GamingExcellence only exists because we have great people who are passionate about the gaming industry. Like you, we are people that have been surprised at great games that come out of nowhere, as well as wasted money on games that aren't worth our time. Our team is one of the hardest working group of people in the industry, and we'd love to get to know you better.
Daniel Acaba Editor-in-Chief
Gaming for the past twenty years Daniel Acaba has put in plenty of time into video games. Time enough for them to become a huge part of his life although one has to wonder what else he could have been accomplished with all that time if he wasn't gaming it away. But he prefers not to think of such trivial details and enjoy the games as they come.
Shawn Snider Founder
Shawn Snider is the founder of GamingExcellence, and brings nearly a decade of industry experience to the publication. He is an expert at late night update marathons and coding sessions, a pizza connoisseur, and likes to think he's good at Company of Heroes (when in fact he's truly terrible).
Nicholas Bale Associate Editor
Nicholas Bale has been playing games ever since he laid his little hands on Super Mario Bros, and has been talking about them ever since anyone would bother listening (and sometimes when they wouldn't). Though role-playing games are his thing, he'll play anything that takes input and can often be found whittling away his free time trying to complete one of the many, many games left on his shelf.
Chris Moore Associate Editor
Chris Moore has let gaming take over his life. When he was in middle school, He spent the night with his friend to see who the statistical best at Street Fighter Alpha 3 was. (Chris is by 62%) It has also almost gotten into trouble at times. In high school he almost got grounded for being out around town after midnight. In actuality, he was with his best friend playing Metal Gear Solid at his house. His entire existence is pretty much measured in video games. And while some out there only hear bleeps and bloops he hears incredibly constructed video game music.
Naomi Brown Senior Staff Writer
Unfortunately, Naomi Brown still misses her Atari, badly. And the original Genesis given away by her evil hunchbacked, beer guzzling stepfather with the harelip and wandering eye. But knowing that those happy times are long gone, Naomi consoles herself with realizing that there's no way she'd ever get to play her lovely, mind screwing survival horror on an Atari. Or blow zombies heads off in such beautifully rendered bloody tones on the Genesis. So while the glory days of Centipede and Aladdin are long gone, she's still got her Fatal Frame and L4D to keep her company.
Eoin Bradley Staff Writer
Eoin Bradley has been gaming for about twenty-five years, worries he might be getting a little too old for it all, but hopes that he isn't. First sown in Canada during bouts of Megaman and Super Mario on his cousin's NES, the gaming seed has grown to encompass a goodly selection of computers, consoles and game genres. He likes to claim he has no favourites, but has been a Playstation man since 1995 - and hasn't owned a (non-handheld) Nintendo console since the Super NES. Eoin has degree in Computer Science but, in the midst of an effort to find a future doing something he loves, has taken to writing about his one enduring passion - Videogames.
Nick Plessas Staff Writer
Nick Plessas has dabbled in the journalism side of the gaming industry for only a couple years now but fully intends to make it a life-long career. Only having gamed for the past few years, he has a much more novel experience with gaming as a culture but has more than made up for his history in that short time. PlayStation is his system of choice and he would be lost in life without it.
Matthew Pollesel Staff Writer
Matthew Pollesel can't think of a clever bio. Apparently playing video games for over twenty years really can rot your brain. It also explains why his list of favourite games includes the likes of Captain America: Super Soldier, Batman Begins and Lord of Arcana.