This site represents a vision for fair, impartial reporting on video games and the industry that doesn't stoke controversy or take itself too seriously. Here, you'll find the impressions of a lifelong gamer, written by a professional editor, with the goal of sharing candid feedback that treats a beloved form of entertainment with respect.
This Gamer's Life is updated with new content and also archives notable posts that appeared on a former version of the official Game Informer magazine website when the author was a Featured Community Blogger there. Content also includes video game photography (an important element of the phlogs posted on the Game Informer site) and images from E3 and other conventions.
A personal endeavor, This Gamer's Life also alludes to the life of a gamer in general. The pull of something beyond the ordinary everyday. To become the hero or heroine, the warrior, the victor, the savior, the rebel. Whatever your heart desires. Whether in video games, film, TV or graphic novels, we find inspiration. And we find ourselves.
Please also visit the related Twitter account @Shootist2600, where the author shares industry news and promotes individual developers and independent studios that together represent the future of the industry. These rising stars and their nascent creations, crowd-funded projects or fully financed games deserve the attention and support of the industry and gamers everywhere.
A tourist with a typewriter ...
A former 1UP.com blogger and GameInformer.com Featured Community Blogger, for years the author shared impressions of his journeys across virtual kingdoms, dungeons, battlefields, galaxies and time periods. His blogs on This Gamer's Life share such video game exploits and others to inform, entertain and illuminate the virtual path.
... And a camera
The author was selected as a Featured Community Blogger on the relative strength of his video game "phlogs" (photo blogs), so he shares custom screenshots from various games played over the years. He also shares photos from show floors and elsewhere. Images selected are those he hopes can best appeal, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder.