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Greetings everyone. I know it's been a while since I wrote anything
of substance on the site, so there are likely many of you that don't
know or remember me. I used to write on here quite a bit and am even
part of the 31/31 club on the site. Sadly, this is not a blog to inform
you that I will be blogging here on more of a regular basis. Instead,
I'm here to tell you that I recently decided to take the plunge and get
involved with writing for a video game news site. Recently, I was
informed that Leviathyn was looking for contributors for their website,
and I decided to apply. Much to my delight, I was selected, and am now
officially part of their Microsoft section, writing opinion pieces, news
articles, and reviews. I am joining Eric Watson, Blake Anglin (AKA thegodofwine7), and Tim Gruver over there amongst several other talented
writers, so I am very excited about the opportunity.
I've also joined forces with Joshua Dean Monette and Jared Beabout
from the "Official Game Informer Fanclub" on Facebook to start
recording a podcast called Podcast Unknown. We record every Friday night
and usually post that night or the following day. We're always looking
for other members of that community to be a guest on the show, so if you
are interested, join up and get involved. You can listen to our most
recent episode here, where Blake was a guest.
Finally, I wanted to take the time to thank all of you reading this.
It's been a long journey for me on this site, and I feel like I've grown
as a person and as a writer. Through it all, there have been many of
you that have been there for me through hard times and good. I can't
thank you all enough for the support and encouragement that you have all
provided me. I would particularly like to thank Andy and the rest of
the staff for providing this space for us all. Before the re-launch of
the site, there were many of us from the old forums that were skeptical
and even cynical of what the new blog section for the site might become.
Never did I dream that it would become a place where I would meet so
people with an interesting takes on the gaming scene and several unique
ideas. Many of you I now consider close friends, and I wonder where I
would be without this space, where I was able to express ideas,
hardships, and triumphs.
To you, dear reader, I hope that you will not see this as a goodbye.
Though I won't be able to continue to write original pieces here, I do
plan to provide a look into what I am working on now. So, every week, I
will post the latest episode of Podcast Unknown here, as well as links
to my articles I write. For instance, you can read my review of Max: The
Curse of Brotherhood here, my assessment of Games with Gold here, and our site's write up of how we think the Gears of War series will proceed here.
Thank you all again.