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honestgamer It's not all an elaborate ruse, some misguided attempt to establish for myself an online persona of dubious quality. I really am dull. If you don't find that unbearable, though, this is my blog that examines just how truly boring I can be.

Title: Expect a review soon...
Posted: January 02, 2010 (12:22 PM)
So, what with it being 2010 and all, I'm anxious to get some reviews cranked out in the near future. Plus, I have a pile of games that I need to review. What does that mean? It means that youshould probably expect a review from me very soon, most probably today. The game that will receive my first review? Well, that's nothing special, not really. I plan to review Rabbids Go Home for Nintendo DS. I had asked Ubisoft for the Wii version and they sent the DS one instead, which looks to be a much different game. It's not a bad game, though, and I'm most of the way through it now. So like I said... soon, a review!

In other news, I picked up a copy of Rabbids Go Home for Wii, independently of all of this. I have a discount on games at the store where I work, plus they put it on sale for $10 off the usual price and such. So I got a pretty good deal. I don't know when I'll play and review that, but it's on my list.

Edit: And now it is live. Time to start in on another one. :-D
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aschultzUser: aschultz
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (06:51 PM)
...and we have an early leader in the Alpha Marathon before the topic is even posted! :)

Always good to see a good start. Hopefully there'll be a bunch of Alpha Olympics ones tomorrow, to get this year started even better.
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SuskieUser: Suskie
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (07:01 PM)
Hold up there, Schultz. I posted a C review yesterday. The Alpha Marathon is tied, thank you very much!
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honestgamerUser: honestgamer
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (08:17 PM)
Not anymore. :-D
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aschultzUser: aschultz
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (08:28 PM)
Dang it! I had vague ideas of surprising you both with 2 NES reviews tomorrow. For actual good games I never reviewed.

Looks like someone wasn't joking about starting in on another one! I thought you just meant a game, not a review.
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honestgamerUser: honestgamer
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (08:35 PM)
I actually have a few games I've started playing, plus a bunch of really short games that I have been wanting to start but haven't had time to start because of the guide. You should expect to see a lot of rapid output from me early on that will likely get me up to a fair number of letters, but after that you'll see that reviews that help me progress toward good Alphabetolympics placement--as in 2009--are few and far between. I think even in my current stack, I have a few repeat letters. In fact, I know I do.
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SuskieUser: Suskie
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (08:47 PM)
My second review of the year, for another letter, has just been submitted. So there! And I hope to have my Halo 3: ODST review done by tomorrow.
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aschultzUser: aschultz
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (09:13 PM)
Umm...I sent in an updated (from GameFAQs) FAQ of a game? With hopefully amusing screenshots? And I found a "V" game I liked? That's a tough letter.

It's already been fun to plan things out for the AO--I know I have some duplicate letters in stuff I want to do. Still, I will probably see how long I can avoid them. That'd be something--27 different letters in 27 consecutive reviews. Doubt it'll happen.
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honestgamerUser: honestgamer
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Posted: January 02, 2010 (09:33 PM)
The thing with Alphabetolympics is to have fun, however that works for you personally. It'll probably look like I'm trying to win it all this year as I cover the first few games, which is unfortunate because I don't want to scare away any genuine competition. And I don't want to give the impression here that I'm not interested in finishing this year, because I definitely am. It could be the first out of three years now where I actually do so. It's just that I have other priorities, as well. To a certain extent, a lot of it is out of my hands.
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aschultzUser: aschultz
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Posted: January 03, 2010 (11:37 AM)
Yeah--it most definitely is. For me the minor organizational panic often leads to finding new games, and I know it's pretty clear when the next review won't be fun. Always good to have another excuse to write for a game.

And it really is fun to see someone else have a burst of writing. Often it's a push I need to take care of my own--reviewing or not. Sometimes just seeing a title tips me off to something I want to do--and it looks like you have 3 games different in very cool ways.
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