Executive Staff

Moises Garza

Administrator

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Founder of GameLuster. I really enjoy the video game medium and just wanted to an outlet to share my thoughts back in 2012. I usually play a bit more Nintendo, basically Smash Bros all the time. Graduated from UTSA and I am now a Solutions Developer for a small tech firm , now with my limited time I mostly do all the boring back end stuff to have the site running. You can reach me at moises@gameluster.com

Trevor Whalen

Editor-in-Chief

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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 trevor@gameluster.com.

Editing Staff

Robert Scarpinito

News Editor

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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 and mixology. Hit me up on Twitter, @Pinoptimist.

Christine McGahhey

Creative Lead

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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!

Haley Sampson

Social Media Manager

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23 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).

Tow

Assistant News Editor

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I'm a twenty one year old who enjoys video games, writing, and of course, anime. My system of choice is the 3DS but you can find me on the PC, Ps Vita, and PS4! An avid lover of JRPGs, Visual Novels and Indie games, you will always find me with knee deep in a title of some sort.

Austin Suther

Reviews and Features Editor

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I'm Austin Suther. I've been gaming and writing all my life, so I put them both together and started writing about video games! My favorite game series' include The Elder Scrolls, Halo, Fire Emblem and more. In my free time I also love to read fantasy and hang out with my dogs. I graduate from UNCW in May 2018.

Writing Staff

Simon Smith
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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.

DougiePowell
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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.

SeanPyle
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Sean Pyle is a recent college grad currently looking for a position as an English Educator. In his new swaths of free time, he has doubled down on the hobbies he dearly enjoys: playing video games, watching anime, and writing multi-page retorts to YouTube comments. The last one is a joke, hopefully.

John Morano
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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.

Kianna O'Sullivan
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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.

Dani Jones

Content Creator

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My name is Danielle, but since we are friends you can call me Dani! I've been a gamer since around the time I could pick up a controller, and I have a deep love for retro games, which I collect! My video game guilty pleasure is JRPGs. If you want to talk Pokemon or Persona, I'm your girl! I run a blog and social media for my site: BitsPixJoysticks.com, catch me there when I'm not here at GameLuster! 🙂

Brennan D'Elena
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Brennan D'Elena is a 22 year old video game enthusiast. Currently living in New Jersey, he spends his time playing and writing about PC and Nintendo Switch games. He's also likely to ask to pet your dog at some point.

Shane Hasty
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Shane has been immersed in the gaming world since he can remember. He received his bachelor's degree in history from Texas A&M University - Commerce where he furthered his love for writing. With these two interests combined, the next step was video game journalism. While Shane will play on all of the various gaming systems out there, he is mainly on Xbox One and PC.

Michael Arrieta
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I have been gaming for as long as I can remember. I have been writing about video games for a few years now, and love it. I am usually playing some kind of JRPG, though I enjoy any game with a great story. My platform of choice is the PS4, though I have come to love the Switch.

Arshad Mawla
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A freelance writer based in Sydney, Australia. Loves all types of games, from Clash of Clans to Final Fantasy. In his free time, partakes in well-known Australian stereotypes such as riding Kangaroos to class and wrestling crocodiles.

Kumiel Naqwi
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I have been playing games since SNES made its debut and still have the system. While I do have the newer consoles I like to go back to the old school systems like SNES, PS1, and N64 from time to time. I grew up on fighting games like Street Fighter, Tekken, and Mortal Kombat. I love adventure games like Zelda, Ninja Gaiden, and Metal Gear. I guess you could say there aren't many games I would not enjoy playing. If I had to pick an all time favorite, it would have to be Ninja Gaiden 2 for Xbox 360.

Gabriel Cavalcanti
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Born and raised in Northeast Brazil, Gabriel grew up with a GBC coupled with Pokémon Crystal and TLoZ: Oracle of Ages. As he started to get into PC gaming later in life, he grew fond of MMOs, open worlds, and RPGs in general. Today he spends his days analyzing everything he plays, no matter how small it may be, as well as fighting not to get back into PSO2, where he claims to have over 2bn MST worth of cosmetics (although everyone knows he hardly has 100 MST in his possession).

Richard Costa
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Ape meets keyboard. Hack for hire, recovering academic and RPG enthusiast who started gaming on MSX in the late 80s, then witnessed the glorious 90s on PC.

Elizabeth Christopher
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I'm a 22 year old UNC Chapel Hill grad who knows more about Pokemon than I do myself. I've been interested in video games from a young age, and they have influenced me my entire life, leading me to study Japanese in college, with a dream of someday being able to translate the games I love so much! I've been a lifelong writer dabbling in both fiction and essay writing and I hope to use it to share my love of video games with the world. In my free time I draw, watch anime, watch other people play video games, or play video games myself, with my favorites including any Pokemon game, Fire Emblem, Persona, Tales of, Okami, Xenoblade Chronicles, Bravely Default, and Final Fantasy 15.

michelle_does
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Michelle is a student in Media Communications and lover of video games. She is devoted to her PS4 but you can just as easily find her on her Switch, iPhone, 3DS, or really anything that plays games. She also hosts and produces a retrospective gaming podcast. In her personal life she and her husband are proud owners of 3 dogs and an almost complete amiibo collection.

ChloeSpencer

Writer

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Howdy! I'm Chloe, and I write for GameLuster. I formerly interned with Kotaku. I also manage a weekly show called 1Game1Minute. I love indie games, and my favorite types of games include RPGs, visual novels, and action/adventure.

Ofir Ben Dor

Writer

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Senior at the American University of Paris, Majoring in creative writing and Minoring in computer sciences. Currently working on a novel and planning to be a narrative designer in the future.