ruffedgz

This user has not updated recently.

145 2358 152 108
Forum Posts Wiki Points Following Followers

Some GB Goals 2010

I've been trying to stay active on this site from some time and I had some goals I want to complete before 2010.  Here are some ideas of what I'm thinking of doing: 

  • Find a page on GB and fill it with correct and current information
  • Write reviews for recent games I have been playing
  • Read more user reviews on the site and comment on those
Those are just some ideas I want to accomplish this year but who knows, I might have to pass it along to 2011 since I just thought about this and only have about 3 months left until the new year. 
  
Cheers!
1 Comments

Rest In Peace - Brian Wood

I was reading about an article from Yahoo! about a game developer named Brian Wood who was killed in a car accident but saved his wife and unborn child. The accident happened on September 3, 2010 and I couldn't be more late with this post but I wanted to give my thoughts and prayers to his family during the tough times. I hope they will have the strength and courage to move forward.
 
I will also pass along the link for the "The Brian Wood Memorial Trust" if anyone is interested in helping. 

1 Comments

Game To Get for 2010 - Not Halo Reach?

I'm going to rent Halo Reach if Gamefly gives me a chance but it isn't the game I have been waiting for in 2010. If you look back at the 2010 roster of games so far, nothing actually really stands out (maybe except for Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty but who plays computer games anymore... j/k). 
 
The one game that I'm interested in is Fable III and I don't really know way. Fable II was a good game with an 'ok' story line but had an interesting way to keep you going and hooked to your character. I think I'm more interested in how they will improve it this time around (third times a charm huh?). 
 
I think its a preference and I am still a Halo fan at heart (I do like the store and how its progressed so far) but my opinion might change once I start playing. Who knows, I might start moving away from Modern Warfare 2 ;)

9 Comments

User Gaming Reviews - The Good and the Bad

I just read what were said to be 'user game reviews' here on GiantBomb and sometimes, I wonder why I even try looking at them.
 
Maybe I place to much hope in users to actually put some thought into their reviews and maybe get some additional insight into a games core. Maybe I'm just getting more cynical with age as a gamer playing games with kids like this. These kids are also the ones that seem to think a review consists of how 'cool' it is and the graphics are 'awesome' and the game is 'totally worth the money'. Thats not a review, thats a blog post you should be writing on your own GiantBomb blog. Granted, I did read some good reviews like this one that keeps reading user reviews but sometimes, their a dime a dozen.  
 
*sigh*
 
I think I'm going to get up and get my own chocolate milk now (watch the youtube link above to get the joke).

1 Comments

Good site just needs some touchups

The more I come to this site, the more I see potential. Here are some ideas that I came up with that probably the GiantBomb staff already know about:

  • Cancel your Pending Subs - I edited the NCAA football 09 section with something new and just some more information. I checked this morning and found that my sub is still pending but someone already beat me to the punch. I don't mind someone doing it but I wouldn't mind canceling my pending edit if I know that page looks a lot better.
  • Holding a page that is in pending mode - If I was working on some code for work, I would place a 'hold on it' while I was editing what I thought was right. I would then send it to get approved and once approved, the code will be the newest to edit for anyone else. I know this would be slower then it is already but at least I will know what I can edit a page and when I can not.
  • Show a date/time of when the last edit happened - If I know it was fairly new or just really old, I might realize that I can wait or I can edit that page. Maybe even place the username just in case of abuse (for future problems to come).

That's all I can think of for now but I know there will be more to come :P
2 Comments