This is the bit where we tell you how brilliant VG247 is. Essentially, we've been around for a long time and know what we're talking about. Let us explain that in more detail.
Why you can trust VG247
VG247 is no spring chicken, having burst onto the internet through a cloud of smoke back in February, 2008. While it started out as a news blog, publishing the latest news around the clock, today it also offers high quality reviews, features, videos, and guides by some of the best people in the business.
VG247 is designed to be a kick-ass, no BS destination for discussion of the biggest topics in video games. We'll kick-start the conversation with news, articles and videos from the VG247 team, being brutally honest so you get to know the staff and our points of view. Then the discussion continues - over to you.
When it comes down to it, we're just a lovely bunch of people who care a lot about video games and the brilliant people who make them. If you want a basic primer as to who we all are individually, you can check us all below - and we've got a full list of VG247 contributors for you to peruse that includes all our lovely freelancers.
It's worth noting that while we want you to engage with us, we do have some rules, so do take a look at our Code of Conduct so you don't fall foul of a moderator. Essentially, be nice to people, yeah?
We've also got info on how we review games and what our review scores mean (just in case you can't work out what a number from 1 to 5 means), and you can read a little on our Editorial Policy, how we work and who owns us - perfect ammunition to throw at us in the comments when we give an event simulator a 5/5 review. Hopefully you won't want to do that as we pride ourselves on writing quality and independent reviews and best ofs.
Our staff have a brilliant mix of experience and interests, with some being in games media for more than 20 years. We've got experts in key genres, including FPS, RPG, sports, action, and more. Whether it's covering the latest news or delivering thoughts on the newest games, you can be sure that we know what we're talking about and will do our best to ensure we tell you why the big developments in the games industry matter to you.
Our EiC, Dom, has been in games media for 11 years, and has a particular interest in RPGs, shooters, and fighting games. He also fancies himself as an expert in game music. Jim, our video producer, has been in and around games media for 15 years, and although is known for loving Morrowind he actually enjoys RPGs, action adventure, and open world games (sounds a lot like Morrowind). Alex, a games media veteran of 20 years, is perhaps the biggest RPG expert on the planet, running his own RPG website. Tom, VG247’s former EiC, now company-wide deputy editorial director, has done two decades in games media, with his 21 years covering three major games publications.
As for genre experts elsewhere on the team, Steph is partial to an MMO, Connor can’t get enough of fighting games (he’s written a book on them), Kelsey loves an FPS, Rebecca is into horror, Mark lives for sports and racing games, and James is into his action games.
Affiliate and advertising
As a website that exists in the current era of the internet, we have advertising that the site receives money to display. You can see this around VG247, most notably at the top and to the side, but also in articles (usually inside little squares). This advertising is organized by a separate sales team that operates independently from the VG247 editorial team.
As well as adverts, VG247 also hosts sponsored content. This is either written articles or video, paid for by a client. This sponsored content is clearly labeled and the sponsor (the company who paid for the content) is declared at the top of that article. Sponsored content does not represent the critical thoughts of VG247 staff, but the EiC has final say over if a game is suitable to be promoted on VG247.
Another common feature on websites is affiliate links. We have those on VG247, too. If you click one of these links and buy a product on the website you are taken to, VG247 receives a small percentage of that sale, often in the region of 1%. Products recommended on VG247 have the trust and experience of the VG247 staff behind them.
Modern editorial websites require many income streams in order to exist. These do not affect the editorial standards and ethics of the VG247 team.
The entire VG247 team works remotely - so if you want to send something to the team, you should reach out via email. For more general postal correspondence, our head office address is:
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