Who Are We/Play3r?
Play3r was formed on April 1st 2013 by Tim Mammatt with the aim of becoming a fun, friendly and informative publication. Just before releasing the site into the wilderness of the internet, he enlisted the help and support of Gavin Bonshor, who at the time was reviewing for another review site. Tim himself with experience in this industry, both collaborated on their idea of the perfect setup and Play3r was launched.
Fast forward to 2015 and we have been growing steadily as a respected publication of not only technology reviews, but for peripherals also. Our aim has remained throughout our existence, we aim to give honest and unbiased content for people to read and also make informed choices regarding purchasing among other things. It is worth mentioned too that in March of 2015, Play3r officially became a limited company under the Play3r Media Limited umbrella; lots of exciting things to come for Play3r over the next couple of years as the business and publication is expanded. Usually, when reading an article with lots of emphasis on personal opinion, not many people know about the people behind the article, what they love, what makes them tick and in general, anything other than their name! So please allow us to introduce ourselves:
Meet The Play3r Team!
Gavin Bonshor – Managing Director/Editor in Chief/Play3r TV Manager
I first joined Play3r with the aim of making a difference in the industry and turning the negatives into positives; so far I feel it’s been a rocky road, but I feel my personal goal so far has been a success! I’m 30 and I currently reside in Liverpool UK, a nice city with lots and lots of inspiring culture on my doorstep.
I currently focus on the graphics card and motherboard reviews for Play3r, as well as making sure all the other editors are doing what they are supposed to! I am a very opinionated person with a lot of passion, sometimes uncontrollably, but I love this industry. I have been reviewing for over 4 years now and well versed in many different product types/technologies.
I am also an experienced extreme overclocker and currently sit in the top 10 of the UK’s rankings on HWBOT. My other passion aside from overclocking is for gaming and I regularly enjoy a game of League of Legends or CS: GO; if anyone wants to have a game with me, all you need to do is ask! You can find me lurking on our Facebook community – https://www.facebook.com/groups/play3rcommunity/
Dave McMahon – Commercial Director/Review Editor
I joined Play3r in 2016, after becoming friends with Gavin through our love of everything tech and custom PC related. Whilst being born in Birmingham, and spending much of my life in Nottingham, I now reside in Liverpool, where I have lived since 2007 with my wife and 2 children.
At Play3r Media Ltd I head up the marketing & business development side of the company, which includes product sample management and advertising. I am also the primary reviewer of cases, coolers and gaming chairs.
Away from Play3r I’m also a long-suffering fan of Aston Villa Football Club, have a passion for trainers (or sneakers if you are reading this in the US!) …and I’m also partial to a few alcoholic beverages! These worlds all collide over on my twitter account…you can find me @DaveMac1974