Lost Level exploded onto the gaming scene with five hits our first day! Ok, those were friends checking out the new site, but we have to start somewhere right?
Lost Level is a gaming and movie website comprised of podcasts, round table discussions, and reviews. We love both industries, and that passion generated the voice you hear today. Lost Level covers the latest news, and hopes to bring a unique perspective with our well rounded staff of passionate people.
Meet Our Staff:
Chris Lovanh | Founder
Chris had a stint at another gaming website. He felt that he didn’t have the opportunity to accomplish everything he wanted to within the gaming industry. So his continued desire to cover gaming, and love for movies led to the creation of the Lost Level. Chris grew up along side the console gaming industry. He has always had a controller in his hand. His first gaming machine was the wood paneled Pong console. He has owned almost every console since. His main goal is to get the site on the “Top One Billion Gaming Websites” list. If that list doesn’t exist, he hopes to maybe create one, just to see Lost Level on a “top” list somewhere.
Favorite Games: The Mass Effect series, Psychonauts, Beyond Good and Evil, Super Mario 64, Dead Space, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Fatal Frame, and Final Fantasy X.
Favorite Movies: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Dark Knight, Swingers, The Prestige, The Shawshank Redemption, Unbreakable, Monsters Inc., The Avengers, Warrior, The Darjeeling Limited, Remember the Titans, Gladiator, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Anchorman, Garden State, Chasing Amy, and Inception.
Alex Sanberg | Writer/Podcaster
Alex has been passionate about video games since he was a child. In fact, that passion eventually led him to The Illinois Institute of Art where he majored in Game Art and Design. Through is studies he acquired skills and knowledge pertaining to the artistic creation of games. He gained a wealth of knowledge about story and character development, 2D and 3D art, basic visual design principals, and sound design. With this, Alex is able to offer valuable insight that many people may not notice or consider. He also likes cake.
Favorite Games: Metal Gear Solid series, Mass Effect series, Beautiful Katamri, Elders Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Battlefield 2142, Beyond Good & Evil, Pyschonauts, and Fallout 3.
Favorite Movies: Mallrats, Princess Mononoke, Wall-E, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Fight Club, (500) Days of Summer, Black Hawk Down, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
Adam Howlett | Podcaster/Third Wheel
Adam’s been hooked on gaming since the first time he laid eyes on his wonderfully golden The Legend of Zelda cartridge at the tender age of seven. With the help of his beloved Nintendo Power magazines, Zelda was the first game he finished… but far from the last. Since then, he’s been on board with every generation of home consoles and most portables, giving him insight on just about every genre of gaming out there. On any given day he may be powering through the latest title, or out enjoying a pint with his friends and looking for trouble. He’s always wanted to be part of the gaming industry in one way or another, so when the opportunity to work with his friend and former colleague Chris happened upon him, he dove into The Lost Level head first. He loves sharing his opinions and insights with his fellow podcasters on gaming, comic books, and movies. Wolverine is both his hero and obsession.
Favorite Games: Silent Hill 1-3, the Metal Gear Solid series, the Uncharted series, Borderlands, The Legend of Zelda series, Fallout 3, the Mass Effect series, the Dead Space 1 & 2, the Mega Man series, the Metroid series, the Castlevania series, the Tomb Raider series, Resident Evil 4, Shenmue, Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and his guilty pleasure is X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Favorite Movies: X-Men, X2, X-Men First Class, Kill Bill, Kick-Ass, Sin City, The Dark Knight, Silent Hill, Akira, The Departed, Gangs of New York, Inception, Let The Right One In, What Dreams May Come, I Saw The Devil, Old Boy, Battle Royale, Machine Girl, and just about anything by Hayao Miyazaki.