[My Profile] [My Settings] [Exit]  

Home Blog My Games Reviews Friends Exit

Below you'll find blog posts on the site that were made by people this account has listed as friends. You'll also see replies that your friends may have made to posts from people who you don't currently count as friends. As many as 20 posts and replies will display, assuming enough of those individuals have posted in their blogs.

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Re: October Reviews: The Proposed List
Posted: October 14, 2012 (01:10 PM)
Wow, it looks like you're making pretty good progress on that list! Congrats on setting a fun goal like that for yourself and sticking to it!
[reply]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Re: Sci-fi MMORPG is eating my time
Posted: July 18, 2012 (12:39 AM)
I don't trust myself to try a never-ending MMORPG. There are too many great games with a definite ending that I still need to play first.
[reply]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Expect more retro coverage here from yours truly
Posted: June 27, 2012 (02:42 AM)
I decided that it's a bit silly how I have close to 300 games for the NES, SNES and Genesis that I basically never play, especially since I know that I love me some retro gaming. The main issue was that I didn't want to fiddle around with having three separate retro systems hooked up to my television, which already is surrounded by newer systems.

The solution brought itself to my attention several months back: it's the Hyperkin RetroN 3. The problem was that I had a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a purchase, because technically I already have the hardware to play my games. It's in boxes here in my apartment.

Finally, I decided that if this would help me get more use out of my games, it was worth doing. So I made the purchase, along with some knockoff NES and SNES controllers (which are remarkably good and cheap). Apparently, with patents expired, people can make great hardware to play all these old games.

The system arrived today, and I have already reviewed a game as a result. I look forward to (hopefully) playing through and reviewing plenty more retro titles from my collection in the months ahead, if there's interest. I do have a lot of great games--or potentially great games that I've not yet played, despite owning them--that aren't yet reviewed on the site. I'd like to see HonestGamers get back to posting a nice selection of reviews for those older titles, not just the new stuff... though I plan to keep up with that, too, with help from freelancers and staff.

So anyway, that's an update from me. I hadn't posted in this blog for awhile, and I figured this was as good a reason to post as any!
[reply][view replies (2)]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Site Changes
Posted: May 06, 2012 (03:03 AM)
There's a new landing page for the site, which I know is always a surprise but I hope that you'll all find the new layout useful. It should more effectively highlight a variety of new content for people who visit the site for the first time, while the content that more regular users tend to enjoy most is right near the top of the page (or requires less scrolling to reach).

I've posted in more detail on the forums. You can view that topic right here.

In other news, I've taken additional steps to disable iframes on the forum, both in messages and in signatures, as they can serve as a security exploit. I know some people like to use things that include iframes, but there's no telling who might control the content on the other end, so it was an appropriate change. Have a great weekend, everyone!
[reply][view replies (0)]

overdriveUser: overdrive
Title: Today I wrote my 330th review.
Posted: April 21, 2012 (01:04 PM)
It's a round number, so I'm noting it as a milestone of sorts. Which gives me an excuse to celebrate heavily today. CHEERS!
[reply][view replies (0)]

jerecUser: jerec
Title: Re: I really want to go for a walk on the beach with Venter
Posted: March 11, 2012 (05:05 AM)
It's a shame you're married.
[reply]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Re: I really want to go for a walk on the beach with Venter
Posted: March 11, 2012 (01:48 AM)
It's worth every penny, but don't forget, you'll also have to pay for your own airfare and lodging! I'd maybe let you sleep on the floor in my front room, since you would have to come all that distance, but you seemed just a little too excited about the walk on the beach.
[reply]

jerecUser: jerec
Title: I really want to go for a walk on the beach with Venter
Posted: March 09, 2012 (11:26 PM)
But I don't have a spare $2000 just lying around.

*sigh*

A man can dream, though. A man can dream.
[reply][view replies (2)]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Re: Six wins Best Implementation at XYZZYs
Posted: March 09, 2012 (02:46 PM)
Congrats on your win. That's gotta be gratifying!
[reply]

overdriveUser: overdrive
Title: Re: My reviews are getting longer again...
Posted: March 07, 2012 (01:17 PM)
Lol...you might be right. Since, while CC was a long review, it wasn't 350K words long.
[reply]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Re: My reviews are getting longer again...
Posted: March 06, 2012 (08:03 PM)
I think you mean KB. MB would be a LOT of text.
[reply]

overdriveUser: overdrive
Title: My reviews are getting longer again...
Posted: March 03, 2012 (01:55 PM)
I don't know if its just because I've had a lot to say about certain games like FF XIII and Chrono Cross, but I've been more in the 8-9 MB realm than the 5-6 MB realm recently. Might have to do a couple short-n-sweet reviews just in case I'm just getting overly verbose.

