Sorry, but I haven't yet shared the information about myself that would typically display here. Check back later to see if that changes, or if I instead choose to remain an enigma.
Day One: After four hours of waiting in queue the first time around, my internet connection dropped and I got kicked out. Then I tried to use the connection at work, got through the queue, only to realize that the file was 9GBs and wouldn't fit on my flash drive.
Day Two: Coughed up $6 for a Fileplanet membership to skip the queues. Six hours later, the file had downloaded completely, minus a few KB, resulting in an unusable file. Presently halfway through my fourth attempt with a few indeterminable hours to go. Guess I'll go get some coffee and work on some other reviews. It's not like I'll be playing Warhammer Online anytime soon.
Currently waiting in line to download my Warhammer Online Beta. 705th in line with approximately 280 minutes to go. Hmm... This could be a problem since I have to work in seven hours. Here's hoping for a speedy download.
In other news, I finally built that PC I've been talking about for something like two years. I was toying around on Newegg, grabbing parts for fun, and realized that I pretty much had a full PC right there. After two weeks of returning and reordering parts, staring at motherboard diagrams, and a fistful of crossed fingers, it's up and running.
Anyway, here's a few stats:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000 (3 Ghz)
4GB RAM (ugh... Fatal1ty's brand)
Radeon 512Mb HD 4850
Antec Nine Hundred case (it's like one giant fan)
Edit: 687 since I started writing. Movin' on up.
I just received an email that has me a little upset.
A while back, I started posting game trailers on YouTube, with the HG logo attached. These are videos distributed by publishers for the purposes of being exhibited around the internet. A few of them have done quite well. The trailer for Naruto: Ninja Destiny has done especially well and is up to 7,000 hits. This video is the subject of the email.
IDG, which owns such publications as PC World, GamePro, and Games.net, has a problem with my video. They filed a copyright claim against me. While there is no lawsuit involved or any legal actions, it gives IDG the ability to view my traffic info and even advertise on my account space.
It's official. I am no longer on staff with HonestGamers. It was all pretty anti-climatic - no heated arguments or brass knuckle showdowns. Simply put, I've been so busy with other work over the past few months that my contributions have dwindled down to the occasional, frustratingly late ROTW.
On the plus side for me, I have been able to pick up some steady work with GameShark.com and GameRevolution.com (thanks again Draqq). I am also busy working on a blog of my own to add to this crowded scene. In other words, I'm not finished writing by any means.
It looks like my lucky streak is still going. I just picked up a Sega Saturn for $15. Besides getting a decent price, this is a monumental moment because it also marks the very first Sega System I have ever owned.
Let the game recommendations begin.
For how much I complain about my day job, it does have it's uses. Just look at the games I managed to pick up this week.
God of War 2 - free
Mass Effect - free
GTA IV - $25
and the coup de grace...
Suikoden II - $30
I'm a sucker for movies, games, and comics about the undead. I just wish people would stop messing with the tried and true formulas. Zombies do not and should not need to run fast, spit acid, or learn how to use a gun. Call me a stale traditionalist, but the idea of getting surrounded by a hundred lumbering corpses and feeling helpless in the last remaining seconds of life, is scary enough.
I can tolerate a little bit of change, but there's one thing that I won't stand for. Don't ever make your zombies talk, and if you do, at least record it on something better than your crappy PC mic.
I am now wholly unexcited for the new game, Cry of the Infected. For you impatient chumps, the best is at the end.