honestgamer

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!


AP Stylebook
October 19, 2005

Today, I picked up a copy of the AP Stylebook from the local Barnes & Noble. I did this for a number of reasons, but mostly it was so that I can win arguments. Picture this scenario:

Jim: I think you are quite wrong, Scott. Clearly, the word 'come' is used improperly in that sentence.

Scott: Pestilence!

Jim: I have no idea what you just said, or what it has to do with anything, but this matter must be resolved. Look, here's Jason!

Jason: Yes, here I am, to save the day! And look, I've brought my copy of the AP Stylebook. Clearly, Scott is wrong.

Scott: Gubernatorial.

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Nintendo DS
October 18, 2005

Nintendo DS,
Oh yes, oh yes!
You give me such glee,
When you play with me.
I hit your screen,
I know it's mean,
But you play so coy,
Like some sort of toy.

Nintendo DS,
Oh yes, oh yes!
Your screens so largess,
Look like such a mess.
I wipe you with a cloth,
I'm certainly no sloth,
But you show my fingerprints,
Like so many dents.

Nintendo DS,
Oh yes, oh yes!
I shout at you at night,
I give my wife a fright.
I blow and blow,
So how do you know,
When I've done it just right,
And the game is won?

Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS...
Okay, now I'm done.

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Mario
October 17, 2005

Run and jump
There's a
Mushroom
Run, jump, squish, stomp!
A Koopa!

Vibrant rainbows
Chasing clams
Peach is pretty in pink
Koopa, koopa, koopa!
It burns, fire from a
Flower
Sad, happy, bottomless pit

Mario!

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Random thoughts...
October 16, 2005

Do you ever find yourself just randomly thinking about some spot in a game you haven't played in awhile? I did this morning. Suddenly, out of nowhere, an image sprang to mind.

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Coding, coding, coding...
October 15, 2005

Well, I meant to spend tonight playing a game. I really should have. But I had promised someone I would do some quick coding on the front page of the site. Basically, staff members review enough games now that reviews for new games are sometimes pushed off the page by reviews for barely older games. For example, a review of a game released last week might disappear, replaced by a review for a game released a year ago!

To fix that, I've set it so that the top two lines of staff reviews only list reviews for games released within the last 6 months, while the bottom line now is reserved for anything beyond that, regardless of system. A two-year-old PS2 game review will now appear there, for example.

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My First Entry
October 13, 2005

It took around 30 or 40 hours of intense coding, but I can finally say that the HonestGamers blogs are up and running. Looking at my work thus far, I'm pretty happy with the results. Users can add friends and enemies (yipe!) to their lists, then decide who can see what when browsing blogs.

Of course, there are other blog systems out there that still have the advantage, but I'm pretty happy with the progress thus far. In the days ahead, around game time (after all, I have to play games too!), I hope to add the usual features you'd expect. For example, I want to make it so that you can click a single link to view the entries your friends and/or enemies have most recently made. You know, like you can on LiveJournal.

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