Platinum

is creating video game research, psychology and gaming, and more

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P-Star Patrons can nominate, request and select the content that I work on, giving all of my intelligent and kind Patrons the ability to shape how I help the gaming world. 

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Alongside P-Star rewards, Clover Patrons will gain access to exclusive Patreon content. This content can range from explaining how individual games can help our mental health to explaining phenomenon in the gaming world. 

Platinum
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Alongside P-Star and Clover rewards, Platinum Patrons will have their name placed in future articles and videos as thanks for funding my work. The world will know that you are a key component in creating video game research, spreading video game research, and keeping a roof over my head.  

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About

Hello everyone, I'm Platinum. I have a PhD in Mental Health Research and specialise in topics such as mental health epidemiology in my academic career. In my online life, I conduct video game research and data analysis, write highly-researched and educational articles on the psychology of video games, and create videos on these topics.

In this space, I will be transparent about what Patreon funds will go towards and more.

The Patreon
I have a number of topics I would like to research and discuss related to psychology and gaming. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Brand new pieces of research for the gaming community
  • Games as educational tools*
  • Gaming and cognition*
  • The Psychology of Twitch
  • The Psychology of eSports
  • Gaming as a coping mechanism
  • Gaming communities and social support
  • An in-depth look at gaming and aggression*
  • Book reviews for video game research-based books*
  • Ongoing coverage of Gaming Disorder and Internet Gaming Disorder
  • Ongoing breakdowns of miscellaneous gaming research
  • Individual analyses of mental health focused games**

*Will require the purchase and reading of books before I can sufficiently write about this topic.
**Will require the purchase of games.

All of these topics and more will be educational and helpful for both gamers and those in the games industry.

Patreon Funds and Rewards
To be very transparent, I would like to outline what Patreon funds will be used for regarding this project. Funds will go towards:

  • Maintaining website costs.
  • Data cleaning, data analysis and analysis writeup.
  • Labour costs for reading, writing and video editing.
  • Purchasing books that collate research and act as valuable resources for me.
  • Keeping a roof over my head (please see FAQ1).
  • Commissioning website art and video art.

While I am open to feedback, my current reward tiers include:

$1 Tier P-Star
P-Star Patrons can nominate, request and select the content that I work on, giving intelligent and kind Patrons the ability to shape how I help the gaming world.

$5 Tier – Clover
Alongside P-Star rewards, Clover Patrons will gain access to exclusive Patreon content. This content can range from explaining how individual games can help our mental health to explaining phenomenon in the gaming world.

$10 Tier – Platinum
Alongside P-Star and Clover rewards, Platinum Patrons will have their name placed in future articles and videos as thanks for funding my work. The world will know that you are a key component in creating video game research, spreading video game research, and keeping a roof over my head.

If you have any feedback regarding these rewards or would like to suggest other rewards, please feel free to contact me on Twitter or at [email protected]

Patreon FAQ
FAQ1. Why did you decide to create a Patreon?
I could probably write 5,000 words on this alone, but I’ll try to keep it short and succinct using bullet points.

  • It is difficult to find a content creator without a Patreon these days. My articles have been featured on YouTube videos with Patreons and merchandise stores aplenty, so my free work technically helps them make money. I am also often the target of academic and online plagiarism as a result of my work. It seems sensible at this point to join the ranks of my peers and receive compensation for academic content.
  • Both the gaming industry and educators seem to like my work. My work has appeared in gaming outlets, has been shared internally within gaming companies and is used as an educational resource in Google Classrooms. I would be encouraged to create more helpful content for the industry and academia if I knew it were helping to pay my bills.

FAQ2. What do you mean by ‘brand new pieces of research for the gaming community’?
Thanks to Patreon support, I have been able to analyse data and publish findings on a number of topics. These topics include video games and violence, video game addiction, and the gamer identity. You can view examples of the research that you will be helping to fund here.

FAQ3. Is your work actually seen and used in the gaming community?
As of writing this, I have been featured and/or referenced by: CNBC, Logitech, TakeThis, Carolina Partners, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and more. If you would like to support a Patreon that produces helpful content for the gaming community that is seen worldwide, please consider supporting this one!

FAQ4. I would like to show my support but I don’t want to use Patreon. Is there any way I can make a one-time contribution?
Sure thing, I have a Ko-Fi account and PayPal.me for one-off contributions.

Thank you very much for reading and have a lovely day!
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$359.37 of $400 per month
This amount would cover my rent and some utility bills. Thank you!
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