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Here at Xbox Tavern we aim to bring you honest reviews, opinion pieces, developer interviews, and much much more. We're totally independent, which means we have complete freedom to say (and report) whatever we choose.
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What does that mean? Well for starters, we’re completely open and approachable. Despite the fact that we work with hundreds of developers and publishers alike, we will always put forward our views and content without a shred of undeserved favour towards any serving body. That of course includes Microsoft. If they screw up or drop the ball, you’ll hear it here. We may well be an Xbox branded outlet, but we’re here to say it how it is.

Our team consists of individuals that have a great deal of gaming knowledge and passion for the brand, we use that to drive this site in the directions that it moves. You may not always agree with what we say or what we do, but isn’t that the point? It creates an excellent dialogue for not only us to engage with, but you too. Grab a chair, hang your hat, and stick around.

Team Members

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Jamie Collyer
Owner, Editor

I’ve been gaming since Spy vs Spy on the Master System, growing up as a Sega kid before realising the joy of multi-platform gaming. These days I can mostly be found on smaller indie titles, the occasional big RPG and doing poorly at Rainbow Six: Siege. Gamertag: Enaksan @xboxtavern @Enaksan

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Graham Cameron
Contributor

Gaming, or, games in general, are in my blood. Just shy of an addiction but still an obsession. From opening my mind on the Commodore 64 I have kept up with the generations of gaming, currently residing on the Xbox One.@Grahamreaper

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Ian Wray
Contributor

For me it started out on PC, back in the Wolfenstein 3D and Commander Keen days. Now I play across all platforms, but I’m gaming every day, mainly on xbox. I’m easy going, with a full-on achievement hunting addiction, but you mainly can find me getting my fix on Apex Legends (Caustic FTW) Gamertag: nuttywray @nuttywray

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Joe Pepek
Contributor

Born in New Jersey across the Hudson from Manhattan, I’ve been playing games for over 30 years. I can confidently say that I’ve played at least one game on every console ever made. I’m also an accomplished Forza artist. JPep715 on Xbox and jpepek715 on Twitch, feel free to add or give me a follow. @JPep715

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Jamie Baldock
Contributor

Hey gamers! Dj Redcap here, been a gamer for years. A passion for video games since the early days of Atari Pong to the modern ages of Xbox One X, I’ve seen the Sega Master System, the NES and all the rest. Hail from the bottom end of Australia and proud to support Xbox. Feel free to hit me up on Xbox GT: vv Dj Redcap vv.@Dj_Redcap

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Cassie Gibbons
Contributor

I have been gaming since I can remember, with some of my earliest memories being of the Sega Mega Drive. Games have always been an escape for me and I will be forever thankful for the opportunity to experience so many wonderful worlds. If you would like to hit me up on Xbox my gamertag is: vampkittie

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Robbie Cocker
Contributor

As a kid, I was very socially awkward and quiet. When I was introduced to Xbox, everything changed. I’ve met my best friends on Xbox, and had some of my absolute best gaming memories on Xbox. Gaming is something I could never give up, and I pity the poor soul who asks me to do so. Gaming is life, and I bleed Green! Feel free to add me – Gamertag: FatalShock v7. @FatalshockV

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Alex East
Contributor

My first ever game I played was Alex the Kidd on Sega Master System II which fits really but been an avid Xbox fan since the beef cake original (Still have no idea how I used the controller) Got myself Into to FPS with Halo and never stopped shooting people since. Virtually of course… Feel free to add me – Gamertag: Aeone. @AeoneGaming

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Moosli
Contributor

As a child I enjoyed Puzzle/Logic, Adventure, Platform, Racing and Simulation games on the PC, and keeping myself sane at numerous family events on my Game Boy Pocket. Now I generally play Action-Adventure and Music/Rhythm console games, but I will forever be captivated by a beautiful game soundtrack.

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Rob Turnbull
Contributor

I was gaming way before it was cool or accepted, when games were sold in ziplock bags and gaming clues required a letter and a SASE to the actual developer. I’m not saying that like it’s a credential or an odd badge of honor, but as a statement that video games can be fun and engaging independent of graphics, the number of player choices allowed, or game mechanics. I felt the same sense of joy and exhilaration with text-based games of yore as I do playing the most advanced games of today. @turnbullr67

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Neil Bason
Contributor

Double-jumping, coin-collecting, joystick-twiddling, medic-calling, lag-blaming, jump-scare-screaming, video game devotee. Old enough to remember the Vic 20. Enjoys long walks through Skyrim, long waits to respawn and propping up leaderboards.@neilbason

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Graham Ray
Contributor

My gaming journey started when a friend of mine showed me Mortal Kombat on the Sega Mega Drive. From that first fatality I was hooked! Many school nights were spent playing 4 player GoldenEye which eventually became 4 player Halo. These days you can generally find me in the world of The Witcher or sinking countless hours into Madden when my daughter allows me…@Grahamofrivia

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Varnell Harris
Contributor

My gaming journey started when a friend of mine showed me Mortal Kombat on the Sega Mega Drive. From that first fatality I was hooked! Many school nights were spent playing 4 player GoldenEye which eventually became 4 player Halo. These days you can generally find me in the world of The Witcher or sinking countless hours into Madden when my daughter allows me…@Bubbalove007

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James Davie
Contributor

Although the genesis of my videogame addiction began with a PS1 and an N64 in the mid-late 90s as a widdle boy, Xbox has managed to hook me in and consume most of my videogame time thanks to its hardcore multiplayer fanaticism and consistency. I tend to play anything from shooters and action adventures to genres I’m not so good at like sports, RTS and puzzle games.

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Daniel Eustace
Contributor

Gaming used to be about playing Championship Manager but then I was introduced to consoles and I fell in love with Xbox 360. Xbox has always been my console of choice. Catch me on Apex or Call of Duty@chocolatebear80

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Varno Harris
Contributor

My name is Varno Harris II. I currently attend school at Miami University double majoring in journalism and professional writing. My dream is to create and develop a popular video game media company and shape the future of journalism.

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Peter Russell
Contributor

I first got my hands on a gaming console in ‘91 with the NES and haven’t looked back since, playing on a variety of consoles and PCs over the years. Once a year you will also find me doing a trilogy play through of either Mass Effect or Dragon Age. @peterkuninch

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Dave Ozzy
Contributor

Been playing Xbox for long enough that my hands have hardened into trigger-ready claws. There is no joy like the sound of an achievement popping, and no fear like a red ring of death..

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Corey Lyle
Contributor

From my early days of gaming with Vectrex and eventually NES, I can’t remember a time where gaming wasn’t present in my life. I have been maining Xbox since the release in 2001 and enjoy genres of all kinds. You can mostly find me achievement hunting these days. Gamertag = rawkerdude5012 . <

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Gaming, or, games in general, are in my blood. Just shy of an addiction but still an obsession. From opening my mind on the Commodore 64 I have kept up with the generations of gaming, currently residing on the Xbox One. Gamertag: Grahamreaper

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