About Us

Thumb Culture

Welcome to Thumb Culture! We are an independent gaming website bringing you all the latest news, views and reviews from the world of gaming and tech.

Established in 2015, Thumb Culture is run by a small but awesome team of primarily UK-based writers and content creators who are passionate about the games industry. Find out more about the team here.

If you have an enquiry and would like to get in touch with us, drop us an email at [email protected], or catch up with us over on social media @thumb_culture.

Management Team



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.



Fun, open-minded, part-time rock star and awesome father. Games are an important part of my life, not only as 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!



By day, I’m a Software Developer for Xibo LTD (we develop UpdraftPlus, WP-Optimize and Easy Updates Manager for WordPress). By night, I’m a Colourblind PC Gamer, Web Admin, Content Creator and affectionately known as The Other Stu for Thumb Culture.



Dan (AKA Not Stu) can be found on most platforms as Bartledub. PC based gamer who will just give any game my time. Software engineer by day and rockstar drum enthusiast by night. Self-confessed Dr Pepper addict who loves sifting through 00’s Emo and Pop-Punk playlists on Spotify. Somehow, I am also a dad and a husband and love a good play gym and movie night!



Freelance writer, artist and lover of all things gaming. Prolific tweeter and inconsistent Twitch streamer. Fledgeling narrative designer and Xbox Ambassador. Social media queen, Discord chatterbox and digital designer. Loves a brew, milk no sugar.

Contributing Writers



Found as TheManMountain on every major gaming platform. I play a wide range of games across a variety of platforms, enjoying RPGs, action games and platformers. You’ll find me frequenting the podcast and hijacking the Twitch channel. In the real world, I’m a software developer by trade and spend a lot of time 3D printing and streaming.


Writer & retrogaming lead

Otherwise known as Nostalgic Gamer on Twitter. I am dedicated to the procurement and preservation of physical video games and consoles. A retro gamer at heart, with a passion for Playstation and sultriness for Sega. Other hobbies include playing guitar (metal), Formula 1, learning languages, walking, being with nature and reading up on military history, occultism, paganism and demonology. And I love cats!



Paul aka MillennialBug or just Bug. Indie Game Enthusiast and Trophy Hunter. You can usually find me lurking around Twitter and Discord when I’m not busy with gaming/work/uni/life!



Hey, my name is Martin, I’ve been passionate about video games since I can remember, pretty sure I left the womb holding an NES controller, I enjoy gaming on most platforms ranging from console to mobile.


Youtube content

Goes by GameOnScorpio on Twitch and social media. Enjoys video editing, motion graphics, voice over work. He has been gaming for as long as he can remember, from the Amstra, Amiga and Sega MegaDrive up to current consoles and modern day PC gaming. Has been known to pick up his guitar once in a blue moon, sing and change his voice.



Gamer on most popular platforms and lover of indie games. Content creator by day, cookie monster by night. Crazy marvel fan, avid Xbox Ambassador and achievement hunter.



I’m a Retronaut, meaning I collect vinyl records, comic books and old video games. Can be found on Twitter or streaming something old and probably janky.



I’m Aaron, a father of two boys and big fan of gaming. I love playing games on all different types of consoles. When I’m not gaming I’m a football coach for an under 9’s football team.