The Game Chasers
Billy and Jay make up the dynamic game collecting duo known as The Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming treasures of old. Whether it be gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even peoples attics, they seek out retro games and have a blast while doing it. In 2011 they decided to put their adventures on YouTube and became an instant hit.
Houston's own George "G" Gracin has been an enthusiast of video gaming for over 25 years and shares his dedication through his YouTube Channel, G to the Next Level.
"Retro Gaming in the Modern Age" is his channel's motto, as he makes retrospective reviews, "Level 10" countdown lists, childhood stories, console reviews, candid commentary, various Sonic the Hedgehog videos (he's a huge fan!), and much more. Though a Sega fan first, he has a passion for all things retro and the gaming world is too vast and intriguing to remain in one category. G hopes to inspire, educate, and entertain those who join him on his journey through the past, present, & future: Level by Level.
In addition to G to the Next Level, George assists in writing blog articles for gaming sites like racketboy.com, appears on various gaming podcasts, and is an active part of the Houston Retro Gamers community.
Eric "8-bit" Perez started playing video games at the age of four when his older brother bought a Sega Master System. From there he was instantly hooked on playing with anything he could get his hands on. Shortly after, his life was forever changed when he received his own NES for Christmas and the rest is history. In 2010, he created a video game review show called The 8-bit Eric Show on YouTube. Since then, he decided to start collecting video games again and became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.
Okchief420 loves everything video games. He plays, collects, hunts, anything and everything to find old games. He is best known for his GameStop Dumpster Diving series, where he finds all sorts of free items tossed away by the game store. Along with his best friend Will, he also does food reviews as The Food Chasers.
Tyler Esposito is the creator of "My Retro Life", an episodic documentary series and YouTube channel about life as a '90s gamer. Using home movie footage straight from VHS, Tyler tells the blast-processed story of what life was like growing up in a family obsessed with video games. "My Retro Life" was recently featured in the Paramount Plus documentary film "Console Wars"..
Taffeta Darling has been a pop culture herald in the geek community for over a decade. She's a published model and cosplayer, blogger, live-streamer and lends her Fangirl energy to various pop culture events across the country, as a moderator and panelist. By day she's a comic art researcher and cataloger, and by night reviews all things geeky and hosts artists and celebrity interviews via The Fangirls of Dallas channel. She enjoys indie console and RPG gaming, loves Batman, J.R.R. Tolkien, and her favorite movie is Big Trouble in Little China- and she even was written into an issue of the "Big Trouble in Little China" comic. Most of her free time is spent on her newest venture of making and selling homemade soap, or lounging around with her 100 pound dog, Thor.
Stina Glitters is a life long gamer, cosplayer and costume designer/leather worker that runs on all things sparkly and colorful. She and Taffeta Darling make the dream team The Fangirls of Dallas. Fangirls puts out daily content covering all things geeky as well as doing weekly live streams ranging from current reviews to crazy experiments. Check them out every Wednesday evening on Facebook live to see what shenanigans they get into each week.
Pete '16BitPete' Yedwabnick is a Retro Gamer and Modder from South Dakota. He's known for his work on YouTube where he restores retro consoles and other vintage electronics. He even has built a portable Nes & N64. He also has been featured in several episodes of the Shady Jay Show too.