Paul Izod

Technical Editor
paulizod@zero1gaming.com

Aka Shamino

I can often be found tinkering with a new game or recording a new video or podcast. As well as my Technical Editor role I’m the host of the resident Faulty Pixel gaming podcast. I’ve been a gamer since the age of 5 or so and an RPG addict for as long as I can remember. Along with that I play ice hockey and I do alot of tabletop gaming (I even have a radio show for that too).

I went to University and studied History with English… which has been sooooooo worthwhile I can assure you…These days I seem to spend half my time tinkering with the site, but wouldn’t have it any other way!

Gamertag: Shamino77
Steam: Shamino77
Twitter: @paulizod & @FaultyPixelUK

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Paul Izod

Paul Izod

Technical Editor

Drew Pontikis

Commercial Editor
drewpontikis@zero1gaming.com

AKA Drew

By day, bad tempered and embittered analyst in an IT department for an insurance company. By night, bad tempered and embittered 360 player. Some call me a genuis, others call me a madman. I can’t repeat what others say. I can usually be found enjoying some FPS, sport or racing simulation action, but will have a crack at any genre that I can get my hands on.

I briefly went to university, then promptly left again when I found out about the working hours involved.

Gamertag: drewski060609

Twitter: Drew060609

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Drew Pontikis

Commercial Editor

Ed Prosser

Writer

Aka Ed

10% smart. 90% casual. 100% nerd. Multimedia Journalism student. Obsessive strategy game player, loves StarCraft more than life itself. Massive supporter of games as art and indie games. Owns a tired old workhorse of a PC, a PS3, and a hamster. Steam seems to have a direct line to my wallet, but I don’t mind. Stealth games make me go all wiggly, can’t take the tension. Smash Bros. Melee is the greatest fighting game ever designed, and I rule at it (Young Link for life).

Twitter: @Oyster_buoy
Steam: Scarybiscuits
PSN: Oyster_buoy

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Ed Prosser

Ed Prosser

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Michael Dalgleish

Writer

Aka Dowgle

Just a guy who like writing about and playing games. When I’m not taking names on FPS’ like Call of Duty and Halo I’ve been known to dabble in a bit of everything from Forza to Skyrim to Minecraft. Willing to chat and make a fool of myself, I’m that ‘funny guy’ that secretly everyone despises…

Outside of gaming I am a graduate in Sports Coaching and looking into personal training. Feel free to hit me up via the mediums below to discuss anything that tickles your fancy.’

Twitter: @dowgle
Gamertag: Dowgle
Steam: Dowgle

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Michael Dalgleish

Michael Dalgleish

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Joseph Butler-Hartley

Writer

Aka JBH

A jaded horror enthusiast, I get my kicks hiding in cupboards from whatever hideous creatures happen to be around. I’ll happily play most genres on a range of consoles and PC. Apart from writing for Z1G, I also study Public Relations at Leeds Met and I sell sea shells on the sea shore.

Gamertag: iamelhombrelobo
PSN: thisisajoe
Steam: thisisajoe
Twitter: @thisisajoe

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Joseph Butler-Hartley

Joseph Butler-Hartley

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Chris Smith

Writer

AKA Leivan
I’m a twenty-something gamer from the North-East of Scotland. By day, I’m a Computer Technician at a local IT recycling charity, where I fix and build PCs. Outside of that, most of my time is spent either sleeping or gaming, which I try accomplish in equal amounts.

I’m a massive fan of RPGs and any game with a great story. In the same vein, I love reading, which lead me to writing at a fairly young age. Recently, I decided to combine passions and start writing for Zero1Gaming.

Gamertag: Forres
PSN: Leivan
Steam: Leivan
Twitter: @Leivan

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

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Oli Smith

Writer

AKA Oli

PlayStation obsessive and Red Bull fiend. Can often be found touring the streets of both Liberty City and Stoke-On-Trent. The latter being a little less glamorous.

Will play anything and everything. Max Payne champion, adequate FIFA player and hopeless driver.

Currently studying Journalism at The University of Salford in the hopes of achieving game-reporting glory. A man can dream.

Twitter: olismith93
Facebook: Oliver Smith
PSN: zoolander93

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Oli Smith

Oli Smith

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Trent Cannon

Writer

AKA Captain America
The resident American on the team, I am an RPG junkie who is always looking for his next hit. I’ve been gaming for the better part of two decades and don’t see any chance of me slowing down now. Aside from gaming, I’m into pretty much every aspect of nerdery you can think of, from comics to D&D to cosplay, so chances are good I’m currently fanboying about something.

Steam: tlcannon
Twitter: @TrentLCannon

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Trent Cannon

Trent Cannon

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Ryan Mills

News Writer

I have always had a passion for gaming and writing. I split my time between playing video games, writing about games and talking about games. I own both an Xbox One"and a PS4. I hope to get into PC gaming by the end of the year. If I’m not gaming I’m either exercising, travelling or cheering on my beloved Newcastle United. I’m currently studying Media Arts at Plymouth University and I hope I can one day make it into the industry.

