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!
So I did some counting, and it turns out that I haven't really played more than 30 of the current and next-generation games on my game collection list. I anticipate having a lot of fun with them in the months to come, because they're all great games (from what I hear) that I just haven't found the time for.
Sometimes, I think I'll never play all of them. Then, at some random moment, I plow through two or three of them. I would imagine there are somewhere around 50 games I own and paid good money for that I've simply not experienced at all, while another 50 or so I've only played extremely briefly.
I decided that since most people on the Internet now use 1024 or wider resolution, it only made sense to change that to the site's default. After all, it's the best of the settings and looks the most balanced.
I told bluberry I was doing so and he suggested that instead of simply repeating the same content on the side that appears on the top, I should add some new features.
To an extent, I listened to him.
While I kept the same 'repeat' content that was there before (it'll help the site to get more hits from search engines and it's convenient to users who don't want to scroll all the way to the top of the page, even if it's a minor difference), I've also added some of those new features he mentioned.
Tonight, I finally did it. I mean, of course, that I finally beat Dragon Warrior II. Years and years ago, I made it all the way to the final boss when renting the game, then had to return it before I could beat it. I've started to play again a few times since, but I never got terribly far. This time, I did. I pushed through the whole game and I wrote a FAQ while I was doing so! It's now posted here and soon on GameFAQs.
It feels great to finally beat the game. I won't say my past failure to do so was a cloud hanging over my head, but it irritated me whenever I thought about it. I don't like getting up to a final boss and then never beating the game. So yeah, it feels great to finally be able to say I've finished one of my favorite RPGs of all time. Yes!
Tonight, my wife was watching television and there was an ad on for The Brother's Grimm. I'm referring to the Matt Damon and Heath Ledger movie that Terry Gillam directed. It was a pretty big flop in theatres, I guess. Anyway, the add said "Coming soon to DVD and PSP," like it was the most natural thing in the world.
It took a lot of standing around this morning in 20-degree weather (more than two hours, actually), but I have an Xbox 360 now. It's not the one with the hard drive. However, it's a system, and I have some games for it. Rather than write a long entry here detailing the trials and tribulations I went through in further detail, I'm going to go play some games!
My crusade for the Xbox 360 began a few months ago, when I went to local merchants and tried to pre-order the system. I was too late; they weren’t accepting money anymore because they couldn’t guarantee that systems would arrive. Weeks later, I heard that they started refusing gamers’ cash too late. Many who pre-ordered are screwed, just like me.
And when I say I’m screwed, what I mean is that I can’t get my hands on an Xbox 360. I’ll be waiting weeks, just like the rest of you, because Microsoft made the hugest blunder in its history by deciding on a worldwide launch. The result? Instead of irritating a few gamers in America on launch day, they’ll spread out the system so that everyone can gripe together throughout the world!