Saturday, September 5, 2015


Eric Hoff


Eric is the Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief of S1st. He has an addiction to having a larger Steam collection than you and has been known to pass up free titles on Origin to instead purchase the game on Steam. Crazy or genius? You decide.

Find Eric on his personal Twitter, business 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



Site Manager

Kevin Gibson

kevin-gibson-program-steamfirstBeing a gamer has been in my blood since I discovered the magical land of video gaming. When I was a kid, I never understood why everyone wanted to be Lawyers, doctors or police officers. All I wanted was to become a Pokemon master, while being trained in the art of Fire magic by a wise monk in the mountains. Once I realized this was not possible, I settled for being part of the video gaming industry in some form. Since then, I have completed a 1.5 years of college for game programming, and spent countless hours playing games like DOTA and Pokemon, hoping to one day become a pro. Since those two options didn’t fit, I currently create YouTube let’s plays,  while writing reviews here. Out of all my adventures, this one is the most satisfying and I’m looking forward to where life takes me. Also, I’m a CSR drone, working in a call center, but that part of life is not important, since it lacks magic and animals in balls.

Find Kevin on Twitter, YouTube and on Steam: Program33 (Dr.Program)

Media Manager

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.

Find Jared on Twitter

 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.

Find Jay on Twitter and Steam




Dylan Porter

dylanBorn and raised in South West Ohio, I was brought up mainly by my mother and older brother Daniel. Whenever I feel down or bored, there’s one thing I can always turn to, and that’s video games. For the longest time I played console games, but when I turned 15 and got my first job for a local amusement park, I saved up enough money to build my first PC which I named Elena Max. Now I’m a Junior in High-School and plan to become a History teacher after attending college.

Find Dylan on Twitter

Chris Shive

chris-steamfirst-authorChris is rumored to be a troll that illegally immigrated to the United States from Norway at a young age.  He assumed the alias of Baron Stacheforth, and made many failed attempted at earning a living in the world of theater.  When this failed, he earned a living as a musician in various metal bands until success and debauchery took its toll and he got sloppy in hiding his Scandinavian heritage.  His true identity was revealed, and that led to his downfall.  He now spends his free time playing video games, as their cathartic nature is beneficial to him in exorcising the demons that possessed him after spending large amounts of time in a maximum security psych ward within the department of corrections.  He writes reviews for the games he plays because he cannot afford to purchase them.

Find Chris on Fitocracy , his personal Facebook and his multiple Facebook groups. GroupGroup

Marc Strijthagen


Started gaming on the all time classic C64. Owned a couple of consoles but returned to PC gaming and never looked back. It took me a while to get used to getting a game without having a disc, and now I don’t want it any other way.




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