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Steven Williamson - General Manager

Steven lives in the West Midlands, UK and oversees the daily running of the site, though you’ll often see him dipping into editorial too. He’s been working full-time in the industry for over 7 years for various magazines and websites in the field of technology and gaming and loves nothing more than spending his evenings snuggled up with his PS3, PS4 or PS Vita.


Christopher Clement - IT Manager

Chris is a long-time member of the PSU forums, avid gamer, and all-around nerd. He lives with his wife and two sons in the state of Georgia in the United States. At PSU, Chris is in charge of site programming, design, and IT management. Outside of PSU, Chris has nearly 15 years of software development experience.


Matt Fernandez - Graphic Designer

Born in New Jersey and raised in both the Midwest and East Coast, Matt has grown to appreciate many different social settings. Regardless of his location, Art has always played an important roll in his life and he has been honing his skills in all areas of Graphic Design since he was old enough to use a mouse and keyboard. Starting off initially creating text portraits before the dawn of MS paint he has evolved his technique along with technology to 3D modeling and Digital portraiture and web design. Another consistent presence in his life has been video games. When Matt is not flexing his creative muscles with the all the power technology has to offer, he is gripping a controller tightly and pwning noobs. Matt worked closely with Chris Clement and others to help create the new look of PSU and has also been designing PSUs awards and other marketing material for the last two years.

You can follow Matt Fernandez on Twitter or add him on LinkedIn. Also, be sure to read up on all of his previous written works right here only on PSU.

Mike Harradence - Senior Editor

Mike's been an avid gamer ever since he could muster the intelligence required to operate a control pad. For the record, that was about five years old. As a result, he's been gaming since the days of the NES, and has owned virtually every single major console ever released over the years. Unsurprisingly, his gaming tastes cover a myriad of franchises, including Mario, Sonic, Shenmue, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Streets of Rage, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, F-Zero, Silent Hill, Devil May Cry, Formula One, Command & Conquer, The Elder Scrolls and heaps more.

Dane Smith - Reviews Editor

Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada, Dane has been a gamer since he was 4 years old. He caught the game journalism bug when getting subscriptions to the Nintendo Power and Game Players magazines in elementary school. Who says video games don't promote education? A licensed teacher by day, and a published author by night, he is traveling the globe and calls the world his home. Creator of many written series, host and contributor of many site podcasts, and PSU's review guru, you never know what he'll create or write about next as RPGs are his bread and butter. Working as a writer/director for KOEI TECMO would be a dream come true for him.

Missed any of his original work? Always be sure to check his back issue catalog or have a fun chat with him anytime on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to buy his first novel; you’ll be sure to enjoy it.

Tim Nunes - Senior Editor

Tim has taken a great deal of personal insight from video games: following beliefs, learning from mistakes, and loving anything that Hideo Kojima dreams up. Accompanying his love for gaming is his wont for linguistic fortitude. Even as a kid, he would play games like Soul Reaver 2 with captions, letting the complex language sink in until it stuck--but that was before the PlayStation brand completely sank in.

The astounding, mature content that Hideo Kojima has brought to the industry sparked a following in Tim that won’t be extinguished, believing that mature, life-oriented stories in the gaming industry will make video games as relevant as movies and books already are.

Tim Nunes is a Bachelor’s graduate out of small-town Southwest Minnesota State University, and he treats everything he does like a philosophy. Regarding video games, literature, American football, or anything you may love to talk about, feel free to reach out to Tim on his official Twitter page.

Kyle Prahl - Senior Editor

An advocate for video games since he was quite young, Kyle finds the greatest satisfaction in telling people why this medium is important, meaningful, and worth their time. It’s that drive that first brought him to PlayStation Universe in 2012, and being a champion for Sony’s thriving ecosystem continues to fuel his writing. His earliest gaming memories include trading Pokémon rumors on the playground and sneaking away from family reunions to play Crash Bandicoot, but these days, he’ll play just about anything that pushes the medium forward in some regard. A few of his favorite recent titles include Gone Home, BioShock Infinite, and Final Fantasy XIV.

Kyle will soon complete a degree in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.

Adam Byrne - Senior Editor

Hailing from just outside of Dublin, Ireland, Adam has a fiery penchant for video games, sport and everything in-between. Having started out mashing random buttons on the Super Nintendo’s Action Replay for fun in his infancy to cowering behind the couch in sheer dread of Resident Evil 2, he’s been around the gaming block – in one form or another – for over fifteen years.

Hoping to get a foothold in the industry he holds so dear, Adam’s risen up the ranks quickly here at PSU and looks set to continue his work long into the future. If he’s not writing about all things PlayStation you can find him trawling through the forums under the handle ‘Shockwave’ or taking on all-comers in FIFA.

You can find Adam on Twitter or by his PSN ID: NeoShockWave.

Ernest Lin - Senior Editor

Ernest began his life as a gamer after his parents gave him an obscure floppy disk game titled, "Santa Saves Christmas." After that, he often would play games on his computer programmer mom's (at the time) high-tech Pentium 1 computer. Now a cross-platform gamer, he has owned Sega, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony consoles over the years. Metal Gear Solid, Halo, Uncharted, Marathon, and Bioshock are among his favorite franchises. His favorite game genres include action/adventure, shooter, rhythm, and quirky Japanese games.

Aside from gaming, Ernest is an avid follower of film, technology, Japanese culture, marketing, and anime. After living across the United States while growing up, traveling became one of his favorite pastimes. Over the years, he’s spent summers in Taiwan and Japan. Before joining PSU in 2012, he wrote for Glitch Gaming and 411mania.com. Ernest is a graduate from the University of Minnesota, where he studied marketing and Japanese.

You can follow Ernest on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

Glenn Gordon - Senior Editor

Growing up, Glenn played only racers and minigames for PC given to him by his father. He found consoles interesting, but never had the chance to own anything more than a Game Boy. He loved playing Spyro games on his neighbor’s PlayStation, but it wasn’t until high school that he purchased a PlayStation 2, the first video game console he chose and bought for himself. Since then, he has grown an affinity for all kinds of gaming, though he still calls PlayStation home.

Glenn joined PSU in November 2013. He advanced quickly, and is now proud to call himself a Senior Editor. He also hosts and edits podcasts for PSU, and is a comment moderator. As of December 2014, he will have earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and hopes to begin a great career at Universal Studios in his hometown of Orlando.

Aaron Varshney - Technical Advisor

Breathing in the fresh air of the Somerset countryside in the UK, Aaron has been brought up around technology. Starting on the ZX-81 and the BBC Master, he has gone on to play computer games it what seems forever. An avid games collector of all kinds, the Sony family of consoles is where his heart lies along with his PC.

While making games for a living, he also does web design and 3D graphics for other companies on a freelance basis and has been working in the Games, Game Editorial Magazines (formerly Future Publishing), and the Web industry for over 7 years.