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Overcast Gamer is three Kiwis (one living in the Europe) all mad about video games.

Beginning in early 2016 in a tiny Wellington pub, OCG started life as a bunch of blokes chatting rubbish about games on their lunch break. Years on, they span two continents and alongside having recorded over 50 podcasts and written countless reviews, they now cover European events such as EGX and Gamescom.

OCG has a good-sized New Zealand and Australian following. Even after expanding to the Northern Hemisphere, they’re proud to remain staunchly Kiwi: that being relaxed, curious, and taking little to heart.

Whether you’re a content junkie looking for the latest reviews or expo coverage, or a developer keen to get a few more eyes on your upcoming release, drop them a line. They’d love to hear from you.

Abe Foster (EU) Editor in Chief

Abe is an upbeat communicator and industry encyclopaedia. For some reason, he knows the geographical location of hundreds of development studios and roughly how many people work there. Abe wears many hats, serving as the OCG’s Editor, European Correspondent, “social media guy”, and host of the celebrated podcast The Overcast Gamer Show. Abe lives in the UK and adores all things passionate or puzzling.

Game: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!

Genre: Puzzle, platformer, point-and-click adventure

Most cherished system: SNES or PlayStation 2

Developer: 1990s RARE but nowadays, CD Projekt Red

Weird affinity: Music and rhythm games

Biggest triumph: Moving to Europe to “get this thing moving”.


Reagan Harper (AUS/NZ) Site Developer & Biz Dev

Growing up in small town New Zealand, Reagan discovered his passion for gaming later than many. His mid-teens had him stumble across a copy of Final Fantasy VII, after which he made the call that exploring virtual worlds would be a far better use of his time than chasing a hoop with a stick down a dirt road.

Reagan lives with his partner and two cats on the outskirts of Wellington, New Zealand. He loves motorcycles, open worlds, and learning the ins and outs of how not to suck at building digital spaces.

Game: Red Dead Redemption

Genre: Open world RPG

Most cherished system: PlayStation 2

Developer: Rockstar Games

Pet peeve: Minecraft

Biggest heartbreak: the death of REDACTED, Final Fantasy VII


Balthazar Valentine (AUS/NZ) Video Producer

Balthazar is a self-appointed ‘realist’. Real issues or gaming, he prides himself on being pragmatic and wearing his heart on his sleeve.

Since just last year, Balthazar has pledged allegiance to PC. If he had to pick otherwise, Nintendo would take it.

A jack-of-all-trades and master of ‘nada, Balthazar’s preference is anything he can sink hundreds of hours into and have nothing to show for it at the end.

Game: Kingdom Under Fire

Genre: RPG, JPRG, MMORPG

Most cherished system: Nintendo 64

Developer: Blizzard

 

Additional contributors: Scott Wilson