An Updated GameJournoPros List

A Plant
8 min readJan 9, 2015


Breitbart’s list has incorrect people, twitter accounts, past history and missing members. Milo never updated it.
I fixed many of these issues and found some missing people as well (not all). A summary of changes made is at the bottom of this page.

Please note not everyone was involved in unethical behavior, or as William Usher puts it:

[Note: Not everyone on the Game Journo List is guilty of collusion, conspiracy to commit collusion, or abusing their position through malfeasance. Please do not harass or attack anyone on the list. Thank you.]William Usher

Last Updated —August 24, 2015


Adam Rosenberg —Games Reporter at Mashable, former Digital Trends Gaming and Movies Editor
Alex Navarro — senior editor at Giant Bomb, former PR specialist for Harmonix, GameSpot editor
Alex Rubens — Content Producer RedBull, RedBullESPORTS, freelance (Various Publications)
Alexa Ray Corriea “arcorriea” —Editor at GameSpot, former Polygon Reporter
Andrew A Cunningham — Senior Product Specialist/Reviewer Ars Technica
Andrew Fitch — Managing editor at EGM, Editorial director and consultant at Geekbox Media
Andrew Groen — author of A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online, former writer at Wired, Penny Arcade Report, former freelance
Andrew Hayward — freelance Macworld, PCWorld, former IGN, Polygon, G4, EGM, Joystiq
Andy Chalk — freelance at PC Gamer
Andy Eddy —freelance, author, former Content Creator at Movoto (real estate referral site), former EIC at Future US
Annette Cardwell (old)— Yahoo! Shine, Wikia
Anthony John Agnello —Senior Social Editor at GamesRadar+, former Joystiq X Engadget Community Manager, The AV Club, Edge, Fast Company

Ben Kuchera — Editor at Polygon, former Penny Arcade Report, Ars Technica
Ben Gilbert — former Senior Editor for Engadget
Billy Shibley — Social/Community for Destiny (Activision), former Editorial Manager at Machinima
Blake Snow — freelance Fox News, former freelance Ars Technica, Joystiq, GamePro, Crispy Gamer, Wired, MSNBC, CNN, and more
Brad Gallaway — Managing Editor of
Brad Shoemaker — senior editor at Giant Bomb, former GameSpot editor
Brandon Boyer — Chairman of Indie Games Festival (IGF)
Brandon Cackowski-Schnell — writer at, The Escapist
Brandon Justice —Game Designer and producer at KBJ Games, former, Gamefan, IGN, SEGA, EA, and EGM
Brian Leahy (private) — ZeroLag Communications, former Shacknews, G4tv
Britton Peele — Entertainment Editor Dallas Morning News, freelance writer for GameSpot, GamesRadar, Joystiq, GameChurch and more

Casey Johnston — freelance, former culture editor Ars Technica
Cassandra “Savethekitsune” Khaw — The Verge reporter, former PC Gamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, USGamer
Charles Husemann — Development Manager at Resource, Gaming Nexus EIC
Chris Dahlen — Game dev and writer, former Kill Screen EIC
Chris Morris — CNBC, Variety, Coast to Coast Radio
Chris Plante — Senior Editor at The Verge, co-founder and former Editor at large of Polygon
Christopher Grant — Editor-in-Chief at Polygon, former EIC of Joystiq
Conrad Zimmerman — Podcaster, freelance writer/critic
Cory Banks — Former Managing Editor at PC Gamer

Dale North (private) — Senior Editor at GamesBeat, former EIC at Destructoid
Dalibor Dimovski / Dali — EIC at, senior creative designer at Johnson Controls (automotive, battery manufacturing company)
Dan Crabtree — Director of High School Ministries at Immanuel Bible Church, former GamerNode editor
Dan “Shoe” Hsu — Sr Mgr Partner Alliance at PlayStation, Former EGM/1UP/GamesBeat/Bitmob
Dan “nowheredan” Stapleton — IGN, PC Gamer
Daniel Feit — freelance, Wired, former 1UP
Daniel Starkey — freelance at Eurogamer, GameSpot, Joystiq, Kotaku
Danielle Riendeau — Senior Reviewer at Polygon
Dave Tach — Polygon Reporter
David Thomas — Denver Post, founder of IGJA,,
Dean Takahashi — Lead Writer for Games Beat at Venture Beat
Dennis Scimeca — The Daily Dot, formerly Ars Technica, NPR, GamesBeat, Polygon, Kotaku, The Escapist, Gamasutra
Devin Connors — Social Media and Community Manager at Corsair Memory, former Tech Editor at The Escapist, freelance TomsGuide, GameFrontCom
Devin Kofsky — Social Media at Celebrity Cruise, former co-founder, writer

Eric Eckstein — Director of Editorial at Esquire Network, G4TV,
Eric Frederiksen / piratesyar — Technobuffalo writer
Eric L. Patterson / Pikoeri Egm (old) — Executive Editor EGM, ex GameFan, ex Play

