Damien King @meetdamien
Editor in chief
A quintessential Englishman now living in the United States, Damien is a born-and-raised gamer since the Atari 2600 days of antiquity. Husband, puppy parent, and workaholic entrepreneur, he spends most of his time in some form of creative capacity — be it web design, consulting, or writing as a games critic.
Quality checks, advice, and occasional bringer of pizza.
Alessandro Mascellino @a_mascellino
Journalism graduate and tech geek. Gamer to the bone.
Andy is a freelance writer who usually writes about fitness, but recently decided to start covering games for fun. He loves his Vita, enjoys doing just one more run, and is desperately waiting for No Man's Sky to have real content.
Hello! My name is Connor. I’m from the UK and gaming has been a massive part of my life since I was around 4 years old. I collect most things related to gaming, having a huge variety of games, classic consoles, figures and replicas (my Epic Weapons Frostmourne being perhaps my most prized of the lot). I love creative writing, be it writing reviews or my own short stories, and I also enjoy Viking battle re-enactment and blacksmithing. My favourite video games of all time include but are not limited to: Metroid Prime, Demon's Souls, Legacy of Kain: Defiance and DOTA 2.
My name is Grant and I LOVE gaming. Games themselves, the industry, the creative aspect, and the ability to delve into unfamiliar worlds are all fascinating. The experience you receive from playing a game is unique and shapes a person in a distinct way. I am currently a college student who aspires to be a part of the game industry. The industry has influenced me to think creatively and critically since I was a child. I couldn't imagine having any other career. I enjoy playing and dissecting games (is that clear yet?), reading, writing, cooking, and talking about anything and everything.
Luke Gould @HightowersWorld
Luke is a 20-something man-child from England. He is currently under investigation for saying mean things about child stars on the internet.
Martin Blessing @mblessing1989
Gaming enthusiast with special place for all things Resident Evil. Other interests include Grime music, travelling and being a dab hand in the kitchen.
Howdy folks, my name is Stuart, and welcome to my page-o-rama. Here you'll find ways to stalk me and my family, as well as reviews I've done for games and perhaps things I'm working on. Other than that, I'm a twenty-something writer that happens to live in the horrible state of Minnesota. Good luck, stalkers.
Tom is a writer, game designer, and composer from the UK with his own Indie studio and a penchant for the Elder Scrolls games.
Interested in becoming part of the GameCynic team?
We're always looking for promising new talent to join our roster.
If you're looking to get started in the exciting world of games journalism, as a gaming reviewer, critic or reporter, and looking for initial experience in order to get your name out into the world — and a great mark on your résumé — then this could be the start of something very special.
You'll need to be:
- Dedicated: Passionate about games, and willing to play them for hours — even the bad ones!
- Volunteering: We're a small outlet, and you're likely new to the scene. Initially all new writers will be unpaid volunteers to make sure your writing is high quality. Later on, as we grow and become profitable, we'll move on to paying you per article or video.
- Reliable: We need to be able to reach you easily, whether it's by email, online messenger (Skype, Discord, etc.) or phone.
- A solid writer: Nobody starts off a Pulitzer prize winner, but we expect you to write fairly well — excellent spelling and punctuation, and a solid grasp of grammar, are a must. Non-native English speakers are welcome as long as your written English is fluent.