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!
This won't win me any friends around here, but I really like "Spirit" by Leona Lewis. It's hardly a new album, having hit the US sometime last year, but I only just recently got around to listening to the whole thing. Up to that point, I'd listened to just two singles, "Bleeding Love" (which is awesome) and "Better in Time" (which also is awesome).
However, the rest of the album is not without its charms. I wouldn't say that there's anything as immediately amazing as "Bleeding Love" or as infectious as "Better in Time" after regular listens, but I still like the bulk of what's on there.
Usually, I prefer male vocalists, but this is a really strong album and definitely a good listen for people who don't mind a mainstream sound.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior was the first game that ever prompted me to swear at the television screen. I don't know how many hundreds of times M. Bison kicked my butt back in the day, but it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the number lies somewhere in the thousands. When my parents and sister were out of earshot, I called him nearly every nasty word I knew. Those uncharacteristic bursts of profanity didn't help me to beat him but they sure did make me feel better when I lost!
Heath Ledger won an Oscar for his performance in The Dark Knight, which is pretty fantastic and in a lot of ways related in my mind to the site. I remember when true posted that the role had gone to Heath Ledger, and I remember thinking "Wow, what an odd choice." I remember when pup posted that he had been found dead in his apartment and remember being stunned. We were born something like three days apart, Heath Ledger and I, on opposite sides of the world.
So Heath Leger won an Oscar, and the only thing I can think of, besides the fact that it's a shame he's gone when he had so much promise, is how crazy I would've said you were if just a short time ago you told me that he'd be winning that particular Oscar.
Well, today I got a wireless router that actually works (the wireless functionality on the D-Link one stopped functioning some time ago, alas). The unit I got is a Belkin and setup was a breeze. I also got a wireless card for my wife's PC so that she can be online again, which hadn't been possible for a bit after we rearranged the apartment.
So, I didn't post any new reviews in December, thanks to work I was doing on a game guide. And January is now halfway through, so I figured that it was time to review a game. Here's the link:
Castlevania Judgment (Wii)
I'm a bit rusty but mostly I like how the review turned out. I'll try to stay in better practice as I continue through the year. You'll probably be seeing a lot of Wii game reviews from me in the weeks ahead, so watch for that!
Counter: 43 reviews to go until I reach 500!
2009 is the year that I will write a fantastic trilogy in the fantasy genre, the year I will top 500 reviews posted on HonestGamers, the year I will overcome the worst of my credit card debt and the year I will pay more attention to my physical condition. What is it for you?
I've been playing a LOT of The Last Remnant these past few weeks. A potential conflict of interest prevents me from posting a review, but I still thought I'd give you all a heads up on my thoughts on the game... since they differ in some ways from our official review we posted (though I felt that the score we awarded was fair).