Hang-Veng Ly – Founder / Editor-In-Chief (Australia)
Hang-Veng started Esperino with a simple dream of piecing together video game information and pretty pictures into one place to share with other gamers and collectors around the world. Since that time, the site has continued to grow, resulting in him taking on many new roles for Esperino which has been nothing short of an amazing and rewarding learning experience.
Favourite Games: Shadowrun (SNES), Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy IX, Chrono Trigger, Kirby’s Avalanche, Starcraft, Uncharted 3, Mario Kart 7
Favourite Series: Final Fantasy, Pocky & Rocky, Kirby, DJ Max Portable, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Trauma Center, Uncharted
Consoles Owned: 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2, PSOne, GameCube, Gameboy Advance SP, Gameboy Colour, Super Nintendo, Atari 2600
Jess “Ninja” Watson – Senior News Editor / Reviewer (Australia)
Jess is a gamer that doesn’t do things by half; she always buys collector’s editions, plays games on insane difficulty and can easily spend 100+ hours in matchmaker online. Jess is currently working on hitting the 50k gamerscore mark and is mighty proud of her replica Halo Energy Sword, Gears Lancer and Gold Retro Lancer.
Favourite Games: Psychonauts, Okami, Jet Set Radio Future, Bioshock, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Favourite Series: Halo, Gears of War, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Katamari, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Consoles Owned: Xbox 360, 3DS, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Gameboy Colour, N64, Sega Megadrive, NES, Atari 2600
Seb Jordan – Reviewer (United Kingdom)
Seb has studied Design for the past 4 years now, and when he’s not studying games, he’s playing them, constantly. In his book, there’s nothing better than having a great time with friends, with good food and drinks, and sometimes getting a bit messy! After completing University, Seb want to get straight into the video games industry and work with talented people to create games that everyone can enjoy and become ridiculously addicted to!
Favourite Games: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Rock Band
Favourite Series: Super Smash Bros., Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Assassin’s Creed, Call Of Duty, Halo, Zelda, Mario, Sonic.
Consoles Owned: Xbox 360, OnLive, PS2, PSone, Gamecube, N64, Dreamcast, SNES, NES, Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy SP, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS lite, PSP.
Martin Muk – Reviewer (Australia)
Martin enjoys video games and has decided to try his hand in reviewing them so he can sit on his high horse for a fixed period of time each week. Martin has been playing games since his parents bought him his first console back in 1993, a Super Nintendo.
His room has slowly been growing smaller with all the gigantic collector’s edition boxes he’s recently purchased. Worst habit at the moment is collecting trophies which he hope to achieve level 14 on PSN sometime in 2012!
Other than gaming he also enjoy watching movies, television, reading, listening to music and occasionally going outside to get some sunshine.
Favourite Games: Diablo 2, Uncharted 2, Super Mario 3, Mario Kart 64, GTA: San Andreas, Lylat Wars (Starfox 64)
Favourite Series: Battlefield, Uncharted, Grand Theft Auto, Half-Life/CS
Consoles Owned: Nintendo 64, SNES, PlayStation 3
Chris Morell – Reviewer (United Kingdom)
Having worked on other online video game sites, Chris brings with him a broad range of gaming knowledge stretching right back to the original NES and Sega Master System. When he’s not losing hours of his life to any one of the big-name adventure games, he can probably be found nerding it up to the latest comic book movie. A self-confessed magpie, he’s quick to go chasing anything remotely shiny, but have no fear… he’d still take fun gameplay over high-end graphics any day.
Favourite Games: Assassin’s Creed 2, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Devil May Cry, Starfox 64.
Favourite Series: Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, Devil May Cry, The Elder Scrolls, Soul Calibur.
Consoles Owned: N64, PS2, GC, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS.
James Strudwick – Reviewer (United Kingdom)
James was, is and will always be proud to be a gamer with a love of all platforms and genres. He has been immersed in the virtual world ever since receiving his first console, the Sega Master System, and hasn’t wanted to put the controller down since. Over the years his love has remained as strong as the day he first marvelled at the ability to control the 16 bit Tazmanian Devil.
Nowadays in between the many distractions of everyday life he still finds time to play the ps3, PC and Wii, with a preference for stealth and strategy, but with a never-ending desire to find the next gem that he can sink his hands into regardless of what is said on the box or in magazines. Despite a long line of heroes and villains that he has played with or against down the years, a certain Bandicoot related character will always be the pick of the bunch.
Favourite Games: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Aliens Vs. Predator, Streets of Rage, Street Fighter II,
Batman: Arkham Asylum, Final Fantasy IX, Halo
Favourite Series: Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Crash Bandicoot, Syphon Filter, Football Manager, FIFA, Gran Turismo, Tekken
Consoles Owned: PS3, PC, Wii, PlayStation, Gameboy, Sega Master System, Mega Drive II, SNES, PC
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