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Stephanie Bendixsen

TV Presenter / Video Game Critic

Stephanie Bendixsen (known by her gamer tag ‘Hex’) is an Australian video game critic and television presenter, currently the host of Seven Networks newest gaming and esports digital platform and TV show, ScreenPLAY.

Previously known for her presenting role on ABCTV’s Good Game and its companion show for younger gamers, Good Game: Spawn Point, Bendixsen began her career in 2009 when she joined Good Game as its first full-time female presenter, after submitting her own written game reviews and screen testing for the role. It was, truly, a dream come true – as she’d been a long-time fan of the show and had longed to take her place in the reviewer’s chair.

Stephanie has since become a well-known presence in the gaming industry, championing the positive representation of women in video games, as well as their place within the industry itself.

A public profile has provided Bendixsen with a platform through which she can act as a strong and confident voice for women in the gaming community. She has spoken on a number of panels at various gaming events, discussing everything from opportunities for women in the industry – to the necessity of having strong, compelling female characters in games. She has also participated in writers’ festivals across the country with video game story writers and developers to discuss the process of building a narrative in games.

In addition to her on-screen exploits, Stephanie’s released her first book for readers aged 8+ with Scholastic Australia.

Bendixsen is an ambassador for ACMI’s Screen It competition – designed to ‘educate, encourage and foster the next generation of moving image makers’.

In addition to her passionate love of gaming, Stephanie has always been heavily immersed in all aspects of geek culture. She enjoys science fiction, fantasy, collecting swords and figurines and occasionally slinging arrows at her local archery club. She is also a dedicated servant to her two female overlords, Gandalf and Merlin.

Stephanie Bendixsen (known by her gamer tag ‘Hex’) is an Australian video game critic and television presenter, currently the host of Seven Networks newest gaming and esports digital platform and TV show, ScreenPLAY.

Previously known for her presenting role on ABCTV’s Good Game and its companion show for younger gamers, Good Game: Spawn Point, Bendixsen...

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