About Us

Here at The Switch Effect, our aim is to provide you, the reader, with quality Reviews of Games and Products, Interviews with Developers and members of the Nintendo Community, and amazing Contests. We aren’t just a website, we are a Community, and your voice matters!

Mercedes Sherman (Mer)


Mer is a passionate mother, writer, marketer, and lover of Nintendo video games.
Having grown up playing the NES and every subsequent Nintendo system afterwords, she developed an ever-growing love for video games.
Apart from video games, Mer has a passion for art and photography…which she often does in her spare time.

Jonathan Polan

Marketing and PR Director

Jonathan is a huge video game enthusiast and although his first console was the NES, he was introduced to games by his dad via the Odyssey 2. When he isn’t playing games he is collecting them. Jonathan has made it his personal goal to go for a complete Nintendo Switch physical game library. Jonathan is excited to be a part of The Switch Effect and looks forward to sharing his love of Nintendo with all of you!

Mike Benton

Writer, Streamer and Comic Relief

Mike (aka The Honest Gamer) has been an avid gamer for the better part of a decade now. He is a Twitch Variety Streamer and also runs his own blog reviewing games on every other console out there at mbentongamer.blogspot.com


Ricky Hamilton

Writer and Cool AF dood

Ricky is a lifelong nerd in every sense of the word. Video games have been his most dominant obsession, and he loves to play, write, and endlessly talk about them…much to the annoyance of those around him. In addition to being here, you can also find him at www.fountainarcade.com, where he covers games new and old.

If you want to contact us, please e-mail us at theswitcheffect@gmail.com