Name: Jamie Briggs (Editor-in-Chief)
About Me: I founded Analog Addiction in hope of sharing my personal views on the video game industry, it has become my pride and joy. I love video games and I love trophies. I am always up for a laugh and not afraid to speak to mind, with a strong passion for writing. I do this because I love it and everyday is a blessing, that I never take for granted.
Favourite Console: PlayStation 3
Favourite Game: Mass Effect 1 & Deus Ex Human Revolution
Favourite Genre: Me likes a good story, no matter what genre.
Favourite Franchise: Mass Effect
Personal Character Class: The Jester Class, telling bad jokes is his specialty and making his opponents cringe is his goal. Crossing the line is second nature to this character, who doesn’t like a joke.
What gaming character would you be, and why? Nathan Drake. I only wish I had that much swag.
Why do you love gaming? Gaming has been with me during the tough times of my life and has always been able to put a smile on my face. I have made endless friends through gaming and wouldn’t have found a passion for writing if it wasn’t for the industry. I owe a lot to gaming and everyday I continue to enjoy what gaming offers.
Gamertags: Jamiex66 – everywhere
Social Networks: Twitter, YouTube, MyIGN Email – jamie_rock50@Hotmail.com
Name: Eric Pepper
About Me: I’ve been a gamer from a young age and my taste in games has been labeled “eclectic.” I’m willing to give just about any game a chance, as some of the games I’ve had the best times with have been games that aren’t labeled as AAA titles. I also happen to have a backlog a mile long… no seriously, it’s been measured.
Favourite Console: The SNES. That system focused more on content and the quality of the games than the graphics, but still found ways of making the games look beautiful.
Favourite Game: If I was absolutely forced to choose one, I’d have to pick A Link to the Past.
Favourite Genre: I don’t think I can pick just one. Like I said, my taste in games is eclectic.
Favourite Franchise: Bioshock
Personal Character Class: My go-to class in RPG’s is always the warrior type who gets up close and personal with melee combat so I figure why not use that as my go-to answer here?
What gaming character would you be, and why? Isaac Clarke because he’s a good guy put in a horrendous situation. He fights for survival and is pretty much the definition of perseverance.
Why do I love gaming? There is something incredibly satisfying about adopting another role and experiencing an adventure or sitting down with friends and playing together, whether it be for 30 minutes or several hours at a time. It’s an entertainment medium that engages the audience at the highest level and when done properly, will drag you into the world and immerse you in it until completion. Even then it might not let you go, but either way it almost always leaves you with a lasting impression.
Gamertag: Xbox 360 – TMARama
Name: Nathan Manning
About Me: When I’m not writing news, features, reviews, etc. for Analog Addiction I am studying to complete a bachelor of Communications at University. I’d like to think I am a relaxed, fun-loving person who is dedicated to everything I do.
Favourite Console: Xbox One
Favourite Game: Batman Arkham City
Favourite Genre: Shooters
Favourite Franchise: Batman Arkham
Personal Character Class: Leeroy Jenkins – most of the time when I am playing games, I usually take the act first, ponder mistakes later approach.
What gaming character would you be, and why? Created Character. I can define my own story, look and abilities. I would look awesome and be unique.
Why do you love gaming? I have been playing games for as long as I can remember. Gaming offers everything I look for in a hobby/ entertainment product: I love the interactive nature, exploring new fantastical worlds, and compete with others to test my skill. With games I can fulfil all of my needs at different times.
Gamertags: Dyslexic TARFU (Xbox Live, Steam), Blaze_Fury96 (PSN), DyslexicTARFU (Nintendo Network).
Social Networks: Twitter Email: email@example.com
Name: Robbie Key
Country: United States
About Me: I write about nearly everything from news to reviews to features and editorials for Analog Addiction, though I primarily write reviews and news. Outside Analog Addiction, I was the editor-in-chief for Stephen F. Austin State University’s school newspaper, The Pine Log, during the semester before I graduated. I have been playing games since I was four years old, but my passion for the industry has never aged. I love every console and recognize each one’s strengths and weaknesses. I have also grown another passion within the past few years: Writing/journalism, particularly as a gaming journalist. I love to try and make people laugh even if I embarrass myself or completely fail in the process. And lamp. I love lamp.
Favorite Console: N64, the definition of classic.
Favorite Game: I could never decide, but for now, let’s go with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Favorite Genre: Shooters and platformers.
Favorite Franchise: I’m not sure about this either, so let’s go with Halo.
Personal Character Class: Dark Elf. I am an all-around balanced person. Instead of prodigy in one area, I like to try and be great in multiple aspects because I think it will be more useful in different situations.
What gaming character would you be, and why? Big Boss/Naked Snake. Unlike Solid Snake, he is not genetically enhanced in any way, and he is still a bad ass. He knows how to adapt in any given situation with any item he can get his hands on.
Why do I love gaming? There are many reasons why I love gaming: They are fun, there is no other form of entertainment like it, they can deliver experiences unmatched by things such as books or movies, and sometimes it’s an escape from that scary thing called reality. Those are the basic reasons.
