Abe Foster – Site Editor & Community Manager
Abe is an upbeat obsessive who struggles with any game deeper than it is long. He hosts the Overcast Gamer Show (a fortnightly podcast that claims to be gaming related but often veers into extended discussions about the weather and burgers) and he revels in gloom of all forms. He also adores Donkey Kong.
Favourite game: Donkey Kong Country 3
Preferred genre: Puzzle, platformer, action-adventure
Most cherished system: SNES or PlayStation 2
Best developer: 1990s RARE but nowadays, CD Projekt Red
Weird affinity: Music and rhythm games
Biggest triumph: Beating Grand Theft Auto San Andreas with no cheats or ‘charted’ death
Reagan Harper – Site Dev & Public Relations
Having survived his formative years in a small town in Taranaki King Country, where complete alienation was real should video games be mentioned in any social circle, Reagan now takes a great deal of joy in being able to openly talk games without the threat of ritual stoning.
He loves a good open world sandbox and also enjoys learning how not to suck at building websites.
Favourite game: Red Dead Redemption
Preferred genre: Open-world RPG
Most cherished system: PlayStation 2
Favourite developer: Rockstar Games (North and San Diego in particular)
Biggest heartbreak: Final Fantasy VII, when REDACTED died (still raw)
Balthazar Valentine – Video Producer
Balthazar is a self-appointed pessimist. Real issues or gaming, there’s no silver lining for him.
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 diddly, Balthazar’s preference is anything he can sink hundreds of hours into and have nothing to show for it at the end.
Favourite game: Kingdom Under Fire
Preferred genre: RPG, JPRG, MMORPG
Most cherished system: Nintendo 64
Best developer: Blizzard