NEWB – A term used to describe a inexperienced gamer/person/etc. Unlike a noob, a newb is someone who actually wants to get better.

This is the story of one man’s dream to create a site that didn’t opt for the elitism you find on other gaming related sites. After all, just because we want to know more about what’s going on in the video game world, doesn’t mean that we know everything about the video game world.

In 2009, I decided that there should be a place where people can enjoy gaming news and reviews without feeling excluded because they’re “newbs”.  He started a small blog on wordpress and invited like-minded gamers with a flair for writing to join him.  The blog went from strength to strength, expanding beyond its initial home on wordpress.com and growing into a successful video game website, boasting tens of thousands of unique visitors a day.

Although there was no Yoko, the band began to split up and eventually newbreview.com was put to rest in 2014.

So my name is Steve Garrett, I used to go by the username “kamiza”.  I’m in my early 40’s, I’m married with two teenage daughters.  I have a very intense, stressful job with a major UK airline, so you can probably understand the need to have some outlet for stress.  I teach Judo and study Brazilian Jujitsu, I’ve been on the mat for nearly 35 years and fighting is my first passion.  Unfortunately over 3 decades of martial arts have taken its toll, so I can’t roll with the same intensity that I used to.  So although Judo and BJJ are a great stress relief, I find myself turning back to my playstation for respite.  I’ve missed writing about games, so I thought I would rekindle the newbreview, in a much more relaxed format.

So here we are.  newbreview on wordpress is NOT going to be the newbreview.com of a few years ago.  It’s going to be more relaxed, general musings about games and other pop-culture stuff.  You’ll probably hate it but I’m not doing it for you.  I’m doing it for me.  No offense or anything 😉

If you want to get in touch, @newbreview on twitter or @stevegarrett75

You can also find me on psn – kamiza989