Welcome To WholesomeGamer

It’s a brand new year and this is a brand new site! WELCOME! If you’re reading this, then you have just stumbled across one of the newest video games websites on the block, WholesomeGamer! This first post is a bit of a dedication and introduction to the site, which has been a bit of a pet project for me. I’m glad you could join me!

WholesomeGamer is a new site that focuses on games that feature content that is generally acceptable to most people; content that is “family friendly.” I use quotes because only you can dictate what is good for your family or not. Still, this site will feature news, reviews, and articles based on games that are mostly rated E for Everyone to some T for Teen.

WholesomeGamer was created to give a new perspective on games. Most gaming sites talk about the same games – the popular ones. Most of the mega popular games are those that feature gratuitous violence, gore, profanity, and sexual content. This in turn makes some people think that there aren’t any other type of games out there. This is what WholesomeGamer was made for. There are other games out there and we will show it here!

WholesomeGamer is not a crusade against violent or mature rated video games. Instead, it’s just an outlet for games of a different nature. WholesomeGamer hopes to spread positive thinking and educate gamers and consumers of all kinds about the great games that are available which do not feature mature content.

After being heavily involved in the community and writing for gaming sites over the past four years, I have seen the demand for sites that feature games with content that may offend fewer individuals. Many times I have been sent emails or have read comments through these sites I have written for or been a member of, about content that isn’t so graphic in nature. Maybe it was a concerned parent looking out for their child. Maybe it was an old-school gamer who liked the simple days. Maybe it was just someone who doesn’t always want to play graphic games or doesn’t want to play them at all. Whatever the case, there was a demand for more of these games and a demand for us to cover them.

This is not just for kids. This is for those of you who like all sorts of games. This is for those of you who like clean fun. This is for you families who want to find something appropriate for your kids. This is for the wholesome gamer.

I encourage you to stick around and see what we have in store. Read our “About Us” page, explore the site, read up on the ESRB, send us a message, or get out there and play some awesome games!

  • Nonscpo

    “WholesomeGamer is not a crusade against violent or mature rated video games. Instead, it’s just an outlet for games of a different nature”……So just to be clear, does that mean people will or wont be allowed to discuss games rated “M”, “AO”, “Pegi 15”, “Pegi 18”, Cero C, or Cero D if they choose to in the comment section?

    • G.

      It’s not a crusade against, but it’s also not here to promote those games. Comments can discuss anything as long as it’s kept clean and family friendly.

      • Nonscpo

        “Comments can discuss anything as long as it’s kept clean and family friendly”……I dont have a problem keeping it clean, but “family friendly” can be a bit vague for some people, you know different standards; Anyway I think I got the idea though.

        P.S. You mentioned that this site will try to cover games that are rated between “E” to “T”. Will you cover crowdfunding campaigns and early access game too? Also what about the indie scene on Vita?

        • G.

          I know people have various views of what is family friendly, which is why I like to compare it to G to PG rated movies. Or E to some T rated games. More of the soft T’s like Just Dance for example. Something that most people wouldn’t really worry about their children seeing.

          As for games being covered, I plan on covering various topics. Anything’s fair game within the themes of WholesomeGamer but don’t expect everything.

          A lot of sites like to rush to have the same news out and for sure I’ll be posting some news as you may have already seen but I will not be posting everything that I get a press release for.

          So while I’ll be covering a variety of things, there will definitely be things that I overlook. If individuals would like to write guest articles or reviews on the site, I’m open to that as well. All you need to do is reach out via the Contact Us section. :)

          As for the Disqus sidebar, that was discontinued by Disqus and is no longer supported. On other sites I used to write for before this it was used.

          The current side bar does have the latest comments in one of the tabs though.

          As the site progresses, we’ll see what changes are made. Right now, I don’t have any plans for that though. It’s still a one-man show. =p

          • Nonscpo

            “The current side bar does have the latest comments in one of the tabs though”……A I see that, yes something like that will be helpful. Sorry I originally was reading the articles on my phone and didn’t see that there.

  • G.

    If sites had it enabled prior to Disqus discontinuing it, then they can still use it as long as it stays active. Since this site is new, we didn’t have it and Disqus shut it down prior to launching. Although I could get into some coding but… ehhhh. We’ll see. =p


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