SteamFirst Team


Eric Hoff


Physical Education teacher by day, father and husband 24 hours a day. With an addiction to having a larger Steam game collection than you, Eric places his gaming focus solely on PC gaming, specifically Steam. He has been known to pass up free titles on Origin to instead purchase the game on Steam and play it there. Some call him dedicated, others call him stubborn. With years of website ownership and blogging experience, he decided to create SteamFirst, a community with the sole purpose of sharing Steam and Valve content to those who love and appreciate what these companies have to offer the gaming community. SteamFirst is your reliable source for honest reviews of titles available on Steam as well as the latest news associated.

Find Eric on Twitter, FacebookGoogle+ and the Steam Group


Bryan Bellino

bryan-steamfirstSystems Engineer by day, gamer and website hobbyist by night.  What started out as an NES fanatic, migrated to SNES and Genesis, turned the corner to the Xbox has come to the end as a Steamer.  Once I started using Steam I was hooked and decided it was time for my friend Eric and myself to let others in the world know all about what we consider to be the best free gaming service out there.  If you live for Steam sales and purchase games based on cost alone before you even read a review you have found your new home on the net.  Welcome, enjoy your stay, and don’t hesitate to write to us about your love for Steam.

Find Bryan on Twitter and the Steam Group




J.M. Bohn

j.m.bohn.steamfirstAfter being bitten by a radioactive chimney sweep, J.M. Bohn and his trusted friend, Baron Stacheforth, took to the streets to reenact Mediatonic’s Foul Play. (No theater would have them.) The results were…less than ideal. His current whereabouts are unknown to keep his loved ones safe.

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Anthony Greenblatt

anthony-tofuAspiring professional Starcraft 2 player, video editor and full time student. Anthony’s love of gaming started on Nintendo 64 then evolved to PC which led to Steam and he’s been a fan ever since. Starting out as a comedy personality focusing solely on satire, he decided it was time to get serious and provide viewers with in depth reviews and information once he joined up with SteamFirst. Now a dedicated reviewer, he’s eager to provide SteamFirst visitors with the in-depth Steam/Valve content they crave as well as helping with the site’s mission to better the online gaming community.


 Jared Gooch

jared-gooch-steamfirstWaking up on Saturday mornings and playing whatever console my family owned at the time, is still one of my best memories.  There was always something exciting and familiar waking up bleary eyed at six in the morning on Saturdays and playing until cartoons came on at eight.  My little brother was always player two, so I had a built in gaming partner in crime as we conquered imaginary worlds.

Story and interacting with the characters is what makes gaming so appealing to me, with fewer hours to play games I’ve come to appreciate the pick up and play games though.  I work in the IT field, which I’m sure many gamers do since IT seems to be the occupational herd that gamers travel in.

I’m the deals and bundles guy on Steam1st, so drop me a line if you have some great Steam games covered in discount love.

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 Morton Ribak


I started playing PC games back when they were run in DOS and I hadn’t even started kindergarten yet… and I have never stopped. From old PC games to current technology, I have seen a lot of change. Whether it’s a single player game or an MMO, a fighting game or an RTS, an FPS or a MOBA, I enjoy them all. I am a gamer through and through. That’s what led me to Steam. It’s the most convenient place to find games, friends, and bargains all in one place. Being part of the SteamFirst team allows me to share my enthusiasm of all things Steam with the rest of the gaming world.


 Jay Rode

jay-rode-steamfirst-authorA tech enthusiast who uses every bit of computer time to soak up gaming news and reviews. He plays lots of shooters but still stinks at all of them. Also, Garry’s Mod is God.

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Jesus Mendoza

Christopher Carpenter

Marc Strijthagen

Kevin Gibson

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