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We here at PSVG are focused on providing news, reviews and podcasts for gamers by gamers. We are dedicated in delivering an unbiased look at the world of gaming, pop culture, and general geekery. We feel that gaming is meant to be fun, so lets keep it that way! Never.Stop.Gaming

Donnie

Donnie

Founder / Senior Editor - Nintendo

I started PSVG because I always wanted to be one of those video game talkers on a podcast. I set out to find the best team a website could ever want, unfortunately they all had jobs so what you see here is the best I could do! Kidding aside, I’m a lifetime gamer who trends more on the Nintendo side of things but owns or has owned every console along the way. I enjoy games in the sports, shooter, and adventure genres more than most others and have to admit that Zelda has my heart.

Favorite game series are Zelda, The Last of Us, inFamous, most Kart racers, NCAA football, and Hot Shots & Mario Golf. Yeah, I’m a huge sucker for any golf game.

PlayinNintendo on Twitter & Xbox
Switch – SW-5803-4962-9204
3DS @5429-8165-3460
PlayStation @Bornabuckeye

Kevin

Kevin

Site Director / Podcast Manager

Married, Father, Full-Time Job, finding time to game is more of a challenge then it used to be back in when we were younger. My tip, get the family involved and make it an activity for everyone to enjoy! (Mario Kart + Splatoon + Lego Games anyone?) My other interests include comic books, movies + TV (The nerdier the better) and physical board and card games (gotta live in the real world sometimes).

I have owned every major Nintendo Console they ever released and currently own a Wii U, PS3, PS4, PC and New Nintendo 3DS XL. I primarily enjoy games when they have a great story to tell, are fun, or even just something new and very different. My goal here is to have an open conversation on my thoughts on video games, the industry, etc. Maybe turn some of you on to something you might have missed, or get you away from something you should have missed.

PlayStation Nintendo & Steam @Cotch1212 | 3DS @3566-2355-1025

Jason

Jason

Content Manager

Currently, I spend most of my time with any game that has engaging multiplayer.  I love the thrill of competition and a rewarding cooperative experience.  Not to say that I won’t play a story focused game, because I will, but I just love multiplayer!  I’m an active PC gamer (not the master race variety) and a proud Wii U owner.  I recently purchased a 3DS and am loving getting reacquainted with the mobile gaming world.
 
I’m a loving husband, to a wife that somehow gets this hobby, and I post too many pictures of my dog on Instagram.  When I’m not gaming you can find me geeking out over something Star Wars related, hitting up my local library for a new read, or toiling over a homebrew recipe to brew up.  I’m also part of the creative duo behind another darling podcast of the internet, Fluxtaposed.  
 
Nintendo & Steam @Fluxay | 3DS @3110-7647-0176 | Nintendo Switch SW-3090-9556-2136
Seth

Seth

Editor in Chief

Howdy! Like many others on the site, my earliest gaming memory is of getting the original Nintendo as a gift, and playing the mess out of it. I loved playing Mario, Ninja Turtles, Bases Loaded, Punch Out!, and much more on the NES.

I’ve had at least one console in every “generation,” moving on to the Sega Genesis, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and now the PS4. My handheld gaming has been a bit more haphazard, with the Sega GameGear, Nintendo DS and PS Vita as my only on-the-go gaming devices.

While I have fond memories of playing games like Sunset Riders, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot and Syphon Filter, my bread-and-butter games of my youth were always sports games. I’ve played most Maddens dating back to the original, plus NBA and college basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, rugby and golf games.

PlayStation sethisthegoat | 3DS @1178-1440-7904

Kyle

Kyle

Senior Editor - Sony

Greetings fellow gamers! As many of you, and many of my brethren on this blog, I began gaming as a young guy in the mid-80s with my trusty old NES. Whether I was saving the princess, hitting home runs, pogo jumping on my cane, or entering the Konami code at the start of a game, video games became something I would always identify with. The amount of time and my commitment to gaming has ebbed and flowed throughout the years, but I have always owned a console (or two, or three) and have always considered myself to be a gamer.

In addition, I have a bias. I am a Sony guy. Most everything you see from me will be PS4 or Vita (yes, I own one, and it is magnificent) related. Rather than try to play everything, I get more enjoyment out of immersing myself in one community. I am definitely not anti-Xbox or Nintendo (as you will see in my Top 10), I just do not have time for everything. Focusing seemed like the best way for me to stay connected to games and in the know.

PlayStation & Xbox @Cycocross

Nathan

Nathan

Senior Editor - Microsoft

Gaming has always been one of the cores that makes me who I am. The first game I remember playing was Darkwing Duck on a rented Nintendo Entertainment System. It was so cool and amazing that I could control Darkwing Duck, a character that I’ve only known from my favorite TV show at the time. It was mind blowing, and the possibilities about what gaming could be started to grow in my head. From that point on, I was a gamer.

