Welcome to GamePuncher
The idea is simple. I’m a dad who still plays video games, watches YouTube, is active on Reddit, and stays reasonably up on pop culture. I’ve got three kids in their pre-teen and teenage years navigating all this crazy culture, the memes, and the potential pitfalls along the way.
Guidance for Adults and Teens About Digital Culture
What if grown-ups and parents had a place where they could learn more about what’s going on out there? What if kids had a place they could point these grown-ups to get a little more back-up when explaining what they’re into? And what if we could open up discussions so that everyone has a few more points of view before making decisions about some of this?
We’ll cover apps, games, YouTube (and other video stuff), memes, and whatever else makes sense. And when I say “we,” I mostly mean me. It’s a one-man show so far.
There are Other Projects Like This
Yes, I know and love Know Your Meme. I’m friends with the creators and the guys who bought it. I watch some of the same video game review channels as you on YouTube. GamePuncher aims to be another great resource and place to send people, not to replace or “beat” anyone.
Who is Chris Brogan
I’m a dad. I play on Xbox (mostly). I have a RetroPie built (it was easy). I have a YouTube channel about various stuff (I might make a GamePuncher specific one. What do you think?) I like shooter games more than any other genre. I used to be a Dungeon Master in D&D (still play sometimes with my daughter). I love superhero movies, comics, a little anime (though I’m still quite the n00b), and a lot of the memes make me laugh more than they should.
I started this project so that I could help grown-ups interact and understand the stuff their kids love and that they sometimes might feel uncomfortable around. I also wanted to be a voice on the side of kids. There are more times than I can count where someone has asked me to explain to their parent why a particular game is okay for them to play. Plus, I’m using this as a way to justify how much I love video games and nerdstuff.
I have two kids of my own and one more through my lovely fiance, Jac Carly. I live in northern Massachusetts in the US.
Sometimes, I will have affiliate relationships with companies. That means I stand to make a few dollars if I recommend something. Please consider ANY recommendation on this site to have a potential affiliate relationship associated with it. But realize this. I will ONLY recommend products and services that I believe will be helpful to you and serve your needs. I only make a few bucks on these interactions. Like two or three. I’ll never sell you out for three bucks. Promise.
I have no professional qualifications and you should consider everything I say on this site to be strictly entertainment-based in intent. I’m not a doctor or medical or mental health professional. Every piece of advice you get on the internet comes from someone who thinks they’re right and believes it. They might not be. I’m not always right.
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