Extreme Gamer

Extreme Gamer is an independent videogame website based out of Niagara Falls, Ontario dedicated to reviews, features stories and generalized content on the videogame industry. The site was founded in 2003 by Christian Boutilier ('Downtown Jimmy'), a veteran videogame journalist. Nearly eight years old, Extreme Gamer remains one of the longest running, independent videogame websites in the world.

Extreme Gamer
Type of site
Video game news/reviews
Created byChristian Boutilier
Current statusActive

Extreme Gamer is currently one of a handful of videogame web sites based and intended for Canadian audiences, with nearly two thirds of its readership originating from this country. In particular, the majority of Extreme Gamer readership originates from British Columbia and its physical headquarters of Southern Ontario.[1]

The site, while Canada-based, endorses a global perspective on the industry, and is staffed by writers from across the United States, England, Canada and Australia. According to the site information page, the average industry familiarity of Extreme Gamer voluntary staffers is over fifteen years each.

Originally an Xbox only site, Extreme Gamer now features content on every gaming console. The site recently surpassed its 800th piece of original content, with its reviews factored into overall GameRankings and Metacritic review formulas. Moreover, Extreme Gamer's scoring criteria features a unique ‘Mojo’ component, one subjectively intended to gauge a title's contributions to overall genre plus console offerings to date. As of November 5, 2010, the average score given to games is 76%, which is 3.2% higher than the industry average for the games reviewed.[2] The site is also referenced by other media outlets, game publishers and developers, entertainment companies such as Digital Extremes,[3] Bethesda Softworks,[4] THQ,[5] Bioware,[6] NIS America,[7] Giant Bomb, and[8] WWE.[9]


  1. ^ "Extremegamer.ca Site Info". Alexa.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Extreme Gamer Profile at". Metacritic.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Evolution Engine". Digital Extremes. Archived from the original on April 14, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Fallout: Welcome to the Official Site". Fallout.bethsoft.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  5. ^ "Home | THQ Nordic GMBH".
  6. ^ "knights_old_republic Games". BioWare. Archived from the original on January 1, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  7. ^ "NIS America, Inc. – News/Articles". Nisamerica.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "Lost Odyssey (video game)". Giantbomb.com. February 12, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  9. ^ http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/sdvsraw2010/exclusives/reviews

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