Welcome to App Trigger, the App Trigger news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. App Trigger is dedicated to providing top-notch App Trigger news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Matthew Liebl,Site Expert

Been writing about games since 2011, but have been playing them since the days of NES. Passionate gamer, avid sports fan, and Disney enthusiast. I have strong opinions about certain topics and love a good debate. Die hard Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Cubs fan. Lover of all animals, but particularly fond of Huskies. Proud father of a newborn baby girl.

Eric Halliday,Contributor

Ty Brody,Contributor

An esports enthusiast from the Tampa Bay area, Ty primarily covers competitive PUBG and the stories surrounding the National and Europe League. Also an avid NHL and College Football fan, he hopes that one-day UGA fans will live to see their team win anything of value.

Eric Chrisman,Contributor

Been gaming since the 80s. Enjoys most genres but especially rpgs. Also a huge fan of wrestling, sci-fi and a moderate anime fan.

Bryson Hile,Contributor

Bryson is a horror fanatic who can't seem to get scared enough. His love for horror stems from a number of 70's horror classics. Horror games that jump out at him the most include Dead Space, Soma, Outlast, and Alien: Isolation. He not only enjoys a good scare, but also a great shooter. Titanfall and Hunt: Showdown are his favorites.

Elliott Gatica,Contributor

Technophile. Dog lover. Avid gamer. Fighting game connoisseur. Dance Dance Revolution enthusiast. I've a strong opinion on games and I'm open to discussions. Any heated disputes shall be settled Mortal Kombat 11.

Byron Smith,Contributor

Sport's Media is my passion and I've been working hard to pursue my passion since 2016. I love everything football, basketball, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Antonio Spurs.


Lance is a former Editor at GameZone. A 5" to 7" inseam shorts enthusiast (#SkysOutThighsOut), Lance is a father, gamer, and a lover of craft beer, bourbon and Disney.

Charles Osborne,Contributor

Colin Mieczkowski,Contributor

Colin Mieczkowski is a sports blogger who has covered golf for most of his time. He's also a huge gamer who enjoys sports games like NBA 2K and MLB The Show as well as dark fantasy RPGs like Dark Souls and Bloodborne but enjoys many other types of games as well. He's also a fan of the Chicago White Sox, Bulls, Bears, Northwestern, DePaul and of course, golf. You can email him at [email protected]

Gabriel Stanford-Reisinger,Contributor

Longtime gamer and avid Disney fan that contributes all the way in the cold of Alaska. 100% powered by caffeine.

Dev Crowley,Contributor

I am a life long horror lover and gamer. I started loving horror and sci-fi at the ripe age of 8 and I've never looked back. As an independent contributor, I get to write about the things I love. Every day is Halloween in my world and I am the weirdo, mister.

William Taylor,Contributor

Justin O'Riley,Contributor

Justin O'Riley has been playing video games since the late 80s. He believes that the Super Nintendo is still the greatest video game console of all time.


Been playing games since Top Gear on Super Nintendo but even before that with the original Game Boy that was gifted to me via family. However, those humble beginnings have led to me following my passions throughout life. Passionate sports fan turned sports editor has added more titles to my name ever since. I went from loving games and reviewing them personally to bringing myself to write more on the professional side and that marks my game writing career since 2017. Not really into the big ESport scene anymore due to a certain racing game failing to fix their penalty system.

Chris Olszewski,Contributor

Playing games since 2001, writing about them since 2008. Former TF2 semi-pro; current Overwatch shoutcaster trying to work his way up the ladder. Counter-Strike is beyond my playing ability. Arch Authority contributor and site expert 2015-2016, App Trigger contributor since 2018. Sports fandoms split between Chicago and Los Angeles. Patiently waiting for the Bulls to get a 2K team.

Daniel George,Contributor

Toronto, Canada; born and raised. Jays Journal Contributor for 2012-2013, GameSided and App Trigger Expert since 2013, Surviving Tribal Expert since 2017. I'm not sure what's more likely to happen first: a Blue Jays World Series, a Final Fantasy VI remake, or Canadians getting on Survivor. I'll be patiently waiting for any option. Contact me: [email protected]

Ryan Maskell,Contributor

Born in England, my professional life is a constant struggle to avoid Britishisms and balance my life-work relationship. Thankfully, my love of games, books, and TV is more than enough to make up for it, and I even get the occasional chance to work on my novel. Contact: [email protected]

Javier Reyes,Contributor

Javier Reyes is a writer living in New Jersey. If you want to hear him ramble about his beloved Los Angeles Chargers, why video games are wonderful, or his infatuation with rewatching his favorite anime over and over, check him out on Twitter. He tends to joke around sometimes.

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