Executive Staff

Moises Garza


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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, Reviews and Features Editor

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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.

Senior 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).

Assistant Editing Staff


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.

Rachael Berkman-Sinclair

Assistant A/V Editor

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Rachael is a 23 year old undergrad senior studying game design at the Academy of Art University. Although she plays "a little bit of everything," she craves immersive games and interesting stories. She has personally worked as an artist on two V.R. experiences, one of which utilized Leap Motion, as well as working at Glu Mobile's Crowdstar division as a content production assistant for several months. You can usually find her on the sofa with her dog on a late night energy drink fueled gaming spree, but if she isn't there she's likely to be found hiking in the woods, reading yet another sci-fi or fantasy book, or hanging out with her many birds.

Austin Suther

Assistant 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.

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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.

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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.

Jorge Van de Sompel
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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.

Andrew Yeamans
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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.

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.