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.
More than 10 years covering the industry lends itself not only to a deep appreciation for the craft, its artists and fans, but also for coverage that can honor all three without coming at the expense of any one. That balanced approach at the service of the medium and fans is its own reward. This site is not monetized. Review keys/codes are received, but this site is dedicated to transparent, objective and, above all, honest content that is fair and thoughtful.
This Gamer's Life is a passion project born of that vision for unbiased appraisals of video games and the industry that nonetheless respects gamers and developers alike. It is updated with new content and also archives notable posts that appeared elsewhere. Please see the About section for a list of blogs, and thanks so much for your visit!
Please also visit the related Twitter account @Shootist2600, which 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, the author for years shared impressions of journeys across virtual kingdoms, dungeons, battlefields, galaxies and time periods. The 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 video game "phlogs" (photo blogs), so custom screenshots are shared from various games played over the years. Also shared are photos from show floors and elsewhere. Images selected are those it is hoped can best appeal, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder.