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Brian Shea
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Attended Salisbury University
Lives in Minneapolis, MN
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I'm filling out votes for all of these characters.
With the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot now live, we run down our picks for future Super Smash Bros. DLC.
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We played some baseball from the comfort of our recording studio.
Reiner and Brian see what RBI Baseball 15 can do with another year under the revitalized retro franchise's belt.
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I've never been a fan of Dark Souls, but I'm unexpectedly loving Bloodborne.
Despite avoiding Souls games to this point, Brian has finally decided to embrace the challenge put forth by From Software.
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My favorite game of the year so far.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was a fantastic entry into the series, but how does the Wii U version, which shares many of the same features, stack up?
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I want some time with the multiplayer before I publish my review, so here's a feature on my personal experience with the Halo franchise and how The Master Chief Collection brought me back.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection delivers a great suite of features for players, but reliving the campaigns is perhaps the best part of the deal.
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I wrote a short piece about how Nintendo played this release game close to the chest.
Nintendo kept its hand hidden when it came to the Super Smash Bros. on Wii U release date, and despite its critics, the publisher executed to perfection.
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Here's another Test Chamber celebrating the upcoming Opening Day for MLB.
Join Reiner and Brian as they check out opening day in MLB 15: The Show on PlayStation 4.
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This was a super fun one to write. Hope you enjoy!
Most game characters have more to complain about than players do, but that doesn’t stop us from whining without seeing the massive silver linings.
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Hey! It's my first appearance on the Game Informer Show! 
In this podcast, we get to know the newest member of the GI team, and talk about this week's Nintendo news.
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Launch issues aside, this is the new gold standard of previous generation re-releases.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection delivers players all four Master Chief Halo games in one package, but is it worth the $60 price tag to relive these games?
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Super Smash Bros. on. 3DS/Wii U is perhaps the most addicting entry in the series yet.
Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS is an outstanding game, but where it truly succeeds is in how it encourages players to continue playing.
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As many did, I grew up playing Zelda, so while I had my worries about Hyrule Warriors, I picked it up. I'm so glad I did.
VGW's Brian Shea was excited for Hyrule Warriors, but he had no idea just how much he'd enjoy it from the perspective of a lifelong fan of the Zelda series.
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Associate editor at Game Informer Magazine
Employment
  • Game Informer
    Associate Editor, 2015 - present
  • Kotaku
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - 2014
  • Joystiq
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - 2014
  • IGN
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - 2014
  • VideoGameWriters.com
    Editor-in-Chief, 2010 - 2014
  • Official Xbox Magazine
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - 2014
  • GamesRadar
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - 2014
  • TheHeroFeed.com
    Lead Editor, 2010 - 2012
  • Examiner.com
    Freelance Writer, 2009 - 2011
  • TheVideoGameDomain.com
    Reviews Editor, 2009 - 2010
  • RockNotes Webzine
    Contributor, 2008 - 2009
  • UltimateRockGods.com
    Band & Public Relations, 2007 - 2010
  • The Delmarva Daily Times
    Intern Writer, 2009 - 2009
  • Biography.com
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - 2013
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Minneapolis, MN
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Austin, TX - Pikesville, MD - Mt. Airy, MD - Eldersburg, MD - Sanford, FL - West Friendship, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Forest Hills, PA - Ponte Vedra, FL - Pikesville, MD - Shanksville, PA
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Editor at Game Informer
Introduction
Brian's writing career began in the music industry, where he held different positions interviewing internationally-touring musicians, covering performances in the Delmarva and Pittsburgh areas, and reviewing albums. He has since migrated to covering the video game industry, where he has held positions ranging from freelance to permanent staff roles.

Brian is a founding member of VideoGameWriters.com, a professional video game website with the key focus on credible and intelligent reporting. As Associate Editor, he helped grow and mentor a staff of around 20 members. Brian then assumed the role of Features Editor in order to focus the VGW staff on producing unique, thought-provoking content. In February 2013, Brian was named Editor-in-Chief and helped lead a complete reinvention of the VideoGameWriters.com vision. After four successful years of VGW, Brian closed the site to join the Game Informer Magazine Staff.

Brian is the co-founder of TheHeroFeed.com, the #1 independently owned and operated Guitar Hero-based site on the internet. Brian was also a regular contributor to the Official Xbox Magazine, Kotaku, IGN, and other major publications.

In addition, Brian has a strong background in computer consulting, with a focus on Oracle applications, Microsoft SharePoint, batch testing, and test management. He has acted in a test coordinator role for a team upwards of 15 people for a Fortune 500 client. In this role, Brian earned the praise of his supervisors, as well as leads from other teams.

Brian has been interviewed by The Opie and Anthony Channel, ESPN Radio, and GamePro Magazine as a subject matter expert. In college, he had the honor of being the teaching assistant of Dr. Arun Gandhi, who was there to teach his grandfather's message of peace and nonviolence.
Education
  • Salisbury University
    Conflict Resolution/Philosophy, 2005 - 2009
  • Urbana High School
    2001 - 2005
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