Hello, and welcome to Byte-Size Impressions. I’m Michael Zupan, the founder, and I’m happy to inform you of the fact that this site is 100% independent. For the sake of transparency:
I have no affiliation with any of the major publishers or developers… and I want to keep it that way. I have zero desire to appease anyone, and keeping these companies at a distance will ensure our opinions will never be compromised.
This means we’re always experiencing the same version of the game as you are, not to mention playing under the same multiplayer conditions, as well. When we give our thumbs up or thumbs down, it’s because we either felt rewarded, or stung by the cost of entry. Instead of being shipped off to a hotel and playing a game for 3 or 5 days straight without a break (prior to launch), taking our time ensures we can get the most enjoyment out of them. We’ll play them at our leisure, and report our findings to you whenever it feels right.
As far as the site itself as concerned, I’ll never ask our audience for a single copper penny. EVER. There will never be ads, nor Paypal buttons. You’ll never see me on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Patreon, begging for money to support my video game habit. There will never be any content locked behind a pay wall, which includes a forum if the site gains a large enough following to warrant one. I’m here to help consumers gain insight and save money… asking them for anything more than the time it takes to read, watch or listen to site content would be counterproductive. “Save money by sending me some” never sounded like an attractive ‘business model’. I started this site because I’m passionate about writing, as well as the video game industry as a whole. I’m not going to charge you for something I/we do for fun.
So, when I say we’re independent, I mean it. The site may not have all the bells and whistles, but it works.
Those pleasantries aside, thank you for coming to the site, and I sincerely hope you enjoy our content and decide to visit often. The variety of content I aim to deliver has expanded a bit since the launch, and I’m hoping to provide more in the future.
Also, don’t be shy! Feel free to hit my up on Twitter so we can exchange information and play video games together! I’m currently on Xbox One AND PS4, and if you feel like a little Mario Kartin’, I’m on the Wii-U as well.
“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” -Andre Gide
Twitter – @bytesizeimp
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PSN – mzupeman
Nintendo – mzupeman
Twitch – http://www.twitch.tv/mzupeman
Gabriel Galliani – Editing Advisor – @GabrielGalliani
Gustavo Lazo – Podcast Contributor
Charlotte Cutts – Writer