Rhain discovered a long time ago that mixing one of his passions (video games) with the other (writing) might be a good idea, and now he’s been stuck in the industry for over four years with no way of escaping. His favourite games are those with deep and captivating narratives: while it would take far too long to list them all, some include L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption, Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Last of Us, and the Uncharted series.
Ben meandered his way around different publications before realising that writing about games is pretty much the best thing ever. Now Deputy Editor for the site, Ben has a strong fondness for experimental indies, spectacle fighters, and any game with a unique gameplay hook. His particular passions are shedding light on lesser-known titles and uncovering the aspects of gaming that really make players tick. If you have any Silent Hill 2 fan theories, he’d love to hear them.
Michael fell into the OnlySP team toward the end of 2017. You’ll mostly catch his work over in the news area, but that doesn’t mean he won’t dip into the features section every now and then. For him, gaming doesn’t get much better than Metal Gear Solid and Super Mario Sunshine. Though he is a die-hard Nintendo fan, he grew up on PlayStation.
Pharmaceutical magazine editorial and production assistant by day, OnlySP subeditor by night, Amy McKavanagh loves words, grammar, and punctuation regardless of the publication. She was born and raised in North Queensland, Australia, where she attended primary school, high school, and university. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Media & Writing from James Cook University. Early 2017, she packed all of her belongings into a suitcase and moved with her partner, Damien Lawardorn, to the land of tea and crumpets… and apparently lots of rain, but that doesn’t actually happen in England. She hopes to one day publish works of her own, yet, for the meantime, editing the work of others will suffice.
Sub-Editor, former Editor-in-Chief, the closest thing we have to a Community Manager, and MASSIVE pain in the arse, Damien hails from Tropical North Queensland in Australia and has been around OnlySP since before it was OnlySP. He’s a novelist-to-be (one day), with a keen interest in the meeting of games and stories. Among his favourite games are Valkyria Chronicles, the Devil May Cry series, Heavy Rain, and Sudoku.
Hailing from outback New South Wales, Australia, Mitchell can prattle on about science fiction shooters and tactics-RPGs until the cows come home, but he loves to critique any game in entertaining and informative fashion. He also bears a passion for the real-life stories that emerge out of game development
Another Canadian, eh? Daniel fell in love with video game’s media at a young age, often visiting message boards for walkthroughs and opinionated reviews. It has been his dream to come full circle and contribute to the industry that helped him over the years. As a University graduate he promises to maintain integrity and honesty in his writing. Some of his favourite games include Conker’s Bad Fur Day, The Witcher 3, Catherine, and Bloodborne.
What does a fitness instructor like to do with their spare time? Write about video games obviously. Amy has been obsessed with video games ever since watching her parents play Crash Bandicoot on PS1. All these years later, she is thrilled to get to share her thoughts on the games she loves so much.
Amy Davidson is a freelance writer living in South Australia with a cat, two axolotls, and a husband. When she received a copy of Sonic 2 on the Master System for her seventh birthday, a lifelong obsession with gaming was born. Through the Nintendo–Sega wars of the ’90s to the advent of 3D graphics and the indie explosion of today, she loves watching the game industry grow and can’t wait to see what’s coming up next.
Rebecca Hills-Duty lives in the UK and has worked as a videogame and technology writer since early 2017, utilising her background in technology and computing. She has been a gamer and console collector since the days of the Commodore 64, and often acts as the resident expert in VR. She also hosts a weekly gaming related radio show on RadioSEGA.
Part of the UK team, Richard enjoys a bit of everything. From covering news, to meeting up with devs at events, Rich has done it all and loves every minute of it. No task is too big or too small and each new opportunity is a chance to grow as writer.
Chris is a born and raised Canadian, Eh. He has a passion for game design and the community behind games, what they can teach and the subtle points games can make. He is a college graduate of Game Development with a specialization in Animation. Always looking to learn something new with passions in all things nerdy and human nature.
Craig fell in love with video games after being spoiled with all of the NES games he could ever want as a kid, and his passion for gaming continues decades later. After discovering a knack for writing in grade school, the two have come together nicely for him. River City Ransom and Final Fantasy VII are his jams.
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