About Me

Eleni Thomas is an Australian Journalist who spends most of her time covering gaming and pop culture. She currently writes and reports full-time for Dexerto.

Eleni also does consistent work as a freelancer for outlets like StevivorThe Gamer and Man Of Many  

Featured below is some of her recent work. To keep up to date with her day to day coverage, head over to her author page on Dexerto.

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Explore a featured selection of my written, audio and visual work below.

Valkyrae’s ex Sonii vows to explain relationship “bullsh*t” on Trainwreck’s podcast

Michael ‘Sonii’ Sherman has hinted at plans to give his side of the story in regards to the well documented relationship he had with fellow content creator Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter.

Sonii and Valkyrae were once one of streaming’s power couples. After four years together though they broke it off in 2020, and the two haven’t really spoken much about it since.

However Sonii is starting to voice his side of the story with rumblings slowly emerging and rumors spreading. During a recent Twitch

How To Breathe Better — & Knock Out Stress & Anxiety In The Process

Most of us have experienced a time in our lives when breathing feels like a struggle. It could be caused by anxiety and stress , a long workout, or sickness. And while the fundamental skill of breathing may be an automatic response, there are techniques and ways to improve breath work and help alleviate stress, improve endurance, and even help with the quality of sleep.

For those who may not have heard of the app, Brown describes Breathwrk as a tool to help “make simple and functional breathing

Twitch Is For Makeup Too – Just Ask Body Painter Melissa Croft

“Put some care into making sure you’re truly yourself.” That’s the takeaway for Twitch streamer Melissa Croft , which is interesting considering the self-titled “Xtreme Makeup Athlete” is best known on Twitch for her full-body cosplay designs using just makeup and body paint. But no matter how many different colours Croft, who goes by MCroft07 , blends to cover her body, she's still authentically herself underneath the elaborate designs — and bringing fresh content to a platform that people prim

Addison Rae’s mom kisses Yung Gravy on VMAs red carpet

Addison Rae’s mom, Sheri Nicole Easterling, accompanied Yung Gravy to the VMA’s yesterday, the two even sharing a kiss on the red carpet.

Rapper Yung Gravy and Sheri Nicole Easterling, the mom of influencer Addison Rae, made their red carpet debut at the MTV VMA’s – The two then shared a kiss for the camera that has sent Twitter – and those who have been following the drama closely – into a frenzy.

Since the allegations that Rae’s father Monty Lopez had cheated on Easterling surfaced, the coup

GTA 6 including a female protagonist is good — if Rockstar don’t give in to fandom

Recent reports suggest GTA 6 will be introducing a female protagonist to the main narrative for the first time. While this may sound like a great step in the right direction for the franchise this inclusion might be a recipe for disaster if poorly implemented.

A new report detailing Rockstar’s desire to change their workspace and the GTA franchise claims the franchise will include a playable female character in GTA 6. If this is true then the upcoming game will be first in the franchise to do s

Why Sam Kerr’s FIFA 23 inclusion is huge for women in gaming and sports

Sam Kerr making the cover of FIFA 23 is a monumental achievement for women in sport, but also for female representation in the gaming space. It signifies a change in how sporting games view female athletes and is a big step in seeing more inclusivity for women in the gaming sphere.

FIFA 23 is going all in when it comes to its inclusion of female players. It will be the very first game in the series to include women’s club football as well as the World Cup. The game will add England’s Barclays W

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announce the birth of their second child

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has given birth a baby girl. This is the second child for Turner and her husband Joe Jonas, who welcomed their first daughter into the world almost exactly two years ago.

A new celebrity baby has been brought into the world, with the birth of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ second daughter being confirmed to People Magazine on July 14.

Their representative told the outlet that the two are, “happy to announce the arrival of their baby girl.” While the exact date

TikTok goes crazy over drama surrounding Fletcher’s new song “Becky’s So Hot”

The lesbian influencer community is back in the limelight, with Fletcher’s new song “Becky’s So Hot” taking fire at her ex Shannon Beveridge and new girlfriend Becky Missal, sparking much discourse on TikTok.

Cari Fletcher is an American singer and songwriter who has risen to fame in recent years. She burst onto the scene with her smash hit 2019 single Undrunk. The song managed to reach No.1 on Spotify’s viral chart and became her first song to appear on the Billboard Hot 100.

