After a long hiatus, I’m proud to announce the return of regular updates to 4P. Over the last six months that we’ve been on hiatus, we’ve taken a look at ourselves: what has worked, what hasn’t, and where our strengths and weaknesses lie. And after some extensive evaluation, here’s what we’ve come up with.
In our new incarnation, 4P will be shifting our focus to original content rather than posting every news article that comes out. Look for a more regular review schedule, along with more opinion pieces, top 10s, and regular features by our talented writers. We’ll also be rolling out some new ongoing series, including Klippy’s Corner, a place for Klippy to post his opinionated rants for the world to see, and The Backlog Chronicles, detailing Geoff’s ongoing fight against an insurmountable backlog of unfinished games.
We’re also going to be aiming for our reviews to be more transparent. A page detailing our review policy will be rolling out in the next few days, and any games we receive as review copies from publishers will be noted as such in the text of the review.
In the coming days, we’ll also be looking at our staff structure and recruiting new staff members. We’re all volunteer, and we all have lives, so it’s admittedly very hard at times for our small team to keep the site running at full force. By expanding our team, we hope to be able to provide a steady stream of great gaming content for our readers.
We’re hoping that this new incarnation of 4P gives the site its own identity beyond a repository of dry news posts. Our writers will also be injecting a lot more of our own personalities into their writing – don’t be surprised to see humor, snark, and controversial opinionated rants. Even the news that we post will be in a more casual, personal style. Our content is going to be a lot more subjective from here on out, and we hope that we can more effectively share our passion for gaming with our loyal readers.
So to all our loyal fans who’ve been with us through the past few years, and to all our new readers who are just joining our community, welcome to the new 4P!