The USG Team

Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief


Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

Latest article: Test

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor


M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Latest article: Error [Stupid Extra Page]

Eric Van Allen

News Editor


Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

Latest article: Rumor: Cadence of Hyrule Might Surprise Launch This Week

Caty McCarthy

Senior Editor


Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

Latest article: Digital Gems: A Guide to Dating Girls, Boys, and even Pigeons

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer


Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Latest article: Hylians React to Naked Link

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer


Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Latest article: Test for Fragments

Jake Green

Guides Editor


Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

Latest article: Splinter Cell Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay Details - Everything We Know

Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

Latest article: Watch the Cast of "Masters of Doom" in These Other Shows and Movies

Joel Franey

Guides Writer


Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

Latest article: How Many Missions Are There in Modern Warfare?

Other contributors

Aaron Potter

Adam Bolton

Alex Kane

Alex Meehan

Alexis Ong

Alyse Stanley

Ana Valens

Andrew Hayward

Andrew King

Anthony John Agnello

Anthony McGlynn

Aron Garst

Ben Borthwick

Bill Lavoy

Blake Hester

Bob Mackey

Branden Peters

Brendan Sinclair

Brittany Vincent

Brock Wilbur

Bryan Dawson

Cal Revely-Calder

Carli Velocci

Cassandra Khaw

Cassidee Moser

Chase Becotte

Chase Carter

Chris Breault

Chris Buffa

Chris Holt

Christopher Walden

Cian Maher

Cole Lastie

Craig Munro

Damien McFerran

Daniel Feit

Daniel Sims

Daniel Starkey

Dave Aubrey

David L Craddock

David Oxford

David Rudin

Doc Burford

Dustin Quillen

Ed Smith

Elliot Gay

George Yang

Griff Griffin

Heidi Kemps

ian dransfield

Imran Khan

James Pickard

James Walker

Jamie Wallace

Jay Castello

Jaz Rignall

Jeff Green

Jeffrey Rousseau

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Signor

John Archer

John Benyamine

John Learned

Jon Hicks

Jonathan Toyad

Josh Hawkins

Julie Muncy

Justin Haywald

Kahlief Adams

KC Green

Kevin Lee

Khee Hoon Chan

Larryn Bell

Leana Hafer

Luke Winkie

Matt Cabral

Matt Kim

Matteo Lorenzetti

Matthew Forde

Max Parker

merritt k

Michael Leri

Michael Migliacio

Mike Zeller

Niall O'Donoghue

Nicole Carpenter

Olivia Jane

Pete Davison

Peter Rubinstein

Piotr Bajda

Rebekah Valentine

Reid McCarter

Richard Moss

Rowan Kaiser

Russ Pitts

Samantha Leichtamer

Sayem Ahmed

Scott Sharkey

Seth Macy

Stacey Henley

Steven Wright

Suriel Vazquez

T.J. Lauerman

Thomas Nickel

Tom Mc Shea

Tom Orry

Tomm Hulett

Tony Wilson

Tristan Ettleman

Tyler Ohlew

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