Sunday Jul 26, 2009

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So, you may have noticed my earlier plan to take my column biweekly didn't quite pan out. Was sad to learn that Suicide Girls is cutting content, including my column. Which bums me out - we were all just getting to know each other! In just a couple months I felt like I'd made a lot of friends and found some great conversations about...
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stiles:

That is sad to hear you'll be leaving this place, but it sounds like Japan will be fun. If you decide to widen the scope of your blogging, do check back in and let us know. I have a feeling a bunch of people here would be interested...

galderweather:

Good luck to you.

Wednesday Jun 24, 2009

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So some news about Hit Play. I've written a few columns here, and had a blast. You readers are awesome - both the gamers and non-gamers keep piping up with something to say, and it's a privilege to write for you all. So good news/bad news: I got picked up and I get to keep writing! And the bad news ain't that...
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how1337:

congrats on getting picked up =]
i think ffVII is one of those games that has a timelessness to it.
like ocarina of time.
which reminds me actually, i need to finish my ffVII game and move onto zelda again tongue

katieesq:

Thanks for bringing some decent writing around these parts. I was beginning to get cranky.

Tuesday Jun 09, 2009

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Like I was saying on Twitter earlier, this has been a strange day. I've had this eerie feeling, like people are watching me brush my teeth or something. I'm sure it'll pass.

But that's not why I blogged. I have a question: this week, I'm running a column on an indie game, Blueberry Garden. And I'm still feeling out...
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twelve:

Actually I failed terribly, but I do have a couple days left to drop the class without further boning my GPA. :\

Glad you enjoyed Warning Forever. I'm a huge fan of hardcore shmup action!

dr_pwnage:

No problem on that...I actually spend most of my time over there in YCS, acting like an idiot with a bunch of other people acting like idiots. It's sort of a subforum for people who think the regular Games forum on SA is a bit too serious. Just a warning, though, YCS isn't necessarily friendly...it's mostly just retarded. In a fun way, of course.

Wednesday Jun 03, 2009

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Quick thank you to everyone who didn't make fun of me for not making it to E3 this year. (Or any year, actually.) I blew my travel budget on GDC - and I think I made the right choice - but now I don't get to see Harmonix's 10,000 square foot recreation of Abbey Road, or the now famous Microsoft presser, or catch...
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gilby:

inFamous was great. I am not sure it has much replay value though. I don't really feel like replaying the game as evil or on a higher difficulty. I'd like to see what the bad ending is, but I'll probably just look it up on youtube.

Red Faction Guerrilla reminds me more of the Mercenaries games than the old Red Factions. There are very few story missions, so you rely on taking out enemy controlled resources or doing side missions to lower enemy control in each of the sectors. To me, the highlight of the game is cruising around and attacking enemy bases, (though some of the story missions are really fun too.)

Unless there is a twist, or a ton of story missions in the last area, the game is short. Of course, I skipped most of the vast amount of side missions, and I only played a few of the minigames.

dr_pwnage:

sweet thanks for that

Sunday May 31, 2009

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So I asked my friend Annika for help solving a mystery my boypal Zach's been working on. We're sorting through some documents and clues to a case that he worked on last November. She enlisted her friends Lumi and Zoetica, and promised me she'd get right on it.

Well, turns out they got a little distracted. Peek here to see what happened...
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baudot:

Very clever.

I've been wanting to see a Choose Your Own Adventure SG set for a bit now, myself.

sexyalterego:

Who's William Taylor? I'm nervous about calling the number, 'cause I wouldn't know what to ask. Have you tried it?

Tuesday May 19, 2009

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So I'm new here, and I hate to ask for favors. But I have a problem that you folks could help me with.

About a month ago, I made a bet with my dad that by the end of May, we could track down a very particular coin-op - the first video game I ever played, when I was growing up in Sacramento. (You can...
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pixelvixen707:

Baudot - It's so hard to rank them. I'll work on it, I swear!

BTW, like your profile. Eternal Sunshine is one of my fave flicks this decade. As for Loom, I have honestly never heard of that game, and that's after dabbling in other LucasArts adventures. I have to get my hands on that pronto.

stiles:

So, your account, screen name, nominal real name etc are part of a viral marketing campaign thought up by Hutchins and Weisman for that book. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, and the stuff 'you' (?) are writing for the newswire is interesting. It's also nice that you are actively participating in the subsequent discussion on those topics with members, something that many paid newswire authors don't do.

Am I off base in my assumptions?

I'm more interested in who you really are and how you came to this gig. There are many artfully crafted facades on the internet and each person or company behind them has a story to tell.

PS - this isn't intuitive or obvious, but site etiquette here is to reply to a comment in your journal by commenting in the other person's journal. That way, the person knows you replied as there is no notification otherwise.

smile

Tuesday May 05, 2009

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Hey everyone - thanks for welcoming a noob to your site. I'm a longtime fan but first-time member. I'm an all-around pop culture nerd but my passion's games. I play them and write about them and stay up all night with them. My boytoy Zach is great too, but whatever about him - he's just glad I subscribed so he can sneak in...
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walterskinner:

I play PC games. I don't like straight 1st P shooters, but some shooting is OK. I liked Resident Evil 3 & 4 a lot. Also Thief (Deadly Shadows) because sneaking around and stealing shit was more important than killing people. But the Sims series bored me, so I guess some action is important to me. I will look for your recommendations. Will you review PC games or just games for the consoles?

I guess slowly & deadly is my answer. smile

pixelvixen707:

Slowly and deadly is a good answer. I don't usually have the patience for stealth, but playing Velvet Assassin, I realized I'm still a sucker for a "don't get caught" style of play.

I write about console and PC games, AAA-titles and also indies. I'm working on an interview now with an indie developer, and I hope to plug the indie games scene every chance I get. (And bonus, you can play a lot of indie games for cheap or free, which gives everyone a chance to jump in on the conversation!)