So, yeah. I am now an official Examiner, and the idea is that I’ll be writing some small pieces over there a few times a week. I’m still trying to figure out just what kind of stories I can write about over there, but I’m already starting to get the idea of what I can’t write about, and that stuff is more or less what I’d rather write about here.
In the meantime, I’ve actually not been playing very much lately. I continue to trudge along in Yakuza 4, which I still like although it’s starting to feel a little clumsy and same-y. I’m in the XBL beta program, so I’ve been sort-of testing the new disc format via Halo Reach, which I realized very quickly that I haven’t really missed since I traded it in. (One of the things that Microsoft is asking me to do, though, is to play the new-disc Halo, and then play a bunch of other stuff. I’ve been gladly playing a bunch of other stuff, including revisiting Red Dead Redemption, for no good reason other than that I’ve been thinking about it lately.)
And, also, I’ve been playing the HELL out of the iPhone. As I mentioned in the initial post, my initial iPhone sync resulted in a ton of apps that I’d either totally forgotten about or just had to move off of my Touch for space reasons. One thing that sucks about getting a new iDevice is that you lose all your save files; everything I’ve ever played has been set back to zero (even though my Gamecenter achievements still exist). So I’d have to start all the Angry Birds over again, and Infinity Blade, etc. I’ve been enjoying my revisit of Sword & Poker 2, though, which I’d forgotten how much I’d missed.
I’ve also bought a few more iPhone games, too, since I’ve got room for them now: Dead Space, Real Racing 2, Lane Splitter, World of Goo.
I also caved last night and downloaded the Potato Sack Pack over Steam, for some reason. Oh, that’s right, I’ve got Portal 2 fever like you wouldn’t fucking believe. I’d very much like to review that for Examiner; I just need to make sure that someone else hasn’t already beaten me to it. If I can’t review it there, however, you can rest assured I’ll be reviewing it here, and I’ll use as much profanity as I see fit.