OD's Thought for the Day
[reply][view replies (2)]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Another slight blog tweak
Posted: March 03, 2012 (12:25 AM)
I discovered that the links to posts from the Friends page were not always working as should (specifically, when people would try to click to read the original post that prompted any replies that now appear in the feed), so I fixed those links. It's just a minor tweak, all for the best because previously the page was not working as intended and now it is.
[reply][view replies (0)]

jerecUser: jerec
Title: Re: Metal Gear Solid
Posted: March 02, 2012 (11:22 PM)
I just had a friend telling me I should get the MGS HD Collection, which seems like a decent way to go, but I wouldn't without playing the first game. But it's not like these games are going anywhere so I can wait.
[reply]

jerecUser: jerec
Title: Metal Gear Solid
Posted: February 29, 2012 (01:51 PM)
Never really got into this series but I'm tempted to download the PSone classic onto my PS3. Looked at the reviews for MGS and there's a lot of 3/10's and 10/10's but not much in between.

I didn't realise the game was so divisive.
[reply][view replies (3)]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Main site change
Posted: February 12, 2012 (06:52 PM)
You have likely noticed by now that the left and right columns on the main site were swapped. There's a simple reason for that. I've been reading for a long time about the natural path a person's eyes follow when viewing a site. I've also been reading within Google's help pages that it's important to switch up design elements (such as the orientation of columns) to determine which layouts get the desired response.

The new setup is an experiment. People tend to look toward the left of the page first, which will allow them to see our latest featured content no matter what page they first view upon arriving on the site. In general, the tendency is to ignore content on the far right side of a page. Because our left bar is narrower than the right bar, the effect of the new design is that the left content calls attention to itself (as it should, to encourage more traffic to reviews and such) but the right column also pops out more and is more comfortable to read.

I realize that the experience can be jarring for people who have been viewing pages on the site for years. It took me between 15 and 20 page loads as I browsed the site before I adapted to the change, but now I quite like it. I hope that you'll give the change a chance and see how it impacts your browsing experience. It will likely remain in place for at least a few weeks to give me time to determine what impact (if any) it has on our traffic.

Edit: For whatever reason, pages now seem to load faster than they did previously. I like that.
[reply]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Slight blog tweak
Posted: February 07, 2012 (03:46 PM)
Obviously, I haven't been making huge tweaks to the blogs after the recent change of some enormity, but today I did add one tweak that's been on my mind for a bit: a bar along the top of the page so that it's easy to return to your own profile if you visit a friend's blog. It's something some of you had asked about, as well.

Another change I may implement today is a change to add replies to the "Friends" page, so that it's easier to see discussions friends might be having that you aren't necessarily aware exist. It's likely I'll put that change in place today, perhaps even in the next few minutes. It'll make it easier for more people to join interesting discussions.

This section of the site is obviously still a work in progress. I hope that you're enjoying the streamlined design as much as I am. Thanks for continuing to frequent the site and for posting in your blogs when you have something to share.
[reply][view replies (0)]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Re: Unholy Jam
Posted: January 30, 2012 (02:33 PM)
Awesome write-up describing what sounds like a wonderful event. Thanks for sharing!
[reply]

jerecUser: jerec
Title: Re: Gaming Progress - Week 4
Posted: January 30, 2012 (02:20 AM)
Eventually you get to the point where every other puzzle will stump you for a while.
[reply]

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Title: Re: Gaming Progress - Week 4
Posted: January 30, 2012 (12:26 AM)
I downloaded Pushmo this afternoon. Now a few hours later, I'm at 4-6 and ready to stop for a bit. I didn't skip any puzzles, so my brain is a bit fried at this point. Getting to the top of the Christmas Tree was quite the ordeal, and there were a few other tough puzzles along the way, as well (the NES controller comes to mind).
[reply]

eXTReMe Tracker
2005-2012 HonestGamers
Opinions expressed in this blog represent the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of site staff, users and/or sponsors. Unless otherwise stated, content above belongs to its copyright holders and may not be reproduced without express written permission.