Paul Izod

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

Editor

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

Writer

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. However, I'm more than happy playing a wide range of genres on both consoles and PC. Apart from writing for Z1G, I'm also a History student.

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

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Joseph Butler-Hartley

Joseph Butler-Hartley

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

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 I make 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

Writer

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

Writer

Taylor Barkley

Writer

It’s actually quite simple. I love writing. I love playing video games. So, why not combine the two? When I’m not focusing on my academics, I’m either writing or playing video games. As a writer and avid reader I love a good story, because of this I tend to lean towards games that have a strong narrative aspect. Currently, I am studying Computer Science and Game Design in North Carolina. My ultimate goal being to one day make a name for myself in the game narrative field.

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Taylor Barkley

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

Jareth Anstey

Writer

Currently living in a tiny Village in North Yorkshire with the Missus and our two cats, Knuckles and Snape. I've been into gaming ever since having to decide between the Sega Mega Drive or a SNES at age two, (Sonic won me over in the end) and I'm a collector of all things Zelda. Mistook my adoration of Videogames and ended up doing a Bachelors in Film production, then ended up living in America for a short while and then Vancouver, Canada for 2 years. Now I'm back home, living in the middle of no-where ready to live the dream and write about Video games!

 

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Jareth Anstey

Jareth Anstey

Writer

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

Graphic Designer

Drew Pontikis

Alumni (Ex-Commercial Editor & Writer)
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

Drew Pontikis

Alumni (Ex-Commercial Editor & Writer)

Oli Smith

Alumni (Ex-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

Alumni (Ex-Writer)

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

Honourary Vice-President of Awesome

Miah Roberts

Alumni (Ex-Writer)

Playing games since I can remember, my oldest memories are of the first two games I ever owned: Pokemon Blue Version and Killer Instinct (1995) for the GameBoy. While my fondest memories are of the games that got me truly interested in video games: Super Smash Bros. Melee, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Dead Space.

Aspiring game designer and devoted to anything of the horror genre, I spend most of my time self-teaching myself the art of making video games and analyzing the very things I love. Will play anything and everything, all while paying close attention to the stories! However, when I'm not around games you can find me acting and ghost hunting

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Miah Roberts

Alumni (Ex-Writer)

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Do you love gaming? Are you looking to break in to freelance writing; for the opportunity to gain experience in journalism and showcase your work? Are you a video or audio producer and looking to gain greater exposure for your work?

If so, Zero1Gaming could be the place for you!

Zero1Gaming is a team dedicated to giving writers of all experiences a platform where they can hone their skills and showcase their abilities. The games industry is a hard one to break into and building up a portfolio of established work is invaluable to the process. Zero1Gaming is the perfect place to build up that body of work.

We have a proven track record of helping past and present members on the team develop their careers and break into the industry, so there’s no better place to start your journey into the games industry.

We accept applicants of all levels of experience, so whether you’re an established writer with a body of work to show or just someone who thinks they can turn their hand to this writing malarkey, we’d be interested to hear from you.

If you think that you’ve got what it takes and that Zero1Gaming sounds like the place for you, drop us an email to info@zero1gaming.com to take the first step on what could be a hell of a journey!