Our Team

Anna Hickey

Anna is a (hopeful) student of architecture. When she’s not playing games, she can be found doing art of some kind, lazing about, or caring entirely too much about the characters in the Dungeons & Dragons podcast The Adventure Zone.

Keisuke "Kei" Isobe

Huge video game, comic book, and anime fan. Spends way too much time watching things he doesn’t like. Hates Zack Snyder. Mains Falco.

Peter "PJ" Manning

PJ has played games for the better part of 16 years. His earliest gaming memory involved going to his neighbor’s house to play GTA Vice City way too young. His second was being thoroughly unamused at a demo in Target. It was weird and hard. You had to keep swinging on ropes. That game was The Wind Waker, his favorite game of all time.

He speedruns. He writes about speedrunning.
He plays music. He writes about music.
He Tweets. Find it here: @HashtagPManning

Sam Martinelli

Sam has been playing video games since his earliest years and has been writing about them since 2016. He’s a big fan of Nintendo games and complaining about The Last of Us Part II. You either agree wholeheartedly with his opinions or despise them. There is no in between.

A lifelong New Yorker, Sam views gaming as far more than a silly little pastime, and hopes though critical analysis and in-depth reviews to better understand their artistic merit.

Twitter: @sam_martinelli.

David Silbert

David is the creator and lead editor of The Punished Backlog. His favorite game is Final Fantasy XII, and he won’t let anyone tell him otherwise. When he’s not covering entertainment, he’s either listening to Dear Evan Hansen on repeat or watching the Boston Celtics hoist banners in TD Garden.

Follow him on Twitter at @David_Silbert to keep up to date with all things The Punished Backlog.

Eric Tate

Eric Tate started playing video games back on the N64. His favorite franchises are The Legend of Zelda, Dark Souls, and Devil May Cry. Eric loves to play and write music and dreams of writing music for video games one day.

Amanda Tien

Amanda Tien is a writer, visual designer, and strategic marketing consultant. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work can be viewed at www.amandatien.com.

Jason Toro

Jason is a college student at Northeastern University for English and Game Design. For him, video games are not just an art form, but one of the greatest mediums to tell a story. When not perpetuating the game journalist stereotype of being awful at a game and blaming the game for it, Jason likes writing short fiction novels that never get past chapter 2 or playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Past Contributors

Shane Bond
Mark Bowers
Colin Doyle
Geron Graham
Jack Linnehan
Jayne Martin

Sam Moore
Cody Powell
Dylan Roy
Genesis Sandoval
Luke Vennall
Augustine Villanueva

Shane Bond
Mark Bowers
Colin Doyle
Geron Graham
Jack Linnehan
Jayne Martin
Sam Moore
Cody Powell
Dylan Roy
Genesis Sandoval
Luke Vennall
Augustine Villanueva