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We review video games. But rather than trying to be objective we offer a range of personal opinions from regular columnists.

We encourage each columnist to respond as personally as they can to the games they play. They focus on their unique experience - talking less about graphics and sound and more about how they felt playing it. This highlights their particular perspective as either a Family, Thinking, Specialist, Hobbyist or Artistic gamer.

This means that we often review a game from a variety of perspectives, and that we engage with them over a much longer period. Each writer reflects their thoughts on a game rather than ours. We like to think of ourselves as the antitheses of large corporate review sites.

We are social, mini, friendly and failing. By side-stepping the need to be perfect, comprehensive and score-driven we hope to offer something more personal, intimate and interesting.

In practical terms this makes us different to other sites:

If this sounds good, have a read of our latest reviews, or browse our columnists. Or if you still need a little help here's some advice to help you know where to start.

We may be small, but we are heard a long way away. Game People writers have featured (stared?) on BBC TV and Radio, Arts Festivals, mainstream print like Official Playstation Magazine and Games TM as well as writing online for Wired, IGN and Game Pro. Then finally there's Game People Calling on The Escapist.

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With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.

But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.

What sort of gamer are you?

Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: