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Gamerdad interviewed

July 12th, 2005 by Troy Goodfellow · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Josh over at Cathode Tan has a great interview with Gamerdad himself, Andrew Bub.

If you’re not familiar with Gamerdad, it’s a website devoted to assessing the suitability of games and other entertainment for children. But this isn’t a bluestocking site. Andrew is one of the better freelance game reviewers out there, and really knows his stuff. But, as a father, he also has some idea of what is suitable for his children.

And he doesn’t just look at the big hits and tell you the obvious (Doom 3 is not for kids), he also looks at some of the stuff targeted to children and looks at how good it is. So Andrew provides a dual service – is this stuff any good, and how good is it for your children?

He’s not alone. He has a lot of good writers on staff and a very active forum. Gamerdad has become an essential site for me, even though I have no children of my own. Andrew provides an important service that complements the meagre efforts of the ESRB and the hysterics of the anti-gaming lobby. Gamerdad is a voice of reason and sanity in an environment with too little of both.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Atul

    Thanks for posting about this–with all the hubbub about 25 to Life and GTA going on lately, I was wondering if a site like this existed, and now I’m glad to know that it does. :)

  • Jim9137

    My mother bought me Duke Nukem 3D, labelled as K-18, to me and my brother when I was… under 10. 9 or 8. Needless to say, we loved it.

    I’m still pretty much sane person regardless, maybe only shouting “SHAEKITBABY” all the time.

    Anyway, back to observe boobies.