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!
So, here's a tragic bit of news that happened in Europe:
It's food for thought, at least. Even if you think it's all fun and games when you berate someone on an Internet forum, baiting them because you find their reaction so humorous, sometimes the person on the other end is really upset about it. Sometimes, he's so upset that he'll do... something unfathomable.
Check out an interesting article here.
The gist is that Congress is looking to pass bills that would require sites like eBay and craigslist to keep records on its users and share that information with Congress to assist with investigations of organized retail crime.
Well, I just beat Infinite Undiscovery. And since I've been writing as I went, that means that the big obvious stuff for my FAQ is now complete.
The game has a ton of smaller stuff too, though, little details that sneak up on a person and surprise you with their quantity. There's a lot of depth just below the surface and that's what's making it so difficult to write this FAQ.
So, the Xbox 360 poll on the site has had some results that I consider interesting. First, we're over 220 total votes now, which means that we've extended beyond our close-knit community audience to more infrequent visitors.
Secondly, the results show that more than 40% of those users don't own an Xbox 360. Of the remainder that do, 3% sold them some time ago. So there's about 54% of the site's users that have Xbox 360 consoles and play them with any real frequency at all.
Now, of that 54%, just under half have never had the Red Rings of Death experience. That means that over half of the HonestGamers users who own and use Xbox 360 consoles have experienced the issue, with about half of that number experiencing it more than once!
I've been doing a lot of work lately related to the site and to games in general, but I'm not sure it shows. So here's a quick recap:
* Updated site so that press releases can now be posted directly (after formatting modifications, of course, since many press releases come in a format that's not suitable for web publishing).
* Averaging 8 to 10 news stories posted every weekday.
* Working on and have nearly finished an in-depth FAQ/Walkthrough for Infinite Undiscovery, an Xbox 360 RPG title.
* Adding game profiles to the database, and screenshots and some cover art.
So, I'm watching more episodes of "Burn Notice" on hulu.com, finishing up the first season and loving every minute of it. The footage is sponsored (the two episodes I've seen tonight) by "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist," a PG-13 movie that has a plot about like a million before it: guy gets dumped by self-absorbed hottie, hooks up with crazy chick against his will, falls for crazy chick. I haven't seen more than the trailers and I can pretty much guess the ending.
Tonight I saw an amusing little commercial on television that included a link to SilenceYourRooster.com.
The commercial is actually for a product called AmbienCR, which you may have heard of. It helps you to sleep more soundly at night so that you don't wake up before you're rested (I hate waking up in the middle of the night because of a noise or whatever, but thankfully I generally sleep through almost anything).
Anyway, you can view the full assortment of 15-second clips right here if you want to see some funny little ads. They're not as clever as the Geico ones (sometimes) are, perhaps, but they amused me.