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pup Name: Brian Rowe
Date of Birth: 9/7/1980
Location: Brew City USA

All-time favorite game: Fallout 2 (PC)
Least favorite game: Friday the 13th (NES)

Title: Too good to play this game
Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:04 AM)
Linking reviews on the blog started out as a unique way to garner more attention, then somewhere along the line, things got blown out of proportion. Now, anyone capable of hammering three letters into a word processor is out here, screaming, "Look at me! Momma tells me I'm special, so read my review!"

I don't play that game. I'm happy with my 22nd place in the reviewing ranks. Sure, I wouldn't mind being up top, but I took that place fair and square. That means no cheap hype or tricky linking. If you want to see my reviews, you have to look for them. I guess that makes me obscure, hence, cooler than you.
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Felix_ArabiaUser: Felix_Arabia
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:15 AM)
You write reviews?
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pupUser: pup
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:20 AM)
See how obscure I am? Now, the trick is to stay under the radar and retain my artistic integrity while being careful not to fade away, or going freakin nuts like Bjork.
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Felix_ArabiaUser: Felix_Arabia
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:22 AM)
Totally disagree. You got to get yourself out there. Work the corners some. You'll be famous, and people will love you because of it.
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lastheroUser: lasthero
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:26 AM)
What's the point of linking reviews in your blog now, anyway? I mean, there's a handy sidebar that shows the...recent...ones...

NOOOOO!

You reviewed a Spider-Man game! I've been beaten to a review of a Spider-Man game! Gah!
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pupUser: pup
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:36 AM)
You should do it anyway, as your vast knowledge will be much appreciated. Just look at the difference between our reviews for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
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honestgamerUser: honestgamer
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:36 AM)
I don't generally play the "link my reviews from my blog in a post" game, either (I think I've done it only once or twice before), but I kind of had to in November because I feel it was quite the remarkable month. It may or may not become a habit in future months. Probably not, since I'm lazy.
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daffUser: daff
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:47 AM)
Maybe I'll write a review one of these days. I'll dedicate 4 blog entries talking about it and I'll link it on message boards all over the internet.
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lastheroUser: lasthero
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (11:48 AM)
You should do it anyway, as your vast knowledge will be much appreciated. Just look at the difference between our reviews for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

Yeah...calling Bullseye a heavy-hitter is a bit of stretch. <_<
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pupUser: pup
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (12:16 PM)
I actually had the same thought when writing that, but calling him "a relatively well-known villain" didn't have the same impact. I also figured that the Daredevil movie probably increased his presence, even if completely destroyed his reputation.
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GenjUser: Genj
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (12:42 PM)
I dunno about these other goobers, but I dedicate blog entries to reviews just when I want to provide commentary on my own work.
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honestgamerUser: honestgamer
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (12:45 PM)
I can't imagine that blog entries about our reviews do all that much good, anyway, since I would think most of the people reading our blogs would already have read the reviews on the main site. Though... I do have blogs set to index in Google now. So the more popular blogs will probably show up there quite a bit. :-D
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pupUser: pup
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (12:57 PM)
I suppose this means I can kiss my trendy obscurity goodbye.
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EmPUser: EmP
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (01:23 PM)
Mine where a way to cut corners. For the last two years now I'm made a huge blog post on New Year's Day where I've listed all the review I wporte that year, how they faired in tourneys and what I thought of them. As you can imagaine, it took bloody hours, so this year Idecided to just whack them out in months then combine all the posts together at the end. i didn;t expect half the userbase to take the idea and run with it.

Not that I was the very first to do it. Myself, Sho and, I think, Zig, posted review links like the ones that used to be on the superior Realms before blogs replaced them so it goes back a while. Personally, I don't think it adds any hits to my review count (gunning for #3), but it's something I enjoy doing.

Besides, as my reviews are the best on site, they're worth talking about more than anyone elses.
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GenjUser: Genj
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (02:55 PM)
Besides, as my reviews are the best on site, they're worth talking about more than anyone elses

Haha you're not even in the current poll. Hey wait, neither am I.
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EmPUser: EmP
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (03:06 PM)
Of course I'm not. Otherwise it wouldn't be a poll. It'd be an ensured outcome.
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overdriveUser: overdrive
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Posted: December 02, 2007 (06:00 PM)
I'm on the poll! With a review I definitely wouldn't have picked as a contender against Fact, Nick, Zig, etc., but on the poll, nonetheless!
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