So I guess some of you are wondering what we are hoping to accomplish here.
It's simple - open, intelligent, and fun discussion about games. About the gaming community, to be exact. I mean, there are a LOT of games out there that need covering, and there is a lot to talk about each game. Reviews for every Xbox Arcade Game, the newest released specs for upcoming systems, previews for the newest hit release... but there is a lot of sites out there that do that, and do that well.
For my part, I'm more curious about how its all fitting together, month after month, year after year: the creation of the Gaming Community. Its fascinating... a culture only two or three decades old, now rapidly growing and expanding, taking 'normalcy' by storm. Moving from a stereotype of... well, THIS
Yeah, people get paid to win games now. Like it's a Sport or Something.
Since the start of the 21st century is a massive improvement. I mean, yes, it's obviously still a bunch of nerdy guys, but one's in his basement, and the others are in front of a massive television, winning medals and fame and prestige. Internationally. I mean, the fact that there are heated arguments over what a girl gamer is in comparison to a poser gamer girl speaks volumes. I remember starting my gaming club on a college campus, and having one girl at a meeting made heads turn.
This isn't a group of social outcasts anymore - this is a culture all of its own, one that is constantly shifting and growing and expanding, and in many ways, is very much in control of its own destiny. That's what we want to write about here, about the new trends, about how there's positives...AND negatives that come along with this dynamic new methodology to existence.
We hope you follow us as we catalog what we find nifty and what should be talked about. We hope you talk about it WITH us, and that, high-score willing, we manage to become a regular site, share in our enthusiasm for a long time to come. After all, don't want to be a Level 1 Blogger forever.