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COIN-OP TV is an entertainment destination for all things VIDEO GAME and GEEK CULTURE related! We mainly provide VIDEO content but we also make interesting PHOTOGRAPHS, write amazing ARTICLES, post game REVIEWS and cover tons of EVENTS! We are one of the longest running (since 2004) independent outlets with a professional attitude and only our community to answer to – your feedback is always appreciated! We thank you for your time and support – now let’s meet the hard working TEAM!
MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ is COIN-OP TV’s photographer on location. Michael quickly became one of the premiere event photographers in the Los Angeles area after relocating from San Diego. Michael’s nickname ‘BlankLogo’ is a stab at anti-establishment and stems from the desire to create amazing images. He is an avid gamer with the patience to attain every achievement possible in a video game or find bugs that may have slipped through the production cracks! Michael has participated in numerous art showcases and his photographs have been featured in news, politics and cosplay blogs.
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JON VENTURE is COIN-OP TV’s features writer/contributor. Jon began writing at an early age and has covered some of the biggest game releases and events of the past decade, though he still strives for the next big story. An avid fan of geek culture, Jon loves all manner of games, movies and television, and will explore even the most obscure topic if there’s fun to be had.
BRIAN BENTLEY is COIN-OP TV’s features writer/contributor. Brian hails from Chicago but now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s a huge fan of RPGs and especially loves Japanese RPGs. Brian has been writing about video games since 2009 and is proud that his wife enjoys the industry as well! When Brian needs a break from the console he enjoys playing board games and the classic ‘Adventure’ on the Atari 2600 is still one of his favorite games of all time!
JEFFREY (CJ) STRIKE aka DEADLY CYCLONE is a writer, content producer and social media dude for COIN-OP TV. CJ is a resident Cyclone in the state of Iowa where he works in IT. Along with duties for COIN-OP TV CJ has done community work and moderation for Xbox (Microsoft), and franchises like Saints Row, Homefront and WWE (THQ/Deep Silver, 2K Games). He is an avid Iowa State Cyclones fan, Dallas Cowboys fan and Seattle Sounders fan, so when he’s not gaming you can catch him watching or playing sports or managing his fantasy football teams.
KEVIN SLACKIE is COIN-OP TV’s features writer/contributor. Kevin is a strange man with stranger tastes. You’ll usually find him playing anything from Street Fighter to Dungeon Keeper and everything in-between. Armed with a camera and a dream, he has set out to become the best gaming journalist, like no one ever was. If he isn’t gaming, you can usually find Kevin at his day job or at school getting his Journalism degree. While he had a passion for journalism, his motto will forever be “Keep on Gaming”.
Disclaimer: All video games reviewed by COIN-OP TV were sent directly to us from their PR firms strictly for review purpose. Events covered were attended by invitation as media. Some articles, graphics or banners on this website may contain paid advertisements. Want to join the COIN-OP TV team – shoot over an email and we’ll make it happen!