Here’s a list of our ever-expanding list of contributors – click on a name and find a list of their work. Want to become part of the Pure Sophistry team? Then send an email with your work to p.sophistry@gmail.com

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Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle is a forensic science grad turned law student from Melbourne, Australia. His goal in life is to be a more attractive Stephen Fry. When not buried under text books he blogs at Sophist In Training about philosophy, science and politics. He also blogs at Future Criminals on his morbid obsession with crime and technology. He is possibly the most cynical liberal you will ever meet.

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Sean Brink

seanCrime fighter/watermelon enthusiast from merry old England. Armed with a degree in Criminology and philosophy and an obsessive passion for video games, I spend most of my time ranting about video games as art and my goal in life is to be a ponsey video game art critic and die while smelling my own farts and/or build a deathstar so I can obliterate all those who disagree with me.

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Nicholas Clement

Livinnickg in Ottawa, Ontario, Nicholas Clement is an aspiring video game journalist. Currently  finishing a communication studies degree at Carleton University, in his side time he enjoys nerding out about comic books, and ranting about video games. When not immersed in homework  or video games, he often thinks about how awesome it would be to have a pet dinosaur (because lets be honest they are more fuel efficient then cars).

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Jimmy Coutu

Jimmy Coutu is a radio DJ currently living in a tiny Northern Alberta town. He spends his time drinking beer, freezing his ass off and regretting his life decisions. Sometimes he’ll hide money from himself when he’s drunk so he can find it when he’s sober. Jimmy Coutu, Hero, Legend, Monster.

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Rosa Dachtler

rosaRosa is a motorcyclist, gamer, and soundtrack enthusiast based in the UK. She grew up on Western fantasy RPGs, and plots to write music for video games some day. She blogs about motorcycles at MissMotorcycle.net, and spouts opinions on games at ScribbleSword.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @stratoships.

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Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth lives in Miami, where she spends her time reading Churchill for fun and getting thoroughly overexcited about the Romans. Between one too many Women’s Studies classes, a job in the SAT prep industry, and a brain that just won’t shut up, she’s chronically incapable of not analyzing everything to death.

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Benjamin Gumbrell

benGaming since the tender age of 7, I still have the copy of my first ever Playstation game, fifteen years later. I am a student in Journalism, and am currently working on my second novel. Most defining moment of my life: playing MGS for the first time.

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Charles J Johnson

Chacharlesrles J. Johnson is an up and coming freelance writer with a love for video games, music and pretty much anything else that doesn’t impress women. He mostly works with console games and really, really likes Led Zeppelin. Almost a little too much.

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Matt Marchese

My name is Matt Marchese and I’m a sports junkie! My love for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, Buffalo Bills and Liverpool Football Club runs deep, but man are they frustrating! So this shows that I’m committed anyway. I played Tier 2 Junior Hockey for 5 years, soccer at the Provincial level, and high school baseball. I’m an avid football fan and golf fan, and above all, a stats geek.

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Thomas Nelson

Born in Buffalo, the northeast edge of the rustbelt, Pure Sophistry’s latest contributing writer Thomas Nelson has exhausted almost two decades as an elitist PC gamer. His interests include history, writing, philosophy, politics and spending an obscene amount of time staring at a computer screen. He holds two degrees but is currently between colleges.

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Aidan O’Dwyer

An Englaidanish Literature graduate sick to the back teeth of books, I have been gaming since I was old enough to walk and trip over the controller wires. I am also the proud owner of a “Throne of Games.”

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Travis Pynenburg

travisTravis Pynenburg was born and raised in a small town bordering a larger town in New Hampshire. He has played video games since he was a wee lad, and has some opinionated thoughts about them and stuff. Originally aspiring to be a teacher, Travis recently decided to put his English Literature degree to better use by talking about games as art and other more important matters like that. Don’t worry, those kids will still manage to learn somehow.

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Jeff Sehl

My “area of expertise” is sports. I started playing lacrosse at age 3, and continue to this day, most recently playing in the Ontario Lacrosse League in the Junior B division with the Newmarket Saints and with the University of Guelph Gryphons who compete in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse League. I keep up on anything and everything sports.

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Denis Stranjak

denisI am a 20 year old college student with a passion for films, books and games, and all things science-related. I am a 20 year old college student with a passion for films, books and games, and all things science-related.

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Derek Strickland

derekDerek is an aspiring writer who’s been in the field of games journalism for two years now, and you can find his content on multiple gaming sites, including VR-Zone, GAMINGtruth, and Pure Sophistry.

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Jacob Wood

Jacob woodBorn in Maine, educated in Canada, and forged on the Internet, Jacob is a proud gamer, unabashed nerd, and writer. He received his degree in classics from Mount Allison University and his love of stories and their meaning from countless hours spent reading Homer, playing old school RPG’s and studying Joseph Cambell. His one rule to live by? “Always dress as if you were going to give a speech.”

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