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.

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.
Final Fantasy VII: Complete Accessories List
Final Fantasy VII has a collection of 32 different types of accessories. Here is a complete list of every accessory in the game.
Final Fantasy VII: Complete Weapons List
Each character in Final Fantasy VII has their own unique weapon type that they can equip. Here's a complete list of every weapon in the game.
Final Fantasy VII: Complete Armor List
Final Fantasy VII has a collection of 32 different types of Armor. Here is a complete list of each armor and their stats.
Final Fantasy VII: Complete Materia List
There are five basic types of Materia--Magic, Support, Command, Independent, and Summon Materia. Here's a complete list of them all.
Final Fantasy VII: Complete Items List
Final Fantasy VII contains 80 items that you can acquire in various ways throughout the game, all varying in their effects.
Final Fantasy VII Wiki
VGKAMI's Final Fantasy VII wiki guide provides a complete walkthrough of the game, and every detail surrounding it.
How to Get Yuffie in Final Fantasy VII
Yuffie is an optional character in Final Fantasy VII. To have her join your team, you'll need encounter, fight, and properly talk to her.
Little Nightmares: The Lady’s Quarters Walkthrough
The Lady's Quarters in Little Nightmare is the game's final section, so take advantage of this walkthrough to complete it.
Little Nightmares: The Guest Area Walkthrough
The Guest Area is the fourth section of Little Nightmares. Read through this walkthrough to ensure you don't miss any steps along the way.
Little Nightmares: The Kitchen Walkthrough
The Kitchen is the third section in Little Nightmares. Make sure you don't miss anything by taking advantage of this walkthrough.