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Mariah Kenyon – Marketing Director
Heather Lancaster – Managing Editor
Yevette Gonzales – Executive Editor
Editor-in-Chief / Founder
Specialties: Any and all PC games & some Console.
Playstyle: Cyber Terrorist
My earliest memory of playing video games was on my NES and Sega Master System in the 80′s. My dad use to bring home a new SEGA game every other day. Games like Zelda(Gold Cartridge) and SpaceHarrier were some of my all time fav’s. My first computer in the 90′s was a TANDY 486SX, and my favorite game was an educational game called Animals, it was an interactive zoo with real life video of animals. I later graduated to a SONY Viao system and built my first PC in college. I have been in love with video games and computer’s as long as I can remember. I had a really rough childhood and the Final Fantasy series played a great deal in my therapudic getaways. FF7 in particular was one of my all time favorites, there was nothing like escaping to Cosmo Canyon, or the industrial city of Midgar. In 1999 I became addicted to my first MMO besides MUD’s known as Sony EverQuest and have played many MMO’s since then. I’ve been playing RTS’s since Warcraft II and currently StarCraft II is my all time favorite RTS.
A note on my play style, I consider myself a bit of a terrorist, and my friends would agree. In MMO PVP I like to gank as any assasin type class. In RTS I love harrasing and tricking players into fighting eachother – Cold War Styles.
I started Str N Gaming because I wanted to share my gaming experiences with others. I didn’t want to make just another review or a traffic blog to make a few extra bucks. Gaming raised me in a way and it gave me strength when I needed it most. Video games taught me a lot, perhaps more than my parents ever could. I chose video games over gangs, drug addiction and other serious problems. The media tends to paint video games in a deterimental light and I intend change that! My goal is to help others find Strength in Gaming!
Co-Founder / Executive Editor
Specialties: RPG, mmorpg, fps, rts, puzzle, action
Primary: fps, action platformers
Secondary: RPG, mmorpg, rts
Play styles: Support
I have been playing video games since Atari and received a Nintendo when it first came out. Super Mario brothers were my first game with duck hunt and since then I’ve been gaming hard core. One of my first memories of video games is playing final fantasy on the nes since then I’ve always had a soft spot for RPG games. Zelda was my next obsession receiving this game as a birth day present sent me to the moon seeing that cartridge in gold just put me on cloud nine. As I got older I started getting into action games like castlevania on snes and mutant league football on genesis. My first venture into pc games was doom on my windows 3.x pc which I had to play in secret cause of the gore my parents didn’t approve of. I’ve owned every console out since the days of nes and fondly remember my friends coming over every day and taking turns playing though games. Recently I’ve taken to playing both pc and console games.
If you’re going to be playing with me rest assured I’m going to be playing support classes and ensuring your kept safe I’ve always played a heal or tank in mmorpg games, and if you’re playing fps games I’m right behind you with support skills to ensure you know where everyone is at.
My reason for being on STR n gaming is to share my gaming experiences and help give you a review of what I’ve been playing without pulling ne punches I’ll give it to you straight and also give you tips n tricks to help you get the best out of your games. So you will never see me give you a fan boy review or comments that will mislead you about if a game sucks or not I’ll give you the pros and cons and then give you my opinion at the end.
- Creative Director / Editor
Specialties: Realtime Strategy, RPG, FPS, Action, Platforming, Adventure
Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us
You can say I first fell in love with video games when my dad bought me a Donkey Kong Games and Watch at a local flea market. That led to an Atari 4200, but I began loosing interest when my parents bought me PACMAN and looked nothing like the original. When the NES hit shelves, my parents bought me the NES entertainment package that was bundled with the Zapper, R.O.B, Duck Hunt and Gyromite. This is the exact year I became a gamer. Video games became my bobbie and topic of interest at school. I was an avid subscriber to Nintendo Power, Gamepro and EGM magazine. I remember hanging out at the news stand and reading the gaming magazines at the super market while my mom did her shopping.Today, I own a PC and various consoles. I like to dabble into different genres of gaming. I’ve been playing more action games as of late though. Games similar to Uncharted, Fallout, Farcry, and Mass Effect have my interest right now as they can be played in short intervals. I tend to stay away from MMO’s due to a lack of free time.
Host / Writer
Specialties: Console games, especially bad ones
Primary: Action-adventure, Open-world games
Secondary: Shooters, Indie games
Looking forward to: GTA 5
I’ve been playing videogames since I was about 6 or 7. I started on the Magnavox Odyssey 2, one of history’s great also-ran consoles and perpetual runner-up to the Atari 2600. I got a Commodore 64 when I was about 9, and my life was forever changed. When NES and Sega Genesis came about, I moved back toward console gaming, a trend I’ve continued as I have gotten older. Sadly, using a Mac at home relegates me to the gaming ghetto of mostly indie or puzzle games, but I more than compensate with a huge PS3 library. I’m really looking forward to the imminent arrival of PS4 and Xbox One.
Veni, Vedi, Ludi. I came, I saw, I played.
Specialties: Mostly consoles and some Pc
Primary: RPG, Platform-adventure
Secondary: FPS, Fighters
Playstyle: I’m in my own world
I started off as a kid playing Sega Genesis. I never got the chance to play more than a few minutes of all the classic games at friends’ houses because I never owned them. What I did have was Mortal Kombat. I only had Sonic Spinball. It was sad, I know. However I played a lot of Doom and Doom II to make up for it. Later I got a N64 so I finally got the chance to get all those Nintendo classics I missed out on with a 64-bit bonus. But of course, I got Mortal Kombat 4 and Doom 64… I admit I didn’t know what I was doing although I did play a lot of GoldenEye to make up for that. It wasn’t until I got a Playstation with FFVII and MGS that I caught on. Since then I’ve stuck mostly to consoles and a few Pc games including a handful of Xbox games, PS2 and modest PS3 collection.When you get a chance to play a game with me you’ll often notice I’m in my own world. You’re usually safe, mostly. But this guy right here likes to get the job done with the least amount of bullshit. So better be able to hold your own.
To be honest I thought writing something about video games would be fun because I have a lot to say. I didn’t really think about all the opportunities that can come from this. I have a chance to be heard and to listen. To share something personal that I have passion for with other like-minded people. Str n Gaming is right where I want to be.