Who We Are
GamingScan is an online gaming news publisher. Our main channels include this website (1M+ monthly unique visitors) and our YouTube channel (1M+ monthly views).
We believe there has to be an easier way to find the information that you’re looking for online without reading tons of unnecessary text or bloated videos that won’t get to the point right away. It’s simply a waste of our valuable time.
With all the excess information out there about computers, hardware, and gaming, how exactly do you find what you’re looking for right away? That’s where we come in.
We cover events with original reporting, write news about upcoming games, create buying guides based on tons of research, review products and games, and much, much more.
Our main goal is to simply explain advanced topics as simple as possible so that everyone finds what they’re looking for right away, though we do cover each topic in detail as well.
The team behind GamingScan are proud gamers themselves as well. We even have technical computer nerds on the team. We’re here to help you and other visitors or viewers.
As of June 2019, GamingScan has been acquired by Flexter Services. The existing staff continues to operate as usual.
Founded in the middle of 2017 by Samuel Stewart and his associate, GamingScan quickly began to grow and the number of our fans on social media increased dramatically. We listened to what our fans had to say via e-mails sent us and comments on our posts and social media.
After almost two years of growth, we now have over 1 million monthly visitors and the number is constantly growing due to our efforts in making the absolute best content for our readers, and maintaining them for as long as we can.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often are your posts updated?
When it comes to hardware and technology, newer products are crucial and most likely the best choice. And when it comes to games, newly released games should also be covered and have a chance to be included if they are worthy.
Therefore we often update our posts to reflect the current market situation. The frequency depends on various factors such as how often new products or games are getting released.
We seldom update reviews, news that is only relevant at a specific time, and other articles that are still completely fine since they were last updated.
Q: Can other companies pay you to review their products?
No. While we can receive and review their products, we will not accept payments to review a product or give their products a higher ranking or score.
Q: Can other companies send you products?
Yes, we happily accept products from other companies, though not all requests are accepted as we have limited availability and do not have the time to review all products that we are offered.
And of course, our reviews will be unbiased and honest regardless of we get the product sent to us or if we buy it ourselves.
Q: What do you cover?
We’re a news media that mainly covers gaming topics and hardware. We also do original reporting.
Q: How do you earn money?
We have links on this site that are called “affiliate links”. These will not cost you anything extra, it just means that we get a small percentage/commission if you click on these links and buy the product. We also have non-intrusive ads that help us pay for our servers.
GamingScan.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
Q: How do I support you? I like what you are doing!
Thanks! You can support us by using our affiliate links if you intend to buy something, as it will cost you nothing and is probably the easiest way to support us.
You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page. That’s it! You can, of course, also share one of our posts on social media, but we don’t expect you to do that.
Q: How can I contact you?
You can contact us by using our contact form. We aim to reach back to you within 48 hours.
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Samuel Stewart has been interested in gaming and computers ever since he got a computer from his father in 1999. He quickly got into programming and started studying Computer Science at the University of Iowa.
After receiving his Master’s Degree in 2009, he started working as a Software Developer at Vidica Software located in West Des Moines.
Recently, he became interested in starting his own blog because he got frustrated that were no high-quality gaming blogs that could answer your queries without wasting your time with uninteresting content.
Writer and Social Media Manager
Justin is a gaming blogger born and raised in New York City. After earning a degree in English from Hunter College, he began utilizing his skills as a writer to discuss what he’s most passionate about: video games. Whether its PC or console, AAA or Indie, Justin has a natural curiosity to seek out hidden gems and share them with other gamers. Strongly opinionated, he loves to debate with others on topics within the gaming industry.
Both a Nintendo critic and apologist, Justin’s favorite console is the GameCube. In addition to writing and managing the social media profiles for GamingScan, he creates gaming discussion videos for his YouTube channel, Justin JPEG. Driven and energetic, Justin is actively seeking to learn as much about the gaming industry as he can in order to help players make the best choices on what to play!
Writer, Researcher and Product Reviewer
Eric has been an ardent PC and gaming enthusiast for the better part of his life and he enjoys turning that passion into writing. He has built many computers, enjoy tuning and overclocking, and he enjoys writing content that helps others discover the PC platform.
He posesses strong writing skills and has experience covering hardware/industry news, constructing build guides at various price points, buying/sales guides and op-eds. Here at GamingScan, Eric further enhances his skillset by also reviewing products to help consumers make a better purchase decision.
Writer and Researcher
Phillip is a University student living in Iowa City, United States. He’s also a passionate gamer and PC expert, having built thousands of PCs working in a hardware repair store for two and half years. When he’s not studying, he likes to write about his passion – gaming. He also researches for new and exciting products, technologies and opportunities.
Phillip works closely with Samuel in order to make GamingScan the go-to resource for gamers.
Writer, Researcher and Product Reviewer
Thomas is a UK-based journalist and avid gamer with an unhealthy obsession for everything weird and wonderful about the world of gaming. A man of few words bestowed with a knack for in-depth research, he lets his writing speak for itself with the uncanny ability to unearth lesser-known facts about everyone’s favorite games.
Thanks to his experience covering news and penning features for a handful of respected video game publications, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to GamingScan ranging from the big hinting AAA titles to diamond in the rough indie games
Writer and Researcher
Amy has loved gaming ever since she got her hands on her first console at 6 years old: the now retro classic that is Sega Mastersytem II. From there she moved on to PlayStation and now plays on Xbox. Not only does she have plenty of experience with console gaming, but she is also an enthusiastic PC gamer.
Now based in the UK, Amy previously ran a gaming store in France with her partner, providing local gamers with not only the latest releases but also a massive range of retro classics and goodies.
Amy’s enthusiasm for gaming combined with her experience working in the gaming retail sector mean she can write both knowledgeably and passionately about the games you love!
Writer, Researcher and Researcher
Grace has a huge passion for PC Gaming and that passion has led her to venture into the world of computer hardware. She assembled her first custom-built desktop at 17 years old and she quickly became obsessed. She then began to advise friends and family on how to upgrade their own desktops, and she quickly started devising and assembling custom build guides for her immediate social circle.
Grace has also worked at a PC retailer for four years as a Repair Technician and as a Sales Advisor, which involved comparing PCs at varying price points and explaining the technical specifications to everyone from hardcore gamers taking on their first custom build, to overwhelmed customers purchasing their first ever laptop.
This has gotten her the technical knowledge and first-hand experience with the PC industry that makes her a reputable person to listen for advice.
Writer and Product Reviewer
Bradley is one of our main product reviewers. He’s a trained reviewer with a passion for computers, AI and self-driving cars.
When we get a sample unit from a manufacturer or we buy a unit ourselves, we go through a strict reviewing process and rate the product so our readers can see how good a product is compared to others.