Meet the Staff

GameLuster Staff


About Moises Garza

I'm just a very passionate gamer myself so I felt compelled to start a gaming website to be able express my gaming views and share news. I am currently attending college and plan to become a Video Game Programmer.


About Trevor Whalen

A lifelong devotion to gaming colors every part of me. Id's Doom and Quake, Looking Glass' Thief and System Shock, and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls influence me the most and are my greatest gaming passions. Thief fan missions are a major inspiration. I have also always enjoyed reading and writing. Check out my Twitter page: @benny_the_guard and my YouTube channel: Trevor Whalen. My company email is


About Robert Scarpinito

On the occasions when I'm not talking about how good the Persona series is, I'm probably playing video games. When I'm not playing games, I'm probably talking about them on the Tiny Disc Podcast. I also enjoy practicing my cooking, mixology, and comedy. Hit me up on Twitter, @Pinoptimist.


About Simon Smith

Hi, I am Simon Smith, I am an avid video game fan and love to talk about and discuss games, which is what brought me here. I have been writing about games since 2012, mostly I enjoy spending my time writing about the Nintendo Switch but I also enjoy the 3DS as well as the Playstation 4. These days I cover most things from news, to reviews (I always have something in the works) to random pointless opinion pieces.

About Emmaline Shettel

I am in my senior year of high school and an aspiring video game journalist. I mostly own older systems and games. My favorite games are the kiddish ones such as Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon.

About Dougie Powell

I'm an early twenties journalist, based in both Helsinki, Finland and London, Britain. I'm mostly interested in RPGs, including Fantasy and Horror, but also write topical pieces on gaming culture. I live with my partner and four year old Australian Kelpie, Vernon.

About Tow Min Yi

A twenty year old who likes games, anime and writing. A fan of Shin Megami Tensei and it's spinoffs, I spend most of my time on PC, 3DS or PS4.

About Sean Pyle

Hey, all! My name is Sean Pyle. I love video games and writing, which naturally makes writing about video games my favorite thing. Besides games, some of my hobbies include kayaking, long boarding, writing poetry, and finding awesome places to eat.

About John Morano

I'm a 23-year-old college student, currently in my last undergraduate semester at Monmouth University. I've majored in communication studies and minored in psychology, with the intent of applying this to video games. I find social interactions in different multiplayer games fascinating, and hope to make a career out of studying them. My favorite games include Warframe, Final Fantasy VIII, and The World Ends With You.

About Kianna O'Sullivan

Hi! I'm Kianna or Kay. Either works. I have a love for all things video games and am especially a sucker for games with good character creation. PS4 and 3DS are my go to platforms. Other than video games, there isn't much to me lol.

About Jorge Van de Sompel

Perpetual student of literature living in the most beautiful city on Earth. Iconoclasm should be the main goal in artful conduct. Doing squats is pretty cool, though, I guess.

About Andrew Yeamans

On a lifelong fetch-quest, grabbing XP everywhere I can, and loving every minute of it. Typically, I play RPG's, (my favorite being Skyrim,) but I'll play anything and everything. When I'm not playing on screens, you can find me rolling d20s with my buddies. Gaming has been integral to my life for as long as I can remember, and as my passion for writing grew, I discovered a way to combine the two... I found a home in GameLuster, in a community dedicated to writing, reading, thinking, and talking about video games, with respect and appreciation at the forefront of it all. I hope you enjoy.

About Haley Sampson

22 year old college student at Kutztown University. PS4 is my system of choice, but you can always find my Switch glued to my face. Assassin's Creed is my favorite video game series. I write short fiction stories that are inspired by video games. You can find me reading up on all the latest game releases and listening to Korean pop music (KPop).

About Christine McGahhey

I am a writer and designer who has moved over thirty-five times in my life, including to South Korea for about four years. I may have started off with a Gameboy Pocket, but over the years I have fallen in love with hundreds of games. I'll play any game that can immerse me storywise and transports me to another world, so I'm not picky about genres or consoles. Just give me a coffee and game, and I'll be happy as a Dwarf at Brewfest!