Stephanie DeCleene

Stephanie DeCleene has worked in games journalism since October 2020, which is when she’d decided that three years of working as an editor in unrelated, soul-sucking fields was quite enough. Despite the distaste for her previous positions, Stephanie has gained invaluable writing and editing experience by working as an editorial coordinator, a developmental editor, and a content marketing specialist before stepping into games journalism.

A career path in games journalism was a life-changing discovery for Stephanie. Since she was a child, she’s been obsessed with video games. While Pokemon, Banjo-Kazooie, and Diddy Kong Racing were some of the first games she fell in love with, her top three games today include Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Legend of Dragoon, and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

Considering Stephanie didn’t have many friends who were into gaming through most of her life, she now treasures the opportunity to write about games, as it’s akin to sharing her passion with an entire community. Stephanie has published news, features, reviews, and interviews—her favorite piece being the interview with Skyrim Grandma, Shirley Curry.

Stephanie is particularly interested in mental health and gaming, and she’s written numerous pieces exploring the impact games have on anxiety and depression. The panel she participated in for EGX Rezzed, in which she discussed gaming burnout with Doctor Chun Chiang Sin Fai Lam and Sachin Shah from Gaming the Mind, is still one of her most treasured experiences since entering the industry.

Octopath Traveler 2: How to Cross the Sea
To get all eight characters in Octopath Traveler 2, you'll need to know how to cross the sea to reach them.
Octopath Traveler vs Octopath Traveler 2: What Are the Differences?
Octopath Traveler 2 makes numerous improvements to the first game, so you'll want to know more about what's in store for you.
Should You Play Octopath Traveler 1 Before the Sequel?
There are some reasons you may want to play the first Octopath Traveler before the second, but it's not a requirement.
The Legend of Dragoon: All Stardust Locations
Collect all the Stardust in The Legend of Dragoon to get cool items or unlock an optional boss towards the end of the game.
Hogwarts Legacy Review: A Love Letter to Harry Potter Fans, A Warm Invitation to Newcomers
Discover all of your witch and wizard fantasies through Hogwarts Legacy, an adventure RPG brimming with action, whimsy, and nostalgia.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Get More Health Potions
The combat in Hogwarts Legacy is more challenging than you might have anticipated, so make sure you have enough health potions for battle.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Unlock Doors and Chests
You'll need to know how to unlock doors and chests in Hogwarts Legacy to gain access to better stuff and new locations.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Wait and Advance Time
Advance time in Hogwarts Legacy for quests or because you want to explore at a specific time of day or night.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Fast Travel
Get through the game quicker by utilizing fast travel in Hogwart's Legacy. Don't waste time wandering through the same locations.
Hogwarts Legacy: Where to Sell Unwanted Gear
When your carrying capacity for Gear is hit, you'll need to know how to get rid of your unwanted Gear to make room for the better stuff.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Get a Broom and Unlock Flying
Hogwarts is beautiful as is, but nothing compares to seeing the entire castle from the sky above, so you'll want a Broom as soon as possible.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Solve Arthur’s Treasure Map
Following Arthur's treasure map is another side quest in Hogwarts Legacy. By following it, you can find a chest that contains new gear.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Solve the Moth Mirror Puzzles
There are numerous Moth Mirrors scattered across Hogwarts. You'll need to know how to lead the moth back to each one to collect the EXP.
Hogwarts Legacy: How to Solve Puzzle Doors
You can find new or hidden places if you are able to solve the equations on the puzzle doors scattered throughout Hogwarts.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Change Clothes
Changing clothes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a simple task, though you will quickly notice that there are some restrictions.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Where to Get Sandwich Picks
There are numerous benefits to making Sandwiches, and you'll need Sandwich Picks to hold all your ingredients together.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Change Your Phone Case
Change your phone case to something better so your Rotom Phone can match with the rest of your character's style.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Remove Your Hat
Considering you spent time customizing your hairstyle at the start of the game, why not show it off by removing your School Hat?
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Best Way to Farm Money
To collect all the necessary potions, TMs, sandwich ingredients, and other items, you'll need a lot of money in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Increase IVs
Pokémon IVs are essential to pay attention to if you're trying to do difficult Raids or play the game competitively.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Relearn Old Moves
If you're lamenting over having your Pokémon forget an old move, you can relax, as Pokémon Scarlet and Violet make it easy to relearn them.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Best Ways to Farm EXP
There are several ways you can farm EXP in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, though some methods are better than others.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Gym, Titan, and Team Star Progression Guide
The best way to make sure you don't miss anything in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is to progress through the story in a certain order.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Unlock Dash, Swim, High Jump, Glide, and Climb
You'll need to unlock all of Koraidon's and Miraidon's abilities if you want to access all places across Paldea.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Ominous Black Stake Locations
To get to the legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you'll need to pull out all the Ominous Black Stakes around Paldea.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: What Are Ominous Black Stakes For?
Even after you find an Ominous Black Stake in the game, it will break, and it will not be made clear what it is used for.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Elite Four Interview Answers
To challenge the Elite Four in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you'll need to go through an interview first without failing.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Trade Pokémon With Friends and Strangers Online
To evolve specific Pokémon, you'll need to know how to trade them online. You can also send your duplicates to strangers.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Class Answers
You'll want to take advantage of the classes offered at your Academy, so you can earn rewards from passing the exams.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Review: An Enjoyable Adventure Marred by More Than Just Performance Issues
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet can be fun to play, but performance and general lack of effort from Game Freak detracts from the games.