing after I finished school. Now my interests are in novel and short story writing. Journalism is new to me and it is a challenging, but unique form.
I’m 24, born in raised in Maryland and went to college in Pennsylvania. I’ll be joining the National Guard later this year and in the meantime I will enjoy writing comic book, movie, and television reviews for you guys to absorb. My current comic favorites are Batman, Saga, Injustice, East of West, and Superior Spider-Man (yes I love me some SpOck), however, I do like reading other books as well (currently working my way through A Dance with Dragons, DON’T SPOIL ANYTHING). That’s it for now!
Joe is an Englishman living in the heart of Wales, and therefore qualifies as the world’s worst International Man of Mystery. Games of interest include Spyro the Dragon, Final Fantasy (well, up to and including XII), Jak and Daxter, XCOM, Civ and Lord of the Rings: The Third Age.