The end of the Assistive Gaming website
For anybody that might still be checking this website this will be the last post on assistivegaming.com. The last article that was posted on the website was back in August 2012. At that time my motivation and enthusiasm for the website was declining because it seemed like there wasn’t much interest in the site but I still intended to keep posting articles. But for a variety of reasons, some of which were being busy with other things and just not playing games as much, I never did get around to posting anything else. I thought about it on occasion but just didn’t do it. As the months passed it became more obvious than it already was that there wasn’t a whole lot of people checking the site out. The site statistics back this up but more importantly I hadn’t received a single email from anybody wondering why there wasn’t any more posts. I also had been the only contributor to the website for at least the last year. All of the work I’ve done for the website was done completely voluntarily. It’s actually pretty hard work, especially the type of long detailed reviews that I write. I never minded not getting paid for my work. I got free review copies of some games from publishers which was nice. In fact pretty much all the publishers I ever contacted were great and more than willing to help me out. Certain games I would purchase myself if they were ones I intended to get anyways. But through this all the real driving force for me was the feeling that people were reading what I was writing and that it was hopefully useful to some of them. Clearly that’s not happening so I’ve decided it’s time to give this up.
I want to thank David Niemeijer for giving me the opportunity back in January 2008 to be part of assistivegaming.com. I’m proud of the work I’ve done for this website and hope people have found it interesting and useful. I also want to thank all the other contributors that made submissions during the site’s five-year existence. The site is going to stay up for a while although I’m not sure for how long. So if there’s any articles on the site that anybody thinks they might need to refer to at some point in the future I would suggest saving them to your computer.
Farewell and keep gaming!