So...this is going be a blast from the past.
Let me introduce myself properly for once...My REAL name?...it's Rob. Eric was a nickname given to me by the dad years ago when his best friend of the same name passed away. I first created my Gamespot account back in May 2009. Inspired by the likes of AVGN, as well as many 'angry reviewers', and even the likes of Alex Navvaro, a former employee of Gamespot, I decided to create an account and write reviews.............................................at the age of 12.
And...Yeeeah....Looking back at some of my old reviews and what i said regarding certain things about 'this' and 'that' in certain games made me want to cringe. I mean, i thought 'Shadow the Hedgehog' was good? 'Fable' a 10 out of 10? What was I thinking? I was literally a kid talking about my opinion on the internet, but i kept writing things...I didn't want to stop, I was fascinated in the idea of writing about something that i thought about. And I kept it going for 4 years.
Around 2013, things started to change. Not just with Gamespot, but with me. I started to 'grow up'.....basically. I ended up getting a job, and began fulfilling other responsibilities. Certain personal issues happened along the way for me, and at a certain point I sort of....stopped. Oh I get on once in a while. Written a blog in 2014, (Game that I'm STILL Waiting For) heh...looking back at it now, I'm glad that some of those games that were on the List finally saw the light of day. (The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy XV, Battlefront etc.) And I wrote 3 reviews this year, (Super Mario Maker, Halo 5: Guardians, NiGHTS Into Dreams...)
As i mentioned before, I looked back at those at reviews from Years ago, And a good amount of them are...for the most part....awful. But when it came to certain ones, When i was looking at them, I said to myself 'Wow, i remember writing that.' or 'Has it been this long ago?' *sigh*...or...' Did i really say that? I always wanted to go back and re-visit them, and re-review them. I tried to edit a couple of them a couple of years later when Gamespot first introduced their layout because for some reason some of my reviews were filled with random letters and numbers...so i had to edit some of them, but kept the same words in tact.
In 2015, I found some time to start something...kinda small...elsewhere on the internet. My YouTube Channel if you're interested.
But now it's the End of 2016.
*sigh* Good lord, it's been so long ago hasn't it? Here I am, 19 years old now. Currently enrolled in college, with a high end PC, and over 1300 games in my collection. Well, if it isn't obvious, but maybe i should go ahead and say it, I have officially decided to step away from Gamespot. I had some good times writing some of the most nonsensical stuff ever, but I'm looking back...7 years...95 followers....146 Reviews...some good...some bad. You know what?...I'm happy with that. It's awesome to know that someone read my stupidity. And judging from i saw...nobodies on here much anymore, so...They moved on...tis fitting that I do the same. So....Farewell Everyone, and Thanks a Million for Everything. :)
~UPDATE (SEPTEMBER 2018)~ Well...It's been over a year and half since I wrote this. Things are looking up, there's light at the end of the tunnel, I graduate college in about 6 to 7 months if things go well. I have been on here once in a while, writing my two cents in gaming news articles via the comment section. I'm more open to the concept of coming back and writing more reviews and especially more blogs, but not without getting a lot of things done, via college, and personal things, as well as changing a few things regarding my writing style. I'm not promising anything, but...if I truly return...you'll know it when you see it.