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Born in the heyday of mullets and the El Camino to a tech-foward family, Damien joined the MMORPG.com team back in 2017 to review hardware and games as well as provide coverage for press preview events. He has participated in a number of MMOs over the years, including World of Warcraft, RIFT, Guild Wars 2, and the Destiny series. When he isn't writing for MMORPG.com, Damien is a pastor by trade who loves talking with anyone interested about life, God, and video games (in no particular order). He also co-hosts a podcast dedicated to these conversation with fellow MMORPG writer Matt Keith called Roll The Level.

July 2016
Last Active
February 2020
ASUS Prime X570-Pro Motherboard Review

With the single-thread performance of Zen 2 inching closer and closer to Intel’s, and you need a good motherboard. Is the ASUS Prime X570-Pro a good fit?

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Review (SAPPHIRE PULSE)

At CES 2020, AMD announced the latest addition to their line-up of Navi-based GPUs, the Radeon RX 5600 XT. We've gone hands-on to let you know how it stacks up!

Burson Audio Playmate DAC/Amp Review: Come Out And Play

Our friends at Burson Audio stoke a curiosity in high-end audio with their hybrid Digital-to-Analog Converter and headphone amplifiers called the Playmate. Let’s find out together what it is all about.

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Motherboard Review

PC building has never been more accessible to the average user than it is today. With streamers like Justin Robey (ROBEYTECH), content creators like JayzTwoCents and Gamers Nexus, as well as websites like PC Part Picker, everyone has tools along with the expertise of pros at their finger-tips to build from the ground up. Today, we're looking at an entry-level X570 option from ASUS with the TUF-Gaming X570 Plus. Read on for our full review.

MSI Radeon RX 5500XT Gaming X 8GB Review: Pint-sized Powerhouse

Last month, we got our hands on MSI’s Radeon RX 5700XT Gaming X for review, but now it’s time to let the little brother shine. No, not the RX 5700, the RX 5500XT! Can AMD deliver Navi power at an entry level price-point? Let’s find out.

Star Ocean: First Departure R Review

The Star Ocean franchise has been on the outskirts of Dame's backlog for years. Well, that has ended as he dives into the latest release in the series - Star Ocean: First Departure R. Here is his review of the classic JRPG remake on PlayStation 4.

SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

Back in May, SteelSeries declared that their forthcoming Apex Pro would be the world’s fastest keyboard. We got our hands on one for review and we’re about to find out if this holds true!

Crucial X8 Portable 1TB SSD Review

Crucial steps into a new arena with a super portable, small form factor Solid State Drive that promises of speed and performance for console users. Can the Crucial X8 cut down console load times? We’ll find out!

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Headset Review

Last year, we reviewed the Arctis Pro + GameDAC, declaring it “2018’s Best Gaming Headset So Far.” Does 2019’s wireless update to the Pro lineup live up to the legacy and are they worth the premium? We will find out.

MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X Review

AMD’s RX 5700 XT finds itself in a tricky space: remain budget-friendly while overshadowing their competition with pure frames-per-second performance power. Into this cluster of new Navi-based GPUs, MSI releases a new challenger: the MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X.

ASRock Taichi RX 5700XT OC+ Review: A Marriage of Form and Function

With board partner Navi cards releasing into the wild, can they stand up to the offerings of Real-time Ray Tracing juggernaut NVIDIA? ASRock and AMD would like to think so. This is our review of the ASRock Taichi Radeon 5700XT OC+ Edition.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Review

In this latest major installment of the Destiny universe, Shadowkeep takes players back to the surface of the moon to revisit old haunts. But is looking back the way forward for Destiny? We’ll find out with our scored review.

PreSonus Studio 26c USB Audio Interface Review: New, Improved, and Amazing

PreSonus has been a driving force in the audio-recording industry with a catalogue of products ranging digital mixing consoles to powerful capture software. Into this legacy, the Studio C series entered the fray to deliver audio capture on the latest USB form factor. Join us we take both look and listen to the Studio 26c.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep First Impressions: Familiar Haunts

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep went live this week in true MMO fashion - with an influx of new, existing, and returning players, all causing server stability issues! But a few hours into the launch, Bungie’s team of crack commandos had things stabilized and we got about the business of discover what, exactly, is haunting the moon! Within this article, we will be giving you our first impression of Bungie’s action MMO shooter.

CHUWI GTBox Mini PC Review

It may not be up for AAA titles, but this oddity might just fit into the spaces between the enjoyment of games and the consumption of games media. This is a review of the CHUWI GTBox mini PC.