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Growing up on a farm meant that games didn't really enter into my world as a child (apart from my brothers Donkey Kong Game and Watch and Grandstand Space Invaders!) so I don't exactly have rich gaming past.
I encountered games properly when I met my other half, since then I've had to get used to them whether I like it or not. I was lured into playing Micro Maniacs on the Playstation One and Age of Empires on the PC, both of which I loved and we played for years.
More recently, as our kids are getting older, they have started to get the gaming bug and with so many great family orientated games out there, there really isn't any excuse to sit on the sidelines any more. I really like this new age of gaming which involves the whole family and isn't just some lonely bloke playing some gun battle into the early hours.
As quite a domesticated mum of three I love the thought that games can have a practical role around the home and enriching everyday life but also fun to chill out and unwind with too. As the Domestic Gamer I'll be reviewing all sorts of games, from cooking, health, and family ones too.
Here are my game reviews.
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: