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Sophia Tong: Global Editor in Chief

On the Radar: Sophia is a transplanted Canadian who decided several years ago that she was done with boring office jobs, and decided to go back to school and study journalism. She spent years writing for various websites, not knowing she could turn it into a career. Before GamesRadar, she worked at IGN for a few months and then spent more than three years working at GameSpot. Now she's ready to rule the internet with this kickass team. When she’s not busy playing random video games she likes to bake cupcakes, take embarrassing photos of her dog, and take naps.

First Gaming Obsession: Beast (ASCII game on the PC)

Pro Tip: Mudding (multi-user dungeon) is dangerous. Don’t do it.

Follow Sophia on Twitter: @sophiatong

Ryan Taljonick: Executive Editor (US)

On the Radar: Ryan’s parents always scolded him as a child for spending too much time indoors playing video games. “Go outside,” they’d chide, “and use your imagination.” Upon deciding that outdoor adventuring was for babies, Ryan instead used his imagination to build incredible amusement parks in Theme Park (much to the dismay of his father, who had hoped young Ryan would grow up to be a baseball star). He went on to study journalism at Central Michigan University, and has since worked as a staff editor for PlayStation: The Official Magazine, @Gamer Magazine, and now GamesRadar. Also, cartwheels are his preferred method of locomotion, which is problematic because he cannot pull one off successfully. 

First gaming obsession: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

Pro Tip: Wanna make some easy money? Give your WoW account to a raiding friend, then steal it back months later and sell it on eBay. 

Follow Ryan on Twitter: @RyanTaljonick

Henry Gilbert: Features Editor

On the Radar: Growing up under Florida’s hot sun, Henry found comfort indoors playing videogames while hiding out from fresh air. Following years of practice with the alphabet, he eventually learned how to put words in sentences, which inspired him to be a writer. He then came to California to strike it rich in the lucrative game journalism world. He currently lives in a studio apartment somewhat bigger than a prison cell.

First Gaming Obsession: Super Mario Bros (NES)

Pro Tip: Crouch on the white block near the end of World 1-3 in Mario 3 to get your first warp whistle.

Follow Henry on Twitter: @hEnereyG

Lorenzo Veloria: Editor

On the Radar: After graduating with a BS in Business and becoming exposed to the cruel realities that he had to get a job, Lorenzo chased the corporate monster, landing jobs labeling stool samples, working in an internet start-up, and even manning the trenches of game testing. Now he’s taken refuge in GamesRadar’s cheats and guides pages learning the ropes of games journalism, and helping gamers in their struggle with achievement and trophy related strife.

First Gaming Obsession: Contra (NES)

Pro Tip: Ignore the scowl. Just bring a sandwich, a beverage brewed with hops, and Star Wars Trivial Pursuit and everything will be all right.

Follow Lorenzo on Twitter: @LVeloria

Lucas Sullivan: Associate Editor

On the Radar: When Lucas was 10, he got his first console for Christmas, the almighty Super Nintendo--and his parents worried that he would play until he passed out due to lack of sleep and/or food. This was but one chapter in Lucas' lifelong passion for all things gaming. Having grown up reading stacks upon stacks of gaming magazines, Lucas decided that he would combine his knack for writing and his love of videogames by going into journalism. After nabbing a BA in Journalism from Rutgers University and interning at PC Gamer, he joined the talented crew at GamesRadar to live out his lifelong dream.

First Gaming Obsession: Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)

Pro Tip: Chain-spamming flatland tricks is the key to high scores in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.

Follow Lucas on Twitter: @Ljrepresent

Andy Hartup: Executive Editor (UK)

On the Radar: Although he only joined the GamesRadar team in 2013, people have been paying Andy to write about games since 2003. He still can’t quite believe it’s happening, and he occasionally worries that one day someone will notice, and ask him to get a proper job. During his career, Andy has interviewed many industry greats like Hideo Kojima, Cliffy B, and David Cage. He’s never whooped at a press conference, but he did shed a solitary tear when Bethesda announced Skyrim. He once scored a game ‘zero out of ten’.

First gaming obsession: Sid Meier’s Civilization

Pro tip: Remember: Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday

Follow Andy on Twitter: @andyhartup

Justin Towell: Associate Editor (UK)

On the Radar: Justin's been on the UK GamesRadar team since early 2006, back when all this was just fields. Before that, he worked for regional weekly newspaper The Somerset County Gazette, reviewing games whenever he could, even though he only ever got sent 2D fighting games from SNK. Oh, and Viewtiful Joe. That was a good day. He earned a degree in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth, but only recalls taking pictures of squirrels in the park and gambling Lovehearts and chocolate bars on the results of house tournaments on PES 2.

First Gaming Obsession: Treasure Island Dizzy (ZX Spectrum+)

Pro Tip: Run home behind a taxi and save a tenner.

Follow Justin on Twitter: @CatGoneCrazy

David Houghton: Associate Editor (UK)

On the Radar: Harnessing a dark, alchemical combination of words and video games to kickstart his career online (after the grim discovery that a film degree doesn’t necessarily qualify anyone for anything) Dave escaped the dread, blasted landscape of the windswept north and travelled to the more sensible and civilised south more than six whole years ago. He spends his days perfecting the noble art of the Psycho Crusher, pondering the various nobilities and failures of Man, lambasting weak storytelling in all it’s forms, and weaving consistently semi-spectacular results from the eldritch culinary arts. He also reads and watches an inordinate amount of horror, and finds ECTO-1’s siren hauntingly beautiful to this very day.

