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Alex Co – Editor-in-Chief
–Favorite Games: Battlefield franchise, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter II, Lunar, Final Fantasy IX and whatever Naughty Dog cooks up.
Alex Co has been infatuated by games ever since he first held his hands on a keyboard and control pad. Not only did it escalate when he grew up playing fighting games in the arcades, but it was enough to convince him that covering games is what he wanted to do for a living until the day he can say “game over.” Nowadays, you can see him playing the latest multiplayer game, and calling everyone “noobs” for no good reason, tackling the latest AAA action-adventure game, watching the latest horror film or educating his two daughters that gaming is one of life’s essentials regardless if people believe him or not.
Anthony “Sev” Severino – Founder/Director of Content & Operations
–Favorite Games: Mortal Kombat II, Final Fantasy Tactics, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Metal Gear Solid
Anthony founded PlayStation LifeStyle back in 2008 and turned the site into a major brand, reaching over 2M unique users monthly. After selling the site to Evovle Media in 2010, Anthony was hired to continue to operate PlayStation LifeStyle and take on the management of GameRevolution.com. Anthony went on to grow GameRevolution in addition to PlayStation LifeStyle by over 250% during his tenure. As Anthony’s expertise grew across additional content categories, Anthony was promoted to Executive Editor of CraveOnline.com – a premiere Men’s lifestyle destination. After taking on additional responsibilities at the business operations level, Anthony took on a larger role with the company, managing 13 Men’s lifestyle sites across Entertainment, Gaming, Sports, Music, and more. Anthony now manages the entire CraveOnline network of websites, driving over 250 million views per month, reaching over 25 million unique monthly users, and leads a social media audience of over 4.25 million followers.
Cameron Teague – PR Manager/Reviews Coordinator
–Favorite Games: Ultima Online, Suikoden III, Counter-Strike: Source
Cameron has been a gamer ever since he first got hooked on Gemfire for the SNES way back when. RPG’s, specifically the Suikoden series, are his poison of choice when it comes to gaming, but he enjoys almost every genre out there. In the odd case that Cameron is not gaming (seriously, it rarely happens), he is a proud father of 2 and a huge anime/manga buff. Cameron has always been a fan of the PlayStation brand and has been working for PSLS since 2007.
Mack Ashworth – Managing Editor/Multimedia Manager
-Favorite games: Call of Duty 4, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid
Mack is an FPS kind of guy. When he’s not playing shooters, he’s usually making videos about them. YouTube is his main platform, and has provided him with the means to do what he loves every single day, for which he is extremely grateful.
With a gaming history full of classic Sony titles, Mack is proud to be a part of the passionate PlayStation LifeStyle community.
Chandler Wood – Senior Editor/Lead Reviewer
–Favorite Games: Metal Gear Solid, Kingdom Hearts, Red Dead Redemption
Chandler has been playing video games for most of his life, starting in the late 80’s (his life that is). His first real passion and appreciation for games however, came with the PlayStation and Final Fantasy VII. Since that time he has become a dedicated PlayStation advocate and an avid PSN trophy hunter, with an impressive trophy count to back his gaming claims that can be viewed here, and as of 2012, a member of the PSLS staff. ‘Chandy’ has an amazing wife that fully supports his love of games, beer, coffee, and PlayStationLifeStyle.
Jason Dunning – Senior Editor/Lead News Writer
Heath Hindman – Senior Editor/Japanese Editor
–Favorite Games: Final Fantasy Tactics, Nier, Skies of Arcadia -Also can be found on GameRevolution.com and RPGLand.com When PSLS needs eyes on the streets of Japan, Heath is the go-to guy. He’s been writing game news and reviews online since 2002 and joined the PlayStation LifeStyle team in 2010. You’ll usually see him writing import reviews, Japanese news updates, and PlayStation JapanStyle.
Zarmena Khan – News & Features Contributor
-Favorite games: Assassin’s Creed franchise, Heavy Rain, LA Noire, GTA: San Andreas, anything action-adventure
Zarmena’s long-term relationship with video games began when she discovered her father’s collection of video games for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum at a time when gaming was “something only boys did.” Discouraged by a culture of non-acceptance, she went on to complete higher education and ended up with a Master of Science degree from the UK, specializing in international business. After living in two continents and having worked for various multinationals and the British government, she decided to take a leap of faith like Ezio Auditore and recently settled for freelancing in the games industry. She’s proud to be a part of PSLS.
Paulmichael Contreras – Contributing Editor
–Favorite Games: Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Uncharted, Battlefield
Paulmichael has been with PlayStation LifeStyle in some fashion since 2008. Living just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, he’s been able to live his lifelong dream of attending E3 not just once, but seven times! A thoughtful reviewer, every game you see scored by PmC has been given careful attention. Paulmichael is also an Android fan and an avid snowboarder.
D’yani Wood – Contributing Editor
–Favorite Games: The Sims, Skyrim, Journey
A not-so-rare girl gamer, D’yani has loved playing video games in various forms her whole life. She is our own writer Chandler’s lifetime co-op buddy. She plays all the MMOs and open-world RPGs, so her busy husband can play them vicariously through her while still maintaining a job (or two). As a graphic designer and photographer, she loves all the beautiful, deep, and emotional aspects of video games. She is a lover of The Beatles, animals, and being nice.
Louis Edwards – Contributing Editor
–Favorite Games: Ridge Racer 7, MLB: The Show ,Gran Turismo
Louis is a Contributing Editor at PlayStation LifeStyle. His gaming experience goes way back to the late 70’s arcade era and rumor has it that he still owns an Atari 2600 console. He is the father of 3 and grandfather of 2. Donations for his daughter’s education at UC San Diego are gladly accepted. (JK?) He has been with PSLS since 2009 and covers live events in the San Francisco area. GDC anyone?
Michael Briers – Contributing Editor
–Favorite Games: Metal Gear Solid 2, Devil May Cry, Age of Empires II, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy X, Persona 4.
Weaned on a diet of action titles, horror games and RPGs — both Western and Japanese — Michael’s long-time relationship with the industry spans all genres. His love for PlayStation is matched only by his love for Taylor Swift, and when he’s not playing video games he’s usually writing about them with pride for PlayStation LifeStyle.
Tyler Treese – Contributing Editor
–Favorite Games: Metal Gear Solid 2, Animal Crossing, INSIDE
Tyler has enjoyed video games, both large and small, ever since he was a child with a Sega Genesis controller in hand. When he isn’t playing through strange retro games like Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular, he can be found meditating under a waterfall to grow his beard or eating pizza. Probably the latter.