It has been over 9 months since we opened our doors to you wonderful people. The store has come a long way since then, and we thought it would be nice for you to meet the team behind Planet Game hub (PGH), who are always striving to bring something unique and revolutionary to Gravesend, Kent and beyond.
Gaming Platforms: PS4
Favourite Game: Current = Red Dead Redemption; Of all time = Broken Sword
Champion Gamer at: Tony Hawk Pro Skater
First Console: Amstrad CPC 6128+
Favourite Childhood Game: Super Mario Land (Gameboy)
Super Smash Bros Main: Random Character… just uses one button to play.
Andy is the founder and “big bad scary” boss of Planet Game hub. After surviving the corporate rat race for the past 15 years, he decided to take inspiration from his first job and open a gaming shop, but with a virtual reality twist. He knew that the time was right to disrupt Britain’s high street gaming experience, and that’s why PGH was created.
Despite more years of gaming experience than the rest of the team put together, he is surprisingly awful at them. He is a self-proclaimed Sony fanboy and any attempt to convince him otherwise will always fall on deaf ears.
Most likely to be found… Planning and scheming new and crazy ideas for the store.
Gaming Platforms: PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
Champion Gamer at: Everything
Favourite Game: Current = Monster Hunter Worlds (PS4); Of all time = Viva Piñata (Xbox 360)
First Console: Nintendo Gamecube
Favourite Childhood Game: Any Sonic game on the GameCube
Super Smash Bros Main: Bowser
She manages the day to day running of the shop, and will be able to answer any virtual reality, gaming, events or store related questions thrown her way. Re-evaluating the stereotype that girls can’t game, it was in fact Sam that carried the PGH team to all of their Call of Duty Black Ops 4 multiplayer victories with her sharp shooting skills.
Most likely to be found… eating pringles and drinking a chocolate Yazoo milkshake.
Jack (Store Host)
Gaming Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC
Favourite Game: Current = Overwatch, Of all time = Gears of War 1 (Xbox 360)
Champion Gamer at: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
First Console: SEGA Mega Drive
Favourite Childhood Game: Crash Team Racing (PS1)
Super Smash Bros Main: Ganondorf
It is almost impossible to walk into the store without Jack being there to help you find the perfect console, game, accessory, or virtual reality experience. He is also the undisputed champion of Super Smash Bros and, fortunately for the rest of you, has been banned from competitively participating in any PGH Smash tournaments.
Jack is also the star of PGH’s YouTube channel (don’t tell Andy) so check him out at Planet Game Hub’s Youtube Channel.
Most likely to be found… sweating it out on Super Smash Bros or Diablo/turning up 2 hours early for work.
Regan (Store Host)
Gaming Platforms: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch
Favourite Game: Rocket League
Champion Gamer at: Rocket League
First Console: SEGA Dreamcast
Favourite Childhood Game: Simpsons Hit and Run (PS2)
Super Smash Bros Main: Dark Samus
Regan, more commonly known as Saturday boy, is the youngest member of the PGH team. As with the majority of Generation Z, it would appear that he was raised with his fingers glued to a keyboard because he is a wiz at fixing any Virtual Reality computing issues that may arise. He recently joined the PC ‘master race’ and only keeps his PS4 and Switch around to not feel left out when console exclusives are released.
Most likely to be found… pretending to study for his A-Levels.
Megan (Store Host)
Gaming Platforms: Xbox One
Favourite Game: Current = Madden 19; Of all time = PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Champion Gamer at: Super Puzzle Fighter II (PS1)
First Console: SEGA Mega Drive
Favourite Childhood Game: Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! (PS1)
Super Smash Bros Main: Shulk
Despite growing up with the PlayStation 1, 2 and 3, Megan is now fully converted to Microsoft’s Xbox and is your go to if you have any questions regarding the platform. Having said that, she has never actually played any game in the Halo series, one of Xbox’s most successful exclusive franchises. She can frequently be seen sporting some nasty looking bruises on her arms along with the odd broken limb due to playing American Football in her spare time – clearly she isn’t winning any matches.
Most likely to be found… being bullied about how much the Xbox One “sucks” by Andy and Jack.
Thanks for reading.