Gaming Just Got Savvier!

The Savvy Gamer is here to help show you all the latest tips and tricks from the industry's hottest games. Between console, handheld, and PC, we are covering your favorite classics and the latest releases to make sure you are always up to date. We look forward to sharing our stories and insights as we watch the gaming industry continue to boom. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or comments on any of our content! Happy Gaming.

Meet Our Team

Maria Cruz: Senior Editor

Since the dawn of time, Maria has subjected people to her writing. From silly stories about baseball in her youth to silly stories about cowboys in adulthood, people have been unsafe for years. She brought that love of writing to UTM (U of T’s homely sister in Mississauga) where she spent five years on the campus newspaper, eventually becoming editor-in-chief. Her work has also been published in UTM’s annual journal and one of her short stories placed second in Scribbler’s Dialogue Contest. She believes she’s funnier than she is and would have made her entire blurb Smash Mouth’s lyrics to “All Star,” if only her boss had let her.

Cathy Liu: Senior Editor

Cathy has been a content writer at Rough Maps since 2023. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and has always dreamed of becoming a writer. Her love for reading fueled her passion for writing, and she enjoys writing about topics like pop culture, film, travel, and personal experiences. As far as gaming goes, her favourite games include Stardew Valley, Teamfight Tactics, and OSU. She’ll love anything that has a cute and cozy vibe to it (especially games with 8 bit pixel art)!

Robbie Woods: Director of Creative and Media

Robbie has been with Rough Maps since 2019, first as a content writer and latterly as Director of Creative and Media. His essays and reports have been published in Maclean’s, Salon, The West End Phoenix and elsewhere. Robbie is a recipient of the Eugene Levy Writing Award, a three-time winner of the York University President’s Prize, and was the Humber Yuk Yuks Standup Champ in 2016. Robbie's first gaming console was an original PlayStation, which he still plays when he feels nostalgic. His all-time favourite game is Red Dead Redemption 2.

David Stal, Landon Wexler and Steven Hochman: Founders and Gamers

From Sega Master System to PS5, David, Landon and Steven have watched the evolution of gaming from the 90s until today. With games getting more and more complicated, they needed help navigating the latest releases which led them to launch The Savvy Gamer. Gamers at their core, The Savvy Gamer is a community where the content is as much for themselves as it is for their readers. We thank everyone for their continued support! 

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We are always looking to add new members to our wonderful team and hear feedback from our readers. Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]