Press Start was founded at the beginning of 2013 with the vision of writing exclusive content for all types of gamers in Australia. It is our goal to make sure that the website always has the latest news, relevant to all Australian gamers. Our reviews and features have a set structure that is easy to understand for the casual audience, whilst still in depth enough for the veteran gamer.
Press Start would be nothing without it’s team. Each and every one of play a completely different role in order to cover every perspective.
Shannon @shancake_ – Founder / Editor
Making sure that everything on the website is running smoothly is Shannon’s main role. Not only does he write news, reviews & features, He looks after design, backend of the website and making sure that all content is edited.
John @EmeraldGFX - Reviews / Features / News
Wherever an opinion is needed, John is there. He loves to talk about all things gaming and is always bringing a new perspective to the table.
Kevin @ImGoddamnBatman - Reviews / Features
Whilst still studying journalism, Kevin is bringing his in-depth thoughts to all reviews and features. Kevin is great at really digging deep into a games structure and giving his insights in reviews.
Jake @bear_gamer10 - Features / Reviews
When he’s not on the footy field, Jake can be seen contributing to features and reviews. Jake loves to get the hard hitting facts and write a great feature.
Diego @diego_arlek - Reviews
Diego is the biggest Anime fan on the team by far. He is always putting a strong opinion forward and is extremely knowledgable on a wide variety of games. Always willing to give anything with a great story and art style a go. this self confessed Minecraft addict is our main PC reviewer.
Drew @wizarkdrew - News Editor
When he isn’t achievement hunting, Drew is usually writing up all of our ground breaking news posts. He is also a media and comedian extrodinare that can be found working with local Melbourne sketch group “The Wizard Sandwiches”
Joshua @stayhated832 - Contributor
Joshua is your average 23 year old guy who sinks most of his gaming time into a great RPG or First Person Shooter. He loves being immersed in a gaming world almost as much as he loves playing music with his band.
Hayden @haydoathome - Events
Haydo is truly at home on the internet. He’s a podcaster, content producer and vidja-game enthusiast who writes jokes. He is made up of approximately 7 octillion atoms and is about 75% water. Hayden covers all of our events that happens in Sydney.
Tyla @tylaaaaaaaaa - Contributor
Tyla is the newest member of the team. He loves to play a good MMO and can regularly be seen on Xbox live. He has a voice in articles and will play a huge role in some up and coming projects.
In regards to our reviews, we aim to have all reviews up in a timely matter taking into consideration how long the game is and when we can get our hands on it. We will never publish a review before being 100% sure that all of our opinions are backed up. Our reviews aren’t dictated by length but always aim to cover the specific features about the game that set it apart from other games, what does the game do right or wrong, who should buy the game and what has changed if the game is apart of a series.
All of our reviews have 4 categories.
This doesn’t necessary have to always be 100% about the story of the game. It can be made up of background, development process, narrative and story. Sometimes all of these things are included and sometimes it may just focus on one depending on what is seen as most important.
This section will mainly focus on how the game looks. It will also touch on how the game runs on the dedicated platform as well as any graphical bugs that we may have encountered. It will also touch on sound and atmosphere.
This section will more than likely always be the largest. It will cover everything from gaming mechanics, what we loved about the game, what we didn’t love about the game, things that could’ve been improved and any other portion of the game that doesn’t come under the first two categories.
This is where the review will discuss the main points of WHO should or shouldn’t buy this game and WHY. You will also find a few positives and negatives from the game. We rate our game out of 5 using our iconic START button.