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About Me:

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!


You are always on my mind (an ode to retro game coverage)
June 25, 2010

I've been thinking a lot lately about retro game coverage and how much I like it. Current games are great. I really believe that. There's exciting new stuff nearly every week, and certainly I can't remember the last time that a month passed and I didn't see two or three titles that seemed like they'd make a nice addition to my growing collection of games. Yet for all of the strengths that gaming currently has, there's a part of me that can't forget retro gaming.

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How useful is sensitivity on a d-pad?
June 24, 2010

I was having an AIM conversation with someone today and I finally figured out a way to put into words just what it is that I hate so much about the d-pad on the Xbox 360 controller: it's too sensitive.

Now, I know that such a comment leaves some people scratching their heads. Isn't sensitivity on a controller supposed to be a good thing? The theory is that you can press the button slightly and your plane will bank only slightly left or right. You can nudge the controller at 93 degrees and it'll go at 93 degrees, not 91 and not 92 or 94 or 95. That's good, right?

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1080P is great and all, but so not a Sony thing...
June 23, 2010

I continue to be baffled (and a little amused, I'll admit) by Sony's support for 1080P. On the one hand you have Blu-Ray, which is pretty terrific. I really enjoy the format. I also like that the PlayStation 3 supports it and has made it such a success. It's great that the PS3 has 1080P support. You just hook up an HDMI cable and go, a real blessing for me now that I have an HD television that I've been enjoying for... almost a year. Wow, has it really been that long?

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VideoCritics enters beta phase
June 13, 2010

In my efforts to pretend that VideoCritics.net is a game in development, I am now announcing that the site is in 'beta' mode. Users can register, post on the forums, contribute content and browse the site, while staff members can approve content and moderate on the forums as necessary. There aren't many listings in the database and there likely won't be for awhile, but I encourage you all to head over to the site and to use it as you normally would. There's a forum where you can report any errors you encounter and the like. Activity will be minimal at this point because, although Google somehow picked up the site and has spidered pages, for the most part no one but this community knows that the site even exists. I'm hoping that you all can help me catch any of the biggest issues befor

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O.K. Computer is very good...
June 08, 2010

I can imagine myself listening to it again a few times, at least. I look forward to it, even.

Yes, I picked it up at work this evening. There was only one copy left and I didn't want to be stuck ordering it later if I wanted to give it a listen. I've now purchased both studio albums that the store where I work carries. They have three copies of a "Greatest Hits" CD, but I've always been the sort that prefers to avoid those in favor of the more comprehensive full-album experience. Some of my favorite songs from bands I like never make it to radio and "Greatest Hits" collections, after all...

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In Rainbows, Picross 3D and the Team Tournament
June 04, 2010

Well, I finally broke down and decided to try giving Radiohead a listen. The album that I chose was "In Rainbows" because it's their newest--and therefore represents the band's current sound and not some ideal that fans fell in love with but which is no longer true--and because I respect the experiment that they tried with its release.

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Congrats to Lewis!
June 02, 2010

Lewis has a brand new gig. He's not saying what, only that it's at a "brilliant" site and such, which leads me to guess Eurogamer or Rock, Scissors, Shotgun. In any event, it'll do well enough for him that he's hanging up his hat over at Resolution. He'll still be freelancing, so maybe someday that'll even mean more work here. I do hope to be able to pay freelancers in the future, after all. You can find his full post here:

http://lewisdenby.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/moving-on/

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