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Francis Dipersio

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


 

 

Jonathan Trussler

Jonathan Trussler

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

 

Jay Petrequin

Senior Contributor: Jay just decided that today seemed like as good a day as any to write a new, updated bio for himself. Trouble is, he hasn’t the faintest idea where to begin. While he thinks, let’s run through the basics. Jay began writing for Hey Poor Player in 2012, and hosts and edits the Hey Poor Podcast in addition to his typety-typing activities. He was previously seen writing for and talking on It’s Super Effective. He also has a webcomic called Black Basin, which he updates (occasionally) on Saturdays.  He talkboxes on his Twitter @extremesalsaing, which is an extremely inadvisable hive of whatever he has been foolish enough to get interested in that week.

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

 

 

Alex Lupella

Alex Lupella

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

 

 

Mike Vito

Mike Vito

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Chapman

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

 

 

 

 

Anthony Spivey

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenny McKee

Contributor: Starting out with nothing more than a Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Kenny has happily been gaming for almost his entire life. Easily-excitable and a bit on the chatty side,Kenny has always been eager to share gaming-related thoughts, opinions, and news with others and has been doing so on Hey Poor Player since 2014 and has previously worked with both PKMNcast and SCATcast. Although his taste in gaming spreads across a wide number of companies and consoles, Kenny holds a particular fondness for Nintendo handheld consoles. He is also very proud of his amiibo collection. You can also find him on Twitter @SuperBayleef talking about video games and general nonsense.

Favorite Games: Ys Series, Persona Series, Senran Kagura Series, Metal Gear Solid Series, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Okami

 

 

Caleb Turner

Contributor: Caleb has been playing games since he was born… in the middle of the PlayStation 1 Era. Despite his young age, he enjoys all sorts of games from all sorts of eras, but he does prefer the PlayStation brand over everything else. Eager to talk about games to anyone and everyone who will listen, Caleb is excited to be a part of the HPP team! You can find him on twitter @caleb4tribe.

Favorite games include: Persona 4 Golden, The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Portal 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3.

 

 

 

 

 

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David Gunnels

Contributor: David is a certified triple threat of charm, wit, and enchanting eyebrows. Since none of those things make a skilled gamer, he’s not always that good. That doesn’t stop his drive to reach for the digital stars, though. You can often find David grinding, customizing, shooting, stabbing, grinding, playing god, platforming, upgrading, hyping, grinding, and grinding. He digs deep in the retro trenches but also balances on the cutting edge. David is a man who plays his games with depleted mana stores and half a heart left.

David’s most favorite of all video games is the under-appreciated gem, SaGa Frontier for ps1. More favorites: Portal, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, World of Warcraft, Half-Life 2, Silent Hill 2, Dark Souls 2, and just way too many more.

 

 

BryanDull

Bryan Dull

Contributor: Stuck in a perpetual state of daydreaming usually, I like to think about a TARDIS coming to get me, or handling a real lightsaber. Other than that, I am an old pop culture enthusiast that enjoys film, games, and anime…probably to an unhealthy degree.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Pastor

Contributor: Jennifer L. Pastor is a Pennsylvania-born, Texas-raised writer and editor who may have a little bit of a passion for video games. When not playing or talking about games, she writes fiction, poetry, and essays. Check out her shenanegans (and cat pictures!) on Twitter at @jlynnpastor.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Delano

Contributor: Political student, artist, geek, gamer, writer, historian, skeptic, linguaphile, IT nerd and electronic music fan. Eccentric lover of the strange and beautiful. Equal parts harmony and discord.

 

 

 

 

 

JoannaMueller

Joanna Mueller

Contributor: Joanna is a lifelong gamer who insisted the Super Mario Bros manual was a bedtime story as a child. Video games took her to a galaxy far far away where she met and eventually married her husband. Now she reads Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games like a proper adult. This is her favorite bio on the Citadel.

 

 

 

 

 

JoshSmith

Josh Smith

Contributor: Texan gamer living in the UK. Host of the YouTube game review show Trash or Treasure and massive enthusiast of the Metroid and Metal Gear Solid series. Usually boring other folks by hardly ever talking about anything else apart from video games. It’s his best way to start a conversation, so why not make use of it?

 

 

 

 

 

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Dean Moses

Contributor: Dean Moses was born in England in February of 1991. At the age of nineteen he moved to New York City, where he hoped to fulfill two of his longtime dreams: marry the love of his life and become an author. For the past five years he has written for newspapers, including the New York Amsterdam News and the Spring Creek Sun, as well as transcribed for the New York Times’ Lens Blog. He is the author of A Stalled Ox from 1888’s Black Hill Press. Dean currently resides in Queens, New York with his wife and two cats.

 

 

 

Guest Contributors

 

Felisha Nightingale

Guest Contributor: I’ve been battling Mother Brain and saving the land of Hyrule since I can remember… Writer, gamer, cosplayer, crafter, poet, mother, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SerFlash

Ser Flash

Guest Contributor: Ser Flash is an accomplished musician, co-owner of Press Pause Radio and a seasoned shmup flyboy who hosts Bullet Heaven HD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what insomnia looks like.

Burt Hopkins

Guest 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

 

 

Adam "Tamriilin" Foster

Adam Foster

Guest 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.

 

 

 

 

Gary Swallow

Gary Swallow

Guest 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.

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