Greetings, gamers of any platform and genre. Welcome to The Gaming Den, a site created by a gamer for gamers.


BackgroundAbout Peter

My name is Peter. My education and work experience are entirely within the computer industry and like you, I have a passion for computer games. I had never owned a website before so I decided to create one that caters to gamers, providing them with forums for discussing games as well as many useful tips.


Purpose of The Gaming Den

How do you choose your next game? There’s more than one way to do this. I often read reviews written by people who review games for a living. These people often play a game for only a few hours before writing a review and then moving on to the next game on their list. I usually have better luck if I talk to someone who completed the game or at least played it for more than a few hours. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a site meant for PC games and video games dedicated to the purpose of allowing gamers to give game recommendations to other gamers? That is the purpose of The Gaming Den.


Avid Gamer

I like many genres of computer games but my favourite is RPG. I’m referring to RPGs where you have a sword, a bow and a suit of armour. Depending on the game you may or may not have a shield or a horse. You then travel from city to city fighting bandits, witches, demons, monsters and other assorted creatures and bad guys that need killing and you can use your sword, bow or magic when you fight. My favourite games in this genre are Gothic, Gothic 2 – The Night of the Raven, Gothic 3 and Fable – The Lost Chapters.

When I design a new computer I keep it for several years. I don’t buy a new videocard every 3 months and I don’t overclock. I suppose that means I’m not a hardcore gamer and I fall into the casual gamer category. One can often find both these categories mentioned in reviews. For example, a review of gaming cases might divide all the cases into 2 groups with titles like “Cases for Hardcore Gamers” and “Cases for Casual Gamers”: The author of the article would then recommend cases in each category. The problem I have with the label “casual gamer” is that it seems very weak. I think there should be another category half-way between “casual gamer” and “hardcore gamer”. What about “avid gamer”? Synonyms for “avid” include “eager”, “enthusiastic” and “passionate”. I like it! “Avid gamer” it is. I’m always willing to consider trying a new game, especially an RPG. Therefore, I would personally use the Recommendations forum as a way of finding new games.


Happy Gaming!

I hope you find the information here useful. Discuss a game, post a recommendation, or read a few recommendations if you’re looking for your next game. This site can also help you troubleshoot a problem, improve computer performance, and show you how to research parts. In the future you will also be able to buy PC parts, consoles, peripherals, games and anything else. Thank you for visiting my site.

Happy Gaming!