Griffin Andrew McElroy (born 17 April, 1987) is a soft boy from Huntington, West Virginia, now living in Austin, Texas. He joined Polygon in 2012 as Deputy News Editor, and later became Senior Editorial Producer in 2014. Previously, he worked for the now-defunct Joystiq as a Contributing Editor and Review Editor from 2007 to 2012.
He is the youngest brother to Justin and Travis McElroy, all of whom co-host the weekly advice podcast, My Brother, My Brother And Me and TV show of the same name, as well as the biweekly D&D-roleplay podcast The Adventure Zone with their dad, Clint. All three brothers co-host a yearly podcast with Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery called Till Death Do Us Blart, where the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is reviewed.
Aside from CoolGames Inc., Griffin and Nick Robinson also produce Car Boys (an episodic video series where BeamNG.Drive gets played "wrong to devastating results"), Touch the Skyrim (in which Griffin installs mods into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim until it breaks) and Let's Go To Hell (a successor to Car Boys where an unlocked camera is used to explore various video games).
Griffin also produces Monster Factory with Justin, a podcast about The Bachelor called Rose Buddies with his wife Rachel, and his solo projects, Griffin's Amiibo Corner and Peacecraft. He and Rachel have a son together called Harold, who was born in November 2016.
- Griffin was named as one of Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30' in media in January 2017.
- Griffin can play the Rugrats Theme on the keyboard, a composition which he considers to be "the perfect song".
- Used to dress up as Cowabunga, the nondescript cow-themed mascot for his dad's radio station, WTCR.
- Spent 200 hours writing a Choose Your Own Adventure video game based on Final Fantasy Mystic Quest in QBasic.