Jason Venter is creating video game writing
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Hello, and welcome to my Patron page! My name is Jason Venter, and I'm the founder of HonestGamers (www.honestgamers.com), an independent video game site launched in 1998. I also happen to be a huge Nintendo fan, and my goal in 2019 and beyond is to to make HonestGamers the best source for Nintendo-related writing you'll find anywhere. Getting to that point will require a lot of time, effort and (most importantly) your support.

Below are some questions I know you might have about the venture, along with my answers...

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What will HonestGamers offer as a result of my patronage?

Check out the site, if you haven't already, and you'll find thousands of reviews from the site's volunteer staff and readers. In addition, there are game listings for more than 50,000 games spanning a variety of systems, detailed guides for dozens of games, hundreds of news articles, as well as blogs and forums. None of that will go away. It will simply be supplemented by a whole bunch of additional content from yours truly.

With your support, I'll work to produce more reviews than I usually can, because I'll have more time to devote to the effort if I'm not busy working elsewhere to keep food in my belly and a roof over my head. I will cover games appearing on Nintendo hardware over the decades, with heavier but not exclusive focus on the Nintendo Switch. I'll spend more time ensuring the game database is routinely updated, and I hope to post more news articles and even the occasional game guide. The exact volume of work I produce each month will depend on the games covered, but I am a prolific writer when time is on my side.

What are your qualifications?

I've been playing Nintendo games for 30 years, so I have a lot of personal experience with them, plus I've been avidly reading about the medium and discussing it with others in earnest for the last 20 years. That history has allowed me to pick up a lot of additional knowledge on top of personal experience. I've put my expertise to use while freelancing for some of the leading game sites on the Internet over the years, including IGN, GameSpot, Polygon, GamesRadar, Joystiq and others.

How much money do you need?

To make this work long-term, I need a minimum of $800 per month just to cover bills and the occasional unexpected expenses (including the cost of keeping the site online). To really do things comfortably, I need twice that amount, around $1600. That's a lot of money, but given the volume and quality of work I will produce in exchange for your generous support, it also isn't.

Are you seriously asking people to pay you just to sit around playing video games?

Absolutely not. I'll be writing about the games I play, doing tedious data entry, keeping the site running in general around my area of focus, communicating with PR as needed, and a bunch of other stuff that might put you to sleep if I outlined it here. Playing games will probably occupy less than half my time, if history is any indication.

What happens if you get even more support than you're asking for?

At that point, I will finally be in a position to pay the site's current volunteers (and maybe other writers besides) so they can afford to devote more of their own time working on projects that matter to them. The site has always been maintained by a variety of writers with all sorts of interests, from PC games to other retro consoles, from indie games to RPGs, shooters to sims. While my own area of great interest is Nintendo hardware and I plan to focus there almost exclusively, I play and enjoy games on all platforms and would love to see continue to explore such content, as well.

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I hope I've answered the most pressing questions or concerns you may have. I'll be happy to answer any further questions, should they arise. You can reach me here on Patreon, or by email at jason AT honestgamers DOT com. Thanks for your generous support!
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Hello, and welcome to my Patron page! My name is Jason Venter, and I'm the founder of HonestGamers (www.honestgamers.com), an independent video game site launched in 1998. I also happen to be a huge Nintendo fan, and my goal in 2019 and beyond is to to make HonestGamers the best source for Nintendo-related writing you'll find anywhere. Getting to that point will require a lot of time, effort and (most importantly) your support.

Below are some questions I know you might have about the venture, along with my answers...

---

What will HonestGamers offer as a result of my patronage?

Check out the site, if you haven't already, and you'll find thousands of reviews from the site's volunteer staff and readers. In addition, there are game listings for more than 50,000 games spanning a variety of systems, detailed guides for dozens of games, hundreds of news articles, as well as blogs and forums. None of that will go away. It will simply be supplemented by a whole bunch of additional content from yours truly.

With your support, I'll work to produce more reviews than I usually can, because I'll have more time to devote to the effort if I'm not busy working elsewhere to keep food in my belly and a roof over my head. I will cover games appearing on Nintendo hardware over the decades, with heavier but not exclusive focus on the Nintendo Switch. I'll spend more time ensuring the game database is routinely updated, and I hope to post more news articles and even the occasional game guide. The exact volume of work I produce each month will depend on the games covered, but I am a prolific writer when time is on my side.

What are your qualifications?

I've been playing Nintendo games for 30 years, so I have a lot of personal experience with them, plus I've been avidly reading about the medium and discussing it with others in earnest for the last 20 years. That history has allowed me to pick up a lot of additional knowledge on top of personal experience. I've put my expertise to use while freelancing for some of the leading game sites on the Internet over the years, including IGN, GameSpot, Polygon, GamesRadar, Joystiq and others.

How much money do you need?

To make this work long-term, I need a minimum of $800 per month just to cover bills and the occasional unexpected expenses (including the cost of keeping the site online). To really do things comfortably, I need twice that amount, around $1600. That's a lot of money, but given the volume and quality of work I will produce in exchange for your generous support, it also isn't.

Are you seriously asking people to pay you just to sit around playing video games?

Absolutely not. I'll be writing about the games I play, doing tedious data entry, keeping the site running in general around my area of focus, communicating with PR as needed, and a bunch of other stuff that might put you to sleep if I outlined it here. Playing games will probably occupy less than half my time, if history is any indication.

What happens if you get even more support than you're asking for?

At that point, I will finally be in a position to pay the site's current volunteers (and maybe other writers besides) so they can afford to devote more of their own time working on projects that matter to them. The site has always been maintained by a variety of writers with all sorts of interests, from PC games to other retro consoles, from indie games to RPGs, shooters to sims. While my own area of great interest is Nintendo hardware and I plan to focus there almost exclusively, I play and enjoy games on all platforms and would love to see continue to explore such content, as well.

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I hope I've answered the most pressing questions or concerns you may have. I'll be happy to answer any further questions, should they arise. You can reach me here on Patreon, or by email at jason AT honestgamers DOT com. Thanks for your generous support!

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