About Us

What is XXP, anyway? 

We’re a group of Aussie peeps who love all things gaming and geek culture. We vlog and blog about a geeky topics every week, as well as providing reviews and events coverage. If you’d like to hire, collaborate with or otherwise get more involved, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We were founded by our fearless leader, Muse Shake, in 2012. You can read her thoughts on the creation of XXP here.

By the way, you guys, it’s “Double XP,” not Ecks-Ecks-Pee. Just ‘cause.

…And who are we?

Like a marginally less supernatural and physically imposing version of the Avengers, we answered Muse’s call to Assemble in mid 2012. We’re all based in Perth, Western Australia, and we all love to game.  We each have our own niche – strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Below, we’ve gathered some biographical info for y’all to peruse.

With our powers combined… we are XXP!


Muse Shake

Name: Hope
Preferred handle: Muse Shake, muse, shake, hope
Age: 22
Occupation: Croupier/Freelance Writer/Artist

Gaming related
Platforms you game on: All – though currently in need of a good PC.
Preferred Platform: No real preference, mostly play on 360 and PS3 lately though.
Do you play online/Can I add you: I don’t play online much but feel free

Gamertags/psn/steam etc:
360: muze shake  PSN: asimpleparadox Steam: asimpleparadox

I have Nintendo stuff as well but friend codes are tricky. Bring on the Wii U!

Top 5 Games: So hard.. and dependant on my mood.. This is the best I could come up with… to many things competed for 5th, so I just put 4 for now.

  • Jet Set Radio Future,
  • Vampire the Masquerade: Bllodlines,
  • Pokemon,
  • Elderscrolls,

Favourite Genre of Gaming: Probably RPG/Action Adventure

Hobbies: Gaming (duh), art, music, basic sewing, reading (esp Prachett), tech, travel
Favourite Movie/genre: Usually prefer Actions and Comedy
Favourite TV Shows: Adventure Time, Game of Thrones, Kindred, Firefly, Boston Legal… heaps more
Anime: Samurai Champloo, Avatar both series, Cowboy Beebop, Vampire hunter D.. heaps more
Comics: V for Vendetta, Top Ten, Asterix,

Find Me!
Twitter: @muse_shake
Tumblr: museshake.tumblr.com
YouTube: youtube.com/user/MissMuseShake


Rib Queen

Name: Rebecca
Preferred handle: Rib Queen
Age: 23
Occupation: Student

Gaming related
Platforms you game on: puter, xbox360, ps3, wii, DS
Preferred Platform: ps3?
Do you play online/Can I add you: nah, i don’t.

Gamertags/psn/steam etc: ribqueen

Top 5 Games:

  • jet set radio future,
  • psychonauts,
  • beyond good and evil,
  • the world ends with you,
  • tomb raider 3.

Favourite Genre of Gaming: platformer, i guess? rpg?

Hobbies: sewing, reading, movies, drawing
Favourite Movie/genre: horror (german expressionist, body horror, hammer horror)
Favourite TV Shows: The Storyteller. Shutup.
Anime: Oh god. I couldn’t… Revolutionary Girl Utena?
Comics: Geez. V for Vendetta or Sandman.

Find Me!
Tumblr: ribqueen.tumblr.com
Youtube: ribqueen






Name: Danica
Preferred handle: Ari, Arinellen, Arinel, Doc_Colbert, Roudy Detective
Age: 24
Occupation: IT Support Officer & Photographer

Platforms you game on: Hahaha. Most? I own: PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Nintendo 64, Master System, DS, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Advance, PSP, iPhone/iPad, 3DS XL, PS Vita.
Preferred Platform: I guess, the PC, because it’s cheaper!
Do you play online/Can I add you:
Gamertags/psn/steam etc: Arinellen & Arinel are my usernames, but I change my tag constantly (when you can).


  • MI3,
  • Deadly Premonition,
  • Silent Hill 3,
  • Portal (I’m including 1 and 2, so sue me),
  • Myst. Maybe I forgot a thing.

Favourite Genre of Gaming: CAN’T YOU TELL? Puzzle/Adventure.

Hobbies: GAMING, photoing, watching, puzzling, cooking, eating, thinking, blogging, knitting, crafting, costuming, musicing.
Favourite Movie/genre: Crime Fiction genre, A Touch of Evil, Casablanca, District 9, ChinaTown, The Nightwatch, Enemy At The Gates, Rear WindowFavourite TV Shows: Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Twin Peaks, Stargate SG1, Game of Thrones, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Anamaniacs, Ben 10, Carnivalé, Community, Danger Mouse, Farscape, Garth Marengi’s Dark Place, The X-Files, Wire In The Blood

Anime: Cromartie High School, Ouran High School Host Club, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Comics: Sandman, Hellboy.

Find Me!





Name: Meghan
Preferred handle: Ithika.
Secondary Handles: Sometimes because there are too many people are on the internet, Ithika is taken. By fakers. Then, I use these:
Ithika Thrade, IthikaThrade, Ghan, Ghanneh, Ghanny, Kestra
Age: 25
Occupation: Architect

Gaming related
Platforms you game on: PS3, Wii, PC, iPhone, DS (and if you’re going retro, N64)
Preferred Platform: PC/PS3/iPhone/Wii
Do you play online/Can I add you: I don’t play online a lot, but I’d love to be added! My PSN account is SO LONELY. 

Gamertags/psn/steam etc:
Gamertags are almost always Ithika, IthikaThrade or Ghan
PSN: Ghanneh (Regret, I have it)
Steam: IthikaThrade
Blizzard: Ithika#6474
Uplay: IthikaThrade

Top 5 Games

  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (have my… game… babies)
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
  • Assassin’s Creed games with Altair or Ezio
  • Age of Empires (1997 represent)
  • Metal Gear Rising : Revengeance yes that makes six I don’t even care

I took Pokemon Silver off the list because really, in my heart I just want to get my stab on.

Favourite Genre of Gaming: RPG, with RTS nipping its heels

Hobbies: Gaming, drawing, procrastinating, fishkeeping, photos, reading, designing things
Favourite Movie/genre: Favourite movie? Really? UM. The Lord of the Rings. It’s absolutely one movie. Genre would be Adventure. Evidently.

Favourite TV Shows: Stargate : SG1, Dexter, Archer, A Game of Thrones, Metalocalypse, True Blood (don’t judge me), Being Human, Breaking Bad (YO, Mr WHITE!), Battlestar: Galactica (2004), Firefly.

Anime: Literally the entire Studio Ghibli collection with extra powers to Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Wolf’s Rain, Bubblegum Crisis : Tokyo 2040, Hellsing, Dragon Ball Z, Digimon (totally counts, shut up).

 Comics: Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee!, Sandman, The Dark Knight Returns. I’m just getting into comics again and would love any suggestions!

Find Me!
Twitter: @ithika


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