Reviewer and FAQ writer. Productivity tends to be on the low side, but I'm an old hand, having been initially on GameFAQs and now both there and here long enough for most people to believe I've been around since the dawn of time. I'm also Dutch, I write software, and I'm something of an old school gamer with a nostalgic focus on the Commodore 64.
Title: That "scores" contribution type is interesting... Posted: September 17, 2007 (07:54 AM)
Normally I wouldn't have given a second thought to something filled with, no doubt, Guitar Hero records and God of War combo counts, but just as I first checked out this option a fellow Commodore 64 enthusiast had submitted scores for several old games. Some I could file under "no chance in hell" immediately, such as his score for Impossible Mission (to me, that game lives up to its name). Super Pipeline II was worth a quick try, but I was humbled in minutes. Blue Max, on the other hand - that looked doable.
So before I knew it, I was submitting a better score on that, and went on to set challenges on Cobra Triangle (always the most annoying game in my humble NES collection, moreso than even Trojan), and Super Pipeline (if you can't beat 'em at the sequel, just submit for the other one!).
I'm not necessarily the bragging type about gaming achievements, not in the last place because I have little to brag about. But this is more fun than just submitting screenshots to GameFAQs. This is like, I dunno, a screenshot with a story. Plus I've wanted to do something to help keep the Commodore alive ever since I started contributing, it's been one of my major motivations. What better way than interaction? Heck, maybe there'll be another review board acquiantance or two who'll grab an emu and give one of them a try now...I can always hope.
User: pup Title: Posted: September 17, 2007 (10:39 AM)
I am constantly surprised by the number of Commodore enthusiasts out there.
User: Felix_Arabia Title: Posted: September 17, 2007 (10:58 AM)
Sash, I strongly suggest you port over as many of your Commodore reviews as possible. We'd love to have them hosted here.
User: sashanan Title: Posted: September 17, 2007 (11:22 AM)
Thinking about it...so far I've only brought over some of my more recent reviews. Not so fond of the Commodore ones now (not that I'll pull them off GF or anything, but most are in a style I no longer care to use). Future Commodore reviews I write will definitely go here as well, and I may either rewrite or bring over some of the old ones.
User: honestgamer Title: Posted: September 17, 2007 (12:42 PM)
I'd really like to see more people contribute scores. I think it's a neat feature and the number of games we have listed make it truly unique. Now it's easy to get together a few friends and compare scores on any game, with an easy system in which to do so. I hope word of it spreads and more people start using it as the resource it could so easily be. If you know people who might feel inspired to compete against you because of your score, make sure that you show them!
User: sashanan Title: Posted: September 18, 2007 (03:01 AM)
I'll submit a couple more when I get around to it, I'm enjoying this. I take it this is a recent addition? I noticed it's not as fully integrated yet as the other categories (e.g. don't see it in my submission status menu, nor in the 'my content' menu in my blog).
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