video games are good champions the positive in the video games industry.
Our niche and our purpose is to practice unbound optimism and generous compassion. Without diminishing the undeniable harm that can exist within the industry, we aim to uplift the hard work poured into our favorite games, support the natural human drive for creativity and storytelling, amplify diverse creators, and push for healthier and unionized work environments.
We live for the hype and love to share it.
MEET THE STAFF
Nate Hermanson (he/him)
Nate is a professional hype man for games, dogs, and his loved ones. With over a decade of professional writing credits both online and in print, he decided to kick his cushy city job to the side to rejoin the luxurious life of the gaming press. Between streaming and writing, Nate is committed to shining a spotlight on the best and brightest in this industry. He is always growing and learning and he can't wait to see what the future of VGG has in store.
P.S. Nate's favorite games are Final Fantasy 8, MLB The Show, and the memory of Team Fortress 2. He wants you to know he loves the San Diego Padres and TV's greatest mystery box, LOST. He will accept no questions at this time. Bio pic by Rincs!
Julie Cooper (they/them)
It started as an exam-week infatuation with the restful escapism of Stardew Valley. It became an entry point to new artistic worlds... and the launchpad for 500+ hours spent tending grandpa's old farm. Julie is lovingly called a wordsmith by some (okay, one) and not so lovingly called a know-it-all by others. Their purpose in life is to care for their sweet labpei Phyllis and read romance novels in a sun-bathed reading nook. On the side, they're a writer, editor, and marketer in higher ed and public-service orgs.
Some of their other favorite games are Tribes of Midgard, Knockout City, No Man's Sky, KeyWe, Say No! More, Phasmophobia (surprising, I know), and every farming and cooking sim that has ever existed. Bio pic by Noah!
Christine "Crispy" Hoang (they/them)
Art Director/Visual Vibes Master
Crispy is a multifaceted artist capturing the future of everyday joy through photography, illustration, and graphic design. While they navigate the messy chaos that is student affairs in their work life, they dream of reclaiming their deep love to design characters for webcomics and games with beautiful storytelling.
Their favorite games include Hades, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Portal 2. Right now, they are deep in the blood kelp trench of Subnautica and warping through space on the Normandy in Mass Effect 3. Please send Crispy chicken wings as a tip. They did all the blobs on this blog. Bio pic also by Crispy.
MEET OUR SUPPORTERS
We are so lucky to have a community as tight and supportive as ours! The following names are of all of our generous supporters on Patreon. Check out their individual works at the links below! Pledge today to get your name listed amongst these stars!
Ben Hamlin / Sufficient Owls
Kat "Pootato Bandit"
Any press inquiries?
As a fledgling member of the press, we are always looking for new partnerships with public relations companies, game developers, and other media members. For immediate response, email Nate Hermanson, email@example.com. He will get back to you within 24 hours under normal circumstances and 72 hours during high traffic work weeks. Contacting us does not guarantee coverage.
Do you want to write for us?
We're always open to new pitches and consistent writers on the site. We're broke, so unfortunately we can only take volunteer submissions at this point. So we totally get it if you'd rather take your work elsewhere, but if you're still curious, consider dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.