GameSense.co is an open platform to give gamers a voice by sharing reviews, news, and videos. Rate and tag posts to help give games the scores they deserve, and aggregate the very best of video gaming.
Game Sense is our ideal place for gamers to pool together and do the jobs that most gaming journalists aren't doing. To provide unbiased coverage of good games that the people writing and posting actually enjoy playing. I'm Aaron, the developer of Game Sense. I started Game Sense with the idea of bringing gaming journalism and media into the modern era, as well as working with gamers to create an alternative.
There's two mainstream types of gaming sites out there. There's ones that get paid to shove crappy games in your face, and others that have stores with reviews tacked on as an afterthought. Obviously, there's huge conflicts of interest here. You have one group of gaming sites more concerned with pleasing their real customers, the companies paying them to promote their game, than the actual readers. The other, well, those platforms are very well known for having people buy games that they never, or barely play the games they buy. What incentive do you think a store like that has to bring you honest reviews and scores when they know most of their customers have no problem buying a game that they will never play? It's more profitable for them to tell you a bad game is good, get you to buy it, and then have it sit in your account unplayed forever.
Outside of this, you have hobbyists. Hobbyists who love video games and have been playing for a long time. They are so dedicated to video games, that they'll make their own small websites, gaming channels, etc, just to show off their skills. There's a ton of talent out there, scattered across the internet, unorganized. One of our goals is to bring all those talented gamers together to create a force to be reconned with.
Game Sense started years ago. Development actually started around 2014, though we didn't go public with anything for a few years. We've never asked for crowd funding or sought out shady deals. In fact, we've turned down some crazy offers, like people wanting us to pretend to be real users and then write fluff pieces for their game. Our goal is to create a place for gamers to be able to share their expertise on video games with other gamers, as well as to give gamers who don't like to make content the tools they need to manage their own video games.
I've been a life long gamer. Even before I was old enough to actually play video games, I always asked my Dad to "Save The Princess" on NES. Ever since then, I always loved video games and grew up with them. Some of my favorite games come from companies like Nintendo, Nippon Ichi Software, Falcom, etc. I also enjoy snowboarding and spending my time outdoors. My friends and I all grew up spending time together doing things like playing Super Smash Bros, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Battlefield 2, Unreal Tournament, Mario Party, and more together. Video games have been a part of my life for decades, and I've been able to watch how video games, and the culture around it, has shifted. And it really rubs me the wrong way. Hopefully it rubs you the wrong way too, and you can join Game Sense is working on doing something about it.
Gamers who want to make a difference. Whether you want to speak out against bad gaming practices, talk about video games you love, or get your gaming news, videos, and reviews from gamers who don't have ulterior motives, we want you to join us.
Game Sense lets you grow in power the more you post, vote, and rate, giving you more votes on each post, and more power to change scores.
Scores are calculated on each post's Post Topic and the votes it receives.
You choose the Post Topic, and other gamers buff or nerf your post to change the score even more.
Reviews only focus on a specific part of a game. You don't have to play the entire game to review it. You can write reviews about parts of the game you like or dislike as you play through it.
Game Sense has a hands off approach and lets gamers decide which games should be talked about. We trust gamer's tastes.
Our data shows most gamers don't care about a lot of games that make headlines, and there's lot of games they really like that don't make headlines in traditional video game sites.
We know not everyone likes to write reviews or make videos. You can always start by voting on existing posts to change scores. You can also rate games based on Audio, Control, Difficulty, Game Length, Gameplay, Graphics, Microtransaction Free, Overall Quality, Story, or if it's Worth Playing.
Anyone, including you, is free to join. It doesn't matter if you're an experience game blogger or journalist looking for a place to chill, you want to get started posting about video games, or you're somewhere in between.
We have a merit based system that lets anyone work their way up in rankings and power, regardless of who they are or where they come from, as long as they can talk about video games gamers love.
We're looking for any video games that gamers would like. For too long, gamers have had people telling them to play bad video games. We want you to bring the best video games to gamers.
We don't really care if they're older games someone has missed, brand new games, AAA games, indie games, or whatever. We just want to give you the power to show gamers some really good video games.
Adult games are allowed, but you can't post adult content. Please keep your adult and hentai game posts PG-13.
Absolutely. Having your channel, website, or game on Game Sense is what we made it for. Part of building a place for gamers to share their knowledge and skills as a gamer includes letting them show off the work they've done.
We've worked hard to give you what you need to help grow your channel, website, or game with us. We're always looking for feedback on how we can improve and new features we can create, so don't be afraid to talk to us!
No. It doesn't take playing the entire game to learn what you need to know to write a Mini-Review. It just takes a little bit to know if the game play, graphics, controls, music, etc are good or bad.
You don't even have to have played a game to post links to trailers, news, and more.
We will be in due time. We will be looking for gamers who are active on Game Sense and understand what we're trying to accomplish.
They've have access to valuable tools we're developing to help them grow their channels, blogs, or whatever.
We understand gamers are competitive. We also understand gamers are usually the types of people who want to keep getting better at better at things, and they're more than capable of learning how to improve, whether it's a video game or real life.
Our primary concern is how much you know about video games. Obviously, we appreciate you putting in effort to make your posts as good as possible. But, if you're not an expert writer, that's perfectly fine. We give you the tools you need to see if different strategies give you better or worse results.
There are a lot of gamers out there who really know their video games.
The most important part of posting on Game Sense is knowing a lot about video games and focusing only on video games. We don't care if something doesn't fit your politics or you are personally bothered by something. We care about the video games, and we're looking for gamers to join us in building an alternative that's powered by gamers who love video games.
You maintain rights to your posts, you can re-use them where you like.
We do ask, however, that you give credit to your original post on Game Sense. We want to build an awesome alternative to game media with you and we need your help too!
If you're still not sure and you have more questions, you can check out these brief guides and FAQs to hopefully answer your questions. If not, you can always send us an email or reply to us with the "Send Message" button.Learn More