Now married, nearing my 30s, with two dogs and a full time career, I can’t game as much as I used to, but I want the gaming that I am able to partake in to be meaningful. I’m not fond of games that have copious amounts of grinding, but I am fine with a compelling 100 hour narrative, even if it takes me a month to complete!

Xbox PlayStation Nintendo & Steam @SpiderJedi

Joshua

Joshua

Content Creator

Married father expecting our first child due in March 2017. I’m an avid gamer, beer enthusiast, movie geek and a very dedicated board game player. My wife and I try to share hobbies and also enjoy playing two player video and board games together. I currently play on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and my good ole trusty PSP. I primarily identify as an Xbox gamer, sometimes identified by friends as a fan boy, but I try to stay neutral. Between work and life gaming is always something I have to find time to do, but I am very passionate about it and loved to talk about games i am playing and have played with friends. I am always trying to introduce new people to gaming, which is why my father received an Xbox one as a retirement present.
Playstation and Xbox: Whysosirrius | Wii U: JoshBones | 3DS: 2251-3941-6455
Devin

Devin

Content Creator

Father of 2, husband, geek, jock and lover of video games since day one. Like most mid thirty-something gamers it all started for me with the good old NES, and the combo cartridge of Mario and Duck Hunt. Since then I’ve had a plethora of systems; SNES, Genesis, PS1, N64, PS2, PS3, and PS4. As you can tell by the tail end of that I have pretty much aligned myself with PlayStation Nation and that’s mostly what i’ll talk about here. While i’d love to play everything on every system, in my crazy world there just isn’t enough time or money.

When not gaming on the PS4, you can find me ranting about Marvel, Star Wars, Android (if you haven’t noticed I take sides lol) talking sports or shooting hoops.

Some of my favorite games include World Of Warcraft, Super Metroid, Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past, and Destiny

PSN Datninjadev2

Lucas

Lucas

Content Creator

Hey friend! I know you’d like to get to know me a little better because, I mean, how can you take the word of someone you don’t really know? Let me put your mind at ease. Starting with the most important thing, gaming. I like to play video games of all kinds, but these days I tend to stick to PC gaming. I play old games, new games, role-playing games, racing games, I love it all! I appreciate all that gaming has to offer and I believe that games can be artistic or they can just be fun as all get out. Either works for me!

Aside from gaming, I have too many interests, including but not limited to: craft beer, cars, board games, podcast, film and filmmaking, writing, music, hockey, and drawing. I went to film school and community college so I could acquire crippling debt in exchange for the knowledge that after I graduate I would not be eligible for any respectable job. Instead, and most wonderfully, I’m a stay at home father. I am lucky to be able to spend my days raising my son Isaac. My loving wife, Dannette, supports me way more than anyone should ever do. I also have a doggy named Kody, he’s big and dumb but also loveable.

Now you know my inner most workings, the secret to my happiness, and of course we are like best friends now. Hit me up some time, we can go bowling!

@heavymetal_riff on twitter and heavymetalriff on Steam

Coach Mo

Coach Mo

Content Creator

Just a coach who loves games. All games. Any system and any style. I teach physical education and coach every sport under the sun and started playing games 5 years ago to connect with students who normally would go unnoticed. My wife Lacey and I have one dog named Daisy and no plans for kids until we get nice and old.

PlayStation @bigmo0099 | Nintendo @Coach Mo | Xbox @coach Mahoney

Q

Q

Content Creator

My name is Quauhtli, but I happily go by “Q”, a nickname that I was given by my friends in high school. Gaming began for me when I was toddler and my parents bought an NES with Super Mario World 3. I loosely remember my parents, not me, staying up late at night trying to beat SMW 3—which I believe they eventually did. However, it was my passion for playing Pokemon on my old-school GameBoy that really turned me into a gamer. I joyfully remember countless hours spent training my Charizard and the rest of my Pokemon to beat the Elite Four and my school friends via LinkCable. I have been playing Pokemon for almost 20 years, and I don’t expect to stop anytime soon. Beyond Pokemon, I became hooked on Xbox Live with Halo 2 and I have kept playing Halo ever since. If you see me sign in on Xbox Live, there is an 85% chance I will be playing Halo with the awesome group of friends I have developed through online gaming.

Caroline

Caroline

Content Creator

Caroline started gaming in the early 90s, quickly falling in love with first and second generation consoles from Nintendo and Sega. Over the years, she has gravitated increasingly toward Nintendo, avidly collecting both new and retro games across all generations of Nintendo’s consoles and handhelds. While it remains difficult for her to pick favorites, she has always had a special affinity for Nintendo’s Zelda series, but also enjoys discussing games from across Nintendo’s history. She also dabbles in the occasional PC game, and she especially enjoys re-experiencing PC games from her childhood in the 90s and early 2000s. Now working at a law firm as a paralegal and graphic designer, Caroline views video games as a way for she and her husband to enjoy one another’s time and escape the doldrums of the daily grind.

