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!
Nelly Furtado swept the Candian equivalent of the Grammy awards by winning the prize in every category in which she was nominated (and you thought I meant with a broom), according to an article on MP3.com. Isn't that exciting?
EmP may have done it first, and he never talked to me before posting a list of his reviews in March with descriptions, but I think we all know he copied my idea... even though I didn't have it until I saw him do it. Here goes!
Meteos: Disney Magic (DS)
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.