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Patrick Baggatta

Editor in Chief,

Mr. Baggatta serves as the Internet Director of Before working on incite, he spent three years with Imagine Media working on such projects as: Game Players magazine, Next Generation magazine, and

Talmadge Blevins

Editor in Chief, IGNPCM

Mr. Blevins is editor-in-chief on IGN PC. A Masters graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Blevins joined in October 1998 as an associate editor. He has worked in the computer entertainment industry for more than twelve years, and has had articles published on Gamespot, as well as in Next Generation magazine and Games Business magazine..

Charles Gray

Editor in Chief, Happy Puppy

Charles D. Gray is a new media content developer and lifelong gamer. He got his new media start with arts and entertainment guide and then helped to launch its new parent, CitySearch, in New York.

Chris Charla

Editor in Chief, Official Dreamcast Magazine

Mr. Charla currently works at Imagine Media and edits the Official Dreamcast Magazine. This fall he is also launching Total Games, a mass-market videogame magazine. Previously his titles have included launch editor for IGN as well as editor-in-chief of Next Generation.

Eric Eckstein

Editor in Chief,

In 1972, a crack commando was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. This man promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the New York underground. Today, still wanted by the government, he survives as an editor-in-chief for an Internet entertainment company, UnderGround Online.

Levi Buchanan

Editor in Chief, GameFan Online

A University of Oregon graduate with a B.A. in Advertising (they don't offer degrees in pop culture yet), Levi turned his back on the copywriting gigs his college friends were taking, instead accepting a position at Nintendo of America.

Richard Greenhill

Executive Editor, Games Domain Review

Mr. Greenhill contributing for Games Domain in 1995, shortly before leaving his British homeland for this slightly bigger island, in search of the American dream (and no, that line didn't work with the INS either).

Stefan "Desslock" Janicki

Desslock's RPG News

A contributing editor and RPG columnist at both Computer Gaming World and GameSpot where he writes under the pseudonym "Desslock", Mr. Janicki also founded and maintains Desslock's RPG News, a GameSpot affiliate devoted to exclusively covering the RPG genre of PC Games.

Tasos Kaifas

Editor in Chief, incite Computer Gaming

Tasos Kaiafas brings six years of computer game industry experience to incite PC Gaming. He began his career in the computer game industry in 1993, helping to create a new offshoot publication of Computer Game Review called CD-ROM Entertainment When Ziff-Davis purchased Sendai he assumed the role of editor of PC games content on Ziff-Davis' gaming Web site, Nuke.

Other Judges

Matt Cassamassina

Editor in Chief, IGN64

Elliot Chin

Executive Editor,

John Davison

Editor in Chief, Official PlayStation Magazine

Matt Cassamassina

Editor in Chief, IGN64

Joe Funk

Editor in Chief, Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine

Stephen "Blue" Heaslip

Editor in Chief, Blue's News

Publication Description , like the magazines of the same name, reaches out to a larger, more mainstream, audience by mixing its games coverage with various other kinds of entertainment news.

With a readership of over 40,000 unique visitors daily, IGN PC is the games industry leader reporting on the most in-depth news coverage, previews, and reviews available for PC gamers on the Internet.

CNET Gamecenter is the definitive source of information for hard-core gamers. The combination of exceptional editorial quality and vast syndication deals with partners like AOL, Yahoo!, Netscape, and CompuServe ensure that Gamecenter's editorial message cannot be matched in terms of reach or quality. : The most dedicated professional PC, Xbox, PlayStation4 and etc. sites on the Web, providing gamers and the industry with in-depth news, interviews, previews, reviews and features like none other.