On July 13, Flet

'Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3: Vibin' Will Feature Darth Vader and Indiana Jones

Fortnite fans, it’s time to put your party hats on! Following the recent season end event, Collision, Fortnite Chapter 3: Season 3 is live and ready for gamers to let loose and explore. Given the large-scale war that took over the map last season, this new season seems much more chill and relaxed. Chapter 3 Season 3: Vibin, introduces new content for players to dive into. A bunch of new skins have been made available, two of which centre around some iconic movie characters. While all the details

‘Resident Evil: Village’ VR Promises Even More Lady D Memes

Another big announcement coming out of this year’s PlayStation State of Play. Capcom revealed that their 2021 action-horror title Resident Evil: Village, will be getting a virtual reality port for the up-and-coming PSVR2. The minute and thirty-second trailer showed gave gamers a taste of what to expect from the VR experience. The visuals look crisp, and the gameplay and gun mechanics look exactly like what you’d expect. Fans online were quick to express their excitement. Gamers took to Twitter a

'Final Fantasy XVI' Trailer Finally Drops and It Looks Epic

Final Fantasy fans were finally given a trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI title. As a part of PlayStation’s State of Play 2022 event, Developer Square Enix debuted a fantastic, action-packed first look that well and truly reignites excitement for the game. The three minutes of footage shown in the trailer revealed impressive visuals, combat and so much more. Better still, it appears combat and gameplay will take place in real-time, looking extremely crisp and fluid. This developed and m

Ready? FIGHT! 'Street Fighter 6' Blasts Back With Brutal New Trailer

Get ready to sweep the leg and button-mash, Street Fighter is back. At Sony‘s monster State of Play event late last week, the entertainment behemoth unveiled the first look at the newest iteration of the hit combat fighting game. The first Street Fighter 6 trailer shows off an exciting mix of gameplay and cinematic footage, confirming a 2023 release for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

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Sony is Reportedly Eyeing 'God of War' and 'Gran Turismo' TV Series

Even more video game adaptations are on the way, folks! Sony has confirmed that it will be adapting three of its biggest gaming properties, the Horizon series, God of War and Grand Turismo, into TV shows. As first reported by IGN, a God of War series will be making its way to Amazon, while an adaptation of the Horizon games will be a Netflix production. It is also confirmed that a Gran Turismo TV show is in development, however, details of which streaming service it’ll be available on have not y

Doctor Strange 2 Review: Definite madness, not enough multiverse

The multiverse takes centre stage... but does it really?

Director Sam Raimi brings to life the multiverse in a dark and thought-provoking fashion. The iconic horror (and superhero!) director employs great artistic direction, paired with committed performances from its stellar cast, to form the crux of the heart and soul of the film.

That said, the journey through the multiverse unfortunately struggles to hold all its elements together to make a winning formula. While the film is filled to brim

7 Games That Need A Prequel

Often when a video game is successful and well-received, a sequel or even multiple will be created to further build on the lore and narrative of the original title. However, when developers create a brand-new universe for players to fall in love with, a rich history is usually expanded on and laid out to create a more immersive experience for gamers.

Many gaming franchises have created prequels as ways to tell the history of a game series, and flesh out narrative points and moments that are oft

BioShock: All Weapons, Ranked

While Plasmids are of course a central part of the combat in the first BioShock, the game offers up a great variety of weapons for Jack to use when traversing through the depths of Rapture. With seven weapons to find and use throughout the game, BioShock places just as much importance on the guns used as it does the genetically modified elements shooting out of Jack’s hand.

While all weapons can be upgraded and enhanced, some deserve more focus and attention than others. After all, managing and

Ranking All The Weapons In BioShock 2

Despite initial reception to the game, BioShock 2 has become a beloved and appreciated title in the gaming community. While many felt it didn’t live up to the success of the original BioShock, something the sequel did manage to improve on was combat gameplay and mechanics.

While the game features many of the same Plasmids from the original, BioShock 2 protagonist Subject Delta is given a whole new range of weapons to fight his way through the underwater city of Rapture.

While not a damage-focu

Bioshock Infinite: All Weapons, Ranked

BioShock Infinite includes more weapons that any other BioShock game, offering greater opportunity for variety during combat. Throughout the game, different weapons will become available for Booker to use as he journeys through Columbia. Some of these weapons prove useful and effective while others are better used a last resort.

Unlike the first two games in the series, Booker is only able to hold two guns at a time rather than having all weapons at his disposal. Therefore, picking the right gu

BioShock Infinite: All Vigors, Ranked

One of the things that set the combat of Bioshock 1 and 2 apart from other shooters was its use of Plasmids. Serums that altered the genetic make-up of the people of Rapture and allowed them the ability to shoot things out of their hands, including but not limited to electricity, fire, and even a swarm of bees.

Bioshock Infinite introduces Vigors as the equivalent to this combat feature. And while there may only be a little amount on offer in Infinite, some Vigors are as effective as they are u

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Review: Struggling to run in the right direction

A film that chooses to play it safe instead of going the extra mile.

Sonic is one of the most recognisable gaming characters and franchises of all time. After the surprise success of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020, the expectation for its sequel rose greatly. Sonic 2 keeps all the positive elements of the first film that people loved, but unfortunately doesn’t do much in the way of building on these elements, simply repeating them. Rather than building up and expanding on these positive elements, t
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