Hello and Welcome to Engaged Family Gaming!
My name is Stephen Duetzmann and I am the Editor in Chief. It has been a long time coming, and I could not be happier to have a chance to present all of this great content to you.
This whole idea started with an argument on Facebook a number of years ago. I was struggling to find my own unique voice as a freelance video game journalist. It is so easy in this industry to fall into the habit of being dude # 15 million rushing to cover the new Call of Duty announcement. Instead, I decided that if I was going to make a run at this whole “video game writing thing” I was going to try and add something new to the conversation.
We live in a unique time for video games, you see. The medium is still in its infancy as an artform, and it is constantly under attack from people who don’t understand it. These attacks have led to millions of dollars being spent on research regarding the impact of violent video games on our children only to find nothing conclusive. The airwaves and the web are filled every day with vitriol focused on video games and needlessly blaming them for society’s ills. It is no wonder that parents are often conflicted on the issue. The purpose of this website is to help correct that problem.
We’re going to do three things here.
- We are going to work hard to dispel some of the myths being spread around the web about video games and what they are.
- We are going to work even harder to provide parents with the tools they need to make informed decisions in their children’s gaming.
- We are going to help parents who might not be “gamers” themselves learn to understand the games their children are playing. (Because we bet that they will not only be better parents because of it, but they might even have a little fun too.)
This is a pretty tall order, but the staff here at Engaged Family Gaming is up to the task.