Site Update!

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I’ve been a busy bee and have updated the following sections of the website:

So please go check them out and tell me what you think. Feedback both good and bad is welcome!

You might also have noticed that this place has a new look and layout. I do not know if I will keep things this way but I kind of like it. Certainly makes a change from the old look of the site!

Expect more updates and changes soon!

This Week’s Schedule

I’m running behind on a few things this week and it has become clear that I’m not going to hit the deadline for Sony’s game pitch submission competition thing. Oh well!

However I am still going full steam ahead with the adventure game and my aim is to have the pitch document for it done, dusted and up on here for your viewing pleasure by the start of next week.

This week will be a bit bare bones but I will see what I can do to squeeze some more stuff in:

  • Today: Nothing ūüė¶
  • Wednesday: Link Storm
  • Friday: a blog post if I can fit it in

If you are missing my writing and are desperate to read more you can! Just head over to my shiny new comic book blog, The Comic Book Reader¬†and you can witness me ramble on about the comics I’m reading and the key issues facing the comics industry! Seeing as I’ve just started that particular site I am spending some time building it up which is one of the reasons things on here are a bit quiet this week.

I’m also aiming to get at least one more ¬†part of my God of War Let’s Play out this week so keep your eyes peeled for that too.

This Week’s Schedule

So at the end of last week things went a bit doolally. I had something planned for the friday post, something I felt was fairly topical but then halfway through writing it I realised it was absolute crap and that I had to start over. So I pretty much shelved the idea for another time. BUT! Something far more interesting fell into my lap but it would require time to setup and get ready to write about. So that’s basically what I ended up doing over the weekend when I wasn’t playing Borderlands 2 with the wife (we cleared the Fink’s Slaughterhouse despite continual glitching). As a result things have shifted around this week.

  • Today: Delayed Friday Post this afternoon/evening
  • Wednesday: Link Storm
  • Friday: Maybe another post but no promises

You should also see one or two more parts to my God of War Ghost of Sparta playthrough pop up too. I’m also planning on making a lot of headway on the adventure game so I can start getting the documentation sorted for the deadline at the end of the month. so I best get on with it all!

New Beginnings

So here we are. A bright and shiny new site ready and willing for me to do whatever I want with it! I’m no longer held down by the limits imposed on me by the old site and I have a lot of plans to utilise the new found freedom this site brings. I can go in any direction I want. The world of blogging is once again open to me! Also my life is back to semi-normality so I can finally get back to my regularly scheduled posts. Huzza!

So without further ado here’s this week’s schedule:

  • Monday: Adventure Game Update (it has been far to long!)
  • Wednesday: Link Storm (I haven’t done one of these in ages!)
  • Friday: Friday Post (either my long awaited write up on Catherine or a post about Gamer culture and how it is¬†perceived. I haven’t decided yet)

I’m also going to try and throw at least one or two new episodes of my God of War Ghost of Sparta Let’s Play which I am really getting into making. I’m also toying around with recording a couple more things with my Game Capture HD this week if I have time. We will see how things go.

In other news you may have noticed a couple of links appear to the right of the site. One if you know me or have followed me around online for a bit will be familiar, The Nerd Is The Word¬†(which due to reasons outside of my control is currently down/not working as it should) is back and I’m trying to add more regular posts to that particular tumblr. The other The Play Vault¬†is not so familiar. The Play Vault is a small gaming site that I’ve joined as a writer. I will be publishing one or two posts there a week and depending on how things go, getting involved with the site’s community and other writers.

You can see my first post for The Play Vault by heading here.

I’ve joined The Play Vault for multiple reasons, the main ones being:

  • It is something to keep me¬†occupied¬†while I’m looking for full time work.
  • It gets me started on a possible side job/career as a games journalist (don’t worry! Game design is still my main focus and dream!)
  • It can add to and help with my game design skills
  • I get to talk about games!

So from time to time do not be surprised if I link to articles from there.

So yeah that’s it for now expect new posts and content heading you way later on today and this week!

I’m Not Dead Yet!

Things have been very quiet around here the past couple of weeks. I could go into a long breakdown as to why I haven’t posted¬†anything¬†of note recently but that would be me making excuses. All you need to know is that Wedding¬†Preparation, Job Hunting and moving again are taking up a lot of my time. So keeping this place and other online things going has fallen by the wayside a bit. But I have come up with a plan which is what I will share with you.

The reason I started this blog was to track my Uni Projects in my final year. It quickly grew from that to being my main portfolio website and a place for me to talk about game design, gaming and the games industry in general. At the moment though there are constant shifts happening in how much of a particular type of content is being featured on this site. Currently there is a lot of general gaming posts (mainly link posts) and not much else. The main purpose of this place is to promote brand me, my thoughts and ideas about game design & gaming and in the past couple of months I haven’t really being doing that. So I have decided to structure the site, the output of content a bit more and how it is produced. I have even come up with a schedule for the site on a two week rotation.

Not much for now but the plan is to add something for either Saturday or Sunday and more weeks to the rotation of content¬†further¬†down the line. Bare in mind though this is a plan for what should come out in a given week. It is not a guarantee that all content will be posted in a week. This is because my life is¬†literally all over the place at the moment. I am constantly on the road between places sorting stuff out and doing things. I will post an update post on the Monday if some content will be missed in a week so you know what the situation is. I will also be sitting down at some point to write out a bunch of short posts that can and will be used to fill in the gaps when I miss posts or can’t do them. I have not really decided on what these posts will be about but they will be interesting and will fit in with the rest of the output of the site.¬†Fair warning though there won’t be much for the next couple of week¬†because¬†of my wedding and honeymoon.¬†

All posts will be published between 5-6pm GMT/British Standard Time.