What’s All This Nukezilla About?
Nukezilla is a videogame blog.
That doesn’t sound right at all. Nukezilla is a collective… a website … just a name … a community … an ethos? Well shit, I don’t seem to know what my own website is. Sorry.
Nukezilla is a space, owned by the people who use it, for talking about videogames.
The tag line of the site is “Because the games we love could be better and corporate bullshit still exists. Rawr.” which pretty much gets the point across. We’re interested in talking about games. Indie games, popular games, bad games, we want to talk about them all. We want to have these discussions away from the wider gaming world’s PR, sexism, greed and general unpleasantness.
This website began life in May 2008 as Negative Gamer (Why so Negative?). It was a place for me to vent and complain and rant. It was nice to be able to channel my inner angry-baby and not be met with a molasses of disagreeing comments. The few years that followed saw Negative Gamer gain a small audience of like minded people, and a gathering of writers who all shared the same general principals. I was an angry person back then, and whilst I’ve calmed down a bit and become hopefully more constructive, the ideas from Negative Gamer have continued on to Nukezilla.
The site was renamed Nukezilla in May 2010 (Negative Gamer is Changing Its Name to Nukezilla) because “Negative Gamer” is a crap name, and it limited the scope of what we could do. It’s difficult to move from under a well labelled trope out into the real world, but we’ve managed it.
We like to stand for quality, fairness, liberation and smart talking. We have a team of editors to make sure our words are good. We have a council to run the place and make sure everything is fair (How The Nukezilla Council Operates). We’re a welcoming, growing, safe community and we’d like you to join us. If you want.