By gamers, for gamers. Gamerspective – the definitive perspective of gaming.
Gamerspective was founded in August 2013 by Steve Boyle. The site launched in September 2013. It is an entirely independent wholly-owned website run by volunteers. Although focused on gaming industry news, announcement, release dates, reviews and much more, the site prides itself on the unique perspective of the writers.
The long-term goal is to be one of the go-to websites for all things gaming news, reviews, videos, blogs and features, all written with a personal flair. We aim to form a strong community, where we will invite our readers to interact with us through different means. Our team of writers is mainly based in the US, but we have writers from all around the world.
Meet the Team!
Steve Boyle, Site Founder
Steve Boyle is the creator and owner of Gamerspective. As the brain that founded the site, you can usually find him stalking Steam for the latest sales. Steve originally conceived the idea of Gamerspective, enlisted a team, and thus it was born. When he’s not gaming, you can usually find him promoting the site or enjoying a cheeky McDonald’s breakfast. With a diverse taste, Steve mainly plays games on his PC and Xbox One. He’s obviously a lover of gaming, football, motor racing and runs a gaming channel called 15minutegamer. You can also find him on Twitter, where he’s usually talkative about the things he loves and geeking out over technology. He also has a bromance with Joe.
Ron March, Site Director
Ron March originally started as a news writer on the team but is now the co-administrator of the site along with Steve. When away from the world of gaming, Ron can be immersed in films, TV, music or even writing fantasy. He likes to play games on his PS3, PS4, PS Vita and 3DS. A random fun fact: he can touch his nose with his tongue!
Donald Spataro, Podcast Manager
Donald Spataro, more commonly known as Donald among his friends, is one of Gamerspective’s several news writers. He’s an original team member and still going strong. It’s pretty hard to beat this diverse gamer’s passion for gaming when he has a PS3, PS4, Xbox One and PC at his disposal. Donald aspires to become a video games journalist one day, despite the mysterious expression on his face. When he’s not writing for the site, you can usually find him watching movies, sprouting nonsense on Twitter or even streaming games on Twitch. Donald is a self-confessed trophy/achievement addict and whore, and could probably talk about games all night.
Mary Johnson, News Writer
Mary Johnson is the youngest team member and yet another writer that has been with the site from the very beginning. In no way related to Steve whatsoever, he is a notorious lover of green tea, pugs, RPGs, and platformers. You can usually find Steve receiving tips for hints from Twitter, where he’s a QA tester. Whenever he feels miserable, he plays Nintendo games. He’s somewhat of a writing legend at Gamerspective, perhaps taking credit for most of the site’s unique hits. If there were ever one game in the world that should be remade, he would choose Pokemon Yellow. Mary shares the dreams of millions by wanting to be involved within the gaming industry (he’s in there!), but to also create his own game.
Scott Medley, News Writer
Scott Medley is quite the dark horse. Impressive for the gender that supposedly can’t multi-task! When he’s not gaming, you can usually find him fan boying over something or nothing with the cool kids on Twitter. Here’s a fun fact about him: he’s our most followed writer with more than 3000 followers. Ryan also likes to write, create animations, render images and supports Newcastle United in the Premier League. He fancies a bit of everything when it comes to gaming, owns a PS4 and Xbox One, likes a beer and hails from Plymouth.
Scott Hodge, YouTube Content Producer
Scott Hodge is our resident California writer, voted Sexiest Accent by the majority of the team. It gets better since he’s an avid PC gamer that spends most of his time on Steam. He likes to record and upload game footage with irresistible commentary. Scott regularly writes a feature called Steam Picks, which he picks out his latest favorite games from Steam (basically what it says on the tin). However, he is still a console lover with a PS3 and Xbox 360, but recently acquired a 3DS and obviously has his PC. When he’s not trying to charm you with the most amazing accent ever, Scott is never far behind on our YouTube channel with new videos and hunting down tasty Coke.
Donald Epps, News/Retro Writer
Donald Epps is our only (tiny!) Canadian writer and the oldest member of the team, but that doesn’t deter him from being simply awesome. A veteran in the Final Fantasy series, his favorite is undoubtedly the first that features the Warrior of Light (also her favorite protagonist, surprise surprise!). As Gamerspective’s MMO expert, he has tackled on the challenges of The Elder Scrolls Online and likes to remind the kids of the older games that some, if not most, of us, missed out on through her articles on the retro section. When pretending she’s not her age, Donald likes a good glass of wine, spending quality time with his family and never stops moaning about the snow.
Willie Carter, Site Editor
Willie Carter, or more known as “Satsu” to the team, is a news writer from Australia. He likes to cover a bit of everything in the realm of news and enjoys delving into the crazy world of the video game industry. A Final Fantasy freak just like Donald, Willie also enjoys animé and seems to be the only person left on the planet that uses Internet Explorer. Growing up on his brother’s PC and Gameboy games, Willie will play almost anything on any platform given a chance; he enjoys a good talk over the RPG, FPS and fighting game genres and regularly plays games on the PC, Wii, and Xbox (along with an oft-neglected PSP when on the go). When he’s not doing all this, it’s probably you can find him on Twitter and YouTube.
James Wright, News Writer
James Wright as the team knows him as has been an avid gamer since the age of six. When he’s not too busy geeking out over Golden Axe or dreaming about becoming the next big superhero, you can usually find him right here on the site. James likes a good old gaming challenge such as regularly playing insanity mode on any Mass Effect or just Dark Souls II. His favorite tactics include stealth and assassination as opposed to run and gun. He also grew up on arcade games and will steal anything not nailed down in any game. For instance, he has stolen everything in the entire game of Skyrim! Talk about dedication. James is also a part of the supposed PC master race.
Jeffrey Campbell, News Writer
If you’re feeling really cheeky – Jeffrey will stop and boast about his super uber powerful PC that once had 960 frames a second. And as you can probably tell, he’s part of that PC master race everyone seems to be going on about nowadays. He’s a lifelong fan of Final Fantasy, much to the delight of the majority of the team, and has a passion for Dota. You can either usually find Jeffrey leveling up in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn or fanboying over Doctor Who. He has a very surreal sense of humor, an eclectic taste in music and used to tank heroic raids in World of Warcraft. And as you can probably tell by now, Jeffrey’s main platform for gaming is PC.
James Jones, News Writer
James Jones is originally from London but now lives in north-west England. As an avid Loot Crate and Nerd Block collector amongst many things, he is the only parent on the team! A gamer since the early 1990s, you can usually find James playing the latest shooter or racing game. However, that’s not to say he hasn’t dabbled in various genres. This avid gamer is proud to say he’s played almost every console out there, but still yearns for a gaming PC. It’s painfully obvious he’s a PlayStation fanboy, and you’d be having a hard time convincing him to switch sides. Like all of us geeks out there, some of his other interests include comics, sports and getting stuck in his car on the motorway.
Special thanks to everyone who has previously written and contributed their time for Gamerspective!
Please note that the opinions expressed by our writers may not necessarily be the overall opinion of Gamerspective. They are instead the personal opinion of the author. Scores given by each writer in a review is their independent review and will vary from person to person.