“Video games are not toys; A video game is a piece of art and it deserves to be treated as such. In my mind, anyone who thinks differently is ignoring the fact that hundreds of people pour thousands of hours over a period of years to bring one game to life. They dedicate their lives to it at the sacrifice of their personal well-being in order to bring their collective vision to life. I can’t think of a single toy factory that has done the same.”
-Richard Booth, Owner and Co-Founder
That is what GamesRelated is all about. We believe that the people who make video games are artists. They deserve as much attention and appreciation as the games they make. That is where we come in. We appreciate those who pioneered this multi-billion dollar industry as well as those who carry the torch today.
At GamesRelated, you will sometimes find the same news stories that you could find everywhere else, but our main focus is to bring attention to the people in the industry and share our thoughts on hardware, software, books, and film related to gaming.
GamesRelated; We believe in what we do and we work as hard as we can to bring our vision to you. This is a company brought to you by gamers, for gamers.
Meet our team:
Rich Booth: Co-Founder and Director of Business Development
Rich has been involved in the gaming industry for over ten years, working with such companies as Jace Hall Show, Twin Galaxies, and Nintendojo. He began GamesRelated in order to bring positivity to gaming journalism. Much of what is out today is completely negative, and GamesRelated aims to be the place where that stops and the news is simply reported, just like in the old days.
Justin Jaeger: Co-Founder and Director of Community
Justin began gaming at a very young age and decided early on that he wanted to be in the games industry. First gaming on both PC and console, he soon found himself moving strictly to PC where he handles most reviews on that platform. He co-founded GamesRelated with Rich in order to push the industry forward. Justin’s contributions are felt throughout every facet of GamesRelated.
Aaron Swain: Director of Editorial and Industry Analyst
Aaron is extremely passionate and knowledgeable in the video game industry and any/all things computer technology. He has been playing games and has been deeply interested in them for over 35 years. He’s owned consoles and computers ranging from an Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 up to the current generation. Aaron’s vast technological knowledge helps bolster GamesRelated and its tech articles. Aaron currently reviews tech and some games on various platforms.
Joe Syracusa: Content Creator and Industry Analyst
Joe began his gaming experience playing his grandmother’s NES, what feels like an eternity ago. Since Joe has become obsessed with most gaming genres from hack n’ slash games, Maximo for PS2 being a personal favorite, to shooters and anything horror. With a wide variety of interests, he likes to review anything from console and PC hardware to most games and genres.
Nick Gallicchio: Content Creator and Industry Analyst
Nick began gaming at a young age and quickly became drawn to a wide variety of genres, spending time on anything from a sports sim to an RPG. Nick tackles reviews with much enthusiasm and brings a lot of fun to the content he creates, and is a crucial part of the team at GamesRelated.