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!
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.
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.
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.