MP1st Staff

Alex Co : Editor-in-Chief

Alex Co


Alex Co wanted to write about games for a living ever since he picked up his first gaming magazine way back then. The stars aligned or just by dumb luck, that became reality. Now, Alex is the co-owner of MP1st and living the dream with his wife and two daughters while swearing loudly in every multiplayer match.

James Lara : Senior Editor/Media Producer

James Lara

Senior Editor/Media Producer

A gamer at heart, James has been working for MP1st for the last decade to do exactly what he loves, writing about video games and having fun doing it. Growing up in the 90's gaming has been in his DNA since the classic NES and still strives to this day. One day he hopes to develop his own game that everyone will love to play.

Kenneth Araullo : Editor/Contributor

Kenneth Araullo


A writer specializing in video games, with two years of writing experience backed by a decade and a half of playing games. A PC Gamer at heart (will also take the occasional Switch title every now and then), he has reviewed multiple titles across many genres, and reported on many, many more. His background in BA Film also makes him reliable in terms of reporting on the entertainment industry, whether it be TV series or movies.

AJ Okami : Reviewer

AJ Okami


A gamer since the 90s, AJ has been covering the video game industry for two years. While he is now primarily a PC gamer, he is a fan of all major platforms and has owned one of them at one point or another. Currently a full time CS student, AJ loves the tech side of things and handles reviews and news articles for MP1st

Sean Messler : Reviewer

Sean Messler


Sean's love of video games began before home consoles were a thing. Arcades drew his attention and quarters for hoursĀ  - much to the chagrin of his parents (who supplied the quarters). From the Atari 2600 - his first console - to the PS5 - his newest console. Sean has been in games media since 2012 and his passion is for reviews and op-eds and commenting on both the creative and business sides of video games. Also loves dogs, hardcore music, movies (watching and making).