Caroline is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a degree in graphic design, and she enjoys analyzing video game creators’ fusions of artistic styles in new games. And as an amateur pianist and former chorus kid, she really appreciates a good video game soundtrack. She and her husband are currently working to complete her ideal collection of Nintendo systems and games, all while satisfying her craving for Nintendo memorabilia and the occasional “cute” plushie of a Nintendo character.

Switch: SW-4100-3027-2938 | 3DS: 1504-7123-1427 | Wii U NNID: Concentricity.

Justin

Justin

Asst. Public Relations / Content Creator

Have I ever beat Mike Tyson’s Punch Out standing on one leg with a belly fully of beer and pizza? I can’t remember but I do love video games! I spend my days diving into the insanity of endless emails, pushy customers, and an ever-evolving industry. There are three things that bring me back to reality, My Family, My Dog, and Video Games. My gaming history started with the SNES but I didn’t really dive into games until I got a PS2, I’ve been hooked ever since. The best games ever created are Final Fantasy 7 and MGS2: Sons of Liberty, again those are not my favorite games but simply the best ever created.

Twitter – jpicky86 | Playstation – Closet___Gamer | Xbox – JMoney860 | Steam – “_doctor_manhattan_”

Kyle Inman

Kyle Inman

Content Creator

I’m a gamer at heart, I’ve been delving into new worlds and enjoying everything a video game has to offer before I could even read. I love music and involving myself with all forms of technology. I also adore history and watching as many TV shows and movies that I possibly can. Manga is quite nice, and I love reading the classics. Writing has always been something that I am very passionate about. Whether it be writing about how great soundtracks are or being all philosophical and Poe-like when conjuring up poetry and short stories. As I grow order, the more video games I grow to love. From my background with obsessing over JRPGs and 3D platformers, I enjoy games from all genres. Oh, and the indie scene is amazing. So expect me to go on and on about how amazing Oxenfree and Night in the Woods are.

Nowadays, it’s hard to keep track of the games that I absolutely adore. But I will forever have a soft spot for Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. I grew up almost strictly with the PlayStation family, so that’s the source of many of my fond memories as a child. Now I’m going to spiel about my favorite games. I’m a firm believer that Final Fantasy VIII is the best in the series. Legend of Mana is one of the best games you could ever play. Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal is an amazing platformer with guns.  Life is Strange made me cry. Persona 5 appeals to my psyche. Xenoblade Chronicles X challenged my philosophical mentality. Oxenfree is extremely underappreciated. Uncharted 4 blew my mind. Yakuza 0 is awesome. The Witcher 3 is amazing. Night in the Woods made me question life, period. And why does no one talk about Max Payne 3?
P.S. Yoko Shimomura is a master of the piano. Shoji Meguro absolutely rocks a guitar. Just an FYI.
@Privateye101 on PlayStation
@ClockDownRMe on Twitter, Xbox Live, Steam
@3429-7116-6021 on the Switch

 

Jared

Jared

Content Creator

Jared is, as of the last time he checked, a thirty-something year old male conditioned by years of academic and corporate indoctrination. A survivor of a post-apocalyptic Illinois, Jared has a few educational degrees, a decade of working experience, and holds a pragmatic theory on Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (but lacks one for Snoke.) When not saving his toddler from imminent harm he likes to spend his time evangelizing the PC gaming platform and insisting you play The Witcher 3 (seriously, it’s amazing.) Jared is hopelessly addicted to Hearthstone, or really anything produced by Blizzard Entertainment. Jared does not main Hanzo. When not distracted by Blizzard or strategy titles Jared is more than a little obsessed with board gaming and audiobooks.

Fiona

Fiona

Content Creator

I’m a Chinese-British woman who aspires to be a video games journalist or join the animation industry one day. My love for video games started way back in 1997 when I played Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64 (it now resides in my bedroom nowadays) with my father and my younger sister when I was very young. Not only is Super Mario 64 is my first foray into the Mario series, it’s also my first foray into video games in general.

My favorite genres are platform, racing and party. When I don’t play platforming games, racing is my forte especially in the Mario Kart series. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’ve competed in previous Mario Kart tournaments which I did well in.

I have love-hate relationship with Nintendo. Most likely due to Nintendo disappointing me in the recent years with Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Colour Splash and the Wii U failed to satisfy my hunger for more platforming games. As a result, I jumped ship to PlayStation last year. Therefore, I play my PlayStation 4 more than my Nintendo consoles nowadays. With that being said, age is catching up to me which is also a most likely reason.

PlayStation – Wing See Li | Nintendo Network (Miiverse): ChoiHung | Nintendo 3DS friend code: 0232-9668-5904