I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
It's a top 10 with disclaimers.
Way back when, you probably had a good chance of playing every great game released during a calendar year. Back then, there were maybe 10 hot titles for any one system, and there were maybe three systems worth following. So if you had a fair bit of money and some time (less time, even, since a lot of those old games were quite short), you could stay on top of things.
2015 is different. There are dozens of new games released every week, and a lot of them are really big, time-consuming affairs. You have to take a smart approach. You have to decide to skip some games, maybe even potentially great ones, because there's just not enough time. You promise yourself you'll get back to them, but you know you're lying.
If you've played through Her Story, let's talk about the case...
I finally played through Her Story, and you can find my review right here. The short version is that I liked the game a lot.
THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILER DISCUSSION, AND SO MIGHT ANY REPLIES, AS THE TITLE SUGGESTS. READ NO FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T YET PLAYED THE GAME!
An overview on boring topics along those lines, for anyone who wonders about such things...
Today, I submitted a review for The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure on Wii U. I had been interested in the game ever since it was announced. PR sent an email giving people the chance to request a review copy, which I did. But I never heard back, so recently I finally just bought it with a discount from my wife's employer. Then I played through it while the site was down and I couldn't edit reviews like I had intended.
Head here to sample my courses or to list yours.
Super Mario Maker is a lot of fun, and the more time you spend with it, the better you'll get at designing new courses... at least in theory.
Unfortunately, with so many people building courses (and with a lot of them representing early efforts that aren't a lot of fun to play), there are necessary limits to how many courses an individual can upload. Until you earn a lot of "favorites" from other people who play through your courses, you won't be able to upload more than 10 courses.
Join me as I build my own little Super Mario Bros.
This post is outdated. I've since deleted most of the courses to make room for newer ones built after I had more tools available and more experience. Sorry!
If you have Super Mario Maker, let me just take a moment to invite you to come along with me on a brand new Mario adventure... made by me! Whether my desire lasts longer than this weekend or not, we shall see!
Nintendo has a new direction to point would-be game designers, provided they have a Wii U.
As I have written previously, my younger self was a passionate gamer who thought he might want to grow up to design games. I even went so far as to submit a game design proposal for "Super Mario Bros. 4" to the folks at Nintendo of America, but they rejected it. They were very kind about it, at least.
In the form rejection letter, the representative noted: "Every game we make takes a substantial investment of both time and money. In fact, creating a game as complex as Super Mario Bros. 3 can require years and involve the talents of complete teams of planners, artists and programmers."
Yup, I'm posting the list again so that I can more conveniently access it, and so you can too, if it's of interest to you.
Some time ago, I put together a list of the 100 NES games I would most like to see staff and freelancers cover on the site. The idea at the time was that eventually, I might have money to pay people to cover these titles, so I was just giving everyone a sneak peak.
That list is as follows:
001. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonstrike
002. Adventure Island III
Adventures of Lolo 2 (joethedestroyer covered it)
004. Adventures of Lolo 3
005. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
006. Alfred Chicken
007. Bad Dudes
008. The Bard's Tale
010. Baseball Stars
012. Batman: Return of the Joker
013. Contra Force
014. Cowboy Kid
015. Fist of the North Star
016. Gilligan's Island
017. Ikari III: The Rescue
Ikari Warriors (sashanan covered it)