Garnett Lee — senior business development manager at FireTV, former GarnettOnGames, Weekend Confirmed, 1UP Yours, Listen UP (all podcasts)
Garrett Martin — Paste games editor, Boston Herald game critic
George Weidman — Super Bunnyhop (YouTube), interviewed Greg Lisby (full interview, original video)
Greg Tito — former EIC at The Escapist
Gregory Gay — former writer at The Escapist

Hamza Aziz / cybernetictigerz — former CEO at Destructoid
Harold Goldberg / mediacur — author, former freelance for New York Times, NPR, Kotaku, Crispy Gamer, and more
Heidi Kemps — founder of, former Freelance G4, Joystiq, 1UP, GameSpot, The Escapist, Xbox Magazine, PlayStation Magazine, and more

Issac Ferderspiel — Senior Editor at IndieHaven, former Game Informer Intern

Jake Gaskill — Blindlight (video game production company) Freelance Voice Production Coordinator, former G4 editor
James Fudge — Editor
Jared Newman — Writer for PCWorld, TechHive, Popular Mechanics and Fast Company
Jason Fanelli — Arcade Sushi, GamesRadar, PocketGamer, Gamernode
Jason Leyanna (no twitter) — Realm of Gaming
Jason Schreier — Kotaku news editor, former Wired
Jason Venter — EIC Honest Gamers, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, Joystiq
Jason Wilson — Managing Editor for GamesBeat. Ex-group ME, GamePro
Jeffrey Matulef — US News Editor at Eurogamer (Former AV Club, G4TV, Paste, Joystiq, OXM)
Jeremy Zoss — Encore Software marketing manager, Zoss Media, former writer at Merrill Corporation, freelance
Joe Osborne — TechRadar reviews editor
John Funk — John Funk Communications, former Vox Media, Polygon, The Escapist (EditorialComplex on reddit and is very active in GamerGhazi)
Jonathan Deesing — freelance, former IGN, Joystiq, G4, and more
Jorge Jimenez — Dualshockers Staff Writer
Joseph Leray (old) — TouchArcade, Destructoid
Josh Tolentino — Destructoid contributor, Editor
Julian Murdoch — freelance at PC Gamer, GameSpy, Gamers with Jobs, Unwinnable, Kill Screen, engadget, and more
Julian “Jaz” Rignall — editorial director USGamer, former GamePro, IGN
Justin McElroy — Polygon managing editor

Kate Cox — Consumerist,, former Kotaku writer
Kevin Kelly — Wired founding executive editor
Kyle Orland — Senior Gaming Editor for Ars Technica, former Gamasutra, Joystiq, Crispy Gamer
Kyle Horner — Developer at WB Games/Turbine, Writer, Editor

Leah B. Jackson — Riot Games eSports web content coordinator, former IGN, G4
Leigh Alexander — Offworld EIC, former Editor-At-Large Gamasutra, co-founder and consultant at Agency For Games (video game consultant agency), former writer at Edge, Kotaku, BoingBoing, Polygon, and more
Logan Westbrook — The Escapist
Lou Kesten — Associated Press ( video gamer reviewer
Ludwig Kietzmann —US Editor-in-Chief at GamesRadar+, former Joystiq EIC, Engadget, GEAR Magazine

Maddy Myers —Editor at The Mary Sue, co-host of Isometric Podcast, former PasteGames Assistant Editor
Mark Burnham — Online Media Manager QuinStreet, former EIC at Game Front
Matt Cabral (TheGameGoat) — IGN, XboxWire, GameSpot, and more
Matt Clark — Freelance writer at IGN, 1UP
Matt Hawkins — FORT90ZINE creator, Producer & Curator at AttractMode, Provisional Community Arts Coordinator & Game Programs Consultant at BentoMiso
Matt Matthews — Gamasutra
Matthew Kumar — Freelance, CEO of MKULTRAgames, publisher of exp.?
Matthew Sakey (no twitter) — Freelance, NYU game center
Max Parker — Columnist for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Meghan Sullivan — IGN
Michael McWhertor — Deputy News Editor at Polygon
Michael Rougeau — Games Editor for Playboy Enterprises, former freelance for Kotaku, GameSpot, TechRadar, Digital Trends, and more
Michael Zenke — The Elder Scrolls Online Senior Content Designer (ZeniMax Online Studios), former SOE game designer, Slashdot, EIC Weblogs, freelance
Mike Futter — News Editor at Game Informer
Mike Wehner — Daily Dot, USA Today, Yahoo
Mitch Dyer — IGN Editor

N’Gai Croal — Hit Detection founder (video game consultant company), former Newsweek writer
N. Evan Van Zelfden — Venture Beat, The Escapist, Slate
Nathan Grayson — Kotaku, former Rock Paper Shotgun
Nathan Meunier — Freelance, podcaster
Nick Chester — PR Harmonix, former EIC of Destructoid (06–11)
Yanier “Niero” Gonzalez — Destructoid founder and chairman

