Gamers of Ars, we’ve got a small side quest for you today! Before diving back into your favorite loot‘n’shoot, would you help us demonstrate to the gaming industry—and to the LVL40 bosses at Condé Nast—that Ars Technica is home to a serious gaming community?
Gaming companies love to spend their marketing budgets on “endemic” websites, meaning "games-only" pubs. They think these are where real "gamers" hang out. But we all know that's not the full story; many of these sites just offer ad-spam walkthroughs written for people who wouldn't try solving an Uncharted puzzle on their own. They've got their place, but those are not the only game sites in town.
So we’re asking you to share—totally anonymously!—a bit about your gaming habits by taking the survey below. The idea is to take this—again, totally anonymous!—data to game companies, slap it down on the table and say, “Look, Ars has loads of real gamers, and frankly, they’re more discerning, more influential, and more active than you can imagine.”