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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!


Movie Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
April 21, 2008

Though I just recently moved to the Oregon Coast (and thus live quite close to Depoe Bay where it was filmed), I hadn't sat down to watch "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in, well... ever. Still, I'd heard good things and I figured I owed it to myself to watch it. Of course, I was right.

Jack Nicholson isn't an actor I usually think much of. Maybe I've just seen the wrong movies. He plays in interesting films and I never hate his performance. It's just that he always seems to portray such outlandish characters. I start to wonder if he can play 'normal' at some point. If I was hoping to see that side of him tonight, though, certainly I picked the wrong movie. His character in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is crazy.

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HonestGamers.co.uk
April 20, 2008

I've set things up so that UK users can access the site through HonestGamers.co.uk and find the site more closely tailored to their regions.

For example, game profile pages will now display content relating to the UK by default, rather than the US. And of course, the URL reflects the UK location. Also, I will gradually be setting things up so that '(Import)' doesn't appear next to game profiles outside of North American releases.

HonestGamers is really a multi-nation site, and I hope that this change will reflect that and encourage more people from throughout the world to sample our content.

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A few things...
April 15, 2008

Site servers are such a pain. I spent something like 100 hours over the course of the last week. Finally, the move is all but complete. A few minor issues people pointed to have been fixed, the site is on the new server and running quickly and mentally... I am drained.

As such, I really enjoyed the video I'm about to embed in this post more than I may have otherwise. One note: if you start to watch and find yourself offended, please sit through two drawings before deciding if you're really offended. It's an awesome video that really showcases an amazing artist.

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Movie Review: Pulp Fiction
April 14, 2008

This fact is going to make some of you scratch your heads, but I'll say it anyway: until last week, I had never seen "Pulp Fiction." I know that's incredible, what with me being a heterosexual male over 20, but there you have it.

Finally, the hype got to me. I think I've mentioned that I'm going through the list of top movies ever made on IMDB, and it came time to view "Pulp Fiction."

I waited until the perfect time to watch the movie, I'd say, because I really enjoyed it. Mostly, that's because I really appreciated the characters.

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On drama and disappearances...
March 20, 2008

There has been some discussion about recent site events over the past few month, in particular the disappearance of two key staff members. I feel it appropriate to share my thoughts on the subject, because of course it affects me just like it does the rest of you and I wouldn't want anyone to think otherwise.

First, I should note that despite recent growth, HonestGamers is still a small enough site--particularly in terms of regular users--that losing some of its most valued contributors hurts a lot. I don't see that ever changing, even if we have a million users coming thruogh daily.

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Movie Review: Running Scared
March 17, 2008

If I remember anything about "Running Scared" a year or two from now, I hope I remember that it was the worst movie I've seen this millenium and that I should stay far, far away from it for the rest of my life. It's incredible, really. I didn't think major Hollywood studios still made movies this spectacularly bad. It turns out that they do. They really do.

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Movie Review: Absolute Power
March 02, 2008

There's something about Clint Eastwood. I watch him on-screen and I can't help but care about the characters he portrays. Perhaps it's the way he makes everything look so effortless.

That's what he does in "Absolute Power," a movie in which he starred (and a film he also directed). Taken from what I have every confidence was a best-selling novel, the movie tells the story of an aging thief, estranged from his daughter and about to pull a big heist. Then the night of the event has arrived and he's on the job. Everything is going great... until some serious crap goes down. Suddenly, he's an accidental witness to a murder committed by the President himself. Suddenly he's the annoying fly in the ointment that prevents the cover-up from being perfect.

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