Welcome to Video Game Deep Cuts on Substack!

We're back, with new plans galore.

Hey, I’m Simon, and I spend MANY hours every week producing Video Game Deep Cuts, a weekly newsletter that features the best longer-form articles & videos you might have missed about the state, future, & history of video games.

Welcome to the rebooted version of VGDC on up-and-coming subscription newsletter platform Substack!

The existing newsletter - here’s the latest one - is a ‘best of the Web’ for video game culture, and has thousands of weekly subscribers and almost 200 editions from its previous home on Tinyletter.

I’m a video game industry veteran who has worked as a game developer (at Atari & Eidos), helped to run the massive Independent Games Festival, GDC events & Gamasutra, & advise hit indie game publisher No More Robots. And I truly love games & game culture!

Your newsletter!

If you’ve signed up for this newsletter (or you subscribed before I moved to Substack), you’ll still get my regular weekly email with 20+ links & commentary on the best game writing & videos of the week. All good.

(I have plans to level it up further over the coming weeks and months with new layout and stylings. But I’m skipping this week’s edition due to the Substack launch - look for it next weekend!)

We’re also adding new content every month, including a regular new ‘All Time Greats’ newsletter. This features some of the best game writing & videos of all time, handpicked & commentated on by notable game developers, critics, and figures.