From his humble beginnings on the N64, Alec's love for video games has flourished across all genres, from RPGs to FPSs. You can usually find him at work, at the Museum of the Order of St John, out on the football pitch having a kick-around, or at home gaming with his friends. His favourite games include Left 4 Dead, Battlefield 3, Oblivion and Call of Duty: World at War. If you're on the Xbox One, don't forget to follow his gamertag for some cool game clips!
Den will shake the hand of any man or woman that can best him with analogue sticks and triggers before the mouse & keyboard combo triumphs. A PC gamer through & through, Den first embarked on the platform back in 2003 - immediately falling in love with multiplayer gaming via the likes Call of Duty: United Offensive; though he's since lost all faith & hope in the franchise. Favourite games include the entire Battlefield series, Left 4 Dead, Cossacks:EU, The Sims (vanilla), Warcraft III, Call of Duty: United Offensive, Stronghold: Crusader, Oblivion, and good old Minesweeper. When there's time he's also partial to a decent MMORPG, namely World of Warcraft and Guild Wars.
A gamer of multiple platforms and genres, it could be safe to say Kailios has been there and done that. He has always had a soft spot for the fantasy genre, being a big Blizzard and Bethesda fan but is also open to other styles too. Although the only genre he hasn't played properly is driving.... Maybe this gen he will give it a go. His favourite games include: Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Legend of Zelda Wind Waker, Left 4 Dead and Diablo 3. It goes without saying that he is a huge fan of the Warcraft series.
Starting out on the beast that was the Sega Mega Drive, and through the SNES, N64, PS1, Gameboy, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and now the Xbox One, his love for games has done nothing but thrive. With a willingness to play through any genre, gaming has become apart of day-to-day life, like for every avid gamer. If hes not online, he's normally out doing some form of sport. Favourite games include Left for Dead series, NHL, FIFA, Timesplitters 2 + 3, Lego series and Football manager.
Like every self proclaimed gaming enthusiast, Alex has been gaming for most of his life. Starting with Spyro the Dragon on the origional PlayStation, dishing out all kinds of pain to Robots and Monsters alike, he has never looked back. As well as Xbox you will most likely find Alex playing his Vita or iPad having fallen in love with handheld gaming, making the morning commute fun. His favorite games include: TimeSplitters, Bioshock, Left 4 Dead and Bastion.
Jonathan spent most of his teenage years in his room glued to his TV. He got a late start in his gaming career, but in 2004 the Christmas present that was his faithful PlayStation 2 (along with Spider-man 2 The Video Game) opened the doors to his love for the video game industry. A completionist to the core, he won’t stop until every trophy is obtained, every secret is unveiled, and every unlockable is in his possession. He loves a great RPG, but he’ll play pretty much anything as long as it’s a great game. If he’s not in class, or at one of his two jobs, then you’ll probably find him in his room on an adventure. Though you’ll occasionally find him enjoying a few matches of League of Legends with his friends! His favorite games include Bioshock, Kingdom Hearts 2, Batman Arkham City and Dark Souls.
FantasyMeister is an old gamer. Born in the same year that development on ARPANET began, his pre-internet years were spent falling off skateboards and scrounging 10p pieces for the arcades. He got his first computer at age 14 (Sinclair ZX81) and his dream of becoming a bedroom coder were shattered by getting hooked on games instead. Sega, Sony and Microsoft are all subsequently to blame for his complete withdrawal from the outside world. He has a PC with Steam, an Xbox 360, a PS2, a PS4, a PSP, a 10.1" Android tablet, a PSVita, a Gameboy (somewhere) and a pile of shame so high that even Sir Ranulph Fiennes hasn't scaled it. He has a tendency to be gripped by life-sapping RPGs, and when he's not doing that he's entering competitions to win even more games.
A collection of articles from some wonderful people. Have you ever thought about writing an article about video-games or the gaming industry? This could be your time to shine! You can write about anything to do with gaming and, as long as it isn't offensive (well... too offensive), we'll put it on our site under the Guest Writer profile. So go ahead and use the contact form on the 'Contact Us' page to send us over your idea for an article!
Born and raised in the temperate Pacific Northwest region of the U.S., Chris has spent many a rainy day indoors playing video games. Some of his favourites include Chrono Trigger, most of the Pokémon series, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy V, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Once a games reviews editor in his own right, Chris has returned to writing after a prolonged absence - some people claim he's been sighted off the coast of Belize, enjoying a half-drunken soul search, but he can neither confirm nor deny that as of this time. What is known is that he's excited to be writing again. Chris lives in rainy Washington State with his wife and cat. He enjoys backpacking and mildly tolerates American football.
© 2015 IM PLAYIN | Your stop for an honest opinion on the games we're playing.