Built as a community nurturing network from the ground up, Ten Ton
Hammer provides game players with a home away from home where they can
chat with their friends, post in the message forums, share game
stories, and ask questions to our experienced staff. Ten Ton Hammer
provides readers with one of the largest selections of free MMO guides
on the internet, along with quality features, editorials, previews and
review of your favorite games.
The Ten Ton Hammer network is owned and operated by Master Games
International Inc., a corporation founded in 1997 by chess organizers,
International Grandmasters and patrons of the game.
John was originally brought on board by Master Games International to
market their chess site (WorldChessNetwork.com) but proceeded to
convince the board of directors that MMO gaming was a lucrative market
still in its infancy. The board proceeded to instate John as the C.O.O
of the newly forged Ten Ton Hammer, and the rest is history.
Before joining Ten Ton Hammer, John opened the first public Internet
Service Provider in Southern Ontario in 1993, which later branched out
into content creation. He’s been in the computer game industry since
1996, when he founded the original GameStats.com. He now lives with his
family in a tiny town in Ontario, Canada.
Hired on as the Everquest
community manager for Ten Ton Hammer in November 2004, Jeff has quickly
moved up the ranks to his current position as the network’s
Editor-in-Chief. In this position, Jeff oversees the editors and
managers of the network, often filling various roles to
insure that articles are continually posted on the network.
In May 2004, Phil received a phone call from John Hoskin asking him to
participate in the founding of a new MMO network named Ten Ton Hammer.
Phil has been responsible for much of the growth of TTH since that
time, as he’s filled roles in both the Communities Director and
Managing Editor positions.
Previously, Phil held a position at GameStats.com, where he moved from
a Junior News Editor to a Senior Editor in one year. As Senior Editor,
Phil was responsible for the entire news coverage team on the site as
well as frequent reviews of new games and hardware. Phil holds a degree
in Computer Engineering.
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Features Editor & Social Media Manager