Moving the Site to ColoradoPlays

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been debating whether or not to keep this site intact. The problem is I created a new site that is similar to this one but with additional themes of health and what you can do in the state of Colorado. Because some of the content is so closely related, I decided to begin moving GalaxyGamers.net to ColoradoPlays.com.

Why am I Moving?

I’m not moving the site on a whim. I spent the better part of three months debating on what to do with GalaxyGamers overall. Because of my current situation and the plans I have set in motion for a few business ventures, it is more logical to move the content than keep this site in operation.




Expanding on Gaming

ColoradoPlays has a more solid base for what I want to do with gaming in the future. Not only are we covering the digital aspect, but we’re also going to include playing for health. Part of this is because of my work with CrossingColorado.com, my health blog about my journey to reach 180 pounds.

Instead of duplicating content or trying to split up video games between GalaxyGamers and ColoradoPlays, I’ve decided to consolidate both into the one platform. I’ll still produce content for games, software and other aspects of digital entertainment, though.

For example, I want to dive more into what you can do with OBS, XSplit and other tools.

But I also want to include gamifying fitness and turning exercise into entertainment.

The Plate is Full

Another reason for moving the site is because we don’t have a lot of time to put into all of the projects that are currently going on. Between freelance writing for clients, maintaining three primary blogs and producing YouTube videos, taking on another project is simply too much to handle.

First and foremost, I need to make sure my bills are paid. And the people helping me with the blogs don’t really have a lot of time themselves for the same reason. As a result, something needs to be dropped. In this instance, it’s GalaxyGamers…but only because the content is moving.

All of my sites are after-work projects. Because they don’t provide enough money to sustain a full-time income, I still need to work as a freelance writer. Otherwise, there is no money to pay the bills. GalaxyGamers only brings in a few cents per month, so I need to subsidize the money with other projects.

Fitting a Business Dynamic

Once I hammer out some details and perhaps get some money together, there is a much bigger business plan I am focusing on. ColoradoPlays is only a smart part of that plan, but an important one. GalaxyGamers really doesn’t fit the new business aesthetic.

Originally, GalaxyGamers was an off-shoot of a corporation we had called, Galaxy Trading, Inc. It’s long since died off and I kept this site running because I enjoyed setting it up. However, it was part of a business that no longer has function. It only makes sense to let this one die off as well, but reincarnate its spirit in ColoradoPlays.

What to Expect from ColoradoPlays

I plan on developing similar content to what’s available on GalaxyGamers. The only real difference is the addition of health-minded games and activities…especially if you live in, or plan to visit, Colorado.

Let’s Plays

One of the projects we really want to get going is creating the “let’s play” content for YouTube and Twitch. These will also be available directly on the ColoradoPlays website.

We like playing games of all kinds. The problem is the computer is a bit on the aged side and cannot really support a live stream without losing a severe amount of quality. However, I am in the process of fixing all that and hope that all of us will be able to start streaming semi-regularly starting January of 2018.

More Game Reviews

I want to start diving into more game reviews as soon as possible. Unfortunately, a lot of these require a bit of an investment to buy new titles. Otherwise, we’ll wind up doing more outdated material which usually doesn’t have good performance in terms of Internet traffic.

There will undoubtedly be times when I’ll fall back on things related to older games. For example, I would love to do a “Throwback Thursday” type of thing with older consoles and computer systems. So, we’ll have to see how everything develops.

Software Reviews and How Tos

One of the things I am most excited about are software reviews and tutorials. For instance, I love using XSplit and look forward to creating more content centering around what you can do with the streaming software.

If it has to do with gaming or video production, I plan on covering it in the very near future. It’ll be a slow start until we build momentum. However, I think it’s going to be a fun adventure once the ball starts rolling down that proverbial hill.

Fun Things Around Denver

I am a Coloradan. This state has a lot of fun things to do, and I plan to bring as many as possible to the website. Remember, ColoradoPlays is going to cover more than just video games. I promote healthy and physically fun activities on the site and constantly look for something to do.

While this type of content is more centered around a single state, it’s something I believe in and fully support. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, and there is a lot you can do in Colorado to get on your feet and be active.

Lots of Charity Work

ColoradoPlays donates a portion of any income it generates to various charity groups. One in particular is Extra Life. This is a charity I’ve been a part of since 2014. Although I haven’t been able to do much for it the last couple of years, that’s all going to change once ColoradoPlays takes off.

Some of us here also want to support other groups such as Operation Supply Drop and Big Cat Rescue. In fact, we have a lot of fun ideas to help these organizations and are looking forward to putting some plans in motion.

Let’s Get Moving

So, this will probably be the last official post for GalaxyGamers.net. Although I didn’t get a lot of traffic, I am thankful for all who visit and subscribe to the push notifications. I hope you will join us at our new home on ColoradoPlays.com.

Now, I have the fun job of moving all the content from one blog to another without screwing up our SEO. Luckily, I use WordPress which makes moving so much easier.

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Michael Brockbank

I have been playing games for more than 30 years. I wouldn’t consider myself a hard-core gamer, but I have brought the pain in my day. Now that I am rounding the horn at 40, I still enjoy everything from booting up the old Commodore 64 to exploring new titles in Steam. You’re never too old to enjoy a good plot and mind-numbing graphics.

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