First Gaming Obsession: Harrier Attack (Spectrum +2)

Pro Tip: Cthulhu is coming. Look busy. 

Follow David on Twitter: @David_H_Esq

Iain Wilson: Guides Editor (UK)

On the Radar: Iain has been playing video games since the heady times of the rubber-keyed ZX Spectrum, and still fondly remembers buying cassette tapes based on box art that bore no resemblance to the actual product. These days he is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware. By the time PS4 launched he had already unlocked over 50 platinum trophies, and the shelves of his virtual award cabinet are straining under the weight of more than 6000 shiny pots. He does not care for Xbox achievements.

First Gaming Obsession: Sensible World of Soccer (Amiga)

Pro Tip: Don’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia.[citation needed]

Follow Iain on Twitter: @wilbossman

Frank Adams: Associate Video Producer

On the Radar: Growing up in Sonoma County I spent as much time as possible playing games on my families Texas Instrumunts home personal computer, TI-99, playing  games like Adventure using the cassette drive, writing simple programs with Basic, playing a quick round of TI Invaders or my favorite at the time Hunt the Wumpus.  That last one sounds a little dirty but I assure you it was totally legit.  By 1989 I was able to enter the current gen at the time just a few years later than my friends when I got a NES.  My chores and homework quickly took a back seat to make room for games like Super Mario Bros, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda.  

First Gaming Obsession: Hunt the Wumpus (TI-99/4A)

Pro Tip: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START applies to everything in life.

Follow Frank on Twitter: @GRadarFrank

Thomas Darnell: Associate Video Producer

On the Radar: Thomas has been everything from a PE Teacher to a Locksmith but his passion has always been video production. After attempting to be an aspiring filmmaker he decided to get a real job and make videos about videogames on the Internet. He spent a little time making videos for the duders over at Giantbomb and Tested, took a little break to be a stay at home dad (played a lot of MMOs), then found his way to GamesRadar.

First Gaming Obsession:  Super Street Fighter II

Pro Tip: If you bind everything to your mouse, you can play WOW and hold your infant son at the same time

Follow Thomas on Twitter: @thodar

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33 comments

  • g1rldraco7 - May 8, 2014 1:03 a.m.

    I miss Greg so much, why did he have to go X(
  • Ravenbom - February 8, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    Aww! How sad! Matt, Carolyn, Grimm and Cheryll are still up there! You guys will be missed!
  • Sjoeki - October 7, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    Where are Tyler Wilde and Lizzie?
  • 4fromK - October 3, 2011 3:35 p.m.

    aaah the old one is gone. I hope its stored somewhere safe for preservation of history. Also this was a pretty good read.
  • DonNatzi - September 28, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    Where's Brett's?
  • AngryScotsman - September 29, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    Brett had to go. His home planet needed him.
  • AutoEroticAsphyxiation - May 20, 2011 6:24 a.m.

    Me thinks it's time for another article like this, detailing the current sitch' in G-Dar.
  • SignificantFigure - April 15, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    OMG Tyler Wilde and Bret Elston same person!
  • Jacob816 - November 22, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    Are you guys ever going to update this? As of now (21.11.09) Shane and Paul both left for grad school, and Brett is now executive editor.
  • TheFish - November 22, 2008 5:43 p.m.

    hallet is a fucking loser, take that back
  • sharker - November 7, 2008 2:27 a.m.

    Hahaha "You rich people"
  • Crazy Mother F@#$%^ - October 31, 2008 11:12 p.m.

    I had no idea you rich people had stuff in common with us normal people, i was amazed to find out i have at least one thing in common with you all, you're all people I trust in gaming stuff from now on
  • XxBlackSpyderxX - October 28, 2008 12:34 a.m.

    hahaha. i remember eric from the days of PSM and PS2. oh man. good times.
  • Akiira - October 26, 2008 11:14 a.m.

    "since episode one"*
  • darthpat - October 13, 2008 7:04 p.m.

    wtf are hailet and akiira talking about?! ur saying pcg is being ignorant about consoles but have u ever even read an issue, plus if you listen to tdar they're always talking about how screwed up pc gaming is and they havent played a pc since DOOM! and i happen to LOVE gamsraiders.corn a friggan lot so forget u dirt head
  • Akiira - September 29, 2008 9:09 a.m.

    @hailet pcg is a bunch of pretntious assholes who refuse to accept other types of game mediums might actually be as good as a pc. take your ignorance and hate elsewhere.
  • hailet - September 26, 2008 8:24 p.m.

    Not that I have anything personal against GR but as a PCG subscriber your site sucks and PCG should be ashamed of what they've done here. I hope thay all lose their jobs.
  • Thequestion 121 - September 19, 2008 9:39 p.m.

    Eric Bratcher, you are the man!!!
  • Cernunnos - September 12, 2008 2:33 p.m.

    "The Oslo Report".. wtf? and here i was thinking it had something to with my country's capitol. which, after skimming the page, i hope it does not.
  • Akiira - September 11, 2008 10:32 a.m.

    lol i see what you did there, sneaky PUAL

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