My fellow Gamer Parents – if you’ve come to GamerDad.com looking for our review archive and our spashy archive page you’re probably wondering why you’re here instead. The reason is simple, this is home now. We’re integrating GamerDad.com with the GamingwithChildren blog for a variety of reasons – some of them having to do with my heart attack of last September, but most of them having to do with my concentrating on what we do best. What I do best. And that’s reflecting, interpreting, and analyzing the video game industry – while helping parents navigate these confusing waters. That’s what we’re doing. Come inside to find out more.
CLICK HERE FOR TO FIND OUR OLD REVIEWS.
GamerDad.com is renowned for its archive and the pioneering concepts of “Going Beyond the ESRB” and “Kid Factor” where we post a content review at the end of a critical review. Our rivals, Common Sense Media and What They Play have emulated their own versions of this and last year Disney had me create their “Parents Need To Know” concept – which is based on my Kid Factor.
Somehow we outdid CommonSense Media – a moneyed non-profit with a board that reads like a “Who’s Who” of parental experts and advocates – and posted more game reviews over the past three years then they did. (Disclosure, as recently as last month I wrote reviews occasionally for CSM.)
We’re good at reviews. We’ll still be doing it, but from a parental/family play perspective.
I apologize to all of you who’ll miss our Review Archive and what we brought to the table. I leave you in capable hands (CSM and WhatTheyPlay). The fact is, GamerDad might run by me, but it is powered by a handful of volunteers. People I’m endebted to forever. We launched in 2003 and in that time we’ve published over 1200 reviews and hundreds of articles. The best of that content is going to appear here, on every business day, until we hit our Father’s Day anniversary. It’ll be clearly marked “Retro” to warn you that you might be reading older content.
What about our Review Archive?
Well, I’ve found a buyer and will be able to announce who that is sometime soon. Our content will change probably – the buyer has a different format – but I’m proud and happy to say that the money made on this deal will go to reward our reviewers. Something I’m very gratified to finally get to do.
In a world that has WhatTheyPlay.com, CommonSenseMedia.org, GameProFamily.com, and a handful more, GamerDad simply cannot compete. So, you’ll find me working for them, helping them, and concentrating on continuing to influence this debate as best I can.
And I can.
I have some announcements that’ll knock your socks off!
Welcome to the new GamerDad.com. We’re proud to present GamingwithChildren – now and forever. Excelsior!