As the site gets bigger, so the Expansive team continues to grow.
Let’s briefly introduce the team.
Ray Willmott – Owner/Editor
Ray officially went live with ExpansiveDLC on New Years Eve 2012 in a cold, London hotel room (That’s how he likes to party!). Having written for The Sun, VG247, 148Apps, GameTM, PLAY Magazine and others, Ray has a lot of experience with writing for major outlets and working on big projects, and is hoping to bring that experience to his own project. The concept for Expansive first came to Ray in 2010.
Laurie Jones – Co-Owner/Assistant Editor
Laurie supports Ray in the editing and running of Expansive DLC. Laurie also helps Ray conduct interviews (with the likes of Yuji Naka and representatives of Paramount and Ubisoft). While she doesn’t write very often, she also helps with the compiling of news and collaborating on reviews. Laurie has experience of moderating forums for The Leaky Cauldron and has led reading groups around the world of Harry Potter. For the most part, she manages to put up with Ray and helps provide stability and validity to Expansive DLC.
Aaron Lapper – Columnist/Designer/Staff Writer
Aaron is an enthusiastic League of Legends player and puts that on display for all to see with his regular LoL column. Aaron also helps design many of the beautiful logos that bring life and soul to Expansive DLC. In addition, he also contributes by writing both news articles and reviews.
Ron Barker – The Techie Dude
Ron has helped bring Expansive DLC to life with the site layout, theme and logo. He has also introduced forums, added live chat rooms, and helped with the general maintenance and upkeep of the site. Basically, none of this would be here without him.
Tom Regan – Previews and Staff Writer
Tom’s contributions to Expansive have been extraordinary. Since coming in, he has produced extensive, engaging content, and brought dozens of new eyes to the site. His work ethic, passion, attitude and writing make a total package. Tom has become an invaluable asset to Expansive and his work is some of the best on the independent scene right now.
Joey Edwards – Staff Writer
Joey has proven to be a loyal and hard-working member of the team since he started. Joey has produced insightful editorial content, breaking news and cutting-edge reviews. His dedication means Expansive continues to run at a break-neck pace and his contributions are highly valued by the whole team.
Craig Tester – Staff Writer
Craig attends many events for Expansive DLC and represents the site at a very high-profile level. Craig has attended press events for titles such as Gears of War: Judgment and Guild Wars 2, and has interviewed leading personnel behind those games. Craig also contributes to the news and writes reviews.
Diogo Miguel – Staff Writer
Like Craig, Diogo is a crucial member of the Expansive team, and represents the site at many press events. Diogo has a long history in the industry and always conducts himself in a courteous, professional manner. Diogo is a widely respected, highly appreciated individual by all in the video games industry, and his work is some of the best on the independent games writing scene.
Picto Pirate – News Writer
Picto has been a member of the Expansive Team since the very beginning and helps produce news-based content for Expansive. His unique writing style is both engaging and engrossing and certainly puts a nice spin on the standard press-releases you’ve come to expect.
Mark Newman – Staff Writer
Mark has a unique perspective when it comes to critiquing games, seeing things from a development and a gamers point of view and brings that insight to Expansive DLC. His work is invaluable and one of a kind.
Justin Davis – Staff Writer
Justin has a quirky writing style that turns standard news posts into engaging reads. His contributions have been well received and he’s become a welcome and active member of the team since the beginning.
Lucy Ingram – Staff Writer
Lucy not only writes news, but she also provides reviews, columns and previews on all the latest games. Lucy also writes for major gaming blog, Ready Up, but continues to contribute to Expansive and gives the site a welcome perspective on a variety of key issues.
Daniel Lipscombe – Staff Writer
Former owner of Libri Populus, book nut and games fan, Daniel has returned to games journalism and chosen to bring his wealth of experience to the Expansive team. Daniel has previously contributed to The Guardian, as well as other major freelance avenues and offers opinion, review and feature content.
Josh Johnson – Staff Writer
Josh Johnson owns SHOOT Project, one of the world’s most highly recognised wrestling e-feds, but has chosen to join Expansive to also talk about his other love: games! In particular, Josh is keen on the e-sports scene and loves MOBA and MMO titles. He will be producing content around these topics.