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The ninth commandment is to tell the truth and as Christians, integrity is very important to us and our readers. We expect all of our volunteer reviewers to be honest about their opinions and influences in the reviews they are writing for us. If a product was sent to us to review, we will disclose that information. Christ Centered Gamer will not accept financial, personal or editorial assistance in the review writing process. If a company advertises with us, we will disclose that information in our reviews as well. Christ Centered Gamer is partially funded by advertisers. Money earned from banner revenue goes towards hosting costs, games, and gaming hardware. Our editing and reviewing staff are all volunteers. All of our reviews are opinions, but we all follow the same reviewing standards when calculating the moral score of a game. Christ Centered Gamer will not provide positive reviews for financial gain, nor will we remove negative reviews if asked. The only condition for a game's score to be changed is by replacing older reviews with higher quality ones following our current review standards.  If you have any questions about our policies, feel free to contact us!

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Christ Centered Gamer is a 501 C3 Non-Profit organization that relies primarily on donations for income.  Until we have consistent funding available to us, most of our editors will remain as volunteers.  Funds permitting, we will pay qualified reviewers $25 per review that has been assigned and approved by our editors.  Until we get more cash flow there will be a paid review limit of four per month.

What is the difference between a volunteer and a paid reviewer?

Volunteer reviewers will be able to choose which reviews they wish to submit to the site either from their own personal library or from our review queue.  For each submission, they will receive 1,000 points towards our monthly raffles.  Before given a review code, the reviewer will have to have completed two reviews from their own personal library.  The two review requirement has been put into place to have the reviewer and staff members get familiar with each other and the reviewing/editing process on the site.

Paid reviewers may be assigned games to review or can pick from our review queue at our discretion.  Generally speaking, the assigned games will be ones that have been in our queue the longest. Reviews for games in their personal library will be considered volunteer and unpaid unless previous approved by Christ Centered Gamer staff.

What qualifications are you looking for in reviewers?

People come to Christ Centered Gamer for a Christian perspective on popular video games.  We expect our reviewers to be mature Christians.  There will be times when readers will comment on the reviews and may question the reviewer’s judgement of the game or their faith.  The reviewer must be able to defend their faith and reviews in a respectful manner.

We expect the reviews to be at least 500 words and well written with no spelling or grammatical errors.  The editing process is interactive and the reviewer must be humble and willing to make any requested changes.  Our goal is to have both the author and the site shown in the best light possible.  Both believers and non-believers enjoy the quality and content of our reviews and we want to honor God through them.

What are the requirements for the paid position?

In addition to the requirements above, we’re looking for active and mature Christians. We require a letter/e-mail of recommendation from the pastor of your home church.  Believers find our reviews helpful and we welcome reviewers from any Christian background to write for us.  To clarify what we’re looking for as an active Christian we ask that they agree with these requirements and to this statement of faith.

While we have review codes for many gaming platforms, our greatest need typically is for Windows/Steam games.  Please send us your system specs when contacting us for a review position.

If you are interested in writing for Christ Centered Gamer, please contact us!

 

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Videogame Evangelism

The videogame industry is huge, surpassing Hollywood in both audience and sales (1). Many popular toys and movies have affiliated videogames as part of their marketing strategy. Did you know that roughly 72% of the population in the US plays videogames? (2) This number grows every year as mobile gaming takes off. Videogames are not just for computers anymore; you can also play games on consoles, portable consoles, tablets, and cell phones. 

Videogames range from simple puzzle games to violent and gritty war games. Sadly, some of the games out there promote senseless violence and sexual promiscuity. It doesn’t end there. You’ll also find foul language and pagan religious practices in many popular games as well. 

With so many games out there, how can you know which ones are good for your family? 

ChristCenteredGamer.com looks at video games from two view points. We analyze games on a secular level which will break down a game based on its graphics, sound, stability and overall gaming experience. This aspect attracts visitors of all religions to the site to see how fun a game is and if it’s worth buying. If you’re concerned about the family friendliness of a game, we have a separate moral score which looks at violence, language, sexual content, occult references and other ethical issues. We point out all the questionable content we see so that Christians and parents can make an educated buying decision. Our reviews also feature a highlights box where you can quickly find the strengths, weaknesses and moral concerns of a game without having to read all of the text. 

Besides reviews we also offer game demosraffles, interactive forums and game servers. We currently have two game servers online.  Minecraft is a popular building game where you can mine and build architectural wonders while seeking shelter at night to avoid monsters attacking you. Our Minecraft server is protected by a Whitelist which only grants members from our site access to it. Team Fortress 2 is a popular game that was recently made free to playOur server has the blood disabled and swearing is not tolerated. Both of these servers are played on and moderated by fellow Christian believers and gamers. We even have non-Christian gamers who frequent our servers and forums since the environment is friendly and swearing-free. 

We try to be welcoming while not compromising on our beliefs. We try to bridge the gap between popular game sites and Christianity. Most of the games we review are mainstream but we do review Christian games when given an opportunity to do so. We offer Christian game developers an outlet to promote their games when secular sites don’t give them the time of day. 

Thanks for visiting ChristCenteredGamer.com and we hope that you found what you’re looking for.

In Him,
Cheryl Gress
--founder--

(1) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/v ... -film.html
(2) http://www.theesa.com/facts/index.asp

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Christ Centered Gamer looks at video games from two view points. We analyze games on a secular level which will break down a game based on its graphics, sound, stability and overall gaming experience. If you’re concerned about the family friendliness of a game, we have a separate moral score which looks at violence, language, sexual content, occult references and other ethical issues.

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