Meet The Team

Welcome to the Meet The Team page, here you will find a few snippets of information about our team.

Name: Stuart ‘biomarvel’ Shortland
Age: 34
Location: Manchester, UK
Formats: PlayStation, PC
Favourite Game: Rocket League
About: been playing games since I can remember, from spectrum all the to current consoles. Always been interested in video game news and recently got the opportunity to head up a great team of eager people. I’m generally a man of many words but I try and be succinct and to the point in everything I write.

Name: Rachael Fiddis (irishsoul81)
Age: 35
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Formats: PlayStation, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox one
Favourite Game: The last of us
About: I had my first taste of gaming in the 80’s when I got a Nintendo Game & Watch for Christmas that I played constantly into the wee hours, followed by Spectrum, commodore and Atari. I’m still that kid today as I game my way through the PS4 charts, always looking for the next best thing. I love to stay up to date on gaming news and I’ve recently joined a fantastic team of people who strive to create the best in all things gaming.

Name: Steve Smith
Age: 27
Formats: PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch
Location: Plymouth UK
Favourite game: The Witcher 3
About me: I’ve been gaming ever since having a Nintendo 64 and playing Perfect Dark or Star Wars Racer, I’ve moved forward with every new generation since. I’m into most games apart from sports and racing and am a sucker for a good RPG.

Name: Mark Wood
Age: 29
Formats: PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox
Location: West-Midlands UK
About: been an avid gamer since the day I first played, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, built into my first ever console. The Sega Master system, what glorious days those was. I favour no type of game as I really just love playing anything. I have to say though, fighting games are what I do best, so always up for a new challenge. I was given a great opportunity, to be part of such an amazing team at Thumb Culture, sharing my thoughts on something I’m so passionate about. I can only hope you enjoy my content, just as much as I enjoy creating it.

Name: Jason ‘psycho_sparky’ Patrick
Age: 36
Location: Ashford, UK
Formats: PlayStation, PC, Atari
Favourite Game: Ghost Recon: Wildlands
About: Fun, open minded, part-time rock star and awesome father. Computer games are an important part of my life, they are not only a form of escapism but a great way to socialise with family, friends and people around the world. I look forward to discovering new games and letting you know what they have to offer, see you on the digital side!