Meet The Team

The NextPlay Team

Meet the team behind NextPlay

Brad Goodwin


Brad has been gaming since his parents bought him a Gameboy Color in the 90s. His favourite series are Final Fantasy, Pokemon, The Last of Us, and The Legend of Zelda. Games aside, watching Melbourne Storm win and vinyl record collecting are his hobbies. Keep up with Brad everywhere at @brad_exp.

Hannah Rapley


Hannah’s gaming journey began with a Gameboy Advanced and a copy of Pokemon Crystal she received for her 10th birthday in the early 2000’s.

These days Hannah is all about family friendly games she can play with her son and cosy games – particularly those which fall into the “character inherits a farm which you must restore” realm. In saying that, she adores the Pokémon and Final Fantasy franchises.

When Hannah isn’t gaming or adulting, she’s collecting Pokémon cards, building Warhammer minis or reading.

Mikey Barrow


Mikeey loves AAA games that tell incredible and exciting stories. Mikeey streams weekly over on Twitch and has been in content creation for over 8 years now. Got his start in game reviews and news 2 years ago and loves nothing more than discussing games all day long. Also a huge anxiety advocate. What he wants written on my grave: Mikeey is a person who sits in a cubicle and has feelings about video games. He is an expert of nothing and his opinions are partially wrong.

Jamie Briggs


Jamie (better known as Jamiex66) loves indie games, chasing a Platinum Trophy, and talking way too much about The Last of Us.

His first video game console was a SEGA Mega Drive, and he has been gaming ever since. He has fond memories of Banjo-Kazooie, Super Mario 64, Streets of Rage, and playing Pokémon Red until the early hours of the morning on his Game Boy.

Jamie has been writing about video games for over a decade and has a passion for sharing his love of video games with anyone who will listen.

Berto (pause_gamer)


Berto has been a gamer since his first console and game, the NES and Super Mario. He has never looked back. 

He has been very fortunate to have gamed through all the evolutions of consoles and PCs since then.

Being an ‘older’ gamer, Berto is a huge fan of all games and genres as long as the gameplay is solid and the game is fun to play! He can be a bit critical of games even if he makes fun of consoles and specific genres, it’s just a bit of fun for his love of the hobby.

Berto is heavily invested in and more interested in the business side of gaming and video game companies.