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Introducing the Push Square Team

Posted by James Newton

Meet your new friends

Whether you're a long-time Push Square reader or this is your first visit to our corner of the web, we want you to come meet a few people.

We've assembled a stellar team to provide you with top notch PlayStation content, from news and reviews to features and interviews for years to come. Let's get introduced.


James Newton — Editor

Our resident fighting game master, James’s head is filled with reams of eight-way arrows and variations on the letter P.

Sammy Barker — Associate Editor

A true PlayStation veteran, Sammy’s covered the world of PS gaming for years, with an enormous Trophy count to prove it. He also likes tennis games way more than you.

Jon Wahlgren — Editor at Large

A man of broad tastes, Jon’s just as happy blasting robots as he is reading about how handsome he is, which is very handsome indeed.

Thomas Whitehead — Features Editor

Welshman Tom has the easier-than-it-sounds job of rustling the staff together and getting them to talk about games. He also loves episodic edutainment games more than you can fathom.

Mike Mason — Assistant Editor

Mike loves Katamari so much it’s not even a surprise when he dresses as the King of All Cosmos any more. Reigning team SingStar champion.

Corbie Dillard — Vita Editor

A PlayStation gamer since the start, Corbie’s smitten with Sony’s latest black beauty. Rumour is his epitaph will say “VITA TILL I DIE.”


Patrick Elliot

Patrick’s PlayStation collection is the envy of the world. Last year he had to stop his popular tours as mopping up the drool was becoming a full time job.

Chris Ingram

Even the hardest PlayStation games tremble before Chris, who likes to play Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2’s Master Ninja mode to wind down before bed.

Nathan Michalik

Nathan loves anything Japanese and hardcore. His Monster Hunter and DanceDanceRevolution skills are not to be trifled with. You should see him play them simultaneously.

Mark Reece

Nice guy Mark knows what he likes but won’t share it with us. Something about a “secret password”.

Joe Walker

Joe lists his areas of expertise as “puzzle games, fighting games, giant enemy crabs”. Someone give him a job in development.

The Management

Anthony Dickens — Managing Director

Anthony’s first words upon playing House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut in 3D for the first time are not fit for publication. Let’s just say he was pleased.

Darren Calvert — Operations Director

According to our resident Batman, the best thing about owning a PS3 is being able to relive his past adventures from the safety of the sofa.

Damien McFerran — Editorial Director

Damien’s owned more PSPs than most people have had hot dinners. He blames Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions.

To help you get even better acquainted with our team, check back over the coming days for their personal picks of PS3 games you just have to own.

User Comments (24)



Zach said:

Nice work everyone, I'm so glad to see the network getting cooler and bigger.



ThomasBW84 said:

Well this is all rather nice

Here's to the future of this site and the whole network.



Magi said:

What a motley crew that is! lol

Congrats on the site, guys.



CanisWolfred said:

...Did a lot of your old staff quit or was this a one (Maybe 2)-Man operation before? Because Nearly everyone here is from Nintendo Life, VitaGamr, and/or Movemodo...Anyways, at least it's a team I can trust.



antdickens said:

@GundamMac practically a one-man operation with Sammy. We've known him for a long time and felt it was a great idea to join forces and launch this!



JustAnotherUser said:

Awesome. This will be great news for my bookmark bar.
I am worried that since you workload has doubled, that one of the sites will be neglected.



WolfRamHeart said:

Nice to see so many familiar faces but it is still a pleasure to meet you all. Old or new. Congratulations on the site. It looks fantastic. I wish you much success.



ShogunRok said:

Wow, I've been visiting this site for maybe a couple of years now, and I had no idea it was basically a one-man effort... That's insane!



SpaceKappa said:

And together, they formed a PlayStation site so powerful that even Kaz Hirai himself needed special glasses to gaze upon it.



TKOWL said:

This site, looking better and sexier than NintendoLife? D:

What is this madness?



rjejr said:

Where's Ziggy?

So, if I'm to understand this correctly, Sammy struck out on his own (which I already knew as I've been a pain in his bullcocks for a couple of years now) and his site got so good that he consumed Movemodo while simultanesously being consumed by Nintendo Life (which itself consumed my favorite site Virtual Console Reviews way back when)?

Good on ya, mate. (no wait, that's Australian ain't it)

Disqus bit the dust?



ro-kurorai said:

Thanks for the introduction guys, always wondered how big the team actually is. You're doing a stellar job!
As expected the ever elusive Twiggy is missing ^^.

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