Name: Jamie Briggs
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 this 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.
Gamer Tags: Jamiex66 everywhere
Social Networks: Twitter YouTube MyIGN Facebook Skype: Jamiex66
Name: George Sinclair
About Me: I handle a lot of the news at Analog Addiction. I’m always on the prowl for news so I can bring to you, the reader, the best news ASAP.
Favourite Console: Sony’s finest, the PS3.
Favourite Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Favourite Genre: Action/Adventure.
Favourite Franchise: Jak and Daxter.
Personal Character Class: The warrior/soldier. I like to get into the game as quick as possible and do some damage. That and I haven’t the patience for magic.
What gaming character would you be and why? Jak because he’s a good guy with a mean streak. That and he can turn into Dark Jak. Come on. No contest.
Why do I love gaming? Gaming has always been a part of my life since I was a kid with my first console, the PlayStation in 1997. Gamings been there for me in hard times and good times. With my love of writing to convey my thoughts and feelings, I’m focused on fusing the two to make a career out of it one day.
Gamer Tag: PSN: VictorFiveFive.
Social Networks: Twitter
Name: Vlad Pintea
About Me: Ever since I was little (like 5 years old) I loved playing video games; didn’t matter the genre: horror, action/adventure, even racing; anything that falls into my hands. Being the passionate gamer, I like doing reviews, looking for funny stuff gaming-related, starting conversations about gaming and such, and always being up to speed with the latest news and rumors concerning video games. It’s my #1 hobby and it will never change!
Favorite Console: PC
Favorite Game: Red Dead Redemption
Favorite Genre: Action/Adventure
Favorite Franchise: Assassin’s Creed
Personal Character Class: Paragon – Always ready to help the ones in need!
What gaming character would you be, and why? John Marston – Cruising through the wild west, catching bandits, playing poker, all in all being a complete bad-ass!
Why do you love gaming? I love it because it gives me the option to visit all these awesome places the developers create, from the wild-west, to the medieval times, to other galaxies, and so on. When I’m playing, I ignore everything around me, and am completely immersed in the respective worlds.
Gamer Tags - Steam: vlad94pintea
Social Networks - Facebook; My IGN; Skype: vlad94pintea
Name: Jaime Sifontes (but everyone calls me Paco)
Country: USA (specifically Puerto Rican)
About Me: I am an avid video gamer that will genuinely play anything; although my preferences are with RPGs. Besides video games, I am an die-hard anime viewer (im no otaku, no cosplay for me) and watch every Laker game during the NBA season. (Yes even this one)
Favourite Console: PS1
Favourite Game: Hmm.. Chrono Trigger or 999… It changes though
Favourite Genre: RPGs, particularly Tactical
Favourite Franchise: Shin Megami Tensei
Personal Character Class: Dragoon, I always favored a lance/spear type weapon.
What gaming character would you be and why? The Prince, from Prince of Persia (2008) I like to think his personality is similar to my own, but the dude has mad skills that I do not! But hey, if could freerun like that, I would be the Prince.
Why do you love gaming? My love for gaming stems from one thing, my love of good stories. That probably why I love RPGs so much (and as of recently, Visual Novels) but the simple truth remains that its just so much more engrossing than any other form of entertainment. Movies, anime, and books can tell a story, but only a video game can make you experience one (per se)
Gamer Tags: PSN: RicoTheBloodedge
Name: Robbie Key
Country: United States
About Me: I write about nearly everything from news to reviews to features to editorials for Analog Addiction, though I primarily write reviews and news. I also became the Entertainment Editor for Stephen F. Austin State University’s school newspaper, the Pine Log, and I blog for MyIGN. I have been playing games since I was four-years-old and my passion for it has never aged. I love every console and recognize that each has their strengths and weaknesses. I have also grown another passion within the past year: writing/journalism, particularly a gaming journalist. I love to try and make people laugh even if I embarrass myself or completely fail in the process. I am a very honest, but kind person and I try to stay positive in given situations.
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 being amazing in one particular area, I like to be great in multiple aspects because I think it will be more useful in different situations.
Gaming character and why: Big Boss/Naked Snake. He is not like 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 not other form of entertainment like it, they can deliver experiences unmatched by things such as books or movies, it’s a great escape from what is sometimes a scary thing called reality. Those are the basic reasons.
Gamer Tag: Xbox: treboR 52010 PSN: trebor_52010 Wii U: treboR 520XX
Social Network: Twitter YouTube MyIGN
Name: Hugh Simmonds
About Me: I love games as much as I love sports. Those are my two passions. I’m from the UK and editor for the site which is an honour. I’m writing about something I love and hope I convey that in my writing.
Favourite Console: PS3
Favourite Game: Uncharted 3
Favourite Genre: Adventure/Sports – or something with a great story
Favourite franchise: Football Manager
Personal Character class: The Not Thinking Before Doing Class – means well but fails in what they do and basically ruins own development.
What Gaming character would you be and why? I’m like Monroe from Unfinished Swan. I’m looking for something to fix me.
Why do you love gaming? I love gaming because I’ve grown up with it and have so many fond memories because of gaming. Gaming with my friends is something which is brilliant and I try and do as often as I can. Gaming has been there and helped me throughout tough times and made me more confident to write.
Gamer tags: PSN: MadDowg22 Game Center: hughbear
Social Networks: Twitter
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 person with melee combat so I figure why not use that as my go-to answer here?
