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Where Have I Been?

I’ll make this short and to the point for anyone who might still have us in their RSS feed or follow us on Twitter or something. I’ve  been recently assisting my friends over at ReadersGambit. Mostly, I just provide them with reviews. If you’re interested at all, I’ve got three reviews for games that really excited me this year that I’ll link after the jump. I’ll be back to using this site for something, but I’ve been busy with a lot. That includes a Let’s Play of Final Fantasy XIV on the Something Awful forums. Check it out if Final Fantasy or MMOs are your speed?

In any case, that’s my update. This place actually used to get a fair bit of attention (by my own metric anyway, getting over three to four digit views on some articles was super exciting!), so I hope all the old readers are doing well. Hopefully I’ll have something for here soon.

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Lack of Updates: The Reasoning

I’ll make this short and sweet. I’m currently having difficulty keeping a solid connection thanks to a combination of both of my internet provider’s awful customer support and awful hardware. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Edit: I accidentally “broke” the site last night. It has now almost entirely been fixed, but the slider will need sorted as well. This will be rectified soon.

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I’d like to apologise for the recent slow down in publications on the Gaming Advance site. This is the result of a combination of now having an honours project to work on, as well as preparing to attend Eurogamer.

Things have been pretty hectic over at my end, and communication with Guru Meditation has been consequently severed temporarily due to our different working hours. Scheduling will return to normal once we have re-organised how to adapt to our new situation.

My own input will also gradually decrease for a short period of time, with Guru Meditation taking charge over news stories. As a university student, I have many more responsibilities including the blog — primarily, I have an honours project to work on. I will still post, but it will be less frequent. As an example, I still have a review for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron pending publication. Yikes! I’ll definitely have to publish that this week, that’s for sure.

It’s quite clear that there’s still a lot of work to be done, especially if you take a look at our videogames section. Come holiday time I’ll be sure to spend hours on end setting that up for everyone. I’ll also start up a couple of features I’ve been contemplating for a while, but only once I’ve organised myself better. However, I will be contributing previews from all my hands-on experiences with any titles I get the chance to try out at Eurogamer. I’ll do some digging and see what information I can uncover from the developers stationed there too.

Hopefully, things will return to normal soon, but please continue to visit us, even after I’ve published the previews. I’ve been working hard to try and keep everything together and establish this place, and I’d like to see it grow further. It’s something I’ve really enjoyed doing, and I don’t intend to quit or spoil it any time soon. I hope you understand.

Thanks,

CrashScreen

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He actually believes he has readers.

Apologies for the lack of updates to my many readers (scoff) out there. As you can see, I’ve recently purchased my domain. The problem is that this has lead me to second guessing myself in regards to the quality on the site. If I’m going to do this then I’m going to this right, you know? I’ve decided to go through my old posts and give them a little work over. Meanwhile, I’ve tried to make the site more navigatable and look a tad nicer. I now make use of space below the posts for the site archive and affiliated sites too. As an extra touch, I’ve also added pages to catalogue all the reviews, previews, let’s reviews and whatever else I’ll need to catalogue. These pages are linked above the posts.

The E3 articles are nearly all done. Sorry for the delays on that one. It’s probably a bit too late to post them now, being that it’s a week later, but I’m going to do it anyway. On the side, I’m also working on my Asura’s Wrath review. I’ve also received Catherine and SSX through the mail, so expect a review and preview of each.

Lastly, I’m working on a podcast with a couple of friends. I’m unsure of the quality, so bare with us. We’re working on turning it into a high quality podcast worth listening to, so if you have any constructive feedback at all then please share. You can also email me at CrashScreen@GamingAdvance.com. You may also share suggestions of what reviews or previews you would like me to cover, or point me towards a let’s player you believe deserves some attention.

Oh, and there’s also going to be another couple of contributors to the site joining me in the coming weeks.

Updates and Stuff

Just thought I’d let you all know that my exams are finished. That’s really all there is to that update, but I may as well take this as a time to look into what you can expect from me in the coming weeks.

I’ve recently gotten a hold of both LA Noire and NeverDead. Expect some first impressions of those. Furthermore, I completed Final Fantasy XIII-2 (nearly 100% as well), so I’ll be getting started on my review of it. That should be due in a weeks time, tops.

All these big titles though, it’s a bit unfair on indie titles, right? I’ll be starting a video series, sometime preferably soon, where I will be doing first impressions on them too. Since they’re all mostly on PC, it makes filming them an option and a great way to explore and express their unique flavours – since everyone knows a rule to be indie is to do something unique.

I’ve also got plans to create a Let’s Play series, but nothing like the shoddy LP’s you usually get on YouTube. In fact, speaking of Let’s Plays, a biweekly segment on the blog will be about looking at other Let’s Plays found on the internet and sharing them. It’s a good way to share a game, or even back up my own reviews. Look out for those too.

So as you can tell, there’s going to be a lot of content once I get started. I’m just taking a minor break from working so much lately (and by a minor break I mean a couple of days) and then I’ll get started on all of that. See you next time!