Hello! My name is Jason Venter and I am a gamer. As it happens, I'm also a writer. You can find my reviews, guides and other content all over the Internet and often referenced here at my home base. This site is both a blog and a professional portfolio, because I'm efficient like that.
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Imagine for a second if the Internet worked like television does, if Internet providers had to pay a fee to content providers.
I haven't been posting here every time I post new content over at HonestGamers, mostly because I do it so often that I would quickly grow tired of making new posts. But I've written a new Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two review, so I thought I'd share that.
If I were in charge of NBC, I think we can all agree the network would be in a better place. Once the king of the heap, NBC has taken a tragic tumble from the times when shows like “Friends” and (further back) “Seinfeld” ruled the roost. Thursday is no longer “the night we spend watching NBC,” at least not to the extent that once was true.
I'm hearing a number of comments online from people who are acting as if the Wii U launch library is the worst launch library we've seen in years (if not since the dawn of time). As far as I can tell, this does not square with reality. Like... at all. Wii U has a launch library that is larger and more diverse than any offered previously.
As far as I'm concerned, the 2012 holiday rush starts this very Tuesday. Every year, critics and hardcore gamers alike cringe at the sheer number of great games that are crowded into the span of a few short weeks, and this year looks to be no different (especially with the Wii U's crowded launch window). There's definitely a lot of promising stuff!
If you're a rabbid Nintendo fan, as I am, you want a Wii U. There's not any question in the matter. You've seen the launch lineup (20 titles strong), and you've seen the "launch window" lineup (50 titles that will be available between today and March 31, 2013). You like what you've seen and you are impressed by the potential of Nintendo TVii (even if you admit that the spelling is stupid and secretly hope that Nintendo will drop the superfluous letters).
Thank you for your interest, but this position has now been filled.
You're familiar with the concept of an "earworm," I'd imagine. Certain tunes randomly get stuck in your head--without apparent provocation--and they just won't leave, possibly for minutes or hours or (in horrible cases) days at a time.
Years ago, I started a Final Fantasy VII novelization effort that persisted for precisely one chapter (which covers the bulk of the opening area that was initially released as a demo with Tobal No. 1). Today, I happened to find that effort in a MySQL file (it had long since been removed from my site where I posted it) and I'm posting it here for... posterity? I haven't read through it again just yet, so it's probably all sorts of embarrassing, but I figured I might as well share. Enjoy!
If you've found your way to this blog, you may or may not know that I run HonestGamers. I've been fairly quiet about that site lately, but it's a big and exciting part of my life. I'd like to take a moment and tell you why. I'd also like to tell you why you might want to get involved with the site, but one thing at a time, right?