Gaming Character 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: Michael Troina
About Me: I really started to get into video game writing these last two years. Playing sports and always traveling around the USA for baseball, never meant I didn’t have time to play and learn about games. Games are addicting and I always need to 100% each game, weird I know, but hey blame my coaches.
Favorite Console: SNES
Favorite Game: Either Final Fantasy IX or Super Mario 64
Favorite Genre: Definitely Platformer/Adventure
Favorite Franchise: Ironically Sonic
Personal Character Class: All-around (like Sora from Kingdom Hearts). What I really mean is a balanced type character, who can use most abilities from most classes. I have always been labeled a “jack-of-all trades” from friends to random people, so why not be a class that can do almost it all?
Favorite Gaming Character: Always felt like I was Sonic the Hedgehog. Fast, cool, really looking out for others and at the same-time kinda being a douche
Why you love gaming: I love Gaming because it is not only addicting (ha) but a new way of connecting and finding friends. It’s also a new form of competition and a new way to tell stories and entertain others. I feel that gaming actually expands one’s knowledge, giving them more ideas to become creative
Gamer Tags: PSN: troyspm7 Xbox: AWESOMETroy7 3DS: 3196-2944-3433
Social Networks: All details located here
Name: Nathan Manning
About Me: I started getting into video games when I was 8 and have loved them ever since. I love writing about video games and hope that my writing will provide people with fuel for thought and a different perspective on things.
Favourite Console: Xbox360
Favourite Game: Assassin’s Creed 3
Favourite Genre: Shooters (third or first)
Favourite Franchise: Rocksteady’s Batman
Personal Character Class: Intellect Mage (main weapon: Wits)
What gaming character would you be and why? I would be an Assassin from the Assassin’s Creed universe because they are Assassins.
Why do you love gaming? It’s really hard for me to pinpoint why I love gaming. I’d have to say it’s because I, as a gamer, am given the ability to explore worlds that are completely different from Earth, and host some incredible imagination.
Gamer Tags: XBL: Dyslexic TARFU PSN: Blaze_Fury96 Steam: Nathan- AA
Name: Jideobi Odunze
Country: United States
About you: I am a comic reader, I read mostly Marvel though almost just as much DC and some Indy titles too. My favorite superhero is a split between Beast and Cyclops, and my favorite comic series of course is X-Men. Besides that I do draw and like to do digital art.
Favourite console: Xbox 360
Favourite Game: Halo 4
Favourite Genre: FPS
Favourite franchise: Halo
Personal character class: Mutant and proud.
What gaming character would you be and why? Master Chief because he is basically a prophecy hero who loves what he does and does it best.
Why do you love gaming? As someone who doesn’t get out much, gaming has filled that void of ever feeling boxed in. It is a new experience that opens you to worlds you only dreamed of.
Gamer Tags: Xbox: Warp918 PSN: Sipheno Steam: Siphen0
Social Networks: Facebook Twitter Skype: Siphen.0
Social Networks: Twitter
Name: Rob Gisbey
About Me: For most of my life I wanted to be part of the music industry as a songwriter, even going as far as to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Production from UCS. However a while ago I became quite seriously ill, which left me almost completely housebound for the best part of three years. During this grueling time in my life the video games industry really helped keep me sane and for that I’m incredibly thankful. Now that I’m on the mend my priorities have changed and I am completely and utterly focused on games journalism as a career.
Favourite Console: Nintendo 64
Favourite Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Favourite Genre: My tastes are pretty eclectic. Really I’m a fan of anything that tells a good story.
Favourite Franchise: The Legend of Zelda
Personal Character Class: The Ginger – Should’ve been put out of my misery at birth…
Which gaming character would you be and why? Nathan Drake – He’s the man; plain and simple!
Why do you love gaming? I’ve been a gamer for as long as I can remember. It is part of who I am. To paraphrase an infamous indie developer – Video games are the sum total of every expressive medium of all time made interactive. How is that not awesome?
Gamer Tags: XBLA: JizFunk PSN: JizFunk Wii U: JizFunk
Social Networks: Facebook Twitter My IGN Skype: Rob Gisbey
Name: Anthony Couto
About Me: I write about comics of the past and present. My columns attempt to prove that no matter how much the industry has changed, it continues to draw in readers like myself with that same love of the art form that they’ve had since day one. My favourite comics are the cartoony and pulp-inspired stories.
Favourite Writer: Geoff Johns
Favourite Artist: Darwyn Cooke
Favourite Story: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader?
Favourite Run: Peter David’s X-Factor (90s)
Favourite Current Series: FF
What comic book character would you be and why? Iron Fist. Kung Fu. Popped Collar. V-Neck. ‘Nuff Said.
Why do you love comics? Raised in a family of obsessive comic book collectors, I learned to appreciate both the artful storytelling and purely addictive draw of comics from a very early age.
Social Networks: Twitter
Name: Frank Margarella
Country: United States
About Me: No matter what, I’ve wanted to work with videogames. Whether it’s writing about them, making animations about them, or actually making games, I’m happy.
Favourite Console: Whatever I say, someone will hate me for it.
Favourite Game: Mass Effect
Favourite Genre: RPG
Favourite Franchise: Mass Effect
Personal Character Class: The Doctor.
What gaming character would you be and why?: Duke Nukem because I’m probably a terrible, hollow shell of a person.
Why do you love gaming? It’s the only artform that I’ve been able to have any serious debates about. Growing up in a time where games have been and still are being ostracized has definitely shaped me that way.
Gamer Tags: Steam: Fuhjem