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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. 

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. 


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 ;)


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.  
I think I'm going to get up and get my own chocolate milk now (watch the youtube link above to get the joke).


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