I feel a sort of wel­come let­ter is in order. I would like to intro­duce you to a taste of the new blood. Call this our mis­sion state­ment, or our rea­son for start­ing on this endeav­or.

As the events of the past year boiled over, we just could not take it any­more. We’ve seen out­lets that do not have their audi­ences best inter­ests in mind pro­lif­er­at­ing. We’ve seen web­sites that prefer to lead users on a click-fest though crap instead of offer­ing any­thing sub­stan­tive. We’ve seen ide­ol­o­gy forced down the user’s throat in the guise of cri­tique and review. We’ve seen con­de­scend­ing atti­tudes com­ing from an “enthu­si­ast” press that seems to only want to be enthu­si­as­tic about dump­ing on your face when you ques­tion them. We’ve seen objec­tiv­i­ty and stan­dards in the enter­tain­ment press be shat on by the peo­ple demand­ing our trust.

We’ve seen that it is as impor­tant as ever to lead by exam­ple and show­case how things like gam­ing and tech­nol­o­gy are help­ing to bring the world togeth­er.  We are here to build a plat­form that respects and engages its audi­ence; a place that works to build up com­mu­ni­ty, not tear it down with divide and con­quer tac­tics intend­ed to incite read­er engage­ment through out­rage.

2014 was a hel­lu­va year for gam­ing, tech­nol­o­gy, and issues relat­ing to the geek space we inhab­it. We have a con­sumer revolt that has been rag­ing for months — a con­sumer revolt with no signs of stop­ping.  Next gen­er­a­tion con­soles are final­ly start­ing to offer a glimpse of why peo­ple should pur­chase them. PCs are work­ing up to a sort of crit­i­cal mass, where price, pow­er, and ease are com­ing to a point that more and more users want to expe­ri­ence what the PC envi­ron­ment has to offer. The greater spread and speed of broad­band inter­net and ser­vices that use it have made access to books, TV, and movies eas­ier than ever.

All of this is gath­er­ing into a per­fect storm of cre­ation, so to speak. It’s one thing to be fed up with how things are oper­at­ing. It’s anoth­er to do some­thing about it. This is our “some­thing.” We want to enter this new media space with pas­sion and a promise — a promise to our­selves and a promise to you. There is a rea­son you sit here today read­ing our words across your screen.

We are so dis­ap­point­ed that pas­sion has seemed to escape the grasp of some of the sites that call them­selves enthu­si­asts. We are sad­den that it is com­mon­place to stereo­type and insult wide swaths of a com­mu­ni­ty. We are pissed at need­ing access to the right echo cham­bers to even get acknowl­edged by most enter­tain­ment press out­lets.

We are mad as hell, and we aim to lead by exam­ple.

So what does this mean? This means cov­er­ing things with integri­ty and stan­dards. This means dis­clos­ing any­thing we feel may influ­ence cov­er­age. This means grace­ful­ly accept­ing crit­i­cism and work­ing to be as fac­tu­al as pos­si­ble. We have cre­at­ed a Code of Ethics that we are proud to fol­low, and we are here to make the best damned con­tent we know how to make.

We want­ed to cre­ate a site that we would want to read and with con­tent we would want to watch. Because we are you, we are every­day peo­ple who hap­pened to get togeth­er at the right time in media his­to­ry.

These are hum­ble begin­nings, though, as we are not the largest staffed site. Even though we are all vol­un­teer staffers at this time, a pay­check does not equate to qual­i­ty.  We love our nich­es, and we adore cov­er­ing them in any­way we can. That is what we are here to do to the best of our abil­i­ties.

We are work­ing on a small but respectable start. To give you a small pre­view of con­tent com­ing in the future. We are pri­mar­i­ly work­ing on games cov­er­age at first with PC and con­soles reviews, impres­sions, let’s plays, and ret­ro­spec­tives. We also have cov­er­age on tra­di­tion­al games com­ing as well, and I am very excit­ed about that. We also will be look­ing into tech­nol­o­gy news and inter­est sto­ries.  After our launch, and as we grow, we are look­ing to add cov­er­age for comics, books, TV, and movies as well, since all of the­se have helped mold the peo­ple that we are today.

There is a say­ing that is a bit trite the­se days but fits so very well:

There is no bet­ter time than present.”

Now is the time we show what new media can do, and what com­mu­ni­ty means. You are not just a page view, unique click, or impres­sion for an ad ban­ner. You are the rea­son we are here, and you are the rea­son we will work to be the best damn site we can be.

Josh BraySite NewsSite NewsI feel a sort of wel­come let­ter is in order. I would like to intro­duce you to a taste of the new blood. Call this our mis­sion state­ment, or our rea­son for start­ing on this endeav­or. As the events of the past year boiled over, we just could not take…
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Josh Bray
Josh has worked in IT for over 15 years. Graduated Broadcasting school in 2012 with a focus on A/V pro­duc­tion. Amateur pho­tog­ra­pher with a pas­sion to make things work… by any means nec­es­sary. Leader of the crazy exper­i­ment called SuperNerdLand
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