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!
Tonight, I accessed my old e-mail account, which hadn't been in proper use for weeks but which still has old messages and contact info stored. I'm trying to slowly move over important PR contacts to my Outlook account, but it takes awhile.
Anyway, I was going through old messages and there were some from FAQ contributors who had written back to me and granted permission to post their stuff. This was from nearly a year ago. At the time, I was living in a motorhome. Then I didn't have Internet access dependably for a bit, then I was moving into my apartment, then I was distracted with prolonged unemployment...
This afternoon, I hooked up my Dreamcast and I've been playing through my library of games again, collecting video footage to post online.
So far, I've grabbed video for Mars Matrix, Gunbird 2, Giga Wing 1 and 2, Bangai-O, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III: Third Strike and The Typing of the Dead.
I own a few more games for which I plan to grab video. Then I can put away the Dreamcast for awhile again as I move on to other systems. It was just important to me that I grab footage from those games for the site, in case something happens to the system or whatever.
I'm no longer selling any additional games beyond those that have already been arranged for. Thank you so much for all of your support, everyone!
Well, I've finally reached one personal goal of mine. My top 100 reviews all have 1000 hits or more. That's something I've been wanting to see happen for awhile now.
It's funny to me to think back to the days when I was excited to see the site get 7 or 8 impressions in a 24-hour period, and now it gets more like 30,000 impressions in the same time. On the old site, reviews would've taken years--each one of them--to hit 1000 views and now my Prince Caspian review is already at more than 300.
And of course, zigfried could tell you fabulous stories about the traffic for his most popular review, which has become almost an Internet phenomenon.
Anyway, I'm not here to talk about zigfried. I'm here to talk about me and my milestone. Egotistical of me, isn't it?
Perhaps the most impressive thing I can say about "Iron Man" is that it's a good movie. Not that it's a good superhero movie, or a good action movie. No extraneous adjectives need apply. It's a good movie on any terms, and that's what impresses me so much about it. Usually, I think, superhero movies are beautiful spectacles but they don't have a lot of oomph to them once that polished sheen wears off a few years after their release.
I was fiddling around on StumbleUpon and came across a page that I thought was pretty dang funny. You can find it here:
It's six years old and out of date, but for people who have been married to their computers for the last 10 years or so it should strike a funny bone similar to the one it struck with me.
One benefit of the new video format is that people who make cool game videos can now enjoy audiences on multiple sites. I found that out firsthand when I ported all of my video files over to YouTube. Within a day, I already had a subscriber!
That was kind of neat, so I decided to create just a handful of new videos, since the stuff I'd posted before was old.
I started by making more mission videos for 1943: The Battle of Midway, one of my favorite NES games. I noticed that while there were several videos for the game on YouTube, they mostly were hacked games. People were playing through the early levels with maximum stats, dying and then saying "Wow, but at least I did really good!"