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

This is what insomnia looks like.


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


Jay "Iatos" Petrequin

Jay Petrequin

If danger had a face…oh, if danger had a face. ┬áJay 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 only the coolest twitter in town.

Favorite games: Okami, Bioshock, Shadow of the Colossus, Xenoblade Chronicles, The World Ends With You, Pokemon Emerald

Andrew "RubyKnight" Stone

Andrew “RubyKnight” Stone

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


Adam "Tamriilin" Foster


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.




Alex Lupella

Alex Lupella

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