GameHub Concierge

GameHub Concierge: Non-Shooty PS4 Games

Sometimes parents who come to us are embarrassed to ask for help, feeling like they should already know all the answers when it comes to games. This simply isn’t possible – no one person can know all the things there are to know about such a massive and varied topic as video-games; you wouldn’t expect a librarian to have read every book ever published?! The way that even people who know a lot about games find out new information is by sharing ideas and asking questions. Today, we are going to look at a question Jordan Erica Webber asked the games community on Twitter for help with.

Jordan Erica Webber, any way you want to cut it, is an expert on video-games. A full-time professional games journalist primarily with The Guardian, she has appeared on Woman’s Hour and is a co-host of the Not A Game Podcast, as well as writing for The Observer, PC Gamer Magazine, Kotaku, Vice, IGN and Games TM. So there is no disputing she really knows her stuff when it comes to games. (And socks, but that’s a different story.)

But she still taps the knowledge of the games community when she wants to learn about something new.

And she got so many great replies!

We are going to add our own at the bottom, but first lets take a run through people’s suggestions:

[See here for GameHub Report: Bastion]

[See here for GameHub Report: Dragon Age Inquisition]

So (and I’m going to get a bit serious here, so hang on to your hats) if you are feeling embarrassed about needing help with games, please don’t. Try to think of it in the context of asking for a book recommendation, rather than needing teaching in how to use the telly – it’s a media choice rather than a technical skill, and even people who live and breathe this industry will ask for an outside perspective. There is nothing to be ashamed of or defensive about. Nobody (other than perhaps your own children) expects you to know everything, so feel empowered by taking on advice rather than diminished by it.

Ok, that was very intense and unBritish (but worth remembering, even if it made you feel a bit cringey!) so let’s get back to the games. What else, if anything, can we add to the brilliant suggestions Jordan received?

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September has been jam-packed!

It’s been a super busy month so far here at GameHub HQ!

We’ve added five new games for the month of September:

  1. Does Not Commute
  2. Stacking
  3. World of Tanks Blitz
  4. Botanicula
  5. Quest

We’ve been pinning like crazy over on our Pinterest boards.

We’ve been nattering away on Twitter:

And we’ve been so pleased to see some of the positive responses to all of our hard work!

And the month isn’t over yet! There is still plenty more to come here at GameHub HQ, so to make sure you don’t miss a thing, why not sign up for our mailing list, add us to your Bloglovin’ or sign up to follow us via WordPress?

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GameHub Goes Social

GameHub is now active on social media! We are tweeting news and announcements daily viaĀ @GameHub_HQĀ and have gone totally pin-crazy over on Pinterest;Ā check outĀ GameHubPinsĀ for some of the wonderful game and gadget images we have already discovered! Boards include Game Stuff We LoveĀ andĀ Gadgets We Love, as well as our Never Stop Playing! fun board, for all the amazing things we find on the internet and just have to share. (Head’s up to crafty mums and dads, there are loads of great game themed crafting ideas in these.) There is also a board full of cuteĀ puppies, ‘cos The Boss likes puppies.

cute puppy
Awww!