Being ethical should be expected of every person on the internet that creates review and opinion content. I believe that this also applies to small sites like mine, so here is my code of ethics.
The purpose of this website is to:
- Publish my content on the internet to share with the world.
- Share my thoughts on the games industry.
- Share my opinions of video games.
- Promote pro-consumer practices in gaming.
- Promote discussion.
I will disclose in articles any possible conflicts of interest that may arise as well as spoiler warnings. Below I have listed situations myself and others believe may create a conflict of interest and how I plan on disclosing them in the most ethical ways possible.
I currently do not run advertisements on this site and I do not plan to at this time, in the event that I choose to run advertisements I will disclose the nature of the advertising agreement(s) and will make sure that no conflicts of interests shall arise from the use of the advertising service.
There are currently no affiliate links being used on pages on this site, if one is used it will be disclosed clearly and accurately.
Crowd funding can vary from backing a product to funding an individual, depending on what has been pledged and what the backer receives in return can change the context of crowd funding in each circumstance. I will disclose below crowd funding campaigns that I support or that I have funded along with an explanation of why I provided funds, what I got in return and whether I feel if it will influence my commentary.
I will give additional descriptions to crowd funded projects that have a physical product to disclose any issues I had that may influence my opinion of the products received.
I love the Conan setting and thought that a miniatures game set in the world of Conan would be awesome. I consider this to be a pre-order. This Kickstarter was a bumpy ride from start til finish and the end result is what was promised although there are some issues that he creators have promised to sort out. I will not be reviewing this title due to the number of issues during the Kickstarter as I believe it will unfairly influence my thoughts on the game.
- Dark Souls – The Board Game
Dark Souls is one of my favourite video games and as a fan of board games too I decided to back this project. I consider this to be a pre-order. I may review this title once it has been delivered.
- Kings of War Fantasy Battle Game – 2nd Edition
I decided to back this game after a friend informed me of it’s existence whilst discussing Warhammer and other miniatures games. I consider this to be a pre-order. The Kickstarter for this game was concluded and everything went smoothly for the most part except for a few delays and having to wait on two waves of shipments. I will not be reviewing this game any time soon as I have not had the chance to start assembling and painting the miniatures I ordered.
- Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach Card Game
I backed this title on name alone as a fan of Pillars of Eternity and boxed card games. I consider this to be a pre-order. The Kickstarter for this game went well and I received the game within a reasonable amount of time. I may review this title in the future if I can convince some of my friends to play it.
- Warpath – The Sci-fi Battle Game
Another miniatures game from Mantic. The Kickstarter for this title was handled more or less in the same way as the Kings of War 2nd Edition Kickstarter. I consider this to be a pre-order. I will not be reviewing this game at this current time as I am still waiting on my second wave items to be delivered. Depending on the service given by Mantic in the process of delivering the remainder of my pledge I may or may not review the title at all.
- Divinity: Original Sin 2
I backed this game after playing and enjoying the first. I purchased a digital copy of the game. I consider this to be a pre-order.
- Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
I backed this game as a fan of Obsidian’s RPGs and the first game of the series. I backed this game at the “Premium Digital” tier. I consider this to be a pre-order.
Never, ever. I will never accept cash in exchange for positive criticism of a product.
This website does not draw in enough traffic for a game developer or publisher to be interested in providing me a free copy of the game for the purpose of review, however if this ever changes I will update this page.
I do not have a sponsor at this time and I refuse to accept a sponsorship that would conflict with editorial integrity. Basically I wont accept sponsorships from game developers or publishers but stores such as GOG would be acceptable on the condition that I do not review a game developed by their sister company CD Projekt Red.