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An adventure of sorts awaits, BAM. reviews

There’s little doubt BAM. has been pretty idle lately, being someone who writes for other sites, works a regular job and manages other network sites there’s not a ton of time to divide for personal projects like this site. Recently I’ve made some adjustments and I’ve realized that instead of chasing down the latest releases I’d just take a look through Steam instead and spend essentially the next year at least going through 300+ releases I own, not including older PC games, Origin, Uplay and anything else.

Will all the games be new? No, not really. Some might be super old but the point is to take a look at gaming a whole or at least games that I own . If I have to mod them to work I’ll note it and if I can recall how I came about the game I’ll note it as well, some of these were review samples ages ago and some were bundles that I bought, others were gifts from friends or family and honestly it’s kind of messy backtracking.

We’ll see how things go after the dust settles, for devs or publishers hoping to join into adventure… I have no idea what to say really. The contact page is there, my game selections will be at random (basically what I feel like taking on any specific day). I promise nothing for places in line, this is more about the experience and the adventure than getting someone launch day coverage, if it was I’d be like 15 years late on some  of these games.

What will coverage entail? Right now I’ll start with writing, if I can get some time to record vocals and edit footage I’ll also include video, ideally I’d have video and text articles going up at the same time but I’m trying to manage expectations and reality now.

That said, let’s get this going, the first game up will be… well, why would I show that? I don’t even know yet but I will soon. Stay tuned.

-VeGiTAX2 / VX2

BAM. – The Journey Begins

We experience media in a variety of ways now, you can go anywhere and get unique stories and experiences that conventional media no longer can cater to, you have sites attempting to play catch up but it still has a very real limitation.

BAM. is very much a living collective experiment to tackle that challenge.

What if we just scrapped normal formats and structure for a moment and instead of asking people to tailor themselves to our standards we just told everyone to work on how they express themselves while telling the story they want to tell? That instead of being part of a unified single body, we’re a collection of individuals pursuing what they want to do. We might never agree even once but we’ll all attempt to execute our thoughts and impressions with the same level of thought and clarity.

When you view content from the collective on BAM. you’re not viewing a segment we created, you’re viewing content a creator made for their own ends that we’re supporting. It’s not “Jeff’s Game Shack Extreme in BAM.”, it’s very much “Jeff’s Game Shack Extreme [on BAM.]” and our mark on that area is very low. Just see the sample below

[Note: Very sorry if there is a Jeff’s Game Shack Extreme we didn’t mean to drag you into things]

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We’re here to improve each other, to explore our voices and to be the voices we’ve wanted to become. Be that a limitation of publishers, finances, technical knowledge or really, whatever reason might rest out there. If you’ve been toying around on a personal blog or your own personal site but it’s not just taking off, talk to us, let us work together, let us try to inspire each other and go higher. If you’re a developer or someone else in the industry that wants to try their hand at this, we’re not shying away from you or really anyone, just have an idea and lets see where it goes.

We want creators to thrive here, to find their audiences and voice and use the stage to keep going. We’re also not seeking to own your brand, your character, your creative and we want authors to know that by only asking that when our paths part ways that we continue to act as an archive to your work while you were here and you take your copy too. We’re also enabling creators to run their own ad support system or omit from using it entirely. What you generate on your local site is yours to keep be it banners or full campaigns.

There are a lot things we have in the works for creators, when you feel up to it, please give us a contact and see what we can do. In the meantime check back and see what we’re up to. We’ll still have general news and some traditional features on the home site to keep things jumping along.