Twitter: @MILLZY_117
Facebook: Ryan Mills
PSN: millzy_117
XBL: MILLZY117
Steam: MILLZY_117

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Ryan Mills

Ryan Mills

News Writer

Sebastian Young

Writer

Aka Sashimi_Sensei&amp

I live in Japan where I spend my days scaring the local population with my foreignness. When I’m not making small children cry, I’m usually playing something shootery bang bang, where small children cry.

I’m also partial to a nice big open world game that I can get lost in for a few months at a time, where I can roam in peace without getting tea bagged by an obnoxious 14 year old.

When not gaming, I’m either working, or trying to order food from a waitress who seems to think I’m speaking martian.It’s the dream, I’ll tell you

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Sebastian Young

Sebastian Young

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Thomas 'Kimmo' Kuppe

Writer

Aka Kimmo

Kimmo is a contemptuous old coot. With experience in video games dating back to 1988 and a schizophrenic range of games he boasts an impressive range of knowledge of gamings best, and worst. Dwelling in the desolate wastes of the American Midwest he brings to Zero1Gaming a perspective that looks for positive qualities in even the worst games.

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Thomas 'Kimmo' Kuppe

Thomas 'Kimmo' Kuppe

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Chris Halpin-Durband

Writer

I'm a self employed web developer, graphic designer and copywriter, because what else can you do with a master's degree in English? This helps me pay the bills for my two great obsessions in life; gaming and martial arts. When I'm not teaching swordsmanship and Western martial arts in the historic city of York in the UK I tend to be immersed in an MMO, tackling a simulation or getting lost in a fantasy or sci-fi world.
I'm a fan of most genres of games (with the exceptions of sports games and JRPG's) and started gaming on the family Commodore Plus/4 before graduating to a much more powerful ZX Spectrum 128k. From there it was just a short hop to various consoles before making the jump to the Amiga 1200, and the rest, as they say, is history. I'm a die-hard PC gamer and obsessive tinkerer, I often spend as much time modding games as I do playing them.

Facebook : facebook.com/Quixoticish
Twitter : @Quixoticish
Gamertag : Quixoticish
Steam : Quixoticish

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Chris Halpin-Durband

Chris Halpin-Durband

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Ed Spader

Writer

I am a gaming fanatic. I invest far too much time and money into gaming and techno gadgets, anime and comic books, tabletop RPG's and boardgames for a man my age. My wife calls me an old nerd, and I guess that's true.

I prefer RPG's with big, open worlds and strategy games with massive tech trees and a good story. I also enjoy adventure games that make me think with lifelike characters I can connect with.

When I'm not playing games, I'm working as an IT administrator in between naps.

Want to catch me online?

Twitter: ep_spader
Gamertag: PinePatriot
Steam: edspader

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Ed Spader

Ed Spader

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Emma Picknell

Graphic Designer

Gaming since the age of 7. I was the queen of Sonic CD in my household (And Still Am). I started with an Atari 7800 because it was all my family could afford, And then we went to the Sega Multi CD, Got a PC, got addicted to Command and Conquer and then Finally we bought a Playstation 2 and since then, I have never really looked back. I game with friends, I game at 3 am when I don't realise the time or when I just can't sleep and I game on the go. And when I'm not gaming, I'm a Marvel fangirl. What more could you ask for?

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Emma Picknell

Emma Picknell

Graphic Designer

Tim Bowers

Honourary Vice-President of Awesome

Aka Timbosaurus! RAWWWWWWR

Just your average Zelda playing, Dinosaur loving, Unicorn Hugger. I occasionally chip in and write something, but most of my time is spent making sure that my team of whippersnappers do what I say. Bossing people around has never been so much fun!

Gamertag: N/A
PSN:timbow1982
Steam:timbow1982
Twitter: @timbow1982

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Tim Bowers

Tim Bowers

Honourary Vice-President of Awesome

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Do you love gaming? Are you looking to break in to freelance writing, or to gain experience in journalism? Or have you simply been teabagging noobs and just have to tell the world about it? Well then good news!

Zero1gaming.com are looking for new writers and want to hear from you!

We’re looking for writers who are passionate about gaming and gamers who are passionate about writing. We cover titles ranging from Android and IOS through to PC, from Microsoft to Sony, and even classic console gaming. We’re looking for writers who are able to provide weekly feature articles and reviews, or to provide regular news reports from around the gaming world.

In return, we’ll give you the opportunity to gain real world experience in the world of journalism. We’ll also give you the chance to conduct interviews with people around the industry, as well as the occasional review copy of the games you’re interested in.

If you’re interested or would like to find out more about what might be in store for you, contact info@zero1gaming.com with an example piece of writing and we’ll get in touch.

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