As a web entity, The Armchair Empire was established in 2000 after an idea for a call-in radio show soured. With a focus on "All Things Gaming" the site set out to cover not only video games but items on the periphery, items related to gaming like action figures and anime. There was also a drive to present wholly original content in the form of feature interviews and editorials.
The focus of The Armchair Empire remained the same, only the format and look have changed over it's 15 year history. The site was included on Metacritic and Gamerankings for aggregated review scores. Well, it was until...
Most of the staff were with The Armchair Empire for more than ten years, a core of dedicated writers and gamers that bettered themselves and their writing style through their many articles. Much of The Armchair Empire's longevity had to do with they staying power of it's writers.
On May 22, 2012 the Armchair Empire entered its new stage of evolution with The Armchair Empire - Infinite (ae-infinite.com), a blog format that allows faster posting of articles, integration of social media features, and more reader interaction. The site also has strong ties to our YouTube channel.
At 11:59pm on June 30, 2015 -- almost 15 years to the day that it was born as an idea -- The Armchair Empire (previously located at www.armchairempire.com) was shuttered and the writers scattered to the four winds. For a full explanation it's best to read "...and Thanks for All The Fish!"
The Armchair Empire Infinite lives on under the countenance of Jeff Nash, one of the co-founders of the Armchair Empire.
"The Propaganda Machine" is a writing outlet for co-founder and head writer, Aaron Simmer. Any views expressed are his own and do not reflect those of his employer or the other writers at The Armchair Empire.
At least most of the time...