Sex and Parenting

You've enjoyed my articles having to do with boobs and sex. I hope you'll keep reading.

Sex sells, and now I know it.

When I began my time in GameSkinny’s Journalism Training Program, I had big dreams of getting thousands of views on my unique take on the gaming industry. I wanted to approach it from a parent’s perspective, and find a niche that is a little untapped in the mainstream media market. But when an article about Ellen Page, naked, in Beyond: Two Souls accidentally racked up more views than anything I’d ever written, I realized the internet may not be as grown up as I thought.

Is There Anybody Out There (Like Me)?

I’m not condemning you for clicking on an article that promises information on how you might be able to see a popular celebrity naked in digital form. It’s just that I was hoping I could find the people out there that are like me. The ones who have kids and don’t have nearly as much time for gaming as they used to. The ones that like to stay informed on the gaming world, even if their controllers are getting dusty. However, what I found is that the internet is filled predominantly with people looking for quick information, funny stories or videos, and boobs.

Once I realized this, I was able to capitalize on it a few times and post a few articles you all really seemed interested in reading. While I’m glad I caught your attention, I’m hoping to figure out how to turn that attention onto some of my other, more mature 'gaming as a parent' pieces. Of course I hope you’ll read everything I post, whether it’s about boobs or parenting, but I am happy you tuned in for something.

Much More to Come

We’re wrapping up our last week of the fall session with the GameSkinny Journalism Training Program, and it’s been great. I’ll continue writing in some manner throughout the rest of the year, and you can always follow me on Twitter to see what I’m up to. But until we meet again, I’d like to leave you with two things:

Sex and parenting.

Featured Columnist

Proud gamer parent and freelance journalist (and fundraiser). I cover anything and everything that's interesting about the gaming industry, and even some stuff that isn't so interesting.

Published Dec. 3rd 2013
  • Federico Senence
    Featured Contributor
    Definitely not alone. I am a gaming parent as well with a 14 yr old and 7 yr old - both boys. My oldest has been asking a lot lately to play GTAV. My answer is NO. when he asks why, I tell him straight up. Too much violence, sex and drugs for one. He understands it is an adult game and has stopped asking for it. It kind of sucks since I am a huge fan of the GTA franchise, but my duties as a Dad come first. NHL 14 it is!
  • Brian Armstrong
    Featured Columnist
    Thanks for all the feedback everyone, I'm feeling the love today. :)
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Well, I don't have kids, but working three jobs and sleep eat up disproportionately large parts of my time, and I find myself in a very similar boat. Articles aren't always the easiest foundation on which to build a community, but I think it can be done.
  • Coatedpolecat
    Featured Correspondent
    Funny, I kept avoiding the read because of the title, but I usually enjoy your reads, so I clicked... I'm pleasantly surprised. :)

    I too have that soft spot for finding like-minded parent gamers/gamer parents. It's why I like to focus on the positive side of the industry too in my articles.

    Superb read by the way. Keep at it.
  • Ryan Kerns
    Featured Columnist
    PS if you are a parent... keep in mind even the 3DS is not a "booby free" device ;)
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    Well that's part of being a parent, Ryan. It's our job to ensure it stays booby free. :) I enjoy my DS and adult games like any other person, but those games are kept free and clear of the little ones.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    You are most definitely not alone there on the parenting side. :)
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Mary and Brian, one of the things we want to do on GameSkinny is make it a great place for parents. I know that can be disheartening with searches for "boobs" are much more prevalent than searches for "great games my kids can play on the DS" but there's a good fight to fight here.

    Want to have a parent's roundtable chat sometime to discuss how we can grow that part of the community? Let me know if you're interested!
  • Brian Armstrong
    Featured Columnist
    that sounds good to me Amy!
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    I'd be totally interested in that as well.

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