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Cubed3 Limited (Cubed Three, C3) is an online information resource and community with a passion for video games. Based in the UK, we bring daily updates, worldwide coverage and discussion.

Cubed3 attracts over 250,000 unique visitors per month. Our focus is on daily news, comprehensive reviews, in-depth features and our growing forum of likeminded Nintendo enthusiasts.

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Meet the Cubed3 team

Jorge Ba-oh - Managing Director, Founder

Adam Riley - Operations Director, Senior Editor

Adam joined up with Cubed3 back when it was merely a fledgling website, providing snippets of news to eager gaming fans. It was not long before he made a strong impression, bombarding Jorge with constant news submissions. Having been a creative talent from a young age, it was only a short time before he squeezed his way into the small team and took control of the retro review side of C3. Once his confidence built up, which certainly did not take a long time, he dipped his toe further into the writing scene with a slew of in-depth articles and even took on the role of Editor for others' work.

Moving away from causing waves throughout the Industry with his rapid-fire news updates, numerous exclusive interviews, and visits to press events, now in the role of Operations Director he focuses more on strong relations with game developers and PR teams, finding new opportunities for the website's growth, as well as producing radio shows.

Cubed3 just wouldn't be the same without him!

Az Elias - Senior Editor

Jamie Mercer

Jamie was first introduced to games through his grandfather’s love of point-and-click adventure games, and grew up playing the likes of Kyrandia, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Day of the Tentacle, and Monkey Island. A Sega Mega Drive soon followed, and a PlayStation after that. A love of JRPGs developed after first playing Final Fantasy VII. Now he mostly plays indie games on his PC, when time allows.

A qualified broadcast journalist, documentary filmmaker, and voice actor, Jamie tends to not have too much free time these days. When he does, he likes reading, writing, playing pool and snooker, watching documentaries, quiz shows, and awfully made films with sharks in them. He has been told he has the worst taste in music, and is cursed with supporting Newcastle United.

David Lovato - Reviews and Feature Writer

Born in California, David spent his youth moving around the country, but never lost his love of writing and video games. A lifelong Nintendo fan, David believes a great game can come from anywhere, and is always on the hunt for the next one.

Lex Firth - Reviews and Feature Writer

Part-time blogger, full-time geek, Lex has been gaming since he was knee-high to a Bokoblin. His specialties include platforming, adventuring, and puzzle-solving.


Ofisil (Athanasios Aravositas) has contemplated on the meaning of life the universe and everything at least 42 times. He carries around a wooden sword, wears a +5 INT -15 CHA cloak, and plays life in Nightmare Mode.

Brandon (Michael) Howard

Brandon enjoys a good RPG about as much as a good bite to eat. In his spare time he usually forgets to actually play video games.

Josh Di Falco

Raised in a family with a NES controller in his hand, Josh grew up with Super Mario Bros. and IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II. Before too long, the NES had to make way for the PlayStation, as Spyro the Dragon and Final Fantasy VIII took over the rest of his childhood. It was at this point that he realised his love for RPGs. Josh is not afraid to invest hundreds of hours into a Triple Triad or Blitzball session, while trying to save the world from an impending doom.

Rudy Lavaux - Review and Feature Writer

Having some previous experience writing absurdly long reviews for some French website, Rudy gladly joined the ranks of C3 to share his love for video games... which equals his love for writing about them. Despite first experiencing video games on a SEGA arcade machine, and developing his skills at home on his parents' Commodore 64 and Atari 2600, he fell in love with Nintendo after trying Metroid for the NES back in the day. He's always bought Nintendo's consoles first since the days of the Game Boy and Super Nintendo, only occasionally buying another brand to taste the great exclusives that the competition offered (rumour has it that he first cheated on Nintendo with a PC-Engine in his early gaming days). He's such a manic collector that he can't beat his games as fast as he buys them. He can't stand missing a single game in his favourite series. He's also a bit of a MacGyver, always coming up with the most improbable ways to fix up his broken stuff... and managing to do so. As a Belgian, he also enjoys good beer, chocolate, mussels, chips and making fun of politics. Oh, and reporting C3 bugs to Jorge!

Shane Jury - Reviews and Feature Writer

Shane happened upon this fair community of Cubed3 whilst browsing the newly-opened portal of the World Wide Web, and has stuck around ever since. Kicking things off with a Master System, Shane soon went for the best of both worlds with a Mega Drive and a Super Nintendo. Every generation since he's been on the Nintendo bandwagon, together with an occasional hop on the Sony and Microsoft wagons, with a broad perspective and a willingness to try anything. A fan of many titles and franchises, including Pokemon, Mario, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Viewtiful Joe and, most of all, Sonic, you'll see Shane in any thread with one of these franchises in the title, when he isn't slapping up news posts or tapping away at another review.

Drew Hurley

Drew has been gaming since he was 2 years old, starting on the Amstrad CPC464 with such classics as Dizzy the Egg. Turning his passion into his life he studied Game Design at University and ran a Game Development Society. He then sold out to the man and ended up working as a Software Engineer for the government instead of making games. To make up for this he neglects his friends and wife to play games for most of his waking hours.

Having played and owned just about every released console and handheld he regularly buys the latest games and tears through them quickly. He still hopes to one day return to the industry he loves in one capacity or another.

Albert Lichi - Reviews and Feature Writer

Nikola Suprak

Nikola has been writing reviews for games so long that his fifth grade book report of The Giver was actually a review of Conker's Bad Fur day. He failed the assignment but kindled a lifetime passion of telling everyone he saw about which games he liked and didn't liked. He continues to review games as a public service to prevent games like Final Fantasy: All The Bravest from falling into the hands of unsuspecting, innocent people.

He is a longtime fan of RPGs, FPSs, and other acronym based gaming genres. Some of his favorite games include Lunar: Silver Star Story, Suikoden II, Super Mario Galaxy, and Paper Mario. Outside of gaming, Nikola enjoys writing, basketball, and trying to find a prosecutor willing to charge the developer of The Letter with a crime against humanity. It is harder than you may think.

Thom Compton

Thom is an avid gamer and has been since playinbg Looney Toon Adventures on some Nintendo system. After spending years playing on the original Playstation, he inexplicably stopped playing games for a long while, eventually picking it back up sometime in 2006. Since then, it's been a constant reminder that he has so finacial control, and someday you may find him with an old Wii controller plugged into a park bench, desperately trying to get the birds and squirrels to bend to his digital prowess. 

Ian Soltes

Ian started off as a person who simply loved games and hunting down many of the lesser-known titles to play them. Fascinated with many of the unique aspects of games he became entralled with the many new ideas and concepts he found and outright enjoyed finding unique games. Not to say that he dislikes the mainstream games as he very much enjoys them and can often be found spending time playing Civ V on his free time.

Ian wrote several reviews before he started to focus heavily on becoming a constant reviewer as he was more than happy to simply stand by and simply enjoy the games he loved, from 'Dark Cloud 2' to 'Lost Kingdoms II'. The game that changed all this was a small, visual novel, game on Steam called 'Long Live the Queen!'. Having outright enjoyed the game he looked around only to notice that no one had even submitted a review for the game. He decided to change all that and write a review. It didn't take long before he was actively hunting down games in his vast collection, many of which he enjoyed, trying to find those games, be they good or bad, that he felt needed more attention.

As of  now Ian is a fan of the JRPG genre and enjoys being able to simply sit down and lose himself in a game. Though a bit of a perfectionist who tries to hunt down every secret if possible, he never lets that get in the way of his enjoyment. However, he has developed a guilty pleasure for intentionally playing BAD games simply for the chance to rip into them in a review.

Gareth F - Review & Feature Writer

FiDRoC is a long time gamer old enough to remember the days when the ZX Spectrum was considered to be cutting edge technology and has subsequently held Hungry Horace responsible for his eating disorder.

In a past life FiDRoC tore it up regularly on the wheels of steel and has toured all over the UK, played at a number of major music festivals and generally made a total racket as the tour DJ for a relatively successful chart bothering band. Besides holding down numerous long running residencies in both Manchester and London he's also had a stint on a pirate radio station (long before internet radio was a thing).

Chris Leebody - Review & Feature Writer

Chris is a 26 year old English Literature graduate (currently studying masters degree in journalism) from Belfast, United Kingdom. He is a full time training journalist who has been playing video games since he was a small child and has spent the best part of half a life times earnings so far on buying games. He is a particular fan of PC gaming as well as the Playstation and Nintendo platforms and loves playing any Role Playing or RTS game.

André Eriksson

André Eriksson started to game at a very young age due to his father introducing it to him. Throughout the years his tastes expanded beyond platformers into more and more advanced and obscure genres. Currently he plays mostly JRPGs and visual novels, as those genres value slow paced but careful decisions. At the end of the day, however, any game works.

On the rare occasions he does neither work nor play he reads or writes, as he loves taking in and sharing information. He also loves to slowly analyze everything, which might be why he likes video games to begin with, as they allow him to do just that at the pace he likes.

This lead him to writing reviews for Cubed3, as it allowed him to combine his three greatest interests: writing, gaming and analyzing.

Sandy Wilson

Sandy became interested in Cubed3 after being invited to write for the team. He was intent on setting up his own review site, as one who really enjoys writing critically and honestly about games. He is also adamant that he will write his way into being an indispensable member of the team.

Sandy has been playing and enjoying video games ever since receiving a Game Boy Color at the age of seven. As an avid follower of Nintendo and Sony, he has had many great (and not so great!) gaming experiences with every genre. If he had to pick one genre to play above all others it would be horror action, as outlined by his favourite series Resident Evil.

Andrew - Reviews and Feature Writer

A Cubed3 member since the ancient days of the GameCube, Cheesing It Up has been a Nintendo gamer for many Moons now. He's a bit of a nerd (aren't we all?), specialising in astrophysics, and is always ready to answer any questions on the subject. When not stargazing he can often be found watching anime or playing guitar. There's always time for video games though!

Eric Ace

Eric is a Cubed3 reviewer for the PS3, PS4, 3DS, VITA and PC systems, with a long history of RPG and strategy game backgrounds. He began gaming with the NES and quickly gravitated to RPGs and platform games.

Renan Fontes

An avid-lover of all things Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, and pretentious French lit, Ren has beaten DMC3 on Dante Must Die at least five times, and is deathly terrified of what series Capcom and Konami are going to target next. 

Matteo Carlarino - Reviews and Feature Writer

Leo Epema

Leo lives in the Netherlands and has been an unofficial reviewer since 2011. He has done official work as a translator for Dutch to English and English to Dutch. His favourite game genres include RPGs, ARPGs, shooters, fighting games, hack and slash games, and racers, but is not a fan of platforming-puzzle games.

Marcus Myers

Tomas Barry

Tom Barry is an editor and reviewer for Cubed3. He's a life-long gamer and musician, passionate about writing and recording music, creative writing, and all forms interactive media. Since he's an avid sim-racer enthusiast, if he's not editing or writing features, he's usually found behind the wheel, on track - usually creating unnecessary commotion. 

Together with team-mate, SJ, he co-founded Cubed3's very own eSports sim-racing team, RufDog Racing. They compete regularly in the UK&I Monday Night Skippys League, which can be seen live on RacespotTV, every week from 9pm.

The long-standing UK&I Skip League is one of the best places to get a British sim-racing fix, featuring grids of over 50 cars, with a large pool of extremely quick and talented drivers, at the top-end, who put on a real championship show. Where ever you look on track, though, there's clean and competitive close-racing. The series runs in association with the UK charity, CALM

Tune into the broadcast and see if you can spot the Cubed3 logo, displayed prominently on all of RufDog Racing's vehicle liveries! RufDog Racing certainly don't pretend to be alien fast, but do enjoy a good mid-pack battle! They will also be doing (likely lower-split) six and four-hour endurance races, later this year, in the Mazda MX5, on iRacing.           

Currently, however, DiRT Rally 2.0 is the big sim-racing obsession. It hits shelves, worldwide, on February 26th, and there's even more Cubed3 coverage on the PC version, to follow. Follow RufDogReviews, for further updates on this hugely exciting Codemasters sequel and more!  

Other upcoming content includes our Assetto Corsa Competizione review, a preview of Kart Kraft, TechUp! features covering the Fanatec Clubsport V2.5 wheel base, the Fanatec Porsche RSR 918 Wheel and the Fanatec Clubsport V3 Pedals. We'll also be running a 'Logitech G29 vs Fanatec V2.5 ' side by side comparison in the coming months, examining the worth of moving from a budget to middle tier upgrade, in 2019, in the context of emerging Direct Drive hardware. 