Patrick Klepek — Giant Bomb news editor, former EGM, G4TV, 1UP
Phillip Kollar — Polygon, Game Informer

Raymond Padilla —
Richard Clark (Dead Yet Living) — Leadership Journal Associate Editor, Managing Editor at, former EIC at
Richard Mitchell —PR at Tulsa Chamber, former Joystiq Reviews Content Director
Rob Zacny — PCGamesN, The Escapist, Polygon, IGN
Rod “Slasher” Breslau — eSports Journalist, Former OnGamers, GameSpot, CBS Interactive
Rollin Bishop — Contributing Editor at LaughingSquid, former Geekosystem — The Mary Sue, IGN
Ron Whitaker —Community Manager at The Escapist, former GameFront Managing Editor
Russ Pitts —Flying Saucer Media Founder, former Polygon, The Escapist, TechTV, Co-founder of
Ryan Fleming — Founder/Editor of Dead Beats and Cinema Editor Digital Trends (former)
Ryan Kuo — editor at Kill Screen
Ryan Scott — Editorial Director at Geekbox Media
Ryan Smith — freelance at The Onion and RedEyeChicago, copywriter at NextGen Climate

Sam Machovech — Tech Reporter Ars Technica
Samit Sarkar — Polygon , formerly at Destructoid
Sarah LeBoeuf — Freelance, Copywriter at QVC, former News Reporter at The Escapist, board member of
Scott Nichols — freelance at NBCUniversal, IGN, Digital Spy Reporter
Scott Steinberg — CEO of TechSavvy, Video Game Mock Reviews/Consulting, Keynote Speaker, author (has written several books about video games), former freelance
Sebastian Haley — Founder, Creative Director Downward Viral, former VentureBeat
Simon Ferrari — Indie Business Manager at Shinra Technologies, co-organizer (eSports Curator) at IndieCade, former professor in NYU
Sinan Kubba —PR Coordinator at Rebellion Developments, former Joystiq editor, G4, The Escapist, Ars Technica
Sophie/Sam Prell (Sincerelysophie) — GamesRadar+ News Editor, contributor at Digital Trends, former Joystiq editor
Steven L. Kent (no twitter) — Book Writer, freelance lots of places from the past
Steve Haske — Wired, Medium (blogging), Complex Mag
Steve Johnson — Senior Editor/New Media Producer NBCUniversal, former G4
Stu Horvath — EIC Unwinnable, freelance
Susan Arendt — Managing Editor at GamesRadar+, former Managing Editor at Joystiq, Co-founder of

Taylor Cocke — Web coordinator at Riot Games/Lolesports, former writer at IGN, Edge, and others
Tim Stevens — CNET Editor at Large
Timothy J. Seppala — Engadget contributing editor
Tina Amini — Deputy Editor at Kotaku
Tom Chick —, freelance at Honest Gamers
Tom Curtis — Associate Digital Marketing Manager at Ubisoft, former Gamasutra news editor

Will Tuttle — Sr. Communications Manager for Xbox and Editorial Overseer of Xbox Wire, IGN (past)
William O’Neal — EIC Softonic, former EIC TechRader
William Usher — Contributing Writer Cinema Blend/Gaming Blend,

Xav De Matos —Editorial Director at GamingInsiders, former Joystiq Features Content Director

Yannick LeJacq — Motherboard (VICE), Kotaku UK

Zack Stern — PCWorld, Macworld, others

Entries Added, Verified, and Corrected

Blake Snow Verified [archive]
Hamza Aziz Verified

Matt Hawkins Verified [source (3rd image)]
Michael Zenke Verified [source (2nd image)]

Ryan Smith Verified
Richard Clark Verified [source (2nd image)]
Stu Horvath Verified [archive]

Stephen Johnson Verified [archive]
John Funk as EditorialComplex on reddit Verified

Andrew Fitch’s Twitter Found —
Dale North’s Twitter Found — (private)
Gregory Gay’s Twitter Found —
Jared Newman’s Twitter Found —
Ryan Kuo’s Twitter Found —
Sam Machovech’s Twitter Found —

Andrew A Cunningham’s Twitter Corrected
Matt Cabral’s Twitter Corrected
Jason Wilson’s Twitter Corrected
Julian “Jaz” Rignall’s Twitter Corrected

David Thomas’s Identity Corrected and Twitter Found — wasn’t directly verified by William Usher, but he did RT me when I found him

William O’Neal Added (we already know he’s in GJPs)

Laura Kate Dale Removed (was never on the list [archive])

Leigh Alexander, Patrick Klepek, Matt Clark, and Russ Pitts Added

NOTE: I only add people who have been verified. I have a few guesses as to who is missing, but until verification is made, they won’t appear here. If you see any mistakes or wish to speak with me, contact me on twitter (EDIT: I have deactivated my twitter account. Bonegolem on twitter is the next best person to speak with if there are any changes/updated made).