I've been following the video game industry since my early teens, over 10 years now. I have a set of my go-to sites where I get my news but it is getting increasingly harder to visit them regularly as the list gets bigger and my free time grows shorter. So one day, I thought why not use an RSS reader since most sites nowadays offer RSS feeds?
That went well for a week and then the experience turned sour. I had to log into my Google Reader (a hassle on PCs other than mine), I still had to click on different feeds to get the news and worst of all feeds looked so ugly compared to the full sites. All I wanted was a clean, pretty interface that displayed all my news from all the different sources and from that want the grandfather of The Gamer's Post was born. I have been using that for about a year now until recently when I polished it up a little bit and made it public so other people can bethe convenience that I had been
The Gamer's Post was created with a specific purpose in mind, but evolution is an essential part of every medium. Whatever TGP is today, whatever TGP will become tomorrow, the following will always be a deciding force in any change that occurs in TGP.
The Gamer's Post was conceived out of the need to eliminate the mountains of noise to receive just pure gaming news. TGP strives for news without distractions. Until the survival of TGP is at stake, it will always stay free of advertisements, "Recommended Links", "Related Articles" and everything other than the news itself.
TGP will always display the optimal amount of content tailored to medium used to view it, at the shortest possible time. Navigating through the content should be clutter free and trivial.
The Gamer's Post does not post any original content. All of the articles on this site were posted somewhere else and were simply indexed here through the original owner's RSS feed. It is very important to acknowledge the content owner for the hard work they put into publishing original content.
Wherever and as often as possible, TGP will link back to the source article located at the source site. TGP will not facilitate any interactions with content, such as commenting on or sharing of articles on TGP itself. Should one choose to do so, they are asked to share the perma-link of the article located on the source site and participate in the conversion there instead.
Among it's readers, The Gamer's Post should facilitate the discovery of new sources of original content. TGP's ecosystem benefits everybody involved in it. TGP is to be a hub that drives traffic among the content authors.
Images (and other resources) included with articles will be mirrored locally at TGP to avoid leeching resources off of the source site.
The Gamer's Post is built on the latest web techniques and technologies to provide an aesthetically and functionally pleasant user experience. As the technology improves, so will TGP. This site is tailored to tech-savy gamers, with high resolution monitors and better than average processors. TGP will not go out of it's way to make itself compatible with ancient technologies when newer, better and more secure alternatives are available.
Top of the line web browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are available free of charge and there is no reason why you should be using ancient version of Internet Explorer.
It's understood that a website needs to be self sustaining but I believe that there are other ways of funding than advertisements. I am banking on the generosities of TGP readers to keep it afloat, much like a local broadcasting station. I am not not looking to make a profit from this website. At the moment I have a bit of unused CPU time and bandwidth to keep it running, but soon enough I will need additional resources. I would appreciate any denominations of donations from you so TGP stays online and stays online free of advertisements.
First and foremost The Gamer's Post would like to thank the following sites for providing RSS feeds:
The Gamer's Post would like to thank the creators of the following tools and technologies, without whom TGP would not look and function the same.
Last, but not least, I would like to specially thank Jyotsna Chopra for all her support :)
Use the form below to contact me with any bugs/questions/comments. You can also use it to request The Gamer's Post to add a particular site's content to it's feed.