Name: Christian Dawson
Favorite Games: Final Fantasy VIII, Mass Effect 2, Resident Evil 4, Soul Calibur 4, Blur, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, City of Heroes…this is a list that could go on forever.
Hobbies/Interests: Gaming, watching movies, writing reviews, playing with technology, and eating delicious burgers.
Bio: I’m the self-proclaimed acclaimed writer of nonsense. I’ve been gaming ever since I can remember. Things started with Excitebike and quickly escalated with Final Fantasy VIII, a game I purchased before I even had a Playstation.
In my free time, I like to play games and write reviews of the games I play which I then post on my blog. I used to do it for fun, but then this fabulous site found me and started paying me to do something I already enjoyed.
Name: Snow Ninja aka Christina Lagaris
Bio: Originally from New York City, I now live and work in Minneapolis, MN. I usually can be found at one of my computers, and although gaming is a passion of mine, I also work from home doing translations or writing content. I like many games, but have a few favorites. I am a fan of the Elder Scrolls series to the core, and am presently conquering Skyrim.
I am particularly fond of creating and adding mods to games like Oblivion and Morrowind. Other games I play often include Runescape, Dragon Age, Drakensang and Fallout GOTY, as well as New Vegas. When not at the PC hacking at orcs or darkspawn, I can be seen slashing at weeds in the garden or harvesting some ingredients for real life.
Other real life interests and tasks include raising two children, practicing martial arts and taking care of several pets.
Name: Thomas Riccardi
Location: Sacramento, CA
Favorite Games: Everquest 2, City of Heroes, Champions Online, Jagged Alliance back in action, Red Alert 3 , Team Fortress 2, Left for Dead 2.. and loads more.
Hobbies/Interests: Costuming, Gaming, Writing , Fixing and Building computers and just screwing around in general (watching movies and surfing the net)
Bio: Was born in Manhattan on March 3rd during a blizzard (as my father and mother told me every day on my b-day for years 😉 and grew up in Staten Island, NY (the forgotten borough). I moved out to California for a few reasons and one of them is the climate is loads better than the east coast (they don’t know what snow is down here).
Anyway my first gaming system was an Atari and then a Colecovision after that and my first computer was the monster TRS-80 with a whopping 16 k of ram and a tape drive. Been playing games ever since.
Name: Pia Mary Nicmic
Hobbies/Interests: Gaming, lolcats, planning a cosplay costume, eating, reading random manga/memes, watching anime, sleeping, and thinking
Bio: I think I already put the bio on the hobbies and interests >.< . . .anyway what i love about being a writer is I am able to talk to awesome people and be with awesome people
I also draw original anime characters but too shy to put all of it on my deviant account. I am hoping to learn how to machine sew and make a lot of cosplay dress and shoes as well as to try to do commissions on conventions with pencil and paper.
Name: Ashley Hudson
Favorite Games: Everquest 2, Guild Wars 2, all (okay, almost all) Final Fantasy games, Elder Scrolls, the old Star Wars PC games (sorry, SWTOR)
Hobbies/Interests: Gaming, writing, anything even remotely related to George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice & Fire series, Failblog, making song parodies out of life events that are otherwise not noteworthy
Bio: Born and raised in a small southern town, which I still live in, and despise, I’m currently attending college online with the University of Advancing Technology for a Bachelor’s in Game Art & Animation. I’m hoping said degree will be my ticket to bigger and better things (and places). On a typical day, you can find me splitting my time between my computers, my consoles, and my kids. Don’t worry – the kids get more play than the equipment… marginally. 😉
In my (kid)free time, if I’m not playing games, I’m reading about games or industry-related topics. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have a gaming system, and my passion has only grown over the years. At 27 years old, I don’t see it dissipating any time soon. I’ve embraced the inner nerd, and am glad that I have the opportunity to share her thoughts on gaming with the world.