All About Sargus
When I got the exciting news about a year ago that I would have the opportunity to write some freelance reviews for GameSpot, one of the first things I did (after literally jumping for joy) was hide my old blog posts. I knew that clicking on my byline at the bottom of a review would bring users here, and I just wasn't ready for the embarrassmentthat would come with that.
See, I was most active on GameSpot (in terms of blogs and the forums) during high school. This means that a great deal of my blogs were imported, manually, from my Xanga page. There was much horror at some of these, not in terms of things like spelling and grammar, necessarily. Just stupid ideas and a stupid style of writing in which I probably thought I was much funnier and/or interesting than I actually was. I wanted people to come to my blog after reading my reviews and see how friggin' awesome I am, not what a dumb kid I used to be.
So at one point I actually started deleting old blogs, trying to hide my shame. I regret this now, as I might have lost some things that would be fun to go back and laugh at. My "farewell" posts to the likes of Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan "Ron Graphite" Davis are also gone, for some reason, which is a little funny considering they're back in the CBSi offices now.
I like a lot some of the old posts that are left, such as when I discovered the true identity of former GameSpot editor Brian Ekberg. There's also some value in my epic tale of waiting for the midnight launch of the Wii. It would be a shame to just ditch those because I don't like looking at my own work.
So my non-deleted blogs are back in the public's view. Enjoy, I guess? But you probably won't.
The real reason I'm here "again": GameSpot is still awesome. It's always been one of my favorite video game websites (it's where gamers go to know, you see), and it's the site that had the most impact on me thinking, "You know, maybe I should write about video games one day."
Now I do. And it's awesome (and a lot of work). GameSpot will always be special to me for that reason, so I can't tell you how happy I am to play even a small part in creating its content.
25Mar 08So... Stuff is leaking out about Sonic Unleashed. The leaked images and rumored premise are just as iffy as ever these days (if not moreso), but the video? The video seems to show a "2.5D" experience with crisp, 3D visuals but oh-so-retro 2D Sonic gamplay that's just about the speed and going through crazy courses... And if that's what it is, than that's the best idea Sonic Team has had in the past decade... Shame the fans had it long before they did. Well, unless Sonic Rush on the DS counts.
I just have to keep muttering to myself, "Don't get excited about a Sonic game... Don't get excited about a Sonic game..." If anybody will find a way to let me down, it's Sonic Team. Last year's (or was it '06's?) "Sonic the Hedgehog" on the 360 and PS3 still has an awful taste in my mouth.
On the other hand, Sonic and the Secret Rings on the Wii was alright, and as crazy as it is, playing as Sonic in Super Smash Bros. Brawl really has me itching to see my old hero back on top of the world. Please, Sega... Do something right this time.
28Jan 08While I knew that Sarah Michelle Gellar was supposed to play Alice in the adaptation of American McGee's "Alice" video game. What I somehow wasn't aware of was that she didn't just sign on to do a role, she and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. are actually the ones who bought the movie rights.
"I just thought [it] was the most weirdly beautiful game," Gellar said. "I finished it, which was a miracle. I had a lot of help. We got the rights to it, and Universal wound up getting really excited and put a lot of money into it, and then it's the usual story. There was a regime change."
Shame. I haven't played Alice myself, but I understand it's great (or at least was for the time). I guess it's a super mature kind of retelling of Alice in Wonderland, with a crazy girl? Sounds like a golden movie opportunity to me!
But the girl who was Buffy 'aint stopping there. "It's still my project, and I'm still working diligently. So to all those Alice fans, I'm not giving up. Because I believe there is such a beautiful, crazy, cool, twisted story to be told there."
Beautiful AND diligent. You go girl. And if Freddie ever leaves you, my place is always open.
Original Source: SCI FI Wire via Kotaku
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