STAFF

Editor-in-Chief

Damien Lawardorn

Originally from Far North Queensland, Australia, Damien is an aspiring novelist currently living in London, England. As a fiction lover, he is particularly interested in stories and the way that literature intersects with games, but is also fascinated by a range of topics including travel, science, and sociology, which tend to emerge to varying degrees in his writing. His favourite games include Valkyria Chronicles, Heavy Rain, Vanquish… and Sudoku.


 

Sub-Editors

Dylan Warman

A fiction author with a certificate from the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, KY. Based out of Louisville, KY., where he attended university and received a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Dylan’s primary literary focuses are on high fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. His main video game platforms are PC and Xbox One, but also delves into PlayStation 4 with certain titles (The Surge, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round). Total War, Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield, and Injustice 2 are some examples of his favorite games.

Amy McKavanagh

Pharmaceutical magazine editorial and production assistant by day, OnlySP subeditor by night, Amy McKavanagh loves words, grammar, and punctuation regardless of the publication. She was born and raised in North Queensland, Australia, where she attended primary school, high school, and university. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Media & Writing from James Cook University. Early 2017, she packed all of her belongings into a suitcase and moved with her partner, Damien Lawardorn, to the land of tea and crumpets… and apparently lots of rain, but that doesn’t actually happen in England. She hopes to one day publish works of her own, yet, for the meantime, editing the work of others will suffice.


 

Features Writers

Mitchell Akhurst

Hailing from outback New South Wales, Australia, Mitchell can prattle on about science fiction shooters and tactics-RPGs until the cows come home, but he loves to critique any game in entertaining and informative fashion. He also bears a passion for the real-life stories that emerge out of game development

DJ Arruda

DJ is a graduate from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, and is currently a Data Associate for Amazon. Besides his passion for gaming and writing, he enjoys reading, walking, and friends, and is particularly interested in philosophy and theology. His ideal job would be working as a writer on a AAA title, as well as getting a novel and some short stories published, but remains content to flex his writing muscles with game journalism and own creative works for now.

Sven Boonen

Sven is a multimedia journalist, capable of handling anything in the vein of covering news, writing features, penning down reviews, and much else besides. With a broad knowledge of law, human resources and social engineering, he is also capable of broaching a wide variety of subjects

Robin Brinkworth

Robin is a graduate from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in Politics, now working as a web editor for a charity and a reporter for a finance site, while aiming for a Masters in Data Science in his spare time. His passions beyond gaming run from fantasy to foreign and current affairs, as well as field hockey and food. He has spent several years gawking and whinging about video game journalism, so thought it was about time to get involved. Working on a quick turn-around in my existing job, he has taken to the leisurely dicker that is feature writing.

Sep Gohardani

Sep Gohardani is a Brit who (unsurprisingly) loves tea. He writes features for OnlySP, splitting his time between that and writing film reviews and feature pieces. He recently completed a Master’s degree in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh, where his dissertation focus was on the relationship between films and video games. He is often found in the aisle seat at the cinema or staring at a screen playing a game until the wee hours of the morning.


 

News Writers

Matthew Gatchalian

Matthew Gatchalian studied journalism in one of the oldest university of Asia to write about video games. Before becoming a news writer and editor of a gaming website, he experienced the tough life of reporting on hard news stories for a daily publication—something he’ll never consider again after he landed his dream job in video game journalism.

Jennifer Anderson

Also known as Twist, Jennifer is a gamer, science fiction/fantasy author, and digital artist who spent the early days of her childhood beating her stepfather’s friends at Space Invaders and Pole Position on a beat-up Atari console. Now a competitive Diablo 3 player, she splits her time between writing, loving her dog Emmie, and putting her monk through nephalem rifts in a quest for the top spot on the seasonal leaderboards.

Marley Hannan

A former stand-up comedian, YouTube vlogger, game developer, and, currently, a video game journalist for OnlySP, Marley Hannan entertains a vast range of interests including Dungeons and Dragons, Neil Gaiman, and really, really good video games.

Cedric Lansangan

Cedric joined OnlySP back in the summer of 2012 after reading an article about how to break into video game journalism on the now-defunct G4TV website. Writing and video games are his bread and butter, and when not doing that, he is usually stuck doing my Masters thesis work in a local university in California in the pursuit of his ultimate goal of medical school.

Other than these hobbies and goals, he is currently aiming to get healthier and trying to get into boxing.

Lastly, Star Wars is life. Period. *Mic drop*

Richard Flint

University graduate trying to turn his gaming obsession into a career. Richard started writing way back in college and never stopped so is always coming up with new stuff.

He loves fighting games, shooters and RPGs (and is also terrible at describing himself).

 

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