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Quality on the rise
Posted on Wednesday, November 28 2007 @ 15:48:20 Eastern

It seems like suddenly, after three years of the Game Revolution Beta, the member reviews are picking up. Gone are the constant A+ games that have just three sentences of barely readable praise over some aspect of the game that is liked, and instead we have well researched, informative, and well written reviews.

A lot of the new guys I have seen, like AcidTrip, Mattay, Masterdude, JCD and most recently Snowseph, have quality reviews that they make on their own, and surpass even my own skills as a writer.

Let's face it, I am a bad writer. I always have spelling errors and I often repeat myself when making points. I do, however, have a style all on my own, one that I crafted and adopted since my first review on this website. I also am usually a consistant writer, meaning I give at the very least, a quality review to a game.

And while I still see one paragraph reviews out there from time to time, it is good to see guys and gals like those mentioned above, and anyone else I forgot to mention, give in great input and solid contributions that are needed on this website. When it was only Tyrranis and myself writing what seemed to be quality reviews for a time, (2005-2006) it was like waiting for the big guys to say something about their favorite game, or whatever game is popular at that very moment.

Many of those that frequent the forums, or comment in the reviews, have become afficionados in their crafts. I am just glad that the growing number of quality is starting to surface. Not for nothing, but I enjoy reading the reviews of others when they have something to say. Even if it is as short as three paragraphs, or as long as short essay, that is a good review as long as they make their points clear.

If anything else, it adds some credibility to the website as well. We have members who make great pieces of work on here and you can see this as an example of how to do a real review of a game. So once again, as I ramble on, good job to the new guys and gals who contribute reviews to the website. I can't wait to see what else you have to say.



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Poetry Time
Posted on Tuesday, November 20 2007 @ 21:17:39 Eastern

After a class on Robert Frost in my English class,  I felt compelled to write a poem. So, I wrote this little ditty.

I guess the fact that Thanksgiving is coming soon I felt compelled to write a poem about food. Enjoy.

A Bountiful Harvest

Figs and nuts, fruits and grains,
oh what a bounty the earth has given!
The platters strewn on the lacquered oak slab,
with a fragile cloth blanketing the bends.
The silver thats freshly polished radiates
like the stars on a tranquil night skyline;
Twinkling over the navy blanket.
This bountiful harvest of maize and mash
accented by the lilacs and orchid packs;
Their pewter prisons holding them in place,
as the wind blows casually, ever softly
swaying the sweet smells of the risen bread,
the apples perspiring it's nectars,
cooling the herbs sprinkled on the golden fowl,
roasted to perfection on the hot stones,
causing ripples in the crystaled water,
creating waves for the heightened senses,
engulfing them with pleasurable scents,
for the wonderous feast ahead.

 

 



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A Crisis Adverted
Posted on Sunday, November 18 2007 @ 22:12:09 Eastern

Last night a friend of mine had a birthday party, and we basically got wasted. The problem though, is he passed out and was in such a bad shape, he had to be rushed to the hosptial as a precaution.

It was bad, because I was so wasted, more so than everyone else except my friend on the floor, and I felt like I couldn't help at all. I was so worried about him, I actually began to cry a bit. It took three of my friends to load him in the car, plus another to drive to the hospital. He drank guiness, jagermeister, georgi, budweiser, coors, jack daniels, and even some smuggled abstinhe he got from Isreal. It was pretty bad.

He had to get IV into him, and spent the rest of the night in the hospital just in case. He is ok now, at home but kind of weak and tired. I myself have not had any sleep since yesterday night, so I am exhausted at this point.

Fucking alcohol.


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Fanboyism and the Ongoing War
Posted on Saturday, November 17 2007 @ 15:24:43 Eastern

Why is it that every year, we have the soldiers of the console wars sling mud and abuses at each other in every forum on every website around the world? What causes this fervor of fanaticism for something that is as crazy as loving the game system th...   read more...

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Hungover
Posted on Sunday, October 28 2007 @ 13:04:10 Eastern

Two costume parties in two days, and I think I have been drunk for nearly 24 hours. It is kind of a bad thing, because drinking that much of alcohol should kill a man, I guess.


Both parties were fun too. One was for a friend moving ...   read more...

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The Rise and fall of the Atari Empire
Posted on Wednesday, October 17 2007 @ 06:39:23 Eastern

History is a funny thing. It never ends, it’s never predictable, and sometimes, the course of history can be traced to singular events in the timeline of the grand scheme of things. The ebb and flow of history just as str...   read more...

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Turning 21
Posted on Sunday, October 14 2007 @ 08:56:00 Eastern

Tomorrow is my 21st birthday, and I officially feel old now.

So damn old....ugh. No longer am I a child, but I am now nothing but a man, a young, semi-healthy, game playing man who is almost done with College and now almost ready for the r...   read more...

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Student Teaching
Posted on Friday, September 14 2007 @ 13:32:33 Eastern

Man, going into the field like this is ROUGH.

7th grade history, when hormones and growth spurts are common and the kids have the attention spans that last five minutes. You need a LOT of energy to keep up with them that way. I kind enjoy ...   read more...

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Broken Website
Posted on Tuesday, September 4 2007 @ 16:46:18 Eastern

What is going on with the website here? Almost all day it was knocked out of comission. Is there something bad going on at the mainframe over in Berkley? Maybe that blackout warning is finally catching up to GR.

I hope all is well guys, an...   read more...

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Hilly Kristal
Posted on Wednesday, August 29 2007 @ 19:26:48 Eastern

One of my friends grandfather just passed away. His name was Hilly Kristal, the 75 year old former club owner of CBGB's in NY.

Anyone who knows CBGB's, if a famous punk rock club that brought the likes of the Ramones, AC/DC, Patti Smi...   read more...

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