Benny Stein


Favorite Video Game:

Life is Strange was an electrifying experience for me, featuring a wacky, genre-bending story, subdued, affecting characters, beautiful, minimalist visuals, and dynamic, adventure-style gameplay. Throw in the killer soundtrack and an easy platinum and it’s a perfect package!

Favorite Video Game Memory:

Playing through and beating the P.T. demo with friends is one of my most memorable moments with games. Focused solely on finding our way through the labyrinthine hallways of the game’s setting, we were totally caught off guard by the few jump scares the game has.

Why I joined The Direct

In pursuing a career in film, I am looking to gain any experience working on/writing about anything in that general area. To me, joining The Direct seemed like a perfect fit, combining my extensive, if impractical base of knowledge with an opportunity to write in a professional setting.

About The Direct

The Direct is a leading independent entertainment news outlet covering the biggest franchises in pop culture. The Direct reaches over 10 million page views a month on its website,, and millions more on social media. Learn more about The Direct here!

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