Tag Archives: game journalism

Get your gaming info from gamers, not journalists

Let’s be frank, Common Sense Gaming isn’t a great name. However, the idea behind the name is one I stick by to this very day: “If you want to know about video games, don’t ask a doctor, a farmer, or a journalist about them, turn to other gamers. It’s just common sense.” The name and mantra of this website is more than a convenient way to cast shade on the weakest generation of “video game journalists” the world has ever seen. When I reached out to people to help provide content for this site, I reached out to those who were gamers first and writers second, and it shows. Continue reading Get your gaming info from gamers, not journalists

CSG is recruiting writers

Hello, I’m James Wynne, owner of CSG and former freelance writer for video game media sites, like GameZone, and I have a proposition for you. Have you ever wanted to write about video games for fun and eventual profit? There’s an opportunity for you here at CSG, if you’re willing to put in 75% of the effort I ask of myself. Continue reading CSG is recruiting writers

Why game journalism died with the magazine

There’s a lot of shady dealings in video games media today, and the primary issue is that the internet killed the system established by gaming magazines, and caused readers to expect content for free. That’s fine if you’re expecting to read exclusively from hobbyists, but professionals generally seek money for their work. Money that’s no longer coming from subscription fees and lucrative, straightforward advertisement pages. Continue reading Why game journalism died with the magazine