DeadPixels has been a die hard gamer since the 8-bit era. While he enjoys games from all generations, he has a particular fondness for the early days of arcade and console gaming. While Deadpixels plays games from most any genre, role playing games, fighters, and shooters are his games of choice. Before founding HeyPoorPlayer, Deadpixels was a staff writer for the websites Nuclear Geek and Gaming Judgement.
Favorite Games: Streets of Rage II, Shining Force II, Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Burtacamoose is a guy that likes to write. He likes to write a lot. Whenever someone will let him, or better yet pay him, to write he’ll do it. Sometimes, he even blathers on at his own site: ossua.com between writing his novel and short stories and working his dayjob. As a member of the thirty-something generation of gamers, he enjoys retro-titles, platformers, RPGs, shooters, puzzles, word games and things that are flat out weird. He has been writing for HeyPoorPlayer since early 2011.
Favorite Game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
If danger had a face…oh, if danger had a face. Jay started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but has always been a writer, be it in the form of articles and reviews here at HPP or in that of fiction and articles written over at PkMnCast.com. Jay has been a gamer from a young age, first finding his legs on a GBA and a copy of Pokemon Sapphire. He enjoys a game with a strong narrative and art design, but also appreciates the retro stuff from before his time. Jay also has a passion for comics, movies and anime. He likes to yell a lot on his Twitter @extremesalsaing, which is only the coolest twitter in town.
Favorite games: Okami, Bioshock, Shadow of the Colossus, Xenoblade Chronicles, The World Ends With You, Pokemon Emerald
Andrew started out as the site’s resident media monkey, posting our stuff on Reddit and spreading the Hey Poor Player seed. After a while, he grew discontent with this meager position, and so began a one-man uprising, and now posts his fair share of news and articles as well as dabbling in video content. Andrew has a passion for the nostalgic and the nintendo, having found his first inspirations in games on the Nintendo 64, and aspires to one day make games himself. He also has a strong taste for collect-a-thon games and achievement hunting.
Favorite games: Banjo Kazooie, Kingdom Hearts, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Monster Hunter series
Tamriilin likes Mass Effect, MMOs, and JRPGs — perhaps sometimes too much. He has a taste for the insane vis-a-vis videogames, and loves when a game doesn’t take itself seriously. When not ranting about current goings on in the industry, you can find various other musings on his twitter @tamriilin.
Five favorite games of all time: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Anno 1404, Persona 3 Portable, Fez, Mass Effect 2.
Ayla, HeyPoorPlayer’s first resident lady-writer, has been gaming for as long as she can remember. From RPGs to platformers to puzzle games, she can find at least one game in pretty much every genre that she enjoys. When she isn’t gaming, Ayla loves watching movies, doing all sorts of crafty things, and working on her novel. She also loves all things cute! She occasionally yips and yaps on her Twitter @aylasaurusrawr, and is always welcoming new friends on Steam under the same username.
Favorite Games: Final Fantasy X, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Pokemon X, The Binding of Isaac, Animal Crossing