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!
I've added a new site feature for the competitive side in all of us. Now you can click from any game profile page to submit a high score for that game. You'll be able to submit a screenshot, a title for your accomplishment and a description with all the juicy details.
I know that not everyone cares to compete with games, but this is a structured set-up that should make it easy to swap scores and prove what you've done with the appropriate screenshots. It works for any game, so anyone who wants to set up a little friendly competition can just have his friends register on the site and start participating.
Well, the site says we're in the new year. In 45 minutes, that'll be true in Oregon. Anyway, I decided to see how many reviews I wrote this year. Rather than go through songs the old-fashioned way, I made a page to tell me. It'll work for anyone logged into their account, if you're interested in your own record. Anyway, I apparently wrote 76 reviews:
Idols Galore! (PC)
Mega Man X (Super Nintendo)
Mega Man X2 (Super Nintendo)
Mega Man X3 (Super Nintendo)
Pac-Man World 3 (DS)
Pump It Up: Exceed (PlayStation 2)
Wild Arms 4 (PlayStation 2)
Samurai Shodown V (Xbox)
Taito Legends (PlayStation 2)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo)
Civilization IV (PC)
The Magical Quest: Starring Mickey Mouse (Super Nintendo)
Final Fantasy III (Super Nintendo)
Okay, so TuneFreaks now has working forums. Let's move any discussion over to those forums. By now, most who are interested have accounts and permissions that will allow them to view the staff forums. If you've missed the boat so far, now's a good time to register and then let me know so I can update your permissions, if appropriate.
You all thought I'd forgotten about TuneFreaks, but I haven't. Last night and this morning I worked somewhere around 8 hours on the site, so that now album reviews can be submitted and approved by staff.
It's slow going but most of the big hurdles are now behind me. It's smaller tweaks that have to happen from here. Today, I may make more user account options so that I can easily change account privileges through the front end. Then everything should be ready to test as we head into the new year.
I decided that I would go ahead and purchase Legend of Heroes before it becomes difficult to find, since Namco Bandai just announced that it'll be publishing the third in the trilogy soon.
Stores around here used to have the game readily in stock but recently it has disappeared from shelves. "No worries," I thought to myself. "I'll just go online."
So I went online, and I tried Amazon.com. They have it used, if you want to go that route. I didn't. I wanted it new, dang it! So I decided to try pricegrabber.com, which gathers together several merchants. No luck there. They didn't even have it listed. So I tried ebgames and gamestop, which now have the same approximate inventory. Nothing.
Today I bought more music. One of them was "Pinkerton," by Weezer. You guys keep talking about it here, so I finally had to go ahead and get it.
I now have three Weezer albums, purchased in no particular order. First came their green one, then Meladroit, and now Pinkerton. I still need the blue one and their fifth one, as well. Then I'll have the whole set!
Best Buy never has the fifth one in stock, but they did surprise me today by carrying Sufjan Stevens. They had Illinois and, I presume, his newest. It was him running around in a field or something. I forget what it was called.
So anyway, I picked up "Pinkerton" and then I also got the newest George Strait CD, which I know interests none of you...
Well, I finally have a Wii. I know most of you couldn't care less, but I'm pretty excited. I have seven games (not counting Wii Sports):
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Rampage: Total Destruction
Rayman: Raving Rabbids
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Of those seven, I've currently played two: Excite Truck and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. I have to say that so far, I prefer the former.