All About Richie-G
With the last of the Time Trotters riding off to the welcoming sunset of unemployment, I'm doing my best to stay ahead of the trend. On Monday I'll be starting up at my new gig, months of Call of Duty-filled joblessness finally coming to a close.
And while I will always remember the fall of 2007 as an enjoyable old mess of new video games, Boston life, and a roller coaster of job hunting, 2008 is looking to be pretty sweet.
Where will I be working, you ask? As a quick attempt at cross-site promotion, I encourage everybody to visit my internet blournal, DoofyCrap.com. Tomorrow I'll write about my rad new place of business over there. A quick hint: it perfectly combines so many of my interests it's scary. Not too many suspects to pick from, I bet some of you can figure it out in a hurry.
Best of luck to Ryan, and see you all at Doofy HQ!
PS: If somebody at GameSpot Live wouldn't mind publishing the ol' Time Trotters to the site, I would greatly appreciate it. Too much of too many people's hard work in that baby to see it hidden away forever! I'm not asking for fanfare or anything, just put it up all sly-like to the Shaolin Style gamespace. My extended family (and of course the GameSpot faithful) would love to see it, thanks!
As is becoming the fashion around here, my internet words and thoughts have a new home. A little place I like to call DoofyCrap.com. I'm going to try and keep it structured with a general theme of internet doofiness. Stop on by, leave some comments, and check out the raddest Portal-themed Christmas present of all time.
I'll be updating the site daily, at least until I get a job.
See you there!
Once upon a time, I heard Jeff Gerstmann introduce himself as "Jeff GameSpot." A simple slip of the tongue that occurred off-camera, yet will forever be preserved in my mind as a symbol of the man's love and dedication to this web site, his co-workers, and the trusting audience we shared.
Jeff (and Tim) Will Rock Again
We will probably never learn all of the facts that led to the "why" of his departure, but the timing of the "how" is egregious enough to warrant such an amazing uproar. Right after the big review push is over, just before the warm and fuzzy holiday break, and with no chance for a friendly send-off episode or two. It all feels mean, and sad.
Voiced by Jeff
Part of me wishes I was still there, but I'm positive there are plenty of my friends saying the things I would like to be saying in those inevitable managerial explanation sessions. Jeff will be fine, yet I sympathize greatly with those left with the difficult choice of "kicking" (following one's moral compass out the door) or "sticking" (paying that San Francisco rent in a tough economy).
That said, I can speak from personal experience that there is no better time for a gaming fan to be unemployed, and if anybody wants to join me for some therapeutic Call of Duty, I'll see you online.
My Recent Reviews
Some people just don't have opinions. Like Richie-G.
This was my entry as one of the finalists for Nintendo's Eternal Darkness Films competition. I didn't win or anything, but hey, it helped me get a job here! The real name is "<<" but HTML has dibs on using that here on the web.
A lot of people have been asking where we get the line "FIVE GRAND" from. Find out from the beginning of GameSpot's Need for Speed: Most Wanted video review, produced by our own D. Jim Maybury.
This was my junior film project at Middlebury back in spring 2000. Despite an amazing reception from the student body, I was denied my chance to make the planned sequel my senior year by the faculty, thus giving birth to The Ben and Rich Show.
Richie-G does not have any recent activity. What a slacker! Maybe you should send Richie-G a private message and ask, "Where are you hiding?"