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Currently in the process of uploading all my old reviews from my time on Megazone magazine (1991-1993) and Hyper (1993-1995). Keep coming back to see all the old retro reviews come alive!
Have you been to Raptr.com? No? That's fine. Chances are that Raptr will come to you if you are a regular here at Gamespot. What is Raptr? In a nut shell it's a game tracking site. You could also call it a gaming social network. So why am I giving raptr.com a selling spot on my blog? Because I feel it's an important service that the game industry has been needing for many years now. Think of it as a rating system for gaming. I have always been curious as to what games are being played. I don't care so much for sales figures as they are dubious at best. We all know that games can sometimes be over marketed and over stocked as a result. So your #1 "seller" ends up being the #1 bargain bin filler. A "currently played" metre is a more telling number and shows what the gaming community is hitting "START" on.
Raptr is soon being integrated into the Gamespot site and I can't wait to see what the Raptr nerds come up with to proudly display my achievements on this site. If you haven't already added your details to the Raptr site then head on over and don't forget to come back to gamespot.com to link your account to the Rapt site. Just one piece of advise. There's a Raptr client they'll ask you to download. Unless you play alot of PC games you may wanna say no to that as it is very keen to take over the role of your messenger (or other IM programs) software.
I've been a pretty lazy boy over the last year or so. Time to get back into some reviewing. So I've gone and busted into some typing action with a few reviews lately. Firstly there's Track & Field for 360. Not new. But that's never stopped me from reviewing a title. Sometimes games slip under the radar and it's up to the likes of me to get them back in the spotlight somewhat. I had fun with Track & Field. Back in the 80's I pumped lot's of coinage into that one. It's a game that Microsoft's "Game Room" could do with. The concept here with Game Room is just create a venue where the old school coin munchers from the past can be re-lived. Kinda what Live Arcade was originally about before they got all screwy and released lots and lots of rubbish on there like Death by Cube and Rocky & Bullwinkle which got fobbed off onto an unsuspecting public. I also reviewed Game Roomhere on Game Spot.
Also before I go there's a really cool site I found thanks to Gamespot. It's www.raptr.com which is a dedicated achievement tracking, game tracking site. It tells your friends when you're online, what games you've played, how long you played them. It also can be linked to Facebook which is REALLY COOL! So get on board and level up against your mates!
I've just gone and got myself a PS2. Shock horror! But they are only $99 so I figured what the heck. Mainly got one as my old PSX is not so great on reading discs these days. Kinda like me. It's going blind. But now I find myself amassing Final Fantasy titles! I now own the following:
- Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (GBA)
- Final Fantasy III (DS)
- Final Fantasy IV (DS)
- Final Fantasy Anthology (PSX) FFIV & FFV
- Final Fantasy VI (PSX)
- Final Fantasy VII (PSX)
- Final Fantasy VIII (PSX)
- Final Fantasy IX (PSX) Being shipped to me as I type this!
- Final Fantasy X (PS2)
- Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
So I've almost got the lot! Which makes me want to know from you lot out there. What's your fav FF and why? Personally mines FFVII cos it's the one that got me into this whole Final Fantasy mess. But I just wished Sega kept up their standards with Phantasy Star as that was the game that turned me into an RPG whore!
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Took me ages to reach Level 10 and now that I'm there I have the new found ability to upload videos! I hope to get into the habit of putting once a week videos at least. Will mostly discuss what games I bought and the likes.
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