Sac City Gamer is run by Daniel Wilson and sometimes features contributions from other journalists from the Sacramento region.
Our main focus is on the gaming community in the Sacramento area, but we also cover the biggest and most important news from the gaming industry. Beyond that, we aim to inform our readers with great reviews, fun lists and useful resources.
Sac City Gamer adheres to journalistic standards, including Associated Press style and the SPJ code of journalistic ethics, but we also have some style guidelines unique to SCG.
The Sac City Gamer reporters follow a strictly-objective approach to news coverage. The opinion articles, reviews and lists represent the opinion of the individual writer and don’t necessarily reflect the opinion of the website, its owner or the opinions of other contributors. Unlike traditional journalism, feature articles like lists, retrospectives and sometimes previews tend to have a mix of facts and opinion. This is a blog-style news site, so we like to have fun when we can and keep things lighthearted. We try to be as transparent as possible when our personal views are introduced.
We encourage you, the reader, to give us your opinion as well via the comments section, our Facebook page and on Twitter. We are also working to better utilize Twitch, YouTube and other social media networks. But we want you to be respectful of others. We do not tolerate trolls or anyone who isn't here to have a good time.
What We Cover and Don’t Cover
Sac City Gamer is run by a very small group of journalists. Most of the time it is just one person. So, obviously we don’t have the resources to cover everything we’d like to cover.
We cover big news (new game announcements, release dates, gaming conferences and shows, game cancellations, new console information, etc.), write game reviews (though not as often as we’d like), write opinion articles and lists, update our readers on subscription services and other services and we try to keep up with new developments on stories we’ve covered in the past.
We usually don't cover game updates for already-released games (DLC, patches, etc.) because if you play these games, you know about the updates or where to find that information. We also do not cover rumors or leaks (until confirmed), gossip or non-major game industry drama. We also only occasionally cover technology, movies, TV, PC gaming and mobile gaming.
We want your contributions!
If you’d like to get involved with Sac City Gamer (you don’t have to be from the Sacramento area, but it is preferred if you want to do more than just cover general gaming), please contact us. Just keep in mind that these are unpaid positions for the time being. Help us grow and maybe we can all make some money together!
Sac City Gamer was established on October 11, 2012 by Daniel Wilson as a personal blog. It quickly grew into much more than just a blog as Daniel and the site’s first contributor, Michael Jones, began covering news, reviewing games and more.
On Jan. 2, 2016, the website adopted a new name, Shortcut Gamer, to help expand to viewers and content beyond the Sacramento area while maintaining the SCG acronym and adopting the moniker that the site was the “fastest route to gaming news, reviews and more.”
Ultimately, Wilson decided the site would better stand out among the many gaming websites if it focused both on the local community and national gaming news and information. So, on May 25, 2017, SCG returned to its roots and reverted back to Sac City Gamer, adopting the slogan that the site is by Sacramento gamers, but for all gamers.
SCG’s identity crisis was over once and for all and no longer did it have to wander the hills of Hyrule searching for answers about its history.
Along with the reboot came a renewed focus on the local connection. Sac City Gamer is now more dedicated to the Sacramento region than ever before, but also welcomes gamers from around the world to see why the River City has the best gamers in the industry.
On Oct. 3, 2020, Sac City Gamer soft-relaunched on a brand new platform with a newly-updated and more modern website. It'll be better optimized and have new features to make Sac City Gamer even better.
So, bookmark SCG today and be a part of something special. Even if you’re not from Sacramento, there’s plenty of great content here for every gamer and you can feel confident our coverage is accurate and trustworthy as SCG only works with trained journalists and professional members of the gaming community.
We at SCG truly care about bringing gamers the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.
(Founder/owner, editor-in-chief, news writer, game reviewer, site designer and more)
Michael Jones (opinions/reviews/site design & concept co-creator)
Callib Carver (reviews and news)
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