Today I reached another long-anticipated personal milestone: I posted what presently serves as my 600th review on the site. It's not actually the 600th that I've contributed here (a few years back, I went through and deleted a number of my earliest contributions that just weren't up to snuff), but it's a big moment for me just the same.
The plan wasn't to use The King of Fighters XIII as the 600th review. I had planned to review The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. But I'm not done with that game and I have a lot more to play before I'll feel comfortable reviewing it. I like to finish Zelda games before I review them, you know? So The King of Fighters XIII review was overdue and that moved it to the top of the heap.
My 600th review also isn't the 600th review of mine that is available online. I have reviews still waiting to be moved over from Gameroni and I have freelance reviews posted at GameSpot and GamesRadar and GameRevolution and Realm of Gaming that'll never appear here. Not only that, but I wrote a lot of reviews for Hardcore Gamer Magazine and a few for its (last I checked) defunct web site. There are closer to 700 of my reviews out in the wild now, if you look around.
So I'm excited. What began as something I sort of did for fun has become something that allows me to initiate or participate in discussion related to an industry and hobby that I love. I'm grateful for all of you who have come to this site with your own contributions--from reviews to comments on reviews that others write--because without you I would have given up on this a long time ago. Thanks for contributing to my success, and I hope that this site can return the favor and contribute to your own success, if it hasn't already!
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|pickhut - November 28, 2011 (09:39 PM)
Congrats on the current 600th review on the site, Venter. That's a lot. x_X