Jeff Marchiafava

Senior Associate Editor at Game Informer Magazine

About Jeff

While most staffers started with the Atari 2600, it was his dad's Bally Astrocade that introduced Jeff to the exciting world of video games. Obscure Atari rip-offs aside, his parents' refusal to buy him an NES ensured that some of Jeff's earliest gaming memories were social ones, at friends' homes and in arcades. When he successfully negotiated an end to the video game embargo in '91, it began a hobby that has since cost him most of his disposable income. While current-gen consoles have revived Jeff's love of social gaming, he also still plays the 8-bit classics he was denied as a kid. Degrees in English and Japanese from the University of Minnesota and a yearlong study program in Japan round out Jeff's educational background, and landed him an internship at Game Informer. As one of the new hires for 2.0, Jeff looks forward to having the money and an excuse to play all the coolest new games of tomorrow. (

Jeff writes about: Video/Computer Games

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