Ryan Janes – Head Editor / Site Manager
Ryan’s first foray into the gaming world began when his dad surprised him as a child with a SNES and a copy of Super Mario World. Since then he’s never looked back.
While he enjoys tackling a good single player adventure and getting involved in the scary world that is online gaming, his true love is and always will be getting a bunch of friends together for some beers, pizzas and the best local multiplayer games around.
Oh and he claims Slenderman scares the “living bejeezus” out of him.
Derek Bashford - Technical Advisor / Podcast & Video Crew
Derek is a hardcore PC gamer who will continue to support the format till he or it dies a horrible death.
He spends most of his time immersed in fantasy to escape the cruel harsh realities surrounding him, often leaving him withdrawn and confused lashing out in aggressive outbursts.
If you should come across him during one of these outbursts remember stay calm and mention Minecraft. This seems to have a calming effect and often placates Derek long enough to get away. He ain’t too fast on his feet.
Steven Harradence - Errand Boy / Comic Relief
He enjoys sports and fitness games (cause let’s face it he could use the exercise) but feels that his main gaming strength lies in his combat ability in beat-em-ups. He is master of the Tekken series, sensai of the Street Fighters and the breaking storm that is Streets of Rage. He may not have much in the way of wisdom but he can button bash his way free of paper bags.
A receding hairline, a big belly, spectacles and a silly goatee beard. These are all the qualities that Dan (the self proclaimed “perfect man”) possesses. Everyone that meets him instantly loves him, and his quick wit and hilarious puns have the office in tears with laughter (sometimes).
Dan loves himself more than anything, but his second love is video games. Dan got into video games at a very early age and has been a keen gamer ever since. His favourite games include Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding and the Uncharted series.
Chris Rogers – Editorial writer / Podcast & Video Crew
Chris was first introduced to video games in 1994 when he began to play games such as Sonic the Hedgehog on the SEGA Mega Drive. Since then he has been a big follower and contributer to the video game industry, upgrading his hardware as each new console is released.
These days he is still gaming, playing both recently released games, and those old classics he can’t help but go back to time and time again. Chris is a big CAPCOM fan, enjoying many of their products. Chris’ favorite genres include RPG, Survival Horror, Platformers, and Action.
Carl Burton – Editorial writer / Podcast & Video Crew
Carl is our resident Halo fan – he loves the franchise, completing them all a number of times each. He owns a Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS and a gaming PC on which he plays a range of games. Everything from RPG’s, Platforming, First and Third person Shooters, Adventure and action games.
He’s really into Guild Wars 2 at the moment having looking forward to it for over a year claiming he wasn’t disappointed. Next on his hype radar is the long awaited sequel Halo 4, a game he states could never disappoint!