Gamewise is a leading online destination for the creation and sharing of user-created video game knowledge and discussion. Launched to the public in January 2013, Gamewise offers a searchable database of more than 45,000 games and more than 125,000 gaming-related entities created and edited by the Gamewise user community.
The Wise Platform at the heart of Gamewise has three core features:
Rate & Discover
Gamewise helps gamers to find and share games they love. Our recommendation algorithm looks at the user's games and ratings and helps them find other games based on what fellow Gamewise users with similar tastes enjoyed.
Brainwaves - Social Discussion and Sharing
Brainwaves is a flexible publishing system for the sharing of social content. Users can create anything from a simple 140-character thought to a full article and publish to their followers.
Database - The Collaborative Creation of Rich, Long-Lasting Content
Many minds are better than one. Gamewise provides a collaborative publishing platform on which anyone can share their passion and knowledge and in the process satisfy the curiosity of everyone else. The Gamewise contribution community is connected through a desire to create, collaborate, inform and learn. See the Contribution Guide for more info.
Gamewise is free to join for all users. Signing up is simple - just enter your username, password and email address or use Facebook for a simple one-step sign up and to connect your Gamewise account to your Facebook account.
The first step once signing up is to rate games that you have played - this allows Gamewise to learn about your tastes and recommend new games for you to try and build your personalised Brainwave feed so you are only being shown content that will be of interest to you.
Building Your Network
Once Gamewise has learned about your interests, we will recommend and follow similar users to you along with friends from Facebook or other services who are already using Gamewise. Brainwaves from these users and any others you follow will also be pushed into your personalised Brainwave feed.
After the sign up process has completed, you will be returned to your dashboard where you can see your personalised Brainwave feed and recent updates for gaming entities you are interested in. From the dashboard you can navigate the four main areas of the site - Discover, Brainwaves, Contributions and Browse where you can explore and get involved.
A dedicated team of administrators and moderators help Gamewise to run smoothly:
Brandon is a second generation gamer who got his start in gaming advice with Pokemon Red/Blue way back in fifth grade. With nearly 24 years of gaming experience, he has spent time writing at GameFAQs and even started up his own site before crossing paths with Gamewise. Today, Brandon is engaged to a wonderful woman (Nicole) who puts up with his crazy gaming habits and is joined by his two cats (Sammy and Muffin) on his many crazy gaming adventures.
As the Contributions Manager for Gamewise, Brandon is constantly searching for the best information, writers and guides to keep you well informed about your favorite games. You can contact Brandon directly at brandon [@] gamewise.co
Born and raised in the United States, Jarrod was fascinated by video games from the age of 4 starting with the NES and Super Mario Bros and continuing until after finishing high school when he started writing walkthroughs for GameFAQs - his first guide being for Ratchet & Clank. Jarrod was always fascinated with the details of a game, wanting to chronicle them and help out other people playing games and in 2012 Jarrod joined Gamewise as a senior walkthrough writer. Jarrod enjoys drawing, reading manga and listening to all types of music in his spare time.
Craig is a law and politics graduate from the UK who somehow found his way into the media side of the gaming industry. As well as being a member of the Gamewise staff, he is Editor-in-Chief of gaming blog gamrReview. He lists StarCraft: Brood War, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Shadow of the Colossus, The Orange Box (in particular Portal), Mirror’s Edge and Race Driver: GRID as his favourite games.