Gamespot, by now you've probably noted my lengthy absence. My permanent departure from this website has probably been obvious at this point, but I felt the need to post this final entry to provide some closure.
I want to deeply thank all of you that contributed to my Gamespot experience. Whether it was reading my blogs, playing with me over Xbox live, or writing your own amazing user content you truly made my experience and all the time I spent here completely worth it. You first met me as a high school freshman, enamored with video games and searching for people who shared a similar passion. I posted, commented on, and checked this site constantly (along withhunting for emblems among other things), and thoroughly enjoyed myself and the friends I made here.
All of you compelled me in my earlier years to become active and frequently post here, but with that advice I learned something about myself to which I cannot thank you enough. Before my Gamespot years, I never considered myself a good English student or writer, but the embrace and reception of all my soapbox editorials and reviews slowly changed that opinion. With the initial help from the Community Contributions Union I began improving my writing on my own and have now developed exponentially. With your help, my English grades rose from average and acceptable to the topof my class, earning me a 5 on the AP English exam, a 760 on both the reading and writing portions of my SAT, and the constant attention of many Universities like New York University, University of Southern California and the University of Texas at Austin. But most importantly, you provided me with the comfort and solace of a real, concrete talent; and have given me career direction for the rest of my life.
I would like to personally thank all those that read my blogs and became good friends of mine here including, but not limited to DouglassBuffone, Tish, Butters782, Fishdalf, Edu,NeoJedi, Reetesh, Earthking, Knight of Malta, and Kreestas. With all the things going on in my life with girlfriends, colleges, jobs, futures, and guitar my interests have significantly changed in these three years and video games have really taken a backseat. I still read the website and get on xbox live occasionally, but if you're interested in keeping in touch with me, I've updated my contact information.
So this is the final, climactic goodbye Gamespot, Godspeed