Stephanie Bendixsen

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Stephanie Bendixsen
Stephanie Bendixsen, Supanova 2012 cropped.jpg
Bendixsen at the Melbourne Supanova Pop Culture Expo in 2012
Born (1985-03-31) 31 March 1985 (age 31)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television Presenter
Years active 2009–present
Known for Good Game

Stephanie Bendixsen (born 31 March 1985) is an Australian television presenter best known as one of the presenters of the video game shows Good Game and Good Game: Spawn Point, where she goes by the gamertag "Hex". Both shows are produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for their channels ABC2 and ABC3.

Early life[edit]

Bendixsen was born in Sydney, Australia. As a child she moved with her family to Auckland, New Zealand where she lived until the age of nine, when she moved back to Australia.[1] In adolescence, her parents refused to let her play any form of video games, and as such, she would sneak out of home to her friends' places to play games with them.[2][3]


Good Game[edit]

In 2009, the ABC ran a nationwide search for television presenters to host a new kids channel, ABC3, and Bendixsen auditioned for one of the positions. While shooting her audition video she discovered that the ABC2 video game review show Good Game[4][5] was also looking for a presenter. Bendixsen was approached by the ABC for the Good Game presenter role after auditioning for the role of a judge on ABC 3's talent search Me on 3. Being a long-time fan of the show herself,[6] she applied for and won the role, replacing former host Jeremy Ray.[7] Bendixsen also became a co-host for the show's spin-off Good Game: Spawn Point, on ABC3 aimed at younger audiences.[8]

On 26 October 2009, she made her debut for Good Game[4] and subsequently Good Game: Spawn Point on 20 February 2010[9] alongside current host Steven "Bajo" O'Donnell.


Bendixsen writes a monthly gaming column for Dolly magazine,[10] and acted in an online mini-series called People You May Know.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Bendixsen's Gamertag "Hex" came from her love of spellcasters in role-playing games, and their common attribute in a spell called "Hex", whereby an enemy would be afflicted by a curse which usually would cause damage or immobilize its current state. Hex now plays more stealth-based characters, such as a Rogue or Thief, but chooses to keep the name as a nickname.[3]


  1. ^ "Good Game Spawn Point: About Hex". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  2. ^ Fox, Tiffany (11 December 2009). "Geek lands dream job". The West Australian. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Good Game: Stephanie "Hex" Bendixsen". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Good Game – Browse by Date: 2009". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mornings with Zan". 2015. 2015-05-15. 1:05 minutes in. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Triple J. 
  6. ^ "Stephanie Bendixsen Personal FAQ". Tumblr. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "TechnologyABC trashes sacked Good Game presenter". 30 October 2009. 
  8. ^ Bodey, Michael (22 October 2009). "ABC to launch new kids digital TV channel ABC3". The Australian. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Good Game Spawn Point – Series 1 Episode 1". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "The role of the reviewer in the age of Twitter" (19 September 2011). News, University of Sydney. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  11. ^ "People You May Know - Episode One". Youtube. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 

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