About Us

GenuineGamers.com provides Xbox 360 gamers with genuine news, reviews and interviews from the community and gaming industry.

Meet the team: 


Editor: Jose Bear  (Check my reviews)

Jose Bear has been the longest serving member of the site, with us from virtually the beginning.  Jose is a massive gamer and his gamerscore can vouch for that, being in the top ten in the UK - legitimately.  He enjoys a wide variety of games and will pretty much play anything except RPGs.  Jose is also an Xbox Ambassador and frequent member of the Xbox.com Forums, so you can trust his reviews and ensure that his views will be nothing less than genuine.

Deputy Editor: Transient Nova  (Check my reviews)

Beginning with a BBC Micro and a copy of Repton 3 on a five-and-a-quarter inch floppy, Transient Nova has been gaming for almost as long as he can remember.  Having experienced many formats throughout his gaming life, he possesses a near godlike knowledge of videogaming the likes of which no one has ever seen.  The fact that he has never owned a Dreamcast renders much of it moot though.  Primarily gaming on the Xbox 360 for over three years now and veering towards the Live Arcade lineup as time marches on, he now wrangles with words here on Genuine Gamers.

Reviewer: X ALARIC X  (Check my reviews)

I’m a 26 year-old bloke who writes about pretty much anything and everything he can get his hands on that involves a shiny disc and a piece of plastic with two thumb sticks.  I’m proud to say I’m old enough to remember Sonic games when they were good, Duke Nukem 3D when it was cutting-edge technology, and those first baby steps of console online gaming when the Dreamcast pushed Phantasy Star Online down a tiny dial-up connection.  When I’m doing a ‘proper’ job, I write about mass consciousness, the realm of the virtual self, and representative narrative structure.  Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Reviewer: Back In 2 Mins  (Check my reviews)

Back in 2 Mins is 28 years old and has been gaming since he received his first console in 1986; The NES.  He loves all games but most of all FPS and RPG’s. He is also doing a HND in game design which gives him the added critique to assist with our genuine review pledge.  Back in 2 Mins is one of our newer members of the team but he’s taken to it like a duck to water, producing great reviews already.  Make sure you check them out and look forward to what he’s got in store for the future.

Reviewer: BrutishBatfink  (Check my reviews)

(Stands up).  Hello my name is Batfink I have been abusing games since 1986.  I started off on the ZX Spectrum which got me hooked on the gaming world.  From there I started using the Amiga 500+ in 1992 and that gave me a serious thirst for gaming.  I moved onto the console generation with the Sony Playstation 1 then 2 and finally landed on to the Xbox which I adore.  Yes I am a addict and proud.  (Sits back down).

Reviewer: Marksman 79 (Check my reviews)

I’ve been gaming for just over 22 years, starting off the NES and owning pretty much every console till my Xbox 360.  My favourite game in the world ever is Battlefield Bad company 2.  In my opinion the best multiplayer game ever made.  I will always be up for playing this game should anyone want to.  I look for a laugh and some fun when playing games, and enjoy gaming in parties with friends.  I don’t take gaming too serious.  I enjoy racing, first person shooters, adventure games, RPG’s…….in fact all games!!

Reviewer:  Bexant

Let me say a big hello to you all!  I am Bexant, Anthony in the real world, and have been a gamer for…  Wait for it…  30 years!  I know I don’t look old enough do I?  What do you mean yes?   Anyway, I started my voyage into gaming at the ripe age of 5 with a Phillips Videopac system, Odyssey 2 in the states, and continued via Sinclair Spectrum, Amiga, PC, and just about every console you can mention, to the current generation including my gorgeously curvaceous 360.  There’s not much I haven’t played, as my 2200+ collection of games and 37 consoles will attest, so look out for comparisons and references in my reviews, they’re sure to be there.

News Contributor: Mr Funman

Hi, my name is Sam aka Mr Funman. I’m 20 years old, a university student, and I’ve been gaming since I first got a Mega Drive and Sonic the Hedgehog. Ever since then, I’ve played a variety of consoles and games, with my all time favourites including Final Fantasy 7, Bioshock and Gears of War. Nowadays, my spare time is largely used by Call of Duty and Fifa, going to gigs and playing golf.

Freelance Journalist: WorkEthic

My first foray into the wonderful world of gaming came in the mid-80s when I received a miniature Space Invaders cabinet for Christmas. A staunch Mega Drive supporter in the years that followed, I have since shed all allegiances, instead going where the gaming is good. I love a good RPG, enjoy a virtual kickabout and continue to mourn the Guitar Hero franchise.