[This just got posted over at my new Substack page – go check it out, and subscribe if you dig it!]
Hey, I’m Simon, and I spend MANY hours every week producing Video Game Deep Cuts, a weekly newsletter that features the best longer-form articles & videos you might have missed about the state, future, & history of video games.
Welcome to the rebooted version of VGDC on up-and-coming subscription newsletter platform Substack!
I’m a video game industry veteran who has worked as a game developer (at Atari & Eidos), helped to run the massive Independent Games Festival, GDC events & Gamasutra, & advise hit indie game publisher No More Robots. And I truly love games & game culture!
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If you’ve signed up for the free tier of this newsletter (or you subscribed before I moved to Substack), you’ll still get my regular weekly email with 20+ links & commentary on the best game writing & videos of the week. All good.
(I have plans to level it up further over the coming weeks and months with new layout and stylings. But I’m skipping this week’s edition due to the Substack launch – look for it next weekend!)
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This features some of the best game writing & videos of all time, handpicked & commentated on by notable game developers, critics, and figures. The first paid subscriber-exclusive edition, coming out on Wednesday, is written by Ars Technica’s Kyle Orland, and includes a cornucopia of goodness.
In addition to these, you’ll be seeing subscriber-exclusive newsletter round-ups of interesting ‘writing/video’ scenes, using my multiple decades (urk!) of expertise around game culture, plus bonus subscriber-only eBooks (the first of these, Joel Couture’s ‘P.T.: A Video Game Love Story’, is available now!)
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