The Team

BruisedThumbs began with a simple premise: provide gaming entertainment and reviews from the perspective of everyday gamers. As a company, our ideas are different because we are all different. We're looking for new ideas for Podcasts, skits, playthroughs, and more so please contact us with suggestions. Let's talk games.


 
TJ - Owner/Editor/Podcast Co-host

TJ - Owner/Editor/Podcast Co-host

Hello there. I'm TJ. Friends call me Bruise. Now we're friends. I wanted to do something different and what I felt was special. It's a passion project to start BruisedThumbs. Since I was 5 years old, video games were a huge part of my life. I received a Nintendo on my birthday and that was it. It's been 26 years and I'm still very much in love with gaming culture and can easily say that I've played a video game of some sort every single day since that fateful day and I wouldn't have it any other way.

TJ - Owner/Editor-in-chief/BruisedThumbs Podcast Co-host
Twitter: @BruisedThumbsVG

 

Josh - Editor/Podcast Co-host

Josh - Editor/Podcast Co-host

My name is Josh. I don't have fancy nick names like the other guys but I'm sure I'll develop one somewhere along the lines of this. I spend my time playing video games as a stress relief. I dabble with cars and guns. I'm excited to work with everyone and take my passion for something I enjoy so much to a new and interesting level. 

 

Josh - Editor/BruisedThumbs Podcast Co-host
Twitter: @JoshBTVG

 

 

Michelle - Editor/ Podcast Co-host

Michelle - Editor/ Podcast Co-host

Michelle. Pink. Sparkly. Cat friend and unicorn tamer.

Michelle - Editor/BruisedThumbs Podcast Co-host
Instagram: @imhelladinosaur
Tumblr: @t1tzorgtf0

 

 

Silas - Podcast Co-host

Silas - Podcast Co-host

Woof. 

Silas - BruisedThumbs Podcast Co-host

PSN/XBL: WhoLetMeOut69_420

 

Chris - Editor, Features, and Reviews

Chris - Editor, Features, and Reviews

My name is Christopher Martin, or, if you're into being brief, Chris. I have been playing video games for over half of my life. They are a form of therapy and entertainment simultaneously. Video games also led me down the path of building my own computers, which is fun, but expensive. My other passion lives within writing or reading a brilliant book. I am stoked to be mashing my two loves together here at BT. Cheers. 

Chris - Editor, Features, and Reviews

 

 

Jeremy - Live Streams and Editor

Jeremy - Live Streams and Editor

I'm Jeremy. I'm 27 years old from Northern California and I have played GW2 off and on (mostly on) since release. I have played Tera, Archeage, Shaiya, and Star Wars The Old Republic but GW2 has me set. Non-streamed games: Forza 5 and Battlefield 4 on Xbox One.

I am new to streaming and have been loving it so far! I am always up for talking and playing along with viewers in game, so please don't be shy! The more talking, the more fun! Find me on Twitch @JHowat!

Jeremy - Streamer/Moderator/Editor/Guild Wars 2 Specialist

 

 

Past Contributors
Because they can't all stay forever :(


mIke - fEATURES/nEWS eDITOR

mIke - fEATURES/nEWS eDITOR

Hey, the name’s Mike. I’m from the sun-scorched land down under, also known as Australia. I’ve been playing video games for as long as I can remember, starting out with dodgy Windows 95 shareware games (CD Man anyone?) and a friend’s SNES. Later on I got an N64 at around the age of 10, and since then games have been a constant part of my life in some form or another. I also recently completed a Bachelor of Music, where I discovered a love for writing. Now, thanks to Bruised Thumbs, I have the opportunity to combine my passion for games with my desire to put word to (digital) paper.

 

 

Tim Nester - News Editor & Reviews

Tim Nester - News Editor & Reviews

I’m Tim Nester, and I hail from the exotic farmlands of Ohio. I’ve been a gamer since Christmas of 1987 when my brother and I got a used Atari 2600 with a crate full of games. I dabble in just about every genre with every console I can afford, and I have a crippling weakness for Steam Sales, PS Plus freebies, and almost everything made by Nintendo. When I’m not gaming or writing about gaming, I spend most of my time with my wife and 5 kids, writing & recording music, and watching football.

Fun fact: My gaming sweet spot is 1.5 beers. Any less and I’m average at best. Any more and I’m complete garbage.


Twitter: @tim_nester

 

Nate - Freelance Editor

Nate - Freelance Editor

My name's Nate, I'm 21 and born and raised in Sacramento, California. I've been playing games my entire life and am currently studying for my B.S. in Game Design. Aside from reviewing games, I enjoy playing guitar and drums. Self-taught for both, new to drums but have been playing guitar for 10+ years. Other than that I play Counter-Strike competitively and like chicks with glasses.

Nate - Freelance Editor

 

Chich - Freelance Editor

Chich - Freelance Editor

In west Philadelphia, born and raised. On the playground was where I spent most of my days. Chilling out maxing, relaxing all cool and all shooting some b-ball outside of the school. When a couple of guys who were up to no good started making trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared. She said, "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air."

Chich - Freelance Editor

 

We're from Sacramento, CA. It's home of the Kings, lots of trees, the state capital, and now us.