Robot Overlord | EDITOR IN CHIEF
Loves: Blade Runner, Psychonauts, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Halo, Portal, Metal Gear Solid 3, Final Fantasy IX, Bayonetta, Catherine, Mass Effect.
Andy Astruc is awesome. He’s so awesome that once he won all the gold in the universe, but he decided not to collect because it would destabilise the world economy. When not being the enigmatic Master of All Things, Andy writes reviews and features and generally runs about shouting at people until they come take a look at something. Much like a small child. He lives in a localised autocracy and scribbles nonsense. Andy likes RPGs from all corners, action-adventures and weird stuff. His hair is the tesseract.
Commander of Angry Beards | MANAGING EDITOR
Loves: Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate, Grim Fandango, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, Mass Effect, Crusader Kings II, Beyond Good & Evil, Rome: Total War.
Fraser Brown is cool. He once got a girl’s tongue stuck to him, that’s how cool he is. You know, like a lamp post. But he’s also hot-headed, being a man of many tragic paradoxes and air-conditioning solutions. As the Commander of Angry Beards, Fraser keeps up morale. He also writes reviews and features. Aside from silly things like MMOS, he also enjoys adventure games in a sexual way and hates cats. His hair is the entirety of Norse myth made material.
Director of Visual Materials | COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Loves: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Pokemon Soul Silver, Halo: Reach, Super Mario Bros. 3, Final Fantasy VI, Uncharted 2, Portal.
Darik Kirschman is snazzy. And snappy. He is secretly a superhero but if you tell anyone he will rip out your throat and feed it to you like you’re a terrified ouroboros. So don’t. His hair is a glorious ruby crystal exploding in the centre of the sun. Photography is his business, taking still pictures of moving things. Or still things. Anything, really. Darik is the Director of Visual Materials and loves those pocket monsters. He also quite enjoys playing video games.
Executive VP of Backstabs | WRITER
Loves: Walks on the beach, sunsets, making those fortune tellers out of paper, child labour.
Liam Dean is enigmatic. Some say he came from the stars. Others maintain he was inside a discarded Kinder Surprise egg. Still others say he’s English, so it doesn’t matter where the hell he came from, the limey bastard. Liam is a crackerjack reviewer and occasionally graces us with magical features about things and stuff. He loves a good chat and his hair has been disavowed.
Professor of Smartinomics | WRITER
Loves: Writing large amounts of text with words that use a lot of syllables, studying, staring at the Sun, opening difficult jam jars, outer space.
David Chandler is clever. He once designed a computer which worked so well that the universe ceased to exist. When people try to think about things, they are actually borrowing astral brain power from David. He enjoys games that make you think, push the envelope, move outside the box and give 110%. No, he will not write your term paper for you. His hair is smarter than you.
Lord of the Pictorial Underverse | ART DIRECTOR
Loves: His cats, telling people about the last terrible thing that happened to him, making scratchy marks on digital paper, the smell of skunks.
Rob McCue is a potato. He doesn’t want what you’re selling and if you would kindly stop showing up at his door then he’ll stop pointing that shotgun at you. Go on, test him. Mega-artist and general man-about-internet Rob is the best at what he does. And what he does is make pretty pictures using his hands and his imagination. Art. Not what you were thinking about. His hair is the feeling you get when you see a baby panda.
Director of Flowery Prose | WRITER
Loves: Catherine, Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, Final Fantasy (XII, VII, VI, IV), Valkyria Chronicles, Resident Evil 4, Persona 3.
Steven Hansen is lovely. He pukes butterflies. Living, not dead. And this one time he saw a lion with a thorn in its paw and he cooked it some delicious food for dinner. He didn’t take the thorn out, because lions are dangerous killers. Being handsome is almost a full-time job, but Steven also manages to be Director of Flowery Prose, writing reviews and generally flitting about like some form of elf or borrower. He writes with a magical pen that he fills with rainbows. His hair is a volcano.