Jason Venter is creating video game coverage.
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Well, isn't that just peachy? You've found yet another page on the Internet where someone wants your money. Please don't leave just yet, though. I have some questions and answers to share!

Do you like video games?

I know I do! I've been playing games for just about three decades. One might reasonably argue that I've built my life around them. I have an extensive games library at my disposal, acquired over years spent skipping meals, staying home on vacation, watching for sales, and sometimes obtaining review copies to cover around the Internet.

Do you like reading about video games?

Some people only like videos. But if you do like reading about games, that's exciting to me because I like writing about them! I've gotten good enough at writing about games that people sometimes pay me to put my skills to work on their sites. I wrote for Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run, plus my freelance work has appeared on sites like IGN, GameSpot, Polygon and GamesRadar.

Why am I asking for some of your money?

Every year, it seems like there's less money in writing about games. I have a hard time finding editors who want freelance contributions, and I don't currently have a full-time gig anywhere. My dream is to produce game-related content full-time, without answering to anyone other than my readers. I figure that's feasible if I can find 2,500 or more people who are willing to consistently back me at $1/month.

What will I do if I don't get that money?

I'm already working as a freelancer, and I'll keep at it. Around any obligations that pay my bills, I'll continue playing and writing about games on my site, and sharing that work on social media. I'm not going anywhere, in other words, and you should expect to see more game-related content from me no matter what.

What will I do if I do raise $2,500 or more each month?

I'll spend nearly every waking hour playing games, writing about them and studying them. I'll also continue laboring behind-the-scenes on my web site, HonestGamers, to ensure it remains a fantastic community for other people to share their passion for games (a lot of time-consuming work goes into that site that people never know about). Sometimes, I'll take necessary time away from the computer to enjoy walks in nature or to spend time with my wife, and I'm taking classes online part-time, but the bulk of my time will be spent producing great content for my backers. If you're a backer, make sure you let me know what you'd like to see, so I can deliver it!

How much and what sort of content should you anticipate?

That's up to you! By default, I'll continue reviewing games. I tend to stick mostly to Nintendo-related content, but I have most consoles and a gaming-class PC, so I can cover almost anything. And I can stream and create videos if that's what people want to see, though I'm most comfortable producing written work (including the occasional game guide). Do keep this in mind: whatever content you see me producing right now, it's just a sample of what I can produce if I have enough patrons to work at this full-time. A growing and engaged audience should also mean new coverage opportunities, like exclusive interviews and more first looks at upcoming games.

Where can you find some of my current content, so you know if I'm actually any good?

Here is a page listing the more than 700 reviews I've written for HonestGamers over the last two decades, starting with the newest ones first:

http://www.honestgamers.com/honestgamer/blog/list/reviews/2/1.html

Here is my blog's homepage at HonestGamers, which includes my recent news coverage (you can even subscribe to an RSS feed to receive alerts when new posts are available):

http://www.honestgamers.com/honestgamer

My work is also available on other sites, and Google can help with that.

Is all of the above worth your $1?

Your monthly pledge of $1 or more will help give me the time and resources to produce more of the content you love. It will be exclusive content that you'll find only on HonestGamers and my YouTube and streaming channels, and the quantity and quality of output will improve with additional support. You can pay a role in all of that, by spending less each month than it costs to purchase a single soda from a vending machine. Please make your pledge today!
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Enable a steady stream of quality content, including game news and reviews from an independent voice.
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I'm not the video personality type, but I love playing games and talking about them with other gamers. I'll commit to a weekly stream where I play games and chat with any interested backers, as my thanks for your generous support. I'll try to take special requests, too!
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Well, isn't that just peachy? You've found yet another page on the Internet where someone wants your money. Please don't leave just yet, though. I have some questions and answers to share!

Do you like video games?

I know I do! I've been playing games for just about three decades. One might reasonably argue that I've built my life around them. I have an extensive games library at my disposal, acquired over years spent skipping meals, staying home on vacation, watching for sales, and sometimes obtaining review copies to cover around the Internet.

Do you like reading about video games?

Some people only like videos. But if you do like reading about games, that's exciting to me because I like writing about them! I've gotten good enough at writing about games that people sometimes pay me to put my skills to work on their sites. I wrote for Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run, plus my freelance work has appeared on sites like IGN, GameSpot, Polygon and GamesRadar.

Why am I asking for some of your money?

Every year, it seems like there's less money in writing about games. I have a hard time finding editors who want freelance contributions, and I don't currently have a full-time gig anywhere. My dream is to produce game-related content full-time, without answering to anyone other than my readers. I figure that's feasible if I can find 2,500 or more people who are willing to consistently back me at $1/month.

What will I do if I don't get that money?

I'm already working as a freelancer, and I'll keep at it. Around any obligations that pay my bills, I'll continue playing and writing about games on my site, and sharing that work on social media. I'm not going anywhere, in other words, and you should expect to see more game-related content from me no matter what.

What will I do if I do raise $2,500 or more each month?

I'll spend nearly every waking hour playing games, writing about them and studying them. I'll also continue laboring behind-the-scenes on my web site, HonestGamers, to ensure it remains a fantastic community for other people to share their passion for games (a lot of time-consuming work goes into that site that people never know about). Sometimes, I'll take necessary time away from the computer to enjoy walks in nature or to spend time with my wife, and I'm taking classes online part-time, but the bulk of my time will be spent producing great content for my backers. If you're a backer, make sure you let me know what you'd like to see, so I can deliver it!

How much and what sort of content should you anticipate?

That's up to you! By default, I'll continue reviewing games. I tend to stick mostly to Nintendo-related content, but I have most consoles and a gaming-class PC, so I can cover almost anything. And I can stream and create videos if that's what people want to see, though I'm most comfortable producing written work (including the occasional game guide). Do keep this in mind: whatever content you see me producing right now, it's just a sample of what I can produce if I have enough patrons to work at this full-time. A growing and engaged audience should also mean new coverage opportunities, like exclusive interviews and more first looks at upcoming games.

Where can you find some of my current content, so you know if I'm actually any good?

Here is a page listing the more than 700 reviews I've written for HonestGamers over the last two decades, starting with the newest ones first:

http://www.honestgamers.com/honestgamer/blog/list/reviews/2/1.html

Here is my blog's homepage at HonestGamers, which includes my recent news coverage (you can even subscribe to an RSS feed to receive alerts when new posts are available):

http://www.honestgamers.com/honestgamer

My work is also available on other sites, and Google can help with that.

Is all of the above worth your $1?

Your monthly pledge of $1 or more will help give me the time and resources to produce more of the content you love. It will be exclusive content that you'll find only on HonestGamers and my YouTube and streaming channels, and the quantity and quality of output will improve with additional support. You can pay a role in all of that, by spending less each month than it costs to purchase a single soda from a vending machine. Please make your pledge today!

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Get Involved
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Enable a steady stream of quality content, including game news and reviews from an independent voice.