Stephanie Minor

Stephanie Minor 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 Yasunori Nishiki, the composer for Octopath Traveler.

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.

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.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Secret Order for Medali Gym Test
The Medali Gym Test requires you to figure out the correct Secret Order. Luckily, you can expedite this process.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Find Kofu and Return His Wallet
One of the Gym Tests in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is to find Kofu and return his wallet. Luckily, he isn't too far away from the Gym.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Why Take Classes?
Classes are available in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. You'll want to take advantage of these to reap the rewards.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Meal Powers, Explained
Meals are an important feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Consume them to gain special abilities that aid you in your journey.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Get Pokédex Rewards
There are numerous rewards you can get by filling out the Pokédex in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but you'll need to manually collect them.
Harvestella: How to Break Large Rocks
To clear up as much space as possible on your farm, you'll need to know how to get rid of both the small and large rocks in Harvestella.
Harvestella: How to Get to the Philosophical Hypocenter
The Philosophical Hyopcenter is a location you'll need to reach in Harvestellla to complete side and story quests.
Harvestella Review: A Late-Blooming Adventure JRPG With a Side of Life Sim
Though Harvestella takes a bit to pick up, it eventually blossoms into an enjoyable adventure JRPG with life and farm sim elements.
Can You Dodge in Harvestella?
Combat is a major feature in Harvestella, so many players have been left wondering how they can dodge enemy attacks.
Harvestella: What Do Gold Ingredients Do?
You will see ingredients with a gold background sometimes in Harvestella. These ingredients are higher quality than the others.
Harvestella: How to Cook
The Health and Stamina benefits you get from cooking meals in Harvestella will make your dungeon runs go much more smoothly.
Harvestella: How to Make Bombs
Bombs in Harvestella are among your most useful tools. You will need them to break walls and gain access to new areas.
Harvestella: How to Equip Accessories
Accessories can be vital when trying to tackle difficult dungeons, so you'll need to know how and when to equip them.
Harvestella: How to Get a Fishing Rod
Fishing in Harvestella can be useful if you have extra time and are looking to collect more Grilla, but you'll need a Fishing Rod.
Harvestella: What Happens if You Don’t Go to Sleep?
Sleeping is an important part of Harvestella, as your character will suffer negative consequences if you choose to forgo going to bed.
Is The Elder Scrolls Online Cross Platform?
Cross-platform means a you can play a game with friends across different consoles. So does The Elder Scrolls Online support crossplay?
Skyrim: How to Find Lakeview Manor
Lakeview Manor is one of the most scenic homes that you can purchase and build in all of Skyrim, and it's right on Lake Ilinalta.
Skyrim: How to Find Ysolda
Ysolda can be found in several locations throughout Whiterun. You'll need to know her schedule, so you know where to look for her.
What Is the Max Level in Skyrim?
Skyrim has changed over the years, so while the max character level used to be much lower, you can raise it far beyond that limit today.
Skyrim: Can You Marry Serana?
Serana is one of the most sought-after spouses in all of Skyrim. You'll need to start the Dawngaurd DLC to get to her.
How to Get Flour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Make all sorts of different recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by growing Wheat and turning it into Flour.
How to Get Wheat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Use Wheat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to make Flour and Whole-Wheat Flour that are used in numerous meals.
How to Get Iron Nuggets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Iron Nuggets are an easy resource to find, and they're used to craft numerous items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
When Does Naruto Become Hokage?
Naruto doesn't become Hokage at the end of Shippuden like you might think, but he does eventually reach his dream.
What Does the Skeleton Key Do in Mario Party Superstars?
The Skeleton Key is an important item in Mario Party Superstars that you'll need to get through locked gates on the map.
Spiritfarer: How to Get Bottled Ectoplasm
Bottled Ectoplasm is used for construction, improvements, and to improve your boat. Luckily, it's easy to obtain.
Spiritfarer: Every Seed and Where to Get Them
Seeds are a vital part of Spiritfarer. You'll need to farm produce and other materials to progress through the game.
Spiritfarer: How to Catch Tuna
You'll need to catch Tuna to complete certain food requests in Spiritfarer. Luckily, there's a trick to it.