Kakuchopurei.com is a video games website for gamers, by gamers. Easy, right? Newsworthy video game news? We will talk about and share it, but presented in a way that matters to you. No fluff news – except for feature pieces – and we promise of no bias in our reviews (now on OpenCritic) and thoughts.
So who’s really behind this?
The main guys behind Kakuchopurei are Kenn Leandre & Jonathan “Mr Toffee” Leo.
You may know Kenn Leandre from Twitter (quite notorious) or from his previous stint at IGN SEA where he was Editor for five years. While he wouldn’t call himself the most experienced video games journalist in the region, he does know his way around, having accomplished everything there needs to be done in video games media and have covered global shows and events including Tokyo Game Show, Wargaming League Grand Finals and yes, E3 – all of them multiple times.
He’s interviewed some prominent names in the industry including what he consider a record of interviewing PlayStation’s Shuhei Yoshida three times within twelve months (LOL!), Wargaming.net’s CEO Viktor Kislyi numerous times, Yoshinori Ono, Katsuhiro Harada, Hideo Kojima and Kaz Yamauchi to name a few.
Fun trivia: you’ll also find his name referenced in the Wikipedia page for the PlayStation 4.
Another core team member is Jonathan Leo a.k.a Mr Toffee in the Twitter realm. He’s pretty much THE old guard of video games journalism in the SEA region, having served as Editor for Gamespot Asia not long ago. He’s done everything any video games journalist could ever dream of including covering E3, TGS and Gamescom multiple times. He’s our go-to guy for idea and content creation when it relates to videos and he is very much in-tuned with the fighting game and esports community in Singapore where currently resides in.
We also have Alleef Ashaari a.k.a ComicsLord. Don’t let his demeanour and his relatively short experience in the games media fool you. He’s done wondrous things since he graduated and is now our Video Games Writer. He served as an intern at IGN SEA prior to his graduation and also worked for US-based video games website, GameRevolution for a while.