I wanted to take a moment to share some news that I think is great for Death by Beta and therefore also great for our readers. As many of you know, the majority of DBB’s content creators have gone on to other things leaving only me to run the website and Nick to help out with the social media. Well, good news on that front because Death by Beta now has a new contributor, Philip, who is actually a real live web developer! This is huge thumbs up for DBB because it means that once again there will be more than one person helping to push it forward.
I won’t go into many details about how Phil came to join DBB, but briefly he and I met through one of my hobbies. Both Phil and I are guitarists and bassists, and while performing together one day for musical event we got to chatting about games and websites. As it turns out, Phil is passionate not only about web development but also about gaming, and he was excited to start helping out with DBB. Huzzah!
You will probably already have noticed some subtle and not so subtle changes to the website, including some new ads. A recent opportunity emerged to partner with another site in order to help support DBB. While I have always tried to keep DBB ad free, Phil has convinced me that it is time for the site to grow up a little bit and sustain itself. With his help and this new ad opportunity, I think we can do that.
Phil coming on board means that I can concentrate my time on just reporting the news and not have to worry about maintaining the site. You will very likely also see posts from Phil directly as time go along.
Welcome to Death by Beta, Phil! I that everyone’s experience using the site will be made better by this push forward!