Editor: Francis 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 Francis plays games from most any genre, role playing games, fighters, and shooters are his games of choice. Before founding HeyPoorPlayer, Francis 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
Deputy Editor: Jonathan is HeyPoorPlayer’s token British person, so expect him to thoroughly exploit this by quoting Monty Python and saying things like “Pip, pip, toodly-whotsit!” for the delight of American readers. He likes artsy-fartsy games, RPGs and RPG-Hybrids (which means pretty much everything at this point). He’s also just realised how much fun it is to refer to himself in the third person like he’s The Rock or something. Please follow him on twitter @Jtizzlefish. His self-esteem depends on it!
Some games wot I thought were really good: Final Fantasy 7, Deus Ex, Silent Hill 2, Metal gear Solid 2, Spec Ops: The Line, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines
Senior Contributor: Burt 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, penning 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
Senior Contributor: If danger had a face…oh, if danger had a face. Jay Petrequin 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 an extremely inadvisable hive of game talk and social justice bullshit.
Favorite games: Okami, Bioshock, Shadow of the Colossus, Xenoblade Chronicles, The World Ends With You, Pokemon Emerald, Bastion
Senior Contributor: Adam Foster likes Mass Effect, MMOs, and JRPGs — perhaps sometimes too much. He has a taste for the absurd 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.
Senior Contributor: Alex Lupella has been forced to write his whole life. The son of a newspaper editor, he was encouraged to write down whatever he was thinking. He has been playing video games since he was a tiny human. His parents would hide (steal) the controllers to make him go to bed. As the years went by he developed a love of all sorts of games but has a soft spot for retro and throwback titles. He also has an addiction to board and tabletop games.
A Few Favorite Games: Galaga, Kirby’s Dream Land, Fallout (all), NBA Jam, Super Mario World, Bionic Commando, Bases Loaded 3, Super Mario RPG
Contributor: Mike Vito has been a slave to gaming ever since playing his grandfather’s Atari 2600. A collector of all things retro, his main focus is obtaining a full NES collection. Being a father has rekindled his spirt for Nintendo and he now spends most of his time teaching his kids about the games of yesteryear.
Contributor: Ser Flash is an accomplished musician, co-owner of Press Pause Radio and a seasoned shmup flyboy who hosts Bullet Heaven HD.
Contributor: Gary is a sarcastic asshole, who sometimes writes things for Hey Poor Player. He dreams of fire, chains and demons. Some people call these nightmares.
Contributor: Kevin is a guy from Iowa serving in the USAF. Aside from writing for Hey Poor Player in his spare time, he also runs a Let’s Play Youtube Channel called XB3 Gaming with his good friend D-Rod. Kevin enjoys RPG’s and Adventure games mostly, enjoys Synthwave music and loves Cats.
Favorite Games: Ys Series, Persona Series, Senran Kagura Series, Metal Gear Solid Series, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Okami
Contributor: Spivey has been a fan of handheld games since he received a Gameboy with Pokemon Blue when he was five. Ever since, he has been putting in way too much effort playing RPGs and and having a love/hate relationship with Sonic the Hedgehog. He is also a member of The Senseless Podcast, which no one should ever listen to.