Archive for April, 2010

Update on this blog

Hey there guys!

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted here, and I’d like to start things up again.  In any case, I’ll give you a short run-down about why I abruptly stopped posting and what’s happened since then, and finish strong by letting you know my goals and purposes for this blog.

To put it simply, I stopped writing here because I got a volunteer writing position at Kombo.com in February 2009.  Shortly after getting the position, I was flown out to Los Angeles for a developer interview and hands-on preview of Wrestlemania.  Needless to say, I was in a pretty good place.  I had a blast, and continued to write news for the site after that.

Around June, while studying abroad in Germany, I had some personal issues come up that forced me into a position in which I stopped writing for them.  This wasn’t a problem with the site, there were personal matters in my personal life that took precedence over things.  After I regained some composure and got back on my feet, I returned to write for them a few months later only to quit yet again, but this time for academic reasons (I was back in the US with a much more stringent and difficult school schedule).

After finishing my German Major that semester (December 2009), I started a Journalism majorwith the hopes of fulfilling my dream of being a video game journalist.  That’s where I am right now.  This semester is starting to wind down, and I’ll start having more time to write frequently –at the very least, regularly– and this blog is a promise to myself that I won’t lost sight of what I want to do for a living.

So, what are you going to gain from reading this blog, you ask?  What are my purposes for this blog?  This blog will be completely dedicated to the gaming world.  Although I don’t discriminate between consoles, it will be focused more on the hardcore gamer.  In this regard, most of the writing you’ll find on this blog will be in relation to Xbox 360 and PS3.  This isn’t to say that the Wii has no place, it just means that because there aren’t as many “core” games for the system, it won’t get as much coverage.

In addition to news coverage from time to time, I will also try to post some columns about games and the industry as a whole.  I see games as the ultimate collaborative art form, and the columns I write will keep that as their focus and show how certain games push the medium forward.

My purposes for this blog are simple.  It will give me the the practice I need to write consistently and create my own voice.  It will also help build a small portfollio as I work through my Journalism major.  And last but not least, it will also help me keep you (and me) up to date on the industry and the direction it’s heading.

So, to say the least, I’ll be working out some ideas of what I’ll be doing for this blog as well as when I’ll update it, so keep checking back for more updates.  Until then, enjoy your gaming and follow me on Twitter.

-Bobby Crossen