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Title: The guide writing is maybe done for awhile...
Posted: December 28, 2009 (06:04 AM)
Well, I just finished up the text for my latest freelance guide that I've written. It's for LEGO Indiana Jones 2 and can be viewed here:

http://guides.ign.com/guides/14329930/

Now that I've finished up with that, I don't have any other waiting freelance assignments. I probably won't seek out any more for a few weeks, either, unless something great comes along. I have too many games to review, too much recovering to do (from both guides and the retail holiday I've just worked through) and too much that I'd like to do on this site.

So in the coming weeks and months, you'll probably see my output increase. I'm pleased to have the guides out of the way for a bit so that we can head into 2010 in style. I'm really excited to have more time to start playing games and reviewing them, effective... immediately.

Well, effective after I get some sleep, anyway.
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aschultzUser: aschultz
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Posted: December 28, 2009 (07:37 AM)
Man, they have LEGOs for everything these days. I'm slightly envious. When I was a kid I remember hoping for a LEGO computer game.

I've gotten to play a few and they're fun. Still, I do enjoy my good memory of the LEGO castle pieces I got as a kid. I think they are somewhere in my mother's storage area.

I can see what you mean about writing guides. I've strung myself out writing something I didn't want to, and it got in the way of my "other" writing. I also remember how writing reviews once got in the way of FAQs. Priorities change, I guess.
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honestgamerUser: honestgamer
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Posted: December 28, 2009 (11:30 AM)
It's not so much that I don't want to be writing guides. I'm really happy that IGN has given me those opportunities, and I do hope that they will continue in 2010. Just... not at the pace that I brought on myself in 2009. That was no one's fault but mine. The benefit was really there for awhile, but right now there are enough other things that I should be doing that I probably will reduce my guide output permanently. Time will tell.

LEGO blocks were one of my favorite things as a kid. There were G.I. Joe figures, video games and LEGO blocks. Specifically, the castle ones... though I built my fair share of space ships with those sets, as well. They really allowed creativity, unlike nowadays where you basically buy a castle and you can't really build anything but castles. The old sets were so fantastic. I wish that they'd re-release them the way they did the old G.I. Joe figures. As with that other toy, I'd break my bank buying, I'm sure.
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