Boy howdy it has been a long time since I had a chance to update this front page. If the webpages were able to become overgrown with weeds and vines, I reckon I’d have destroyed quite a few knives hacking my way back to Piki Geek. But hey, Piki Geek is back, but maybe not how you remembered it.
Piki Geek was built to compete with the Kotakus and Joystiqs of the world without the infrastructure to support that model. Instead, Piki Geek struggled to find a niche and carve out a place on the Internet to call its own. Were we a news aggregate site? Did Piki Geek exists for scathing commentary? Perhaps satire was the route to take? It’s hard to say. Switching directions so often isn’t healthy and it leads to confusion between the staff and community. So what’s Piki Geek going to be now?
Video game news can be absorbed through a cursory scroll through a news feed or a glance at Twitter. It doesn’t make much sense to compete to see who’s the fastest to submit their article to Reddit or be the first link on Google News. That structure doesn’t make sense for Piki Geek. We don’t harbor the manpower. Plus, we want to contribute more to the conversation than restructuring a press release or writing a headline that just says it all.
Going forward Piki Geek will be focusing more on long-form articles with the occasional news writeup tossed in there. We’ll be working on game reviews, interviews, and editorials. We want your visit to Piki Geek to be memorable and full of content that you want to share and makes you think differently about video games beyond the surface level graphics. We also want to start a dialogue with our readers. Is there a game you want covered? Or found something of interest you think should be on the site? Email me at dan[a]pikigeek.com.
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