Marshall Gunnell

Marshall Gunnell is the mastermind behind VGKAMI and a dedicated tech and gaming expert. He dedicates a significant portion of his time to crafting insightful articles on these topics. His work has been featured on major outlets like Business InsiderPCWorldHow-To GeekZapier, and more. Over the past four years, his articles have been read by over 70 million people.

Marshall, a Mississippi native, currently calls Tokyo, Japan home, where he works as a Technical Writer at LINE Corp. When he's not on the clock, he can be found working hard on VGKAMI, breaking down complex subjects for the masses, mastering the Japanese language, sipping on budget-friendly whiskey, indulging in onsens, and trekking through Japan's picturesque mountains.

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 beyond. 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.

Despite his tech background, Marshall's true passion has always been indulging in story-rich RPGs. As a kid, he spent countless hours crafting character bios, dialogue, weapons and item descriptions, and more for a game he was building on RPG Maker for the PS1. Once he completed a chapter, he'd even pen a walkthrough for it, the old-fashioned way, with pencil and paper.

His love for how-to journalism and gaming sparked the creation of VGKAMI, where he aims to deliver top-notch content for gamers of all levels.

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

The PS1 Was a Console Ahead of Its Game
Harvest Moon 64 Recipes: How to Get Them All
Gathering recipes in Harvest Moon 64 is a big part of making your life on the farm more enjoyable. Here's where to get every recipe.
Emergent Gameplay, Explained
Learn how emergent gameplay revolutionizes experiences, differentiates from scripted gameplay, and shapes the future of interactive media.
AAA Games, Explained
Explore the power of AAA games, their evolution from pixelated origins to cinematic wonders, and their undeniable impact on pop culture.
How to Put Your PS5 in Rest Mode
Learn how to save both time and energy, as well as several benefits, by putting your PS5 in rest mode. Here's everything you need to know
How to Find the MAC Address on Your PS5
Discover the significance of a MAC address for your PS5. This guide breaks down its definition, importance, and how to locate it.
Cloud Gaming, Explained
Learn about cloud gaming's transformative impact on video games, its underlying technology, key platforms, and future prospects.
Final Fantasy 16: The Pack Hunt Location and Rewards
The Pack hunt is among the unique Hunt Board contracts you'll encounter in FF16. Here's where you'll find this cunning canine crowd.
Final Fantasy 16: The Angel of Death Hunt Location and Rewards
The Angel of Death is a Notorious Mark you can encounter in Final Fantasy 16 once you unlock the Hunt Board. Here's why you can find her.
Monopoly: How to Get Out of Jail
Even in the Monopoly world, nobody likes a long sentence. So, roll up your sleeves and let's bust you out of that Monopoly jail!
Complete Susuyai Shrine Guide – Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Susuyai Shrine in Tears of the Kingdom is dubbed as the A Spinning Device shrine. Here's how to make it through to the end.
Complete Jiosin Shrine Guide – Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Jiosin Shrine in Tears of the Kingdom presents the Shape Rotation trials. Here's how to complete the Trials and get the Light of Blessing.
How to Avoid Lightning in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
There will be occasional thunderstorms with powerful lightning that can easily kill you in Tears of the Kingdom, but they're easily avoidable.
Complete Ishodag Shrine Guide – Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Ishodag, dubbed 'A Windy Device', is one of the six Shrines in the Land of Hyrule in Tears of the Kingdom. Here's how to complete the shrine.
How to Cook in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Cooking in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom provides various benefits and allows you to restore health in a pinch. Here's how it's done.
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly – Complete Drink Recipe List
Our Coffee Talk Episode 2 recipe list includes the necessary ingredients for every drink and the order in which they should be mixed.
How Many Cards Are in an UNO Deck?
There are a total of 108 cards in an Uno deck. Here's each card type, color, and how many of each card there is in the deck.
Can You Stack Cards in UNO?
There's a simple answer to this age old question, but it's not like you always have to follow the traditional rules, anyway.
Dead Island 2: Campaign is Installing Error, Explained
You may encounter the Campaign is Installing error message during the Desperately Seeking Emma quest. Here's what it means.
How to Stop Steam From Opening on Startup
Steam is set to automatically launch on startup by default, but this can be changed by disabling a certain setting.
Octopath Traveler 2: The Treasures of Ku Guide
The Treasures of Ku is a side quest in Octopath Traveler 2 that's given to you by the Treasurer at Castle Ku: Entrance. 
Hollow Knight: Silksong Wiki
Silksong is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by the Australian indie game studio, Team Cherry.
Octopath Traveler 2: Mikka’s Next Chapter Guide
Mikka’s Next Chapter is a side quest in Octopath Traveler 2 that you can take on after you complete Hikari’s story.
Hong Kong 97: The Worst and Most Obscure Video Game Ever Made
In the annals of video game history, there exists a peculiar enigma: Hong Kong 97, a title known as the worst and most obscure game ever created.
The Delicate Flower is a rare flower with a white, glowing core in Hollow Knight. It is believed to have originated in the Blue Lake.
Grubs are non-hostile, caterpillar-like creatures found throughout Hollow Knight. These lovable beings are scattered across Hallownest.
Mask Maker is a mysterious non-playable character (NPC) in Hollow Knight, found in the Deepnest area of Hallownest,
The Twin Chefs are antagonistic characters from the video game Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.
The Janitor from Little Nightmares is a sinister character with exceptional hearing, long arms, and an eerie domain filled with trapped children.
Octopath Traveler 2: A Mysterious Box Guide
A Mysterious Box is a side quest in Octopath Traveler 2 that’s given to you by the Young Collector located in Merry Hills.