Welcome to BlastProcess.com!
Created on the 13th February 2010 after a number of alcoholic beverages and loud live music, BlastProcess.com was the brain-child of Tom, Mike and Dave. All three were avid gamers and wanted a spot of the internet to talk about videogames. Writing turned into videos, and since has even spawned audio podcasts.
Today Blast Process has read/listened/watched by more people than we ever thought possible. But our journey has only just begun…
BlastProcess.com is not affiliated with any anyone. All opinions and articles created by any members of our team are solely based on their own personal thoughts and musings and are not paid for by any sponsors or advertisers. They are also the creators own views and not those based on their employers.
Logo created by Tom Parry. ‘Blast Process’ was a term used by SEGA in the 90s. For further information on what exactly is ‘Blast Processing’ check out this link (my thanks to GiantBomb).
Once upon a time Mike took his gaming more seriously than ‘a few goes on Mario Kart on a Saturday night’, for he used to form part of the 4Kings gaming clan. Return to Castle Wolfenstein was his game of choice and he helped 4Kings to dominate the gaming tournaments of the early ’90s.
Nowadays Mike resides in gaming retail, sharing his knowledge of all things ‘geek’ with customers. He likes his special editions does Mike, and can often be found in his corner, unboxing all sorts of delights. He loves a bit of editing too, so keep an eye on our YouTube page for new videos.
Founder/ Indie Game Extraordinaire
Tom’s retro game collection can put a large number of game collectors to shame. At times Tom would be more happy with a Dreamcast controller in his hands rather than an Xbox 360 controller (not to say he isn’t seen at the very least once/twice a week dusting off his Xbox). While his job history includes a stint in gaming retail he now resides in Denmark designing LEGO figures. It’s ok to be jealous.
AAA hits and retro classics are fun but you’ll find Tom really enjoys playing Indie games too, of which he can often be found writing about. You’ll also be able to hear him and Mat talk about all things gaming on the Tom and Mat Attack podcast.
Dave is a magpie when it comes to games. Although he plays a lot of them, he rarely actually finishes them. Too many times he has been hooked into a particular title only to be pulled away by something new and shiny!
If you notice bits and pieces on the website changing, it’ll probably be him editing away in the background. He also fronts a number of our video interviews.
The welsh superhero himself Mat co-hosts our weekly gaming podcast with Tom on the aptly name Tom and Mat Attack show. He can also be found reviewing games for us too!
Our Chris likes to video his gameplay, and can be normally found uploading videos to various playlists over on our YouTube channel. Why not pop over and say Hi?
Again, a recently added member of the team, Mel enjoys her mobile games, whether it be on her 3DS or her mobile phone/tablet (as well as board games too).
‘Megadrive’ Gary Edwards
A fan favourite is our Gary. He isn’t happy unless he’s playing on an old SEGA console. He’s appeared in a number of videos over the years, however he is of course the star of our Megadrive Gary videos.
While seen posting a few classic articles in the past you’ll be more likely to hear his voice nowadays. Ben was a regular on our former weekly podcast.
Sam Buchanan (and his trusty sidekick Jack Machin)
Sam has been known to pop onto the site’s main podcast from time-to-time. Along with Jack he can be found talking about all things football (manager) on the FM Confessions monthly podcast.
He loves a rant and a ramble. Paul (or Rambleast) brings his interest in videogames to BlastProcess.com on a number of occasions.
The Fallout (From My Brain) articles are the work of the site’s other Paul. While currently on a hiatus due to writing scripts you can find his past fallouts via the appropriate category.