Here at Sprite Nation we assembled the most brilliant team of writers, editors and designers the web has ever seen! Unfortunately, they’re all on vacation and aren’t returning our calls. So instead we’re stuck with this haphazard band of vagrants… God help us all.
Writer: James Taylor (@super_jimmy)
James is a freelance writer based in Cheltenham, he’s part wannabe hipster, part Eco warrior and part gaming nerd. James spends the majority of his time switching between failing miserably at Overwatch and dying repeatedly in Dark Souls.
Favourite Games: The Last Of Us, ToeJam & Earl, Age Of Empires 2
Most Played in 2016: Pokemon Moon
Systems Owned: Sega Megadrive, N64, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PS4
Writer: Tom Middler (@mid_55)
Tom’s love of video game writing began in the late 1990s, when he produced a hand-written rip-off N64 “magazine” given out to school classmates, resulting in such ringing peer-review endorsements as “gaaay”, and “why do you do the things you do?” Tom can now be found in Vienna, Austria, working as a freelance writer published on sports, culture and gaming for local magazines and various websites, all whilst (sometimes successfully) negotiating the perils of life as an actor, and trying desperately to finish off that lengthy list of half-played games…
Favourite Games: Goemon 64, Ico, Shenmue
Most Played in 2016: Mario Kart 8
Systems Owned: ZX Spectrum, GameBoy, GBC, GBA, N64, DC, GC, PSP, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PS2, PS3, PS4
Writer: Abi Tunney (@_Abichan)
Abi spends her 9-5 plugging away in a boring office job, but spends her evenings and weekends shouting at James to wash the dishes faster (on Overcooked!) Feels most at home eating pretentious artisanal chutney with a PlayStation controller in one hand and her hot glue gun in the other.
Favourite games: The Last of Us, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Civilisation V
Most Played in 2016: Overcooked
Systems Owned: Sega Megadrive, N64, DreamCast, GameCube, Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, PSP, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360
Writer: Charlie Watson
Charlie is Tom’s older sister, and their shared love of games developed over arguments about whose turn it was to play Dizzy on the ZX Spectrum. She is a proofreader and also does voluntary work for two charities. She likes writing short stories full of long words and sentences, and lives with her husband and two cats; they are currently planning a move to Seattle, USA, where Charlie plans to spend her time being aggressively polite to Americans.
Favourite Games: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect series, Dragon Age series
Most played in 2016: World of Warcraft: Legion
Systems Owned: 3DS, Xbox One, Wii U, various old consoles now packed away or used for pretentious display purposes