I don't work at GameSpot anymore, but I still know a bunch of the engineers there and they are working extra hard to stop the hackers. Your not doing anything but making a couple of good guys work extra hard over the weekend and late at night by hacking the site. Your not hurting "The Man" at all. Send emails to the board of directors, cancel your memberships, stop coming to the site, or show other ways to express your anger, but hacking the site is not cool and not hurting the right people, so please stop it.
There are so many great games already out this year and there are still more to come. This year is shaping up to top 1998 with even more great games and more importantly, less bad games! 1998 was the year of Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid, Madden '99, Delta Force, Final Fantasy VII on the PC, Fallout 2, Tekken 3, NFS 3, Pokemon Red, Gran Turismo, Gameday 99, Resident Evil 2, Heritic II, SiN, Grim Fandango, Baldur's Gate, Banjo-Kazooie, Xenogears, Thief, Turok 2, F-15 and a little game called Starcraft....and even more!
Ok, after looking at this list, I realize that 1998 wins especially since it brings back memories of needing to have a cyst remove from the base of my spine because as the doctor asked me, "There are only two ways this could have happened. Either you fell on your ass really hard or you sat in one position for a really long time." "Do I need to answer that question Doc?"
It actually really comes rushing back to me, where I was when I was playing each of these games, who I was with, you name it. Luckily after my operation I was out of work for 3 weeks and could get in some serious time to mow through all of these. I remember that at the time we didn't realize how lucky we were, we thought every year would be like that one...we also thought we would be going to E3 for the rest of our lives.
It is still a pretty good year though and right now I am happy as can be with the quality of games I have to play and I am going to appreciate all of them, you never know what next year will bring!
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be the engineer. To me, being the engineer was better then being the President of the United States.
The year was 1996 and Team Fortress was all the rage. We played every night of the week on the Quake engine with no voice chat and we dominated. There was Tommy, Franky, Pauly, Jimmy and myself...Henry. It was a glorious time for the first team, ****based shooter and we were on top of the world. Then the unreal engine came out and things changed...people wanted shadows in their games, they wanted better lighting and smoother animations. The clan held together for as long as it could on the rumors of Team Fortress 2, but slowly we all tried the new games and moved on and the clan was no more.
Now, 11 years and many, many ****based shooters latter, Valve has finally come through on it's promise with the released of the Team Fortress 2! It is time for the Goodfellas to rise again and take back our neighborhood of 2Fort4 and rise to the top again!
If your a TF 2 player, then go home and get your shine box and send me an email!
Man I have not updated my blog in a while! I still come to the site several times a day, but most of my time has been spent playing Halo 3 and THe Orange Box latly. Oh and building a Star Wars site as well. http://starwars.yahoo.com.
I have so many games pre-ordered and yet Amy wants to take two weeks off to go to South East Asia. I guess I can make the sacrifice. :)
GO Sox...Go Pats...Go BC...Go Bruins!
Why do I need to call a phone number to cancel my Rhapsody account. These guys are heading right down the path of AOL...and I mean down. I called and someone in India answer the phone and procedded to ask me so many questions and try to get me to sign up for other services. I was screaming on the phone to cancel my account and he just would not do it. I will have to call my credit card company to block the charges. Such a bad way to start out a nice Saturday morning.