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Chandler Wood – Editor-in-Chief

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Favorite Games: Destiny, Metal Gear Solid, Kingdom Hearts, Red Dead Redemption

Chandler has been playing video games for most of his life, starting in the late 80s (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 PlayStation LifeStyle.


Anthony “Sev” Severino – Founder/Director of Content & Operations

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Favorite Games: Mortal Kombat II, Final Fantasy Tactics, The Legend of Zelda: BotW, 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 – Executive Editor

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Favorite Games: Ultima Online, Suikoden III, Counter-Strike: Source, Ni no Kuni, Persona 3

Cameron has been a gamer ever since he first got hooked on Gemfire for the SNES way back when. RPGs, 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 fan of Kpop, Kdramas, and anime. Cameron has always been a fan of the PlayStation brand and has been working for PSLS since 2009.


Jenni Lada – Copy Editor

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Favorite Games: Valkyria Chronicles, The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars, Stardew Valley, Fire Emblem Awakening, Persona 4 Golden, Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side Premium: 3rd Story

Jenni’s first experience with gaming involved playing with her parents’ Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PlayStation 4, WonderSwan Color, and even a Vectrex!) She started out writing at Ctrl+Alt+Del’s now-defunct CAD Media offshoot and has since worked in editorial capacities at GamerTell, Siliconera, CheatCC, Michibiku, [email protected], and GeekParty. She’s glad to join the PSLS family and hopes gaming’s future remains region-free.


Paulmichael Contreras – Contributing Editor

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Favorite Games: No Man’s Sky, God of War, Gran Turismo, Titanfall, Warframe

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.


Louis Edwards – Contributing Editor

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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. He has been with PSLS since 2009 and covers live events in the San Francisco area. GDC anyone?


Michael Briers – Contributing Editor

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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.


Blake Grundman – Contributing Editor

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Favorite Games: Destiny, Halo, Portal and Peggle

A longstanding member of the PC master race, Blake saw the light and jumped ship to consoles during the PS3 generation. He’s spent the last decade of his life writing words about games for the citizens of the internet to enjoy. Blake enjoys strong IPAs, long walks on the beach, and wrecking shop in Iron Banner. His superpower is the ability to communicate in the PlayStation Lifestyle Slackchat channel, using exclusively GIFs. It is a gif and a curse.


Zarmena Khan – Weekend News Writer

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-Favorite games: Assassin’s Creed, Heavy Rain, LA Noire, GTA: San Andreas

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.


Joseph Yaden – News Writer

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Favorite Games: Guitar Hero/Rock Band, Dark Souls, Resident Evil 7, Hotline Miami, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5

Joseph is a Northern Kentucky University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. After realizing his passions lie elsewhere, he decided to pursue a career in games journalism with the goal of climbing to the top. He loves action RPGs like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, but is also fond of quirky Nintendo games on the Switch. Joseph can be found listening to prog metal and patiently waiting on that new Tool album.


Brianna Reeves – News Writer

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Favorite Games: Mortal Kombat Trilogy, The Last of Us, THPS2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Batman: Arkham City

While the SNES is responsible for Brianna’s first gaming memories, a borrowed PlayStation and Mortal Kombat 3 turned the hobby into a passion. This passion has influenced nearly every aspect of her life, even finding its way into her studies. A fondness for the various ways in which stories are told in games, mixed with her love of writing, inspired Brianna to pursue the Master’s Degree she’s recently earned in English Literature. When she’s not writing or gaming, Brianna is either reading comics or watching one of the two dozen television shows based on them.


Lucas White – News Writer

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Favorite Games: EarthBound, Dragon Quest IX, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Mega Man 2, Donkey Kong Country

Lucas turned to games writing after a career of drinking beer and selling movie tickets didn’t work out. He went to school for journalism, and resents every oxford comma he’s forced to use. He enjoys video games like everyone else does, but cares about them a little bit more than his friends. He’s also had a short story published, once, and is working on the next one with all the free time he doesn’t have. Also, Dragon Ball figures were on his wedding cake.


Aidan Simonds – News Writer

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Favorite Games: Kingdom Hearts, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Pokemon SoulSilver, Final Fantasy X, Super Mario World

After a gaming hobby that started with the SNES, Aidan decided to start writing about games so he wouldn’t have to ramble to his friends anymore. Aidan spends too much of his time learning about video game lore and useless corporate information. Even though he has a backlog full of games, you can probably catch him trying to be a Keyblade and/or Pokemon master yet again. When he sometimes ventures outside of that, he has been known to enjoy a good JRPG or platformer from time to time. And when he’s not doing that he’s probably watching television, writing about television, or listening to Ariana Grande.


Annette Polis – Social Media Manager

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Favorite Games: Final Fantasy IX, Persona 4 Golden, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, Yomawari

Annette’s been gaming since the 80s when she fell in love with Dark Chambers on the Atari 2600. Since then, she’s discovered a love for JRPGs, quirky indie games, and is addicted to both Fallout and Elder Scrolls franchises. She’s also addicted to Japanese culture, has an unhealthy obsession for Sailor Moon, and loves her Nendoroid collection as though they were all real boys and girls.


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