Site News and Future Plans

Future Plans

Additional reviews
Always.


Finished or tweaked pages
Some pages are currently in an incomplete state. Some of them are going to be revamped, while others are going to be rewritten. Everything that's currently here is sticking around however.


Reworked slang definitions
There are a handful of things that need to be defined, and this will likely always be the case. In the meantime, I'm going to overhaul the system to provide an easier, more dictionary like feel to it. In particular, slang terms will be arraigned into groups to make it easier to identify related terms.


New articles
In some cases, there's some technical stuff that might be useful to elaborate on to fill in some gaps for the curious. There are also some topics that could use some exposure.


Site Update History

April 14th, 2017
The next site update is here! While it's a little on the small side, one of the three new reviews have been some of the most difficult ones I've done to date. The plan for the next update involves work on the slang glossary and some fleshing out of other sections as well as some new reviews.


March 27th, 2017
Today's update brings with it a number of tweaks to the slang listing, several updated reviews, and new reviews for Alice: Madness Returns, Pony Island, and Nyxquest: Kindred Spirits!


March 1st, 2017
Some more major changes arrive with this update! I've been debating on how to include some new material for some time, and now that I've finally worked out how to do it, I've made some changes to the site's layout to prepare for the big stuff to come. Even better, the new layout doesn't change any of the URLs, so nothing will go missing.

Additionally, this update brings a new review and several rewritten reviews to the site. More will come in the near future!


February 13th, 2017
Just a small update: the reviews for MS Solitaire Collection and MS Jigsaw have been edited, and a number of small bugs have been fixed. For example, the Borderlands review should actually be readable now.


January 16th, 2017
The reviews for Borderlands, Peggle and the Mega Man Legacy Collection have been updated to be clearer and include a little more detail!


January 11th, 2017
A few months ago, I discovered that I haven't exactly been very objective when reviewing certain games. This has led to some odd ratings, among other problems. So, I've been working hard to edit the reviews as needed and correct other problems I can see with the way I've rated things. Today I've uploaded the first wave of changes, which includes some 30+ updated reviews, the new rating system, and other fixes.


October 11th, 2016
Four new reviews have been added! The big news though is that the slang glossary is getting a massive overhaul, and it's about three fourths done. Expect more reviews and the revised slang glossary to arrive before the end of the month!


September 16th, 2016
The first major update has arrived! I've heavily reworked the scripts that run the site as well as tweaked a few things about the rating system.

The biggest change is that I've made it clearer which games are recommended. Originally, recommended games received a GREAT rating while other quality games received a GOOD rating. Now, both are given the GOOD rating while the recommended games are also given a "seal of approval".


August 27th, 2016
Three new reviews have been added, and plans have been made to make September a month of useful updates!


August 7th, 2016
A total of five new reviews have been added!


July 9th, 2016
Things may not have gone as smoothly as I would have liked last month, but this time things are off to a good start as five new reviews have been added and a number of little things have been tweaked for the better.


June 6th, 2016
Just a small update: one review has been added. There are bigger things on the horizon.


May 21st, 2016
It took longer than expected, but the next three reviews have been added and two existing reviews updated!


May 6th, 2016
This update brings with it three new game reviews, with the promise of more to come in the near future.


April 23rd, 2016
It seems like it's been a long time coming, but four new reviews have been added and a few new games have been listed on the Future Review page.


April 11th, 2016
This week's update isn't so much new content as it is making some needed updates to the site's code. Long story short, it was brought to my attention that the way I coded the site wasn't well suited for screen readers and other types of assistive technologies. After looking things up, I've recoded almost everything to address this. Hopefully it helps!


April 1st, 2016
Pardon the long delay there; I ended up having to work on something that was unrelated to GMG and didn't have much time for anything else. I'm ready to resume updating regularly again now though.

3 new reviews have been added, and two existing reviews were updated to reflect some features that have been added since I reviewed them.


March 10th, 2016
While this update isn't terribly big, it's been surprisingly difficult to do. I've reworked a few pages as planned, with the biggest rewrites being the page about the Avoid tag and the page talking about whether or not Christians should be playing video games at all. In the case of the latter, it's been completely redone, and it's far from the thesis paper it originally was.


February 23rd, 2016
This update doesn't add any reviews or slang terms. Instead, it's a revision of some existing pages and an addition of a new page that provides useful links to other resources online. More revisions are going to be coming in the near future.


