Glitchy Tasty Staff Page
At Glitchy Tasty we want our viewers to get to know our staff. That's why we took the time to create this wonderful staff page. Here you can view the staff, and get to know them. Don't forget to check out their profile page to see more info on them such as latest Tweets and their Xbox Live Gamertag.
Ryan Farrenkopf: Rankopfpro
Co-Creator, Content Manager, Writer
I've been playing video games my entire life, though not as much as some people *cough* Jayce *cough* but it wasn't until I went to E3 2010 as a videographer for the site GamesAbyss that I decided this is what I wanted to do. But I wanted to keep it small and personal, because of this Jayce and I decided a new site needed to be born. And here it is Glitchy Tasty!
Favorite Games: The Resident Evil series (Minus RE5 and RE0) , Half-Life 2, Haunting Starring Poulterguy, Mass Effect, Portal 2
Jayce Diaz: Jayce
Co-Creator, Copy Editor
Ever since I was young, I've always been intrigued by video games. To me, though, it went far beyond the entertainment value. I pondered their creation; I studied and exposed every flaw, every piece of information I could find; and I tried to dissect every game I owned as much as possible. Flash forward a few hundred years, and here I am, with a B.S. in Game Art and Design in one hand, and a penchant for writing in the other. I also enjoy teaching, reading, and finding awesome deals on electronics. After my stint with gamesabyss (and my subsequent E3 trips), I teamed up with Ryan F. and co-created what you see before you... GlitchyTasty.com!
Favorite Games: Streets of Rage 2, Mass Effect, Bust a Groove, Tekken Tag Tournament, and X-Men for the Sega Genesis.
Bill Votta: Bill
Web Designer and Contributing Writer
Bill has been a video "game" enthusiast since his IBM PC Junior and his very own first game in color, Kings Quest 2. He is a web developer and IT specialist consulting through his business VVCS, helping organizations and everyday people make better use of the IT they have already and have available (if they know where to look). He has been friends with Jayce since he was Jayce's mentor and he couldn't be more proud.
Favorite Games: Monkey Island, Lechuck's Revenge for PC, Out of This World for PC and Sega CD (among others), Chrono Trigger for SNES, Leather Goddesses of Phobos for PC, Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire for PC (if only because I beta
tested it and got a copy for free when it went gold)
Manny Diaz: Mannymannymanny
I am the only member of GlitchyTasty in the West coast. I am in charge of the sports on this here site. I reckon you best behave and obey what glitchytasty says. if you have facebook add me www.facebook.com/ManuelDiazJr.
Favorite Games: Powerstone (Dreamcast), NFL 2K5 (XBOX), San Francisco Rush 2049 (Dreamcast), Road Rash 64 (N64), Goldeneye (N64)
Worst Games: Superman64 (N64), Spec Ops (Playstation), The Punisher (XBOX), 50 Cent: Bulletproof (XBOX 360), WCW Backstage Assult (N64)
Eric Dionne: GrimmTrixX
I am the resident "old man" and video game collector here at Glitchy Tasty as I am the oldest of all the members on the site. I also sport an impressive collection of just over 2200 video games spanning just over 20 systems, and that's not including multiples. I've also been a member of Xbox live under the gamertag, GrimmTrixX, for over 7 years. I have been playing games for 23 years starting with Atari and working my way up through the years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Art and am looking to do work in Graphic Design in the near future. My favorite genres are RPG, Fighting, and Survival Horror. I am also a huge Venom (Marvel comics) and Star Trek nerd (also Sci-Fi and Horror in general).
Favorite Games: Megaman Series, Resident Evil Series, Fallout 3, Halo Series, Mortal Kombat 2
Tony Howell: InitialDriftS13
Names Tony. I likez me some videogames(obviously), Anime,and japanese cars. I like alot of japanese culture too as well. As far as videogames are concerned I usually play videogames that have classic characters in it such as Mario, Sonic, Street Fighter.One thing I have to mention is that I really have to like the characters when im playing the game... Its really hard for me to play a videogame no matter how good the game may be if I dislike the character.
Favorite Games: Super Mario Kart, Super Street Fighter 2, Streets of Rage 2, Super Mario bros 3, Starfox 64
Brandon Cowen: Brandiezel
My hobbies are videogames (w00t), writing, surfing, watching anime and occasionally building a Gundam model when I can afford to. Videogames have been near and dear to me my entire life, so much so that I am in pursuit of a game art and design degree at Westwood College. I have no real preference in consoles or pc, I just like to play good games; RPG's, music/rhythm and action/adventure games usually. I have an odd penchant for Coheed and Cambria and Best Buy.
Favorite Games: Xenogears, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Final Fantasy VIII (yes....VIII), Resident Evil (Biohazard), Shadow of the Colossus
John Garcia: Johnmgarcia
Hey all, I'm John and I've been a gamer my entire life. I decided to enter the industry after completing a minor in architecture when I realized that I should combine my passion for games with my love of architecture and become an environment artist and level designer/builder. I now have a BFA in Interactive Design and Game Development with a minor in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. My goal as an artist and designer is to gather valuable industry experience working on big name games along my path to becoming a college professor! Feel free to check out my work at www.johnmgarcia.com!
Favorite Games: Diablo 2, Metal Gear Franchise, Final Fantasy 8, Dark Chronical, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare