Meet the TrueTrophies News team

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

TrueTrophies has always been here to help keep your PlayStation trophies tracked and organised. Now, for the first time, TrueTrophies also has a dedicated news team for the site.

Welcome to a new era!

TrueTrophies now has a dedicated news team for all the latest PlayStation news, reviews, articles, and previews. Trophy collecting and management are still there, don’t you worry, but now we are looking to grow and become even better than we already are!

TT TeamThe TrueTrophies writing team

So, here is the lowdown on the one long-term squatter and two new contenders making up the new-look the TrueTrophies team who will be supported by the wonderful development staff working behind the scenes.

Kes — Editor

truetrophies teamKes — Assassociate Editor

Hello there! I’m Kes, Editor of this here website. I’m 6’7, have stupid hair, and sometimes pretend I’m a 16th-century pirate roaming the high seas. I’ve been writing all over the TGN world, but now I’m dedicated to TrueTrophies. My role consists of content management, community engagement, and writing stuff… so much stuff. I love writing, that’s been my bread and butter since I was young, spinning yarns about how the family went to Antarctica via Australia to visit my father who was studying penguins (we didn’t, he wasn’t).

Now, I get to apply all that to the best medium for entertainment — video games. I make sure you have your fill of my favourites, like Outer Wilds, Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, and The Witcher, while serving you up PlayStation content, industry news, reviews, and stupidly long-form projects like The Uncharted Compendium — please give it a go, I beg you. Anyway, before I pass it on to Lee and Sean, I hope you have been enjoying the recent output. Know that you can always comment and get involved — we love having you!

Lee — Staff Writer

truetrophies teamLee — Stuff Writer

Hey gang — my name’s Lee. I’m a writer from Belfast, and I’m still rather stunned to have miraculously landed a job writing about video games, my one true passion. For the last few years, I’ve been writing prosaic thinkpieces on video game design and covering the video game industry via my own projects — i.e. for free — so I’m still sort of wary about waking up from this dream and will react rather overdramatically to any idle threat of being pinched.

As a teenager, I used to run my own Sonic the Hedgehog forum, so if you detect in my stories a higher-than-average propensity for diving into weighty subjects like Sonic Adventure 3 — I’m sorry and I am trying to get better. I’m generally a sucker for the creative and the colourful, so you’ll see me talk quite a bit about Ratchet and Clank, Kingdom Hearts, Overwatch and Spider-Man, but worry not — the abomination of Fall Guys should help balance all that joy out.

Sean — Staff Writer

truetrophies teamSean — Suave Writer

Hi everyone, I'm Sean — the bald one in the team. I have always been a creative individual, especially when it comes to writing. I have not long finished my MA in Film and TV where I specialised in screenwriting. I absolutely loved every moment of it... okay, maybe not every moment. I loved being able to let my imagination run wild with the many crazy story ideas that would end up spiralling into multi-season-long TV shows. Unfortunately, I haven't got my work onto television — yet.

I have always been an avid video game lover, my first ever console was a PS1 which came bundled with Spyro 2 Gateway To Glimmer. I can still remember how enthralled I was with collecting all those gems and setting sheep on fire. That last part is a little concerning, actually. Now my gaming obsessions revolve around Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, Tekken, Persona, and lots of lesser-known JRPGs. When I am not glued to my PS5 console you can find me binge-watching my two other greatest obsessions, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena Warrior Princess. I also have an unhealthy obsession with spending my hard-earned money on collectable bits and pieces, so much so that I have an entire second bedroom dedicated to housing them all — it's a problem I'm not willing to fix.

The Community — the heart and soul

The reason we have a dedicated team is for you, the TT community. What is your role in all this? Well, we know it is trite and greedy, but we need you to help us grow. Over the last year, I (Kes) have met so many amazing community members in comments, on Discord, and amongst the moderators. I know the locals, read and chatted in the comments, and now I even know who will pop up on what news story!

I don’t want to be soppy and disgusting, but this place is awesome, polite, and full of different tastes and needs. I love it! So, all I’m asking is that you bookmark the site, share it with your people, and join our Discord. We want to keep getting better with you at the heart of it and these small things help us do just that. I’ll see you all in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like Horizon, The Last of Us, God of War, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of playing PlayStation games. He also covers PS Plus and trophy news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and some indie gems — before an evening swim.
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