In July 1998, MegaGames was launched, becoming the trailblazer for dedicated hardcore gamers, especially in PC gaming. Pioneering in offering game trainers and other hardcore gamer-centric content, MegaGames set the stage for what it means to be a 'hardcore gamer' – a term we put on the map! Fast forward to today, over 25 years later, thanks to our incredible community, we've expanded into the largest archive of game trainers and user-generated content for hardcore gamers. In addition, we're also a go-to source for the latest news and official content across PC and console gaming.
What defines a hardcore gamer? They're not just any gamer; they're the tech-savvy, trendsetting enthusiasts in the gaming world. Hardcore gamers dive into a diverse array of games, always keen to explore new technology first. They're often at the forefront of gaming trends, and it's not uncommon to see many of them channelling their passion into becoming video game developers themselves.
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Harsha Jayasekera - Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Manages the overall website operations including the website's content. As a teenager, his passion for video gaming led him to create game trainers and break PC game copy protection systems. Seeing that there were no websites that focussed on hardcore gaming, Harsha founded MegaGames as a hobby in July 1998. MegaGames was the first website to host game trainers and Harsha was a pioneer in popularising the concept as an alternative and an addon to cheat codes. He was responsible for growing MegaGames to become one the largest websites on the Web, receiving approximately 1% of all Web traffic in the early 2000’s. As an avid PC gamer and a World of Warcraft player, he currently plays a Rank 14 Warrior. Harsha is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded/co-founded several successful tech startups.
Adrian Luca - Lead Developer and Server Administrator
An avid programmer for 16 years, Adrian joined MegaGames as a developer in 2016. He has worked on over a 100 web properties each with different architectures, feature sets and traffic. Some with millions of visitors/month and with active communities. Over the years he has specialised himself as a Drupal CMS expert and a Linux server administrator.
Maximilian Hitzler - Project Manager and SEO Specialist
Manages the site’s development and SEO. He has been running websites for over 10 years and has worked as a manager, an SEO and a marketing expert for startups and large companies. Originally from the Stuttgart area, lived in Munich for over 10 years. He loves to travel and has lived in Cape Town, Bali and in Thailand.
Mohamed Marzouk - Downloads Editor
Joined MegaGames in 2008, maintains the Trainers, Mods, Freeware & Videos sections. His gaming journey began with the Atari 2600 and that led him to his current passion - PC gaming. He has significant playtime on Super Nintendo, all five generations of the PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, as well as handheld devices such as the Game Boy. A seasoned problem solver, Mohamed also works as a Telecom Solutions Architect at Ericsson. He is an avid soccer/football enthusiast and enjoys playing and watching the game.
Mark Jansen - News and Editorials Editor
With over 6 years of experience in the video gaming industry, Mark is responsible for maintaining the News and Editorials sections. When he isn't writing News and Editorials for MegaGames, he likes to spend his time exploring what will work on his Steam Deck, playing with smartphones new and old, and exploring virtual reality.
Filip Szymczak - Advisor
Joined MegaGames in 1999 when he was a world famous game hacker (shadowRUNNER). He maintained most of the downloads sections of the website for over a decade. Filip is a serial entrepreneur and is an advisor to MegaGames. He is currently working on developing a cross platform game.
Aaron Craig - Advisor
An expert at PHP & MySQL, when he was a Professor at the University of Florence, Aaron migrated MegaGames to a state-of-the-art content management platform in 2010. He is currently the VP of Engineering at NTWRK.