Joe Douress

Founder, Editor-in-Chief


About Joe Douress

Joe Douress is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GameKoop and is commonly referred to by the team as "Captain Koop" or "King Koop". He is also an SEO Account Manager at a leading search marketing agency in New York City and resides in New Jersey. Joe loves everything about video games culture and owns an impressive collection of over 1,000 games total. His early years of obsessively playing Nintendo adventure and platform games built the foundation of his gaming preferences, but he thoroughly enjoys all types of games. Joe created as a way to blend his professional experience in website marketing, management and design with his passion for video games. His primary efforts lie in building the brand, maintaining all aspects of the website and leading the team, but also writes content and co-hosts the podcast Koop’d Up.

Extra Life Gaming Marathon Stream

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Extra Life: Play Games. Heal Kids.

Extra Life is almost here, and GameKoop is gearing up for the big day! For those who aren't familiar with the cause, Extra Life began as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon, who succumbed to acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2008. Every year since then, Extra Life has organized a way … [Read more...]

Gerudo Valley Song on Ocarina (NY Comic Con 2014)

Ocarinas owe their geeky lure and attraction to its protagonistic role in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. So what better way to enjoy its sweet, nostalgic melodies than to the tune of Gerudo Valley's theme song. Check out this performance by Songbird Ocarinas, at New York Comic Con 2014. … [Read more...]

Koop’d Up Podcast #2 | Rob Schneider is…Alpha Protocol

On this (much shorter) episode of Koop'd Up, we "scrape the bottom of the barrel" to talk about poorly rated games we actually enjoyed. Joe hosts a lesson on video game lingo, Jason talks about his un-Riesen-able gambling habits with chocolate and Theo feels like a real (amateur) spy in...Alpha … [Read more...]

Super Smash Bros. 3DS | E3 2014 Trailer

Watch the Super Smash Bros. 3DS trailer revealed at E3 2014. … [Read more...]

Smash Bros. Most Wanted: Link (Majora’s Mask)

With some rather unexpected characters making their way into the next Smash Bros. such as the acrobatic Wii Fit Trainer, Capcom's Mega Man, and perhaps the most surprising addition Pokemon gen VI water-starter Greninja, the GameKoop staff has decided to chime in with one newcomer they dream might … [Read more...]

Koop Calls It: Joe’s Microsoft E3 Predictions

Welcome back to Koop Calls It, where our ever-confident staffers duke it out by predicting what we’ll see at gaming’s most anticipated press releases and scheduled news events to see who has the superior sense of foresight. … [Read more...]

Koop’d Up Podcast #1 | Tangents, with a Peppering of E3 (6/6/2014)

Join hosts Joe Douress, Jason Hanschmann and Theo Page for the very first episode of GameKoop's newest podcast, Koop'd Up! Jason's in a FANTASTIC mood, Theo rants about why he can't play Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Joe tries to keep things relevant to the latest E3 2014 rumors and … [Read more...]

GameStop: Sunday Ad Video Game Deals (2/16-2/22)

GameStop is offering very few deals this week, however, StarCraft II and Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm are down $19.99 each. Offers available 2/16/14 – 2/22/14 … [Read more...]

Best Buy: Sunday Ad Video Game Deals (2/16-2/22)

Best Buy is offering Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) & Knack (PS4) at $39.99 each, plus save an additional $30 when you also buy a Dualshock 4 controller. Other deals include $10 off of Ryse: Son of Rome (XBONE), Dead Rising 3 (XBONE), and Forza 5 (XBONE). Also, get 12 months of Xbox Live for only … [Read more...]