Get to know GamingBolt’s staff – we’re awesome, after all. Here’s some info we think you should have on us.
Rashid was the guy who created GamingBolt.com and hired all the wonderful (and a bit deranged) people working here. He and his staff have been working hard to see GamingBolt through to the top for three years now, and it’s Rashid’s dream to see GamingBolt.com become the biggest gaming blog out there with features to boot that you will hardly find on any other site. Other than working hard to make his dream come true 36 hours a day, Rashid also enjoys playing games (duh). His favourite franchise is Metal Gear Solid, which was what basically got him into gaming. His obsession with Solid Snake and anything to do with the MGS franchise borders on insanity, but we know he means well, and he’d never (intentionally) kill someone over such issues.
Kartik has been gaming for a long time now, and it’s sort of a passion for him. He generally loves to write about games and cover the video games industry. The love affair with gaming started with Paratroopers on a 286 machine, and he hasn’t looked back since then. Kartik has written for some big Indian websites like GamersMint, Indianvideogamer and currently, of course, GamingBolt. The main goal for him is to see India as a popular hub for gaming, and while it will take a lot of effort to make that happen, he believes it is possible. Kartik was also the recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in 2011 and 2012, given to him for his community efforts, and for spreading general gaming awareness.
Kartik has been a Final Fantasy maniac for as long as his memory can go back, and Final Fantasy X is his favourite game of all time. So be careful around him- do not hate on Final Fantasy if you value your skin.
A fan of TV shows like Lost and Dexter, movies like Lord of the Rings and The Matrix and games like Mass Effect, Shubhankar is almost always found rambling on about his pop culture obsessions. Though we wouldn’t send him to Arkham Asylum for this, he often gets a little too “loyal” when someone hates on something he loves, and has thus been prohibited from owning any kinds of firearms. Having written for a few sites as a freelancer, Shubhankar has now been working for GamingBolt- on and off- for three years, and hopes to see the site go through to the top.
Of all the writers on Gamingbolt, George is the most likely to be high and mighty about the gaming industry. Seeing gaming as the truly underappreciated art form of our current culture, George spends the majority of his time talking smack about games with crappy stories and generally being cantankerous and cynical. He primarily writes lofty reviews handing out lethal punishments to anything derivative, but chips in the occasional feature about games you’ve probably never heard of. George generally likes any game that could be considered underrated, is a belligerent lover of story driven titles and is likely to cut you with his sharp wit if you tell him you prefer the Call of Duty series to Halo.
Pramath is a bit of a gaming nut, with highly extreme opinions one way or the other- if he likes a game, he outright adores it, and if he dislikes it, he can get vitriolic towards it. Pramath started gaming, like many of us, with the original Super Mario Bros on the NES, and hasn’t looked back since. A self professed handheld gaming nut, Pramath’s favorite game franchise of all time is The Legend of Zelda- as a matter of personal security, do NOT criticize Zelda around him. He goes off like a loose canon if anyone but him does that.
Zelda lover. Goemon apologist. Pro-wrestling nut. Possible asylum escapee. Liked Nickelback before they became Nickelback and did their Nickelback thing. Goes around doing things with stuff at his disposable, hanging out long enough in a city until the locals start to know better. Better not seen but experienced, like a horror movie creature running up for an obvious hug. Loves gaming, even if it doesn’t love him back because you just make it work for the kids’ sake. Adventure, role-playing, first person shooters, Horde mode hybrids, Zombiecide, and anything that doesn’t raise doubts of indoctrination.
By day, Jordan is a media student, regularly found outside, wearing a long coat, smoking with a pained expression on his face on the city streets of Lincoln, UK. By night, he’s the same, only even colder. Games-wise, he cannot get enough of alternate-history games, art-deco games and has once dressed up as a splicer purely for his own amusement. He is most often found tweeting (@MostUnfurrowed) about football and cursing the ills of the gaming world.
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