As a collective team here at Gaming Respawn, we want to thank everyone who has visited our site! It means a great deal to everyone involved to see our hard work being rewarded with views and especially comments, we love engaging with our readers! So we thought it is only fair that you get to know a little bit more about each member of our brilliant Gaming Respawn team!
Stephen Jackson – Gaming Respawn Founder
Games has always been a huge passionate of mine, ever since I was a kid. The first console I really remember playing extensively was the PlayStation 1 and from then on, I have been hooked! I love a good game which tells a story, a meaningful story where you feel connected to the characters and the game-world where you feel like you are apart of something great! How time flies by on those occasions! Having original been a console gamer, you will know find me lurking almost exclusively on Steam having made the transition to PC. After taking some time getting used to, I know love my decision and my games library has increased ten fold thanks to the huge amount of amazing, brilliant games available that you just don’t get on console!
My favourite games to play are anything football related (soccer for you Americans!) such as FIFA or Football Manager. Does Rocket League also count? Because it sure has been eating away at my hours! I’m also a big fan of shooters, RPG’s and ofcourse, strategy games such as the Men of War series, Crusader Kings 2 and Europa Universalis IV.
Daniel Choppen – Editor-in-Chief & Media Editor
Raul Zaha – News Writer
Jesse Marsella – Reviewer
Daniel Garcia-Montes – Reviewer
Michael Fitzgerald – Reviewer
Names Mike and I’m from Stockport in the glorious United Kingdom. Stockport is a large town on the outskirts of Manchester. I’ve been gaming now since the early 90’s when my parents bought me a Super Nintendo for Christmas with Super Mario All-Stars. I’ve never looked back.
I’m your stereotypical young fogey. I liked things how they were and change makes me feel scared and angry. I jest somewhat though. I think the graphical improvement of gaming from the SNES days to now have been simply astonishing. I still remember thinking the very first PlayStation was graphically revolutionary and I’ve only continued to be impressed with the way gaming has grown over the years.
I’m not one of these people who think everything new is bad. Far from it in fact! But what I do think is that what playing video games used to be is slowly starting to erode over time. I’m a simple man with simple tastes. I don’t go in for gimmicks like Connect for instance. Give me a controller and let me play a game. I miss the “plug in and play” aspect of gaming that I think we’re slowly getting further and further away from.
That being said, I’m hardly a luddite. I have a PS4 and I even watch YouTube on it and everything. I’m that technically advanced! I even own a Kindle Fire as well, and rarely have the bloody thing from my side these days.
As far as favourite gaming genres, I’d probably say sports sims and platformers. My favourite games of all time would be ISS Pro 98’ and Donkey Kong Country 2 respectively. Favourite console of all time would probably be the PS2, just because I enjoyed playing it so much. I know the Original X-Box is technically the better machine, but I sunk hours of my life into that PS2 and there are so many classic games on it that I just love.
But yeah, nostalgia is essentially crack cocaine to me. This is why you’ll likely see me post a lot of retro themed features as well as reviewing current releases. I’m also a dedicated supporter of Everton Football Club and a big fan of professional sports in general. But anyway, I think I’ve wittered on enough, best let Stephen try and edit this into a palatable form.
So, to recap, I’m a grumpy man who likes things the way he likes them. I’m sure we’ll get on a treat.
Kane Newell – Editorial & Features Writer
Hello to everyone here at Gaming Respawn. I’ve been lucky enough to be chosen to provide you with all your gaming goodies. Such as all gaming news, articles, opinions pieces, user dicussion and reviews. I look forward to getting to know you all so here’s a little about me. Well firstly my name is Kane, and I’m from the UK. So yeah I have a very strange funny British accent, as well as the fact that I like sipping on a good cuppa tea with some nice scones whilst talking about the Queen…or not! but yay for sterotypes =P.
I’m 23 and I’ve been gaming for as long as I can remember, my first console being the Sega Mega Drive, playing Sonic and Streets of Rage 3. Gaming has come alot way from then. In my spare time some my hobbies are. Gaming of course, watching Anime, Movies and TV series such as Walking Dead or the brilliant Game of Thrones. I’m a serious gym goer and visit the gym at least 3 times a week to build strength, size and stamina.
Jorge Godinez – Reviewer
Aaron Mara – Reviewer
A.J. is an aspiring game writer, who recently completed his first original game design document. As an avid gamer and game enthusiast, he grew up playing Nintendo greats like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. One of his proudest gaming achievements was finally winning the heavy weight title bout against Iron Mike himself in the widely popular sports game, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!.
Sean Morge – Reviewer
Sean is an avid games player who enjoys shouting his opinions at people until they finally agree out of either careful reasoning or simply annoyance. He has played games for most of his life, including being in the original WoW as well as. He has spent hundreds of hours in games like Mount and Blade and all he really wants from gaming is a good, realistic medieval game, or a pirate game.
Nathan Purser – Reviewer
My name is Nathan Purser and I’ve been gaming since I was a child. I’m 22 now, so I’ve been around a little while. As a gamer I want to have as many experiences as possible. Explore as many worlds as possible, read as many stories as possible, meet as many characters as possible and have as much fun as possible. As a professional I want to combine my passions of writing and gaming. What brought me here was that it gave me a chance to combine the two.
My first game was either Columns or Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Mega Drive. I actually can’t remember what I played first, but I will always remember the music of Sonic the Hedgehog roaring. I even enjoyed the Labyrinth Zone, despite the nightmare inducing sounds of Sonic drowning. Ever since I got my hands on a Sega Mega Drive I was hooked on gaming.
My top three games of all time are Perfect Dark, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Resident Evil 4. I’m into all sorts of games, but I will always enjoy a good horror game, RPG or shooter. Sometimes I’ll even indulge myself in dancing games. I’ll also run away from racing games or sports games because I’m so bad it’s actually humiliating.
But Instead of rambling on, let’s just say that If I could sum myself up I’m the guy who perfects games because Pokémon installed a sense of dread in him if he never caught them all.
Will Akers – Reviewer
Enjoys Pagan bonfires and when the time comes to reproduce expects nothing less than his offspring to achieve a status no lower than Commander Shepard. Space travel or otherwise.