About D-pad Joy

Get a life – a virtual one you mean?

We always thought it was funny when people used that saying. Especially as we’re always getting lives. There’s no way you can keep going without making sure you’ve got a good stock of them right?

Anyway, that’s what D-pad Joy is all about. We play and talk video games, but more importantly, we’re proud to play and talk video games. It’s a wonderful pastime that we, and many others, hold dear in our collective hearts.

We make it our mission to focus on the little guys a bit more than others too: the game developers of tomorrow. That’s why you’ll find a dedicated indie developer directory on our site that highlights the best of them. Discover their hidden gems, you’ll be surprised at what you find.

Video games are still regularly attacked for ‘promoting violence’, ‘creating anti-social individuals’ and causing ‘mayhem in our society’ as well. None of this is true, of course. We’ll be delighted when video games are truly, and rightfully, recognised as the works of art that they are.

We’ll do everything we can to illustrate this.