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HAPPY “SLIGHTLY LATE” NEW YEAR! A Thank You And An Update

I’d like to take a moment and just wish everyone out there a Happy New Year! Yes, I’m a few days late in getting this post up here, but as you might have guessed I was away having some New Year fun and have spent the last couple of days just relaxing and enjoying some quiet time. Hopefully you all had a great night, didn’t get too drunk and made a fantastic resolution that will have lasted about thirty-minutes. And if you are one of those people who actually makes a resolution and sticks to it, kudos to you, sir or madam.

But seriously, I really do hope you guys had a good one and that this next year proves to be worth the wait, and that the world hopefully doesn’t end in December because that would, well, suck. It would suck donkey balls if I’m honest, here. Large, hairy, donkey balls.

I’d also like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone out there reading this, because in the last year you guys have made this little site into something bigger than I ever thought was possible. It’s at the point now where around six-hundred people are visiting this little place every day. That’s freaking scary! So really, thank you, guys, for making all this worth it. I;m going to stop there – you’re making me all weepy.

Now, on to the update. One of the questions I get asked the most is whether I’ll ever expand this site and start covering other platforms, not just Xbox 360. The answer is: maybe. To cover other platforms I need to find some writers. More specifically I need to find writers that I actually trust to get the job done and whose writing I actually like, and that I think you’d like to read. The other problem is that most gamers jump at the chance when they hear they’ll get free games, but quickly lose interest when they find out that they will actually have to do some work. Or they just lose the enthusiasm.

My biggest worry about starting to cover more platforms, bringing in people and updating the site to a more professional look and feel, though, is that I don’t want to lose the personal feel of it all. When I started this it was just supposed to be a gamer writing about games, and I don’t want to lose that by becoming another faceless site like IGN or Gamespot. Still, the idea of going self-hosted (at current this site is hosted by WordPress.com, so that it doesn’t cost too much to keep it running), adding some small amount of advertisement (as little as possible, but self-hosting can be pricey.), updating the look and covering more platforms is certainly an appealing idea. The ultimate goal, then, would be to create a leading site for reviews and general gibberish that never loses its personality.

Hell, I was even thinking of giving movie reviews a shot, since I do spend far too much time watching them!

So I’d love to get some thoughts on this from you guys! Should I try to expand the site, start covering more games and generally try to make it a force for good, or should I just go self-hosted but keep it as an Xbox site only? Y’know the drill, hit me up using the contact page!

And again, thanks to all of you. You rock like Donkey Kong.

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  1. Nick Jones here. I’m glad I found this site, to be honest. It’s one of the things that inspired me to get into gaming journalism some more, along with a few other sites. I like this site and I hope it gets more successful with time, and I’m personally happy to know I was here to see it when it was, well, getting larger. It’s nice to see that indie sites can still thrive, with even publishers like Activision going so far as to send review copies of Modern Warfare 3 to the little guy.

    • Hey Nick,

      As always thanks you for the kind words, sir. I appreciate every bit of support that you’ve given this site, and that the fact that you’ve been here since pretty much the beginning. It’s people like you that ensure indie sites stand a chance against the big boys.

      Who knows, this site may never get bigger, but as long as one person reads it I’ll keep on writing it.

      Baden

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