Our Mission

Editor’s note: Please be aware the site is undergoing maintenance due to an identity crisis (see the history section below) and will be kind of a mess for a few weeks. Thank you for baring with us.

Sac City Gamer is run by Daniel Wilson and sometimes features contributions from a very small group of journalists from the Sacramento region. We do this on an unpaid, volunteer basis as a way to pad our portfolios with more published work and to help market ourselves to potential employers as well as provide gamers with the news and information they crave.

Unfortunately, we cannot cover everything going on in the gaming world, but we do our best to cover the most important news. Our main focus is on the gaming community in the Sacramento area.

The site adheres to journalistic standards, including Associated Press style and the SPJ code of journalistic ethics. However, we sometimes write in an informal manner that is custom to SCG.

The Sac City Gamer reporters aim to be as unbiased as possible in our news coverage. The opinion articles, reviews and lists represent the opinion of the individual writer and don’t necessarily reflect the opinion of the website.

We encourage you, the viewer, to give us your opinion as well via the comments section, our Facebook page and on Twitter. We are also working to better utilize Twitch, YouTube and Instagram.

If you’d like to get involved with Sac City Gamer (you don’t have to be from the Sacramento area, but it is preferred if you want to do more than just cover general gaming), please contact us. We are also looking for a designer and possibly someone with a background in marketing and SEO.


Sac City Gamer was established on October 11, 2012 by Daniel Wilson as a personal blog. It quickly grew into much more than just a blog as Daniel and the site’s first contributor, Michael Jones, began covering news, reviewing games and more.

On January 2, 2016, the website adopted a new name, Shortcut Gamer, to help expand to viewers and content beyond the Sacramento area while maintaining the SCG acronym and adopting the moniker that the site was the “fastest route to gaming news, reviews and more”.

Unfortunately, the new name and format did not help attract viewers as well as the site’s founder had hoped. It also was very difficult for a small staff, usually consisting of one person, to cover enough of the gaming industry to live up to such an ambitious moniker.

So, on May 25, 2017, the site’s founder Daniel Wilson decided to return it to its roots and once again call it Sac City Gamer. SCG’s identity crisis was over once and for all and no longer did it have to wander the fields of Hyrule searching for its true meaning.

Along with the reboot came a renewed focus on the local connection. Sac City Gamer is now more dedicated to the Sacramento region than ever before, but also welcomes gamers from around the world to see why Sacramento has the best gamers in the industry. Plus, we cover the most important gaming news and industry events as well as review games and write fun feature articles.

So, bookmark SCG today and be a part of something special. Even if you’re not from Sacramento, there’s plenty of great content here for every gamer!


Daniel Wilson (Founder/Owner, Editor-in-Chief)


Michael Jones (Opinions/Reviews/Site text) (past)

Callib Carver (Reviews) (past)


Sac City Gamer is working to expand. Please donate a few dollars to help us with our goal of making SCG one of the best video gaming websites on the Internet.



Unless otherwise specified, all content on this website:

© 2011-2017 Sac City Gamer and/or Shortcut Gamer under the acronym SCG.

Reproduction of anything from this website without permission from Daniel Wilson or the content’s respective owner(s) is strictly prohibited. Any violations will be taken seriously and legal action will be pursued. Any images on this site that are not owned by Shortcut Gamer are used under fair-use laws and will be removed upon request by their respective owners.

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