I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
What is the state of the HonestGamers site?
The answer to that question is different to each and every one of us, I believe, so you might argue that really there's no answer. I think we can do better than that, though.
I'm not here to say what I think the state of the site is. While I have some ideas of my own, what I'd really like is for some of you to tell me what you think of the state of the site.
My point is that if you have something to say about the state of the site, if you have concerns that you don't feel I or the other site staff are addressing, I want you to voice them either by HG Mail, in response to this post or somewhere else on the site or over AIM where you feel that you can be heard.
So, I just got back from watching "Unknown" at the local theater. I enjoyed it. On the way to the theater and then on the way home, I had an idea. It goes like this:
I rework Videocritics.net so that it is a lot like Gameroni, only the focus is movie reviews. That's all we ever post. There are forums for gossip, for Oscar predictions and such, but the main site itself is strictly for movie reviews.
We post around 12 reviews a month, approximately three per week, maybe more during a busy season and less during a slow season. As we grow and revenue makes it worthwhile, maybe we add a few writers and maybe someday we cover nearly everything that hits theaters each month. Or maybe that day never comes. It might not.
A few nights ago, I was browsing online (as I am known to do) and I saw ads for online degrees in web design. This interested me, so I clicked to request more information. Now, a few days later, I find myself enrolled in an online university and taking the first classes on my way to an Associate's degree in that field.
When the second volume of "Toradora!" finally reached my apartment just recently, I tore into the packaging, tossed aside the deluxe episode guide that comes with the limited edition for just a moment and stuck in the first of the two discs. YOu'd think I'd just brought home the latest blockbuster video game or something, to look at me.
I doubt anyone would guess that "Toradora!" would appeal to me. My wife calls it my "cartoon soap opera" because she prefers anime with swords and sorcery or possibly big explosions. There's none of that masculine sort of thing in "Toradora!" and she dismisses it for that reason.
Some of you know that for the past several days, I've been working feverishly during nearly every one of my waking hours. The product of that work is a new web site that I am now ready to unveil to the world at large: Gameroni.
Some of you remember that I've used the domain name in the past for other sites that didn't work out. The difference between those sites and this site is that this site is definitely going to receive ongoing attention from myself and others. I'll be making sure of it. There's going to be a lot of great content and I can't wait to see how things evolve. You can find the site at the predictable URL:
I hadn't heard about "Toradora!" before NIS America announced that it would be localizing the series for a North American audience. A bit of reading on wikipedia explains that a little. Though based on a manga series, "Toradora!" is new enough that it hasn't had much time to develop a proper following outside of Japan and production seems to have been limited to 25 episodes. Of those, 13 are featured in the "Volume 1 Premium Edition" collection that made its way to my lowly apartment. The remaining 12 episodes will be released later this month, as well. Or so I hear.
You're a great neighbor, you don't suck at hockey and you're almost always cooler than we are... if only because it's so freaking cold up north! Enjoy the day of celebration!