About

Game News Now – I like to write. You like to read. Stay a while.

Since 10/11/12

Game News Now is run by Daniel Wilson, a gamer and journalist from the Sacramento region, and focuses on major gaming news across all platforms (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC and mobile).

We also write about board games, stream TV services and other technology and entertainment news. We write opinions and hot takes, in-depth features and reviews and quick reviews, lists and more. Plus, we provide gaming resources like the latest PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold titles.

Lastly, we aim to cover standout members of the local gaming community in the Sacramento area, so if that sounds like you, give us a holler and GNN will be in touch! We’d love to feature your gaming adventures!

Website Style

Game News Now adheres to journalistic standards, including Associated Press style and the SPJ code of journalistic ethics, but we also have some style guidelines unique to GNN.

Games News Now follows a strictly-unbiased 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. Feature articles tend to have a mix of facts and opinion and we’re as transparent as possible when personal views are introduced.

GNN Community

We encourage you, the reader, to share your opinion as well via the comments section, our Facebook page and on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Instagram and elsewhere. Just, please, be respectful of others as we have a zero tolerance policy against hate, harassment and all those other things that are far too common online.

What’s Covered and Not Covered

Game News Now is run and produced by one person. Obviously, GNN doesn’t have the resources to cover everything. GNN covers big news (e.g. new game announcements, gaming conferences, game cancellations, new console information and more). We also write game reviews (though not as often as we’d like), 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 don’t usually 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), rumors or leaks, gossip or non-major game industry drama. Lastly, the focus is on the big stuff, so we don’t always cover stuff like a game’s release date getting pushed back or a new character coming to your favorite fighting game.


History & Mission Statement

Mission: Game News Now aims to represent the Sacramento region and create a space for all gamers to learn about the biggest and latest gaming updates, provide unbiased news and honest reviews and produce fun and exciting lists and other stories to entertain our audience and help video game enthusiasts stay informed.

Though we can’t cover everything, GNN truly cares about bringing gamers the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. Plus, you’ll get the big stuff from us without all the noise.

History: Game News Now started out as Sac City Gamer (SCG) and launched on Oct. 11, 2012 as a personal blog. After several years as a blog and news site, which included contributions by several other writers, the site later was renamed to Shortcut Gamer and then went back to its roots to once again become Sac City Gamer. On July 21, 2021, Sac City Gamer announced it would cease to exist as a new concept was coming soon. That new concept is Game News Now — a site whose aim is more frequent updates, more news and a wider range of topics and a larger reach.

Bookmark GNN 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 GNN’s coverage is accurate and trustworthy as GNN is run by a degree-holding journalist, who was born, grew up and was educated in Sacramento.


Staff & Contributors

Daniel Wilson is the founder, owner and editor-in-chief of GNN and works as a news writer, game reviewer, site designer and more.

Daniel would like to thank GNN’s past contributors: Michael Jones, who wrote opinions, reviews and helped with site design and site copy in the site’s early days; and Callib Carver, who wrote reviews.

Social Media

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Reproduction of anything from this website without permission from Daniel Wilson or the content’s respective owner(s) is strictly prohibited. Any violations will be taken seriously and legal action will be pursued. We do not always specify where images and videos are from, but generally they are owned or captured by GNN, used with permission, are from official press kits or releases, are used under fair-use laws or are from public sources such as YouTube or Google (Google images are usually only used if they are marked as free for use).

Any media owner who desires to have media removed should contact us and it will be removed immediately, upon request, as long as we determine it to be used improperly. Alternatively, we will immediately add credit, if desired, though we do usually aim to give credit when appropriate.