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 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.

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.
Spiritfarer: How to Get Figurines
You can finish a quest and unlock a new Outfit for Stella by collecting all four Figurines and bringing them to Susan's Museum.
Spiritfarer: How to Get the Rock Crusher
You can use the Crusher in Spiritfarer to get Powders and Oils that will let you upgrade your stuff or make tasty meals for Spirits.
Spiritfarer: How to Make Fried Chicken
You'll need to know how to make Fried Chicken, because it will be requested by certain Spirits in Spiritfarer.
How to Get Twisted Stiffbone in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Twisted Stiffbone is used to craft superior weapons, armor, and decorations in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
Pokémon GO: Every Shiny Eevee Evolution, Ranked
You'll need to know how to prioritize which Shiny Eevee evolution you'll want first, since you won't come across Shiny Eevees often.
Spiritfarer: How to Play Guitar
Playing the guitar in Spiritfarer will help plants grow faster. This means you'll get quicker access to food and other materials.
Triangle Strategy: How to Get Medals of Bravery
You'll need to know how to get Medals of Bravery to promote your units and make them more efficient for battle in Triangle Strategy.
Is There Romance in Triangle Strategy?
There is romance between characters in Triangle Strategy, but it might not be in the way you are imagining.
Interview: Cult of the Lamb Director on Upcoming Features and More
Cult of the Lamb artist and director discusses upcoming features for the game, patches, religious influences, and more.
Cult of the Lamb: Best Doctrines
In Cult of the Lamb, you'll need to know which Doctrines are the best to choose, since you will not be able to declare them all.
Details Announced for New Kena: Bridge of Spirits Update
Kena: Brige of Spirits is recieving an Anniversary Update that will include New Game+, Charmstones, Spirit Guide Trials, Outfits, and more.
Death Stranding Available This August on PC Game Pass
Death Stranding will be coming to PC Game Pass and will include some noteworthy features and items specific to the PC Game Pass Edition.
Cult of the Lamb: Map Banner Meanings
To get through dungeons in Cult of the Lamb, you'll need to know not only what the map icons mean, but also the banner symbols beneath them.
Cult of the Lamb: How to Give Gifts
Your strength in Cult of the Lamb is reliant on how dedicated your Followers are. Gifts will raise their loyalty level.
Cult of the Lamb: Map Icon Meanings
To navigate through the dungeons in Cult of the Lamb, you'll need to know the meaning behind the map icons.
Square Enix Shares a Closer Look at Tactics Ogre: Reborn After Initial Announcement
After releasing a trailer announcing the upcoming remake, Tactics Ogre: Reborn, Square Enix shares details about what features will be new.
The Sims 4 Adds New Attribute for Sims—Socially Awkward
The Sims 4 adds a new attribute that allows you to give you Sims social anxiety. There are benefits to having a socially awkward Sim.
World of Warcraft Mobile Game Cancelled After Three Years of Development
Blizzard and NetEase have cancelled a World of Warcraft mobile game after working on it for over three years.
Pokémon GO: Niantic Shares Details on Upcoming Bug Out! Event
It's time for another Pokémon GO event. This time, the event will feature numerous Bug-type Pokémon, some making their first debut.
Indie Games Coming to PS4 and PS5 This August
New indie games will be dropping on PlayStation through the month of August. These will include at least one PS5 exclusive.
Xbox Game Pass: Games and Updates Announced for August
New games will be coming to Xbox Game Pass in the month of August. Additionally, we will also see DLC and updates.
Ghostwire: Tokyo Obon Update to Include Seasonal Content on August 3
This Ghostwire Tokyo update includes numerous bug fixes as well as some new seasonal content coming later this week.
Pokémon Presents Announced for August—Will Include Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Another Pokémon Presents has been announced for this month, and we will finally learn more about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Pokémon GO Update to Include Anti-Cheat Measures, New Languages, Events, and More
In August, Pokémon GO gets numerous updates, including language selection, Community Day, different featured Pokémon, and more.
PlayStation Plus August Games to Include Yakuza: Like a Dragon and More
The games featured for PlayStation Plus in August include Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and Little Nightmares.
Fallout 76 Gets Bug Fixes and Improvements for Combat, Challenges, Items, and More
Fallout 76 has received a new update that is now available. It includes bug fixes and improvements to numerous aspects of the game.
PlayStation VR2 to Include Option to Broadcast Yourself While Playing and More
PlayStation has provided a new sneak peek into their upcoming PlayStation VR2, and it includes the option to broadcast yourself.