Our focus on personal opinions and creative responses to videogames means that columnists, rather than games, are the heart of the website.
We have tracked down people we think have engaging or unusual perspectives on video games. We group our writers into six categories, Family, Thinking, Specialist, Hobbyist or Artistic gamer.
You can browse each of their Columns via the menu on each page or the list below. Each time they publish a new review it appears on the main homepage, but if you find someone you want to follow you can read all their writing on their column page or subscribe to just their reviews via RSS or Email.
Family Reviews: Think again about family gaming. These stories shine a light on videogames that are anything but dumbed down. Our mums, dads, children, teens, grandparents and twenty somethings write about family gaming experiences that entertain, challenge and inspire on all sorts of human levels.
Artistic Reviews: The impact of meaningful experiences results in more than words on a page. These creations cut to the heart of the videogame encounter, what it means, what it feels like and why it captivates. Our artistic columnists use songs, origami, photography, animation, novella and radio plays to communicate the essence of a particular game experience.
Thinking Reviews:Videogames warrant more thought than a review score demands. These reviews are crafted with academic and spiritual expertease to consider the deeper implications of the games we play. Our thinking columnists connect games with society, faith, civilistaion and meaning, they tell stories about games as engaging cultural artefacts.
Specialist Gamers: Games are wonderfully addictive enrapturing experiences that we can lose ourselves in. These reviews revel in the detail surrounding niche gaming fettishes. Our specialist columnists tell stories about how games become an essential part of their life, and why that is so enthralling.
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.
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: