A couple of years ago, Carter, Anthony and I sat around a table and discussed ideas for how we could put ourselves out there. We had individual Youtube channels that we would post to on occasions (myself more than others), but we wanted something that was an outlet to call our own.
That was then, and this is now.
On February 15th, 2012, GTA Gamers went live, and immediately out of the gate we started posting, and taking in as much extra hands as we could get. Looking for anyone who could help us keep the site alive and keep contenting rolling out.
The following week, we recorded our first ever official “Stardust Drive Podcast”, which featured Carter Kee, Anthony Cusimano, Chris Kuzmin and myself, William Kee. Together collectively, we would continue pumping out podcasts month after month.
So who are we?
We’re a group of friends whom were joined together by one common trait: our love of gaming.
What our site offers is a chance to connect with people, to showcase our talents, enjoy ourselves, and to give a face to the site that most other sites don’t offer. We strive to work together as a team and build a community, whose origins of course reside within the Greater Toronto Area. The site is open to anyone who is interested in videogames, movies, television, music, artwork, anime, and more. The site may say “Gamers” in the title, but it stands for so much more, building a community and having fun, but also delivering the latest news in the industry and/or factual/opinion-based feature writing by many of our skilled writers.
This blog will be presented in three different ways:
1) Through a regular (monthly) podcast known as the “Stardust Drive Podcast”, which will include myself, and Carter, Anthony and Chris as regular hosts. Guest hosts will include contributing writers, but not for a while.
2) Through a regular blogging/reviewing/news feed. With the addition of contributing writers as well as our main staff of four to start, I’m hoping to see some interesting news in the gaming industry, some thoughts coming out of the mouths of our writers if they choose to write features on certain topics in the gaming industry, as well as regular reviews of gamings.
3) Through video content. GTA Gamers will have its own Youtube channel soon alongside our blog, and together, I’m hoping we can all have something interesting to post on a regular basis. There are also outlets where writers will post times upon when they are live streaming, whether it be a new game, a let’s play, or even drawing tutorials or commentary. GTA Gamers keeps us connected.
More recently, we’ve started to expand and take on different projects as well. Through our Youtube Channel, we’ve been able to develop some very interesting new content aside from the regular posts of news and reviews you see on the site. Aside from podcast highlights, you may now get live-action shorts, edited video game segments, as well as rants, video reviews and sometimes the occasional video of our random day-to-day lives.
Through this expansion, we hope to really showcase who we are as individuals through our unique personalities, aside from what you see in writing.
So stay a while, and I hope you enjoy as we express ourselves through our love of the arts, entertainment as well as all things gaming.
- William Kee, EIC, GTA Gamers