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July 23, 2011

I hope that very soon, you'll see my review output increase.

As you may or may not know (most of you should know by now), I now work from home. That's how I make my money. I'm a freelancer and I write guides and reviews for meager pay but at least it's work I mostly enjoy. However, I've been filling a lot of time between assignments with Facebook social games.

This is stupid, of course. While Facebook social games aren't horrible, if you find the right ones, they're also not especially good compared to the many retro games I could be playing instead, or even a lot of the new releases that come through my apartment. So I plan to put more time into those--or into just chilling and watching movies and such--and less time into Facebook games.

I still have other things that I'll be doing on social media (specifically Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Empire Avenue), but I also hope to cut my time back there so that I have still more time to play the games I love and write about them. This has been a long time coming.

I won't be giving up Facebook games entirely, though; if you haven't tried it yet, you really ought to give Civilization World a shot. It's a blast and different from Zynga's stuff. Also, Little Cave Story from EA is a lot of fun, really quirky and old school.

Anyway, I'm feeling very good about this decision despite only making it a little while ago. Maybe I'll even write more fiction now instead of spending all my time crossing my fingers and hoping that someone joins my fake bank so that I only have to get 7 more friends to join and can then level my bank up to level 2 and do it all over again...

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JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - July 23, 2011 (01:08 AM)
I got addicted to those stupid games once. They're like the gaming equivalent of junk food.
overdrive overdrive - July 23, 2011 (08:41 AM)
I've never played a Facebook game. At home, I'm always playing something else and I don't know how keen work would be if I spent an afternoon dicking around with one of them. Especially now, since our office is in a more open room. When my cubicle was secluded, I had emulators and roms on my computer and screwed around during slow afternoons all the time. I call those the "good ol' days".

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