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Founder/EIC: Ken “Melf” Horowitz [sega16dotcom@gmail.com]

Dr. Kenneth Horowitz is an English professor that has been writing about video games for well over a decade. He is the author of the book Playing at the Next Level: A History of American Sega Games by McFarland & Co, that chronicles Sega of America’s game development history. His work has also been featured in numerous video game publications like GamesTM and Hardcore Gamer Magazine and several enthusiast websites (GotNext, The Next Level). Ken has also published academic articles about using video games as a means to teach English as a second language.

As the founder of Sega-16, much of Ken’s free time is spent working on reviews and articles for public consumption. His love of games isn’t confined only to Sega’s 16-bit consoles, and he enjoys an extensive collection of NES and Saturn games. It is most likely, however, that this has more to do with his being a pack rat than a fondness for any particular console.

Editor: Sebastian “Phantar” Sponsel [ssponsel@sega-16.com]

Sebastian, aka “The Dancing German,” originally hails from the Bavarian city of Regensburg, and is working in PR and occasionally as a freelance journalist in Germany. After being exposed to the world of video gaming at the age of six by the means of C64 and Intellivision, he had a special interest in computers and video games from early on. During a four-month stay in South America he became particularly fascinated with the Genesis’ hacks and homebrews scene.

Editor: Alex “The Sports Guy” Burr [aburr@sega-16.com]

Alex resides in Muskegon, Michigan – forty-five seconds from Lake Michigan, but spends most of his year in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan attending Central Michigan University as a Music Education major. He plays the trombone and will one day within the next thirty years be teaching kids in band somewhere. He has owned the Genesis ever since his seventh birthday and has never lost touch with it. He loves most sports games for the Genesis and will never back down from a challenge in Tecmo Super Bowl, Bill Walsh College Football or any Genesis game for that matter.

Editor: Nobi

Nobi is a man of mystery, and virtually all that’s known about him is that his primary gaming system since 1993 has been the Sega Genesis, and his favorite video game of all time is Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master. We also know that he is a die hard NFL football fan and a student of NFL history, but that’s about it. Far too many Bothans died to bring us this information, so Nobi will remain in the shadows.