February 12th, 2016
Four new reviews have been added, and several pages were given a facelift. This is the start of a big upgrade to the site's design, which should prove helpful and be easier to work with.


January 18th, 2016
3 new reviews have been added. I'm moving a bit slow at the moment, as I'm working on improving a few pages and playing through some longer games. There are a few more reviews being drafted already, so it's not going to be that much longer before more content is posted.


December 22nd, 2015
4 new reviews have been added, and I corrected a mistake where some slang entries had been added but not marked as published. They should be viewable by everyone now!


December 11th, 2015
This update adds four new game reviews, three of which are good for a little frightful fun! New slang definitions and a new resource page have also been added, with more to come later on.

But particularly nifty is the brand-new God Minded Gaming Tumblr! Go follow it for gaming humor, posts about what I'm working on next and occasionally some wise words about ourselves and our Lord! You can also use Tumblr's ask, submit and messaging systems to contact me if you have questions or are just have something to say.


November 28, 2015
Well, things got a bit busy and the "big surprise" didn't come about this round. But, it's still a work in progress, so hopefully it'll appear before the next big update!

This update adds five new reviews, including a review of the hot new indie game, Undertale!

Additionally, a handful of slang definitions have been added to the glossary.


November 9th, 2015
This update adds three new reviews, defines several slang terms and adds a new feature: you can now track the site's updates using your favorite RSS reader!

Just point it at http://www.godmindedgaming.com/feed.rss to follow along and be automatically notified of new updates!

Additionally, there is something else big coming down the pipeline, so keep your eyes open for something special!


October 22nd, 2015
It's been an unexpectedly rocky month; I had hoped to bundle more into the next update, but it just didn't turn out that way. This next update adds one review, revamped about section, a little more detail with existing reviews and a handful of newly defined slang terms.


September 29th, 2015
Just cutting it under the wire, but I've finished five more reviews and uploaded a handful of slang definitions. Specifically, I discovered some pages that were missing and filled them in. I'm not sure why they disappeared, but it's taken care of now.


September 21st, 2015
Preparing the next update ended up taking longer than originally expected. Part of this was because I've redone some of the site's code in antisipation of some future reviews, and to make some things a bit more friendly (for example, the note section now appears on the review pages as well as the listings). Included in this update are three new reviews and some slightly touched up images. If all goes well, there will be another update before the end of September.


September 1st, 2015
Now that the site has just over 30 reviews, I noticed that some things were either redundant or not very helpful. So, I've taken some time to revamp the rating system in an effort to simplify things. This also meant rewriting or otherwise editing the reviews to fit with the new system, but it's all finally done. A few other pages were also given facelifts. But overall, things should return to normal now!


July 9th, 2015
Six more reviews have been added, and some random little bugs were corrected. It's probable that nobody else even noticed these bugs even existed, but I don't like leaving anything unfixed.


July 2nd, 2015
Largely just a touch up update; correcting a few things, filling out some tables and adding a few new definitions.


June 19th, 2015
Over a dozen slang terms have been given definitions, and a few pages were rewritten to be a little clearer or a little less pompus.


June 8th, 2015
Seven reviews have been added, as well as a few slang definitions.


May 23rd, 2015
Another batch of slang definitions has been uploaded.


May 15th, 2015
Three new reviews and a handful of slang definitions have been added!


May 9th, 2015
Tweaks are nearly done, and most of the new scripts are now online.


May 6th, 2015
Four new reviews have been added; it was going to be a larger update, but I noticed more time had passed than I really wanted to go between updates.


April 24th, 2015
Three new reviews are up. I'm also focusing on making some tweaks elsewhere on the site, so it's slowing me down a little.


April 18th, 2015
Added a page on future reviews.


April 17th, 2015
The rating system has been revamped in response to some useful feedback, so it should be clearer for everyone now.


April 14th, 2015
Five new reviews have been added, along with a handful of new slang definitions. Some of the scripts were also redone, so things should be easier to manage in the future. Specifically, the slang glossary was completely overhauled into a nice three column layout rather than the massive and intimidating list. I've also spotted a way to decrease some file sizes, which will make everything load faster.


April 7th, 2015
Site launches with three reviews, a bunch of slang terms defined, nine articles and many plans for the future!