Gamertags: Xbox – treboR 52010 PSN – trebor_52010 Wii U – treboR 520XX
Social Networks: Twitter, YouTube, MyIGN, Linked In
Name: Ryan Livingstone
About Me: I have gamed ever since I can remember, starting with the Nintendo 64. Since then my passion has grown, and from that my writing flows. I love discussing games with anyone and everyone even if they don’t care. Although I have strong opinions on certain subjects, when it comes to writing I aim to deliver both sides with equal thought.
Favourite Console: PC
Favourite Game: The Last of Us
Favourite Genre: RPG/Action/Adventure
Favourite Franchise: Too many! Although, Bioshock sticks out.
Personal Character Class: Rogue – love that stealth!
What gaming character would you be, and why? John Marsden – he is the man I can never be.
Why do you love gaming? Gaming is something that no other thing can provide; it gives me the control to roll the story. I love a good story in a game, and if the world I’m set in is equally as enthralling, then you can have my money. It also gives me a break from outside things and allows me to explore the creations of what people can do. I could go on but really gaming is just awesome.
Gamertags: Steam – ryanbob0357 PSN – manutd0357
Social Networks: Facebook, MyIGN
Name: Hope Hornsby
About Me: I’m a reader, writer, gamer, and occasionally a fangirl. I believe in the Oxford comma and attending midnight releases, and I get really excited about just about everything.
Favourite Console: PC
Favourite Game: Transistor
Favourite Genre: RPG
Favourite Franchise: Dragon Age
Personal Character Class: Rogue. It’s all about being up close and personal. (or very far away with really spectacular aim.)
What gaming character would you be, and why? Claire Redfield, Resident Evil series (games or movies, really). Claire has a pretty strong devotion to those around her, and tries to do what she thinks is best in the absolute worst situations. Plus Ali Larter is awesome.
Why do you love gaming? For me, gaming is about reaching out, telling a story. Even games that don’t have carefully constructed intricate plots matter to someone, and I love that gaming reaches so many people the way that it does. It can be a big AAA title or a little mobile app that you play in your spare time, but most games are a means of reaching out and touching something bigger.
Gamertags: Steam: biohazardprincess I’m not much of a multiplayer gamer, but occasionally I can be convinced to break away from the RPG’s.
Social Networks: Tumblr
Name: Devon McCarty
About Me: I split my time between hanging out with my foxy red headed wife Danni, my headstrong 1 year old Charli, pursuing a Broadcast Journalism degree from Kent State University in Ohio (with a Minor in Writing), and working full time as an Assistant Store Manager at GameStop. I get bored if I’m not busy, and I try to squeeze as much gameplay sessions on my PS4 and/or Wii U when I’m not doing work ups for you fine people. Watch my videos, listen to the commentaries, and most important, engage! Life is boring without human interaction.
Favorite Console: My PlayStation 4. I’m not a nostalgic person, I live in the now and love how hard everyone keeps pushing technology.
Favorite Game: Battlefield 3. I’ve probably logged more hours into that game than any other game I’ve ever owned or will own. You could do anything in that game. Fly your jet, jump out, land safely, blow the C4 you placed on it up before it lands on a Tank to get a 4 person kill combo. And then take sniper shots at the people running away. It was as frustrating as it was satisfying.
Favorite Genre: 3rd Person Action RPGs.
Favorite Franchise: Uncharted Series. Hands down, one of the best franchises in history.
Personal Character Class: Tank. I go full out in everything I put my hand to. I’m opinionated, I’m passionate, I’m direct, and God help you if you attack one of my friends, family, or co-workers. I am very much the “knock this out and think about it later” person.
What gaming character would you be and why? Nathan Drake from Uncharted. He always means well, but more often than not lets his curiosity and focus get the better of him. He takes risks, is too trusting, and when backed up against a wall, will fight his way out until he wins. Sounds spot on.
Why do you love gaming? Because I believe everyone needs a break from reality and to play out their fantasy. In my life, I have saved princess, defended cities, and changed the direction of war. I have slayed dragons, piloted airplanes, rescued hostages, and destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of personal property. Video games literally let you do anything you can think of, and if you’ve both got an internet connection, you can take your friends with you!
Gamertags: “DBD_xZEROx” on PSN, “DropDeadDevon” on Wii U.
Social Networks: Twitter Instagram – @DesignatedDevon
Name: Kosta Canatselis
About Me: Enjoyed video games since a young age. Enjoy listening to music, programming. Currently studying Computer Science.
Favourite Console: Nintendo Gamecube
Favourite Game: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Favourite Genre: Action-adventure or Third-person shooter
Favourite Franchise: Max Payne
Personal Character Class: Tank
What gaming character would you be, and why? Mario! Roam around grass fields and save the princess.
Why do you love gaming? You can experience unique ideas that are visualized in amazing worlds. Unique experiences that can only be enjoyed through immersion in video games.
Gamertags: Xbox: is2b007 PSN: is2b007 Nintendo ID: is2b007 Steam: is2b007