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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!


Blazers and Star Ocean
November 30, 2008

Last night, I stayed up until 4AM. This morning, my wife woke me a bit before noon to let me know that I was about to miss a Blazers game. I'd mentioned wanting to watch more of those this season, since I like basketball but haven't actually watched a full televised game since... wow, since getting married!

Anyway, it was a good game to watch. Blazers took an early lead over the Pistons and at one point led by 14 points in the first quarter, but then the Pistons brought in their bench players and started to make things more competitive. There were two points in the game where the Pistons actually led. Neither point was at the end of the game, where the Blazers led by 11 points.

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System updates suck
November 18, 2008

I'm so tired of system updates, particularly on the PSP. That system just doesn't see many new game releases. It's mostly just multi-platform stuff that almost no one cares about or maybe a game or two a month that anyone gives a fig about.

This month, that game is Star Ocean: First Departure. I've had it for a bit, but tonight I finally took it out of the shrink wrap and settled down to enjoy playing it.

Then I discovered that my wife had been using the PSP and had let the battery die. So I found where she left the charger, plugged it in next to my bed--where I was going to play it, because that's what handheld systems are for--and turned on the power. After resetting date and time, the game started to load.

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Legal stuff of interest
November 12, 2008

There's an interesting news article here relating to Batman and legal actions apparently being brought against the filmmakers:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081112/en_movies_eo/68391;_ylt=AoRE...

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How did you spend your last 6 hours?
November 11, 2008

I spent mine working on the site. The result is 18 news articles (many of them with accompanying cover art submitted today, and sometimes screenshots) and a new review for Fable II. Not bad for 6 hours of work, eh?

Now I need to get ready for my real job. This is one of those evenings where I'm almost looking forward to it, just because my brain is fried from all of the work I did on the site. Tuesdays are always that way, the busiest day of nearly any given week. I'm glad this one is essentially behind me...

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Introspection on the brink of 10 years...
October 21, 2008

In just a few short weeks, HonestGamers will be celebrating ten full years of existence. That's long enough that I was still single, still a teenager and fresh out of high school when the site was first conceived. It's a third of the time I've spent on this strange planet.

That's sobering, to think that for nearly 10 years, I've been crouched over one keyboard or another, coding and re-coding the site and writing little notes about how things are growing and improving and how the future is bright and cheery.

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My reviews in September, the complete list
October 06, 2008

This September, I reviewed... nothing.

You might think to yourself, "But that can't be! Surely he wouldn't go a whole month without reviewing a game!"

It's no lie, though. I did indeed go that long without posting a review here... or anywhere else, actually. So, just what did I do with September, and when will this disturbing trend end?

September was the month in which I wrote a FAQ for Infinite Undiscovery, which is exclusive to this site and to IGN. Nice, huh? It's a hefty document and was quite the undertaking, sucking a bunch of my free time but at least producing a really good file.

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In order of preference...
October 06, 2008

...your favorite Britney Spears CDs?

For me it would be:

1 > 2 > 4 > 5 > 3

Who else agrees?

But seriously, I usually enjoy her albums pretty well. There's some really good stuff on there. I know that her voice isn't the best in the biz, but I like it. I know that the beats and such in her songs aren't mind-numbingly complex, but that's okay. She usually does a good job as an entertainer.

I have high hopes that her sixth album--due in September and of course not counting the "Greatest Hits" one--will be a return to form for her. The fifth album, "Blackout," isn't bad but it's also not particularly memorable on a song-by-song basis.

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