Marshall Gunnell

Marshall Gunnell is the founder of VGKami. He's a hardcore gamer and tech geek at heart. He's been published on sites such as PCWorld, How-To Geek, Zapier, StorageReview, CareerFoundry, and many others. He's also a technical writer at LINE Corp, where he writes technical API/Software documentation. Over the past three years, Marshall's work has been read over 50 million times.

Though originally from Mississippi, Marshall is currently based in Tokyo, Japan. He spends most of his free time building VGKami, dissecting complicated subjects into easily consumable guides, learning Japanese, drinking cheap whiskey, relaxing in Japanese onsens, and hiking the beautiful mountains of Japan.

Prior to his current adventure, Marshall was based in Taipei, Taiwan, where he was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and a technical staff writer at StorageReview. He provided in-depth news coverage and detailed product reviews on storage arrays, hard drives, SSDs, and any related hardware or software that fit the scope of the data storage industry. He also developed sales strategies based on regional and global market research to identify and generate new project initiatives. Before that, he could be found knee-deep in network storage devices, with his journey beginning with Synology.

Although his background is a bit technical, he's always had a deep passion for video games---mainly story-rich RPGs. As a child, he would spend hours writing character dialog, item and weapon descriptions, character bios, event plots, and other RPG-focused content for a game he was creating in RPG Maker for the PS1. After finishing a chapter in the game, he would write a walkthrough for it with pencil and paper.

His how-to journalism and passion for games inspired him to create VGKami, where he strives to bring the best content to every gamer---expert and newb alike.

He also thinks Final Fantasy IX is the best in the series and is willing to argue with you about it on Twitter.



How to Block Someone on Discord
If a user is harassing you on Discord, you can keep them from contacting you by blocking them on either the desktop or mobile app.
Cookie Clicker: All Cheats and How to Hack (Steam, PC, and Mac)
You can hack Cookie Clicker for Steam, as well as the browser version. Here's how, every cheat code, and what they all do.
Final Fantasy IX: Alexandria Castle
Enjoy the play "I Want to Be Your Canary," discover Princess Garnet's true intentions, and make a daring escape.
Roblox Critical Legends: All Chest Locations
There are 39 treasure chests in total in Roblox Critical Legends. Here are the locations of each treasure chest.
Final Fantasy IX: Alexandria
Journey through the Kingdom of Alexandria as Vivi, a small black mage, and make your way over the castle walls to see the big play.
Stardew Valley Gifts: All Universal Loves, Likes, Neutrals, Dislikes, and Hates
Villager in Stardew Valley have unique tastes, but there are certain gifts that are universally loved, liked, disliked, hated, or feel neutral toward.
Stardew Valley: Alex Gifts, Schedule, and Heart Events
Alex is one of twelve available marriage candidates in Stardew Valley. Learn his schedule, taste in gifts, and heart events!
Stardew Valley: Elliott Gifts, Schedule, and Heart Events
Elliott is one of twelve available marriage candidates in Stardew Valley. Learn his schedule, taste in gifts, and heart events!
Stardew Valley: Where to Find Snow Yams
Snow Yam can be found by digging in certain locations with your Hoe in the Winter, but there are other ways to get Snow Yam, too.
Stardew Valley: How to Make Caviar
Caviar is a high-selling Artisan Good with a few other functions in Stardew Valley. Here's how you can make Caviar for yourself.
Stardew Valley: How to Attach Bait to Your Fishing Rod
Fishing is a cardinal part of Stardew Valley. To make your fishing venture a bit easier, you can attach bait to your fishing rod.
5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Video Games
Gaming can be a pricey hobby, but there are a few different ways you can save a couple of bucks when game shopping.
Does Zelda Actually Appear in Majora’s Mask?
Her name is in the title, but does Princess Zelda actually make in appearance in Majora's Mask? Yes, albeit only briefly.
Discord: How to Tag a Server Channel as NSFW
Discord servers are a great place for people to discuss similar interests, but not all channels are suitable for all audiences. Tag them as NSFW.
How to Change Your Steam Username
Unlike certain applications, you're not stuck with your username on Steam forever. If you want to change your Steam username, there are a few methods.
Spiritfarer: Complete Recipe List
Want to keep your Spirit friends happy and full? You're going to need to feed them. Here's every recipe available in Spiritfarer.
How Long is Subnautica?
Being a sandbox game, it can vary how long Subnautica is to beat. The hours depend on how it's played and your overall playstyle.
Every Cross-Platform Game for the PS4, PS5, Switch, PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One
The bridge between consoles has been important for gamers. Here's a list of every cross-platform game and their compatible systems.
Final Fantasy IX Glitch: Excalibur II
The Excalibur II is the most powerful weapon in Final Fantasy IX, but is often ignored due to its intense requirements. But there's another way...
Final Fantasy IX: Prima Vista Airship
You begin your journey as Zidane in the Prima Vista airship. Though you'll only be in this area briefly, there are a few things to do.
Final Fantasy IX Walkthrough
VGKAMI’s Final Fantasy IX walkthrough will take you through your many journeys in the world of Gaia and help you 100% the game.
Final Fantasy IX: Synthesis
There's a special type of shop in Final Fantasy IX called a Synthesis shop where blacksmiths can combine two different items into a new item.
Final Fantasy IX Wiki Guide
VGKAMI's Final Fantasy IX wiki guide contains a character bios, complete inventory descriptions, a 100% walkthrough, and more.
Final Fantasy VII: Every Main Character’s Age, Birthday, and Height
One of the elements that makes Final Fantasy VII so great is its unique cast. We've listed out their basic info, including age, birthday, height, and more.
Final Fantasy I: Matoya’s Cave and the City of Pravoka
Find and loot Matoya's cave, and explore the city of Pravoka in this chapter of the Final Fantasy 1 walkthrough.
Final Fantasy VII: Enemy Skill Guide
The Enemy Skill Materia is a command material that's used to learn skills from enemies, which you can later use. Here's everything you need to know.
Final Fantasy VIII: Complete Triple Triad Cards List
Triple Triad is a fun card game in Final Fantasy VIII. These cards reflect monsters, bosses, players, and GFs. Here's the complete list.
Little Nightmares: Every Statue Location
Statues are collectibles in Little Nightmares. There are a total of 10 scattered around The Maw. Here's where you can find and break them all.
Little Nightmares: Every Nome Location
Nomes are scared, skittish creatures that inhabit The Maw. There are 13 in total. Here's where you can find each one.
Final Fantasy VIII: Complete Weapons List
Each character in Final Fantasy VIII has their own unique weapon type that they can equip. Here's a complete list of all of them.