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7/12/2005

Gamerdad interviewed

Josh over at Cathode Tan has a great interview with Gamerdad himself, Andrew Bub.

If you're not familiar with Gamerdad, it's a website devoted to assessing the suitability of games and other entertainment for children. But this isn't a bluestocking site. Andrew is one of the better freelance game reviewers out there, and really knows his stuff. But, as a father, he also has some idea of what is suitable for his children.

And he doesn't just look at the big hits and tell you the obvious (Doom 3 is not for kids), he also looks at some of the stuff targeted to children and looks at how good it is. So Andrew provides a dual service - is this stuff any good, and how good is it for your children?

He's not alone. He has a lot of good writers on staff and a very active forum. Gamerdad has become an essential site for me, even though I have no children of my own. Andrew provides an important service that complements the meagre efforts of the ESRB and the hysterics of the anti-gaming lobby. Gamerdad is a voice of reason and sanity in an environment with too little of both.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Atul said...

Thanks for posting about this--with all the hubbub about 25 to Life and GTA going on lately, I was wondering if a site like this existed, and now I'm glad to know that it does. :)

7/12/2005 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jim9137 said...

My mother bought me Duke Nukem 3D, labelled as K-18, to me and my brother when I was... under 10. 9 or 8. Needless to say, we loved it.

I'm still pretty much sane person regardless, maybe only shouting "SHAEKITBABY" all the time.

Anyway, back to observe boobies.

7/13/2005 03:32:00 AM  

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