Chris Stachiw (@KultureStach) is the Editor-in-Chief and Head Writer of Kulture Shocked. He's a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You'll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.

Zach Wickwire (@pickupandplay) is the senior editor at Kulture Shocked. A seasoned gamer, Zach has been playing video games since the early 90s and have owned everything from the NES to the Xbox One. Aside from video games, Zach is a nerd of all trades and dabbles in everything from collectible card games to Gunpla.


Ash Suri is a junior editor and film staff writer for Kulture Shocked. When not drowning in school work or ignoring social obligations he enjoys watching movies on just about anything. Currently making his way through the cinema classics he hopes to one day write a novel, but he’ll probably end up playing The Witcher 3 instead.


Growing up, all I wanted to do was play video games. Jokes on you, I never grew up. My life consists of video games every day, reading comic books and watching movies. These things have molded me into a giant pop culture fanatic and I'm not a bit ashamed of it. I love sitting down and having discussions about games, movies, and comics and I dream that one day I will be able to make a living of these things. Also, Fallout is my favorite game series of all time, and I am a strong believer that Fallout 3 is better than New Vegas and I'm fired up and ready for a debate if you so wish. 

Harrison Grey is a staff writer for Kulture Shocked, specializing in comic books and superheroes. Part time web comic writer and full-time insomniac, he lives in Texas and writes think pieces for fun. Approach cautiously; he is usually very tired and probably isn't paying attention.


Oscar Garza is an avid movie fan and loves to write about movies perhaps a little too much. He also considers Casino Royale to be the best James Bond film ever made and he's ready to defend at any moment. 

Sean Liang (@Seannifer) is the co-host of the Kulturecast and an actor/producer in Hollywood, CA. Currently, he stars in the indy thriller 2Survive. Hes has a distressing fascination with all things horror, but he could also go for a chick flick any day! His dream is to be Melissa McCarthy and Wes Craven at the same time.

Marc Hall (@decisivepumpk1n) is the senior editor at Kulture Shocked. A Nebraska boy born and raised, where he spends most of his time as a writer.  When not tearing up Xbox Live, he spends most of his time divided between Magic: The Gathering and his fiancee. 

Daniel Wickwire (@Roehm_21DW) is the multimedia director at Kulture Shocked and is currently living in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee after being displaced from his Nebraska homeland. His interests range from video games and collectibles to automobiles and science. 

Hugh Mitchell (@hughcmitchell) is a gaming staff writer for Kulture Shocked and the site’s unofficial southern hemisphere correspondent. When he’s not on the run from customs for importing Mortal Kombat games, you can find him slapping the bass in his Psych-Rock band Neptune Estate or enjoying the beautiful Queensland weather from the safety of his couch. Find him on Xbox as HUGhMAN79 or on Steam as ¼ Grump ♥ ☑ ✈.

Will Harrison is a writer and journalist from Toledo, Ohio, now living in Austin, Texas. He is the game critic for the Toledo Blade, a daily, Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper and has appeared in Unwinnable Magazine, Venture Beat, VideoGameWriters, and Cageside Seats. 


Derek McLeod is a video game staff writer and dreamed of being a video game as a young boy. Then somebody told him that you can't really do that, so hecompromised by doing a bunch of stuff related to that, playing video games, reading about video games, writing about video games, working at a video game store, and all those good nerdy things. Aside from video games, he's also a dork of all trades, with an interest in heavy metal music, wrestling, sports, and Magic the Gathering.