At the age of three, Shaun received his first videogame: a tabletop arcade version of Pac-Man. He soon learned what it was to be obsessed. Not only had he become enamoured with the little yellow character, but he also grew a fond appreciation for games. Around this time, he also became obsessed with The Transformers and Star Wars. Shaun basically still loves all the stuff he did when he was three.
As a teenager, he‘d read gaming news magazines obsessively, often daydreaming about how awesome it would be to work in the videogame industry. After graduating from Journalism at Humber College, Shaun became a contributor of a national music magazine, eventually stumbling into gaming coverage. In 2007 he started his own gaming news site with some friends, making more friends along the way, particular in the Toronto gaming and game-making community (he‘s even made a few indie games, himself!).
But gaming isn‘t the only thing keeping Shaun busy. When he isn‘t busy researching stories and interviewing people, he likes to flex his creativity by smashing his drum kit to pieces in his rock band Cobra or making danceable and dark electronic tunes with his Korg DS-10 Plus and Kaossilator synthesizer.
Halloween is Shaun‘s favorite time of the year, and he plans out costumes months in advance. Sometimes he wears them around the house just to lounge around. While in costume, he likes to re-arrange his gaming consoles in an effort to reduce wire clutter. He‘s weird like that.