A brief manifesto

I need a first post to get the ball rolling, so how better to start than with a brief (and probably foolish) declaration?

So here we have it –

Potential Gamer is about:

  • The massive untapped potential of gaming, in both artistic and commercial terms, and the industry’s frustrating reluctance to pursue it.
  • Gamers that are left out in the cold with nowhere to go.
  • All those people who would really love games, if only they were given a reason to do so. You may have heard them referred to rather disdainfully as ‘the mainstream’.
  • Games that try to do something different.

Potential Gamer is most definitely not about:

  • Tediously gratuitous T&A.
  • LOLz.
  • ‘Beating’ games in the shortest time possible.
  • Consoles vs consoles vs PCs vs anything.
  • Unwarranted hype.

I’m just getting started, so give me a little time. Thanks.


4 thoughts on “A brief manifesto

  1. I love the way how you started this post with “I need a first post to get the ball rolling” and the first review is about a ball rolling 🙂

    Subscribed to the feed.

    I look forward to reading more of these posts, Simon.



  2. Good to see you here Digerati! Hope you stick around. Tell all your friends, etc. 😉

    You know, I’d love to say that the ‘ball rolling’ thing was a deliberate bit of inter-post referencing but, alas, it was just a coincidence. My blogging skills have yet to advance to a level whereby I can forward-plan to that level. 😛

  3. Well I’m certainly going to stick around and blab this to friends and such…who knows maybe this could be the start of a real life magazine and a real team of people all reviewing games 😀

    Good luck and bring on the Multiwinia review! 😀

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