Do you like getting mail in your real life mail box? Do you like to make really cool creative things and send them to someone else in the world? Do you want to try some potato chips from indonesia and let someone in ireland try some from America? Because thats all the stuff I do on this site. It's a pretty cool place where you get to choose the kind of swaps you want to be a part of. I personally like the packages. Check out swapbot!
@cstrang: So far I'm getting a lot of hate on that one. I understand it can be played with out button mashing but it can also be done with out paying attention to what you doing. You won't get a high score but you'll continue through the game. Which kills my motivation to do otherwise (except for the challenges where you need a high score).
No one ever reads the first post. But if for some strange reason you have strumbled here and wondering “whats going on?”. This is probably a bad place to start. I’m sure I’ve made some About Me page or something by the time you or anyone else would possibly care. For now here is a story and a rant to go ahead and get this off my chest.
Today is has been my 8th day of being Unemployed. I’ve done the usual race to apply to whatever crap job is available in my area. I’ve even done some real research in my community to grab onto something and possibly be a part of something. But this isn’t helping me with my dream. This isn’t going to help me accomplish anything beyond surviving and god damnit, I’m tired of just surviving. I’ve always wanted to be in the gaming industry in one form or another. Never really been picky about it, but I’ve never really fought for it. I’ve been in talks to be a QA tester for both Rockstar: San Diego and Harmonix (two developers that I fondly follow) and I’ve sent a few really subpar graphics for IGN to use for their Podcast a long time ago. But that about sums my history in the gaming industry.
It’s sad, not because I haven’t gotten anywhere. But because whenever someone has asked me what I’d like to be doing. It’s been something in the Gaming Industry. All the way back to my freshman year in high school (10 years ago) I’ve been talking about doing it. I had always been someone who plays games and I’ve always love it. But it was the Sega Dreamcast that made me a fan. A connoisseur of video games. I subscribed to whatever magazines I could. I went through the whole fanboy phase that most kids go through (and relatively fast since the Dreamcast was so short lived). I decided that this is what I wanted to do and didn’t act on it hardly at all.
The point is, I’m unemployed and receiving unemployment. I have a little wiggle room. My bills will be paid for a little while. There really isn’t any extra money to buy new games, I can’t afford to go back to school and I have a small family (The Girlfriend and I)that needs my support. But I do have a very large backlog of games I need to play that I already own. A very wide range covering all the current and older systems that I’ve barely got a chance to dig into.
You won’t ever find anything up to date here, you won’t see a review of a game that came out recently. But you hopefully will find a collection of opinions and advice on the games I’ve just not gotten to playing yet. By the time that YOU hopefully show up. My writing and critical skills will improve and maybe enough to land me a job somewhere. Somewhere in the gaming industry.