UK gamer advocacy group Gamers’ Voice is looking to expand its base of volunteers and has put out a call to UK gamers who might be interested.
Gamers’ Voice was the creation of MP Tom Watson in late 2009 as a response to negative criticism of games and gamers in UK media. Since its start as a small facebook group it’s become a pretty proactive force, running a “Parliament Games Day” earlier this month, and this week filing an official complaint against Activision for its treatment of UK consumers with a buggy COD: Black Ops on PC and PS3.
Their list of requirements for Volunteers is pretty simple: have free time, be a gamer (of any skill), work well with people and be able to use Skype. Now, I don’t know about you but someone who has free time, enjoys games, is a team player and can use a headset strikes me as a description for most gamers out there; so they’re not asking for much. If you also have web design, graphic design or writing/reporting skills they especially want to hear from you.
Personally, I can’t help out, though I’d love to. My free time is eaten up by studies and other things, including Press X or Die. But I’m doing my bit here by hopefully getting the word out to those who would be interested and available. If you want to help push forward gaming and gamers within the UK as part of a united front with what seems to be growing political clout, then this could be for you. Spread the word.