About GameCloud


 
Established by William Kirk in 2012, GameCloud is an independent website based in Western Australia. It is our mission to represent Perth within the games industry, and to provide our readers with an honest perspective that they can trust. This website is not for profit, and we guarantee that all our original content is written with integrity.

GameCloud specialises in producing unbiased and high quality game reviews, as well as feature articles and unique opinion pieces that explore an honest perspective of the games industry. It is most important to us that we support our local community first, but we also endeavor to cover as much general news as possible. If you’re looking for gaming related events, GameCloud regularly maintains a social calendar in which a wide array of local, national, and international events are covered, as well as a full release schedule for the games that are featured on the site. Social Media also plays a crucial role in our vision as we intend to revolutionise the Perth Gaming Community. With your support, there is no limiting the potential of GameCloud, so come join us on Facebook.
 

 
 

About Our Reviews


 

GameCloud has experimented with several approaches since it’s initial foundation, and while it is very important for us to deliver an unbiased perspective, it also proved crucial to develop some form of rating scale to surmise our reviews if we were going to be relevant in the industry. Over time, we have evolved with the help of reader feedback, and as such, we have chosen to use a numerical scale that is broken down by several categories.

We chose to use categories because we understand our reader’s time is valuable, and thus, wanted to make it easier to locate information that was most relevant to the individual in the quickest way possible. We appreciate that each person will go into a game with different expectations, based on their own unique interests, and this is why we feel breaking up a review works best. Ultimately, it allows us to rate several core components instead of just the game itself, and essentially, provide a greater perspective to our audience. Additionally, we use a decimal scale because our overall score is the average of the categories, with the final sway at the discretion of the Editor.

We stand confident that our values define our words as honest, while our rating system and structure provides accurate scoring that helps readers locate the information that’s most important to them in an efficient manner.

If you are interested in learning more about our review scale and structure, please click the following link.
 
 

Publishers/Distributors


 
If you are a Publisher or Distributor, and would like to send us any promotional information for an upcoming game, please do not hesitate to contact us. GameCloud holds no bias against working with small or independent studios, and in most cases we would be willing to publish press releases and schedule game reviews.

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Team Profiles


 
Below you will find the creative thinktank that powers GameCloud. Let us introduce you to our talented writers:
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William Kirk

Editor-In-Chief at GameCloud
Based in Perth, Western Australia, Will has pursued an interest for both writing and video games his entire life. Initially, he formed GameCloud as a way to fill the media void in Perth, and eventually represent his hometown to the rest of the industry. However, as the site becomes more renown, Will hopes to develop a greater interest in gaming within his local community.

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Patrick Waring

Senior Editor at GameCloud
Born, raised, and living in Perth, Patrick has played video games from a young age and now has "opinions". When not fretting over whether using words like "fretting" is effeminate, he likes to write jokes about video games. Sometimes he goes outside, and other times he just sits at a PC. Sooner or later he's bound to tell you what he thinks, and will often feel far too clever about it.
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Born and raised in Perth, Joseph has been a gamer his entire life. Over time his tastes in games has evolved, and so has his opinions about them. A lover of the visual and music arts in games, he is not afraid to lose himself within the story and art style, or simply zone out to the music.
nick ballantyne author profile About Us
Nick lives in that part of Perth where there's nothing to do. You know, that barren hilly area with no identifying features and no internet? Yeah, that part. To compensate, he plays games, writes chiptunes, makes videos, and pokes fun at hentai because he can't take anything seriously.
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Having travelled across the great oceans, Daniel grew up in Perth and learned the art of gaming. Be it dice and pencil, a controller, or even a keyboard and mouse; there is no game that was not worth it! Daniel is also known to be harsh, but honest, about his love for games.
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Lliam has been playing video games since he was a small child and continues to like them a whole bunch. In the perpetual hunt for Platinum Trophies, he takes no rest, takes no prisoners, and also takes no performance enhancing drugs. He constantly finds himself thinking about and analysing the games he plays, and sometimes, he even turns those thoughts into words.
brendan holben profile About Us
Practically born with a joystick in his hands, Perth-based writer Brendan has seen the best and worst gaming has to offer. Since picking up his first video game magazine as a kid, he knew this was something he wanted to be part of. His favourite things are making Dark Souls and Far Cry 2 jokes on Twitter, while his greatest shame is never owning a Mario game on his SNES.
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Shane is a Graphic Designer by day, but by night he’s either throwing uppercuts playing MK3 or watching old films. Video games have always been an interest to him since he first unboxed a Sega Mega Drive and subsequently has lost many hours and sunlight behind a controller.
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Bernadette is a professional "Vampire" based in Perth who has a life-long console habit and a self-imposed MMO ban… she didn't care to elaborate. When not gaming, she fantasizes about the day when all she'll have to do is game and write. Oh, and also about meeting Link. HYAH!
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Tim Sezer is a Perth-based writer. He’s also an avid gamer and an active musician playing bass for Perth Industrial metal band EPIGNOSIS. When he’s not gaming or annoying the neighbors with his noisy hobbies, he’s either checking out bands at local music gigs, hanging out at gaming events or arguing about stuff over the internet. Any positive feedback or hate mail is welcome!
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Tom has been a gamer since childhood, growing up with a PC as consoles were not yet popular. Currently, he tries to squeeze in as much gaming as possible between being a responsible adult, husband and father. Despite being a member of the "PC Master Race", Tom also enjoys gaming on consoles and mobile platforms. Sometimes even with his own little gamers.
mary woo About Us
Mary was raised in Perth, playing video games from a young age. As a big fan of J-RPGs in particular, Mary enjoys the full experience of playing and the fulfilment received from seeing out a story until its conclusion; being captivated by the graphics and music along the way. With a strong passion for writing also, it was only logical for her to combine these two interests.