Tom produces sim-racing content, including tips and highlight videos, not to mention reviews of sim-racing games and gear. To contact him about any of these things, get in touch through the site or via social media.  

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Cubed3 Autobot - C3's Autobot Butler

I am Cubed3 AutoBot. I live to serve the human members of Cubed3 by automating the little things that you can see on this website. When I am not working I enjoy a pint of oil and playing magnets with the lady robots. Bzzzzzzt! LOL

Neil Flynn

Flynnie is a long time Cubed3 contributor with a shared passion for all that is Nintendo.

Flynnie is a dedicated and long serving member of the Cubed3 community who has helped cover the launch of the Wii, 3DS and Nintendo Switch.

His travels across the world has seen him write up experiences on various gaming events and industry insights. You can be sure to catch a glimpse of him at a the large UK gaming expo's, be sure to say hello if you see him.

He also manages the Cubed3 social media platforms and manage our community engagement among other site duties. 

Ever the agnostic gamer, Flynnie's gaming adventures began with the SEGA Master System and only continued from there! Feel free to ask to see his gaming collection but be warned he will be there all day telling you about his prize possessions. 

Michael Keener


Currently living and working in Japan, Chris specialises in Japanese games.


Reporting on all things Nintendo for Cubed3 since June 2016

Wes Maulsby

Wes first learned what a videogame was when he wandered around Bomb-omb Battlefield and hasn't been able to put the controller down since. An avid game and movie fan, Wes can often be found either cooped up in a dark room beating up monsters, or cooped up in a larger and darker room watching other people beat up monsters. He is embarking on a new career covering games and movies while eager waiting for Capcom to get off it's butt and actually make an Okami sequel already.

Michael McCann


Nayu is one of Cubed3's newest recruits - a breath of fresh air in the team. She is an avid gamer, in-depth book reviewer, exceptional writer, queen crocheter, as well as being a champion craft & life blogger.

Expect great things to come!

William Lowery

Camilo Aránguiz González

Carrick Puckett

Greg Giddens

Greg has a strong passion for technology and prides himself on his knowledge and understanding of old, current and emerging gadgetry. Having spent several years trying to find the perfect fit for where he wanted to build a career, he became a videogames journalist, writing about and critiquing games for various places.


Ian Goldberg

Flora Hsu

Flora is exceptional in International Marketing bringing her expertise in being analytical and excelling in promotional activities now bringing her skills to the Cubed3 team working as the resident Digital Social Media Co-ordinator She has a strong background in the field back in her homeland of China and is now making great strides whilst over here in the UK Her enthusiasm and strong customer service focus are unparalleled She is a vital asset to the team.

Lilly K.

Elliot Shaw

Hannah Halcomb

Justin Prinsloo


Paul McEnery

Fion Liu

Fion is intelligent, efficient, diligent, vigilant, proficient, magnificent, triumphant, and many other similar sounding words. Basically, she's a vital asset to any team, and the hottest new addition to the Cubed3 crew.

Kevin Tsai

Luke Hemming

Quiet reviewer with a love for all things Nintendo.
Street Fighter Connoisseur and sucker for any Fantasy considered Final. Recent Dragon Quester.
Outside of the gaming world rabid Comic Book Collector who always thought Robin deserved more credit and PR/Super Sentai Aficionado.

Daniel Rivas

Scott Casey

Ben Clarke

Katie Livingston

David Kelly - Feature Writer

Davy is an experienced video game player and reviewer from Northern Ireland.

Gabriel Jones

Contributors Past & Present

Mike Mason, James Temperton, Ross Marrs, Peter Willington, Sam Turner, Mark Heery, Keza Macdonald, Ben Southam, John Boyle, Lee Sanders, Joe Brukner, Joel Burton, Reece Warrender, Barry Lewis, Phil Beveridge, Rob, Craig Shipton, Fraser Wilson, Nick Cheesman, Rory Renehan, John Michael Baker, Reece Warrender, Joe Clifton, Jack Hubbert, Dave Beasley, Rob Forster, Joshua Terry, Scott James, Alexi Messeramo, Jonathan Davis, William Scothern, Charles Leake

Business/Contact Address

Cubed3 Limited
14A Bonnersfield Lane
HA1 2JR, United Kingdom

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