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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!


Final Fantasy XIII and New Moon
March 19, 2010

I just woke up today because I didn't go to sleep until 9 this morning because I was playing Final Fantasy XIII. I've finally beaten it. Me on 6 hours of sleep is not a pretty sight, though, and of course it would be ridiculous to go back to sleep at 3 in the afternoon. I don't quite think I could.

I really enjoyed most of the last 15 or 20 hours of the game, though I was rushing through in "gotta review this" mode so some of it went less well than it would have if I took my time to just enjoy some of the spectacular stuff that happens and some of the cool places that I got to explore. I really like the game as a whole and I'm settling on an angle for a review that will likely go live at some point over the weekend, but I haven't sat down to actually write anything just yet.

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A video that simply must be seen, a writing update
March 08, 2010

This is a video that every politcally minded American should watch, so I hope that I can count on each of you to do so:


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My book the cheapest you'll ever find it
March 07, 2010

Powell's is offering a used copy of "Defiant Light" for less than $6.00 right now. Some other seller is, too. If you've been thinking "Wow, I really need to pick up Jason's book one of these decades," I figure that's about as little as you'd pay for it unless I pay a bunch of money to get some copies from Xlibris and then give them away on the site one of these years. Why wait, though? Go here:

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It Happened One Infinity Ward, a play by Jason Venter
March 02, 2010

Bobby Kotick, Vince Zampella and Jason West are in a large board room. A long table runs down the center and double doors allow admittance to one side. There is a fish tank along one side of the wall with a single goldfish and a popcorn stand is positioned in one corner for reasons unknown. Kotick is seated at a large, throne-like chair at the far end of the room. West and Zampella are seated next to one another at the far end of the table. Kotick has a cup of coffee. Zampella and West do not. Kotick also has a handheld radio by his side.

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Expanding our audience one directory at a time
February 10, 2010

Well, work continues to spread awareness of the HonestGamers site. I just got word today that we're finally listed on the AllTop directory, under its Gaming session. The big secret about directories is that even if we don't get a lot of hits from traffic on a specific directory, those directories are edited by hand and thus a link means a lot more to sites like Google as they evaluate the value of our content.

You can now find links on the Alltop site to our latest staff reviews, updated courtesy of the RSS feed that I put into place sometime back. There are a few other RSS aggregation sites that are now posting the same stuff, meaning that when we post interesting new content, more people than ever will see it.

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A Color-Based Personality Test That Works? No way? Yes way!
February 08, 2010

I just took an online color test that was supposed to determine my personality. When I got to the end of the test, which took about a minute to complete and involved nothing more than picking favored colors from a few charts, I was stunned by the psychological report that displayed. It summed me and my interests up to an astounding degree.

I'd be interested in seeing how some of you feel after taking the test. You can find it here:

http://www.careerpath.com/career-tests/colorcareercounselor.aspx

By the way, here's a listing of the jobs that this test told me would probably be a good fit for me based on nothing more than the colors that I chose:

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Trauma Team is looking pretty interesting...
January 28, 2010

This won't appear obviously on the front page, so I'm linking it here:

http://www.honestgamers.com/previews/80/Trauma-Team.html

The above leads to my impressions of Trauma Team following a second Atlus demonstration for the press. The Forensics mode was demonstrated and I have to say... it's looking pretty sweet. If you were interested in past Trauma Center games or in the Phoenix Wright games, you would do well to read up on all of my coverage of this newest game (and to watch some of the videos).

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