Main Staff

Sal Romano — Owner, Editor-In-Chief

Based in New York City, Sal has been writing about the games industry for seven years. He spends his days translating news about Japanese video games and managing Gematsu, which he designed and created. Outside of Gematsu, his name has appeared across several publications including GameZone, VG247, and Ripten. He sleeps as often as possible.

Sal’s favorite games include the Danganronpa series, Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts series, Persona series, and Tales of series.

Zero — Community Moderator

Zero has been moderating since the early online days, but he joined the Gematsu team in 2012 with the desire to improve the community. A fan of Japanese games since childhood, his fondest gaming memories are linked with classics like Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda. Outside of Gematsu, he spend most of his limited free time trying to reduce the amount of things in his ever growing backlog, which includes video games, anime, movies, and music. He also loves Tacos. Zero is not actually Roy Mustang… or is he?

Zero’s most played game at the moment is Final Fantasy XIV Online.


While currently not active, the following writers are welcome to contribute to Gematsu at their leisure:

Thomas James

Thomas can be found on Twitter @iiotenki. His personal blog is available on Tumblr. His favorite games include Analogue: A Hate Story, the Disaster Report series, Persona series, and Shin Megami Tensei series.

Olivia Slayton

Olivia can be found on Twitter @sqexgal. Her personal blog is available at Her favorite games include the Final Fantasy series, Halo series, Kingdom Hearts series, The Legend of Zelda series, and Professor Layton series.