Hello fellow readers and welcome to my own personal blog. This site is dedicated to video game reviews and all content gaming related. Although at the moment I’m currently reviewing games for the Nintendo Wii, I’ll eventually move on to other systems such as the Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii U – and even that of PlayStation and PC platforms. I plan to be doing this for the rest of my life, so we’ll have lots of time to cover the games for all of these systems and more.
If you’re not quite familiar on who I am, let me give you a little synopsis of my internet life. I previously had a blog called “Nigga Nintendo Nerd” but due to personal and controversial issues, I discontinued it and this blog emerged as a result. When I first began, I was inexperienced and lacked skill with writing reviews, thus the first three reviews were mediocre. I then decided to use my experience and mistakes and improve, and here we are today with reviews in better quality and quantity. Even the site itself has been renovated to serve you readers better.
I basically write video game reviews on games that I own, play, and beaten multiple times. This may seem crazy, but I do this as reviews tend to be biased if based on the first experience of playing when you’re still inexperienced and not skilled with the game. Speaking of bias, I tend to maintain a neutral perspective by pointing out the good and the bad points of a game, even going as far as paraphrasing or mentioning what fans and critics have said in the past.
The whole review process is complex, but I’ll summarize it here for convenience. For a game to qualify, it must meet the above conditions. Then I begin to write the review in my little personal journal by referring to a review template. It has been carefully crafted to meet my own standards after learning from experience and mistakes, as well as learning from other gaming reviewers. When done, I will mark the game with my own scoring rubric that has also changed over time.
Editing begins after and probably takes just as long as writing the review, to ensure that it doesn’t end up being of poor quality later on. Not only do I proofread my work, I will also add in or remove certain things and summarize or move things over the place. With that done, I move on to typing on my site, which takes only half the time of writing. Even then, I still have to add in pictures and videos, classify it by category and tags, and placing the rubric before publishing it.
And the whole process repeats itself over again. From time to time, I’ll post updates on my personal life to spice things up a bit and let you readers feel a little more comfortable with me. However, due to stalking incidents in the past, I refrain from giving out obvious and specific personal information to prevent such people from knowing my true identity. You should expect new reviews to appear monthly and the site will undergo changes with or without your notice.
Of course, should you want to know more about me, please proceed to the “Then & Now” page within the menu sidebar. If you wish to know the progress of current reviews, record of past reviews, and list of future reviews, then visit the “Review Schedule” page for more information. I even posted the templates that I followed for past reviews, which should be a good read and insight too. “Categories” and “Archives” allow you to access older posts based on their date or genres. Below are FAQS and the terms of service, so keep reading and stay awesome!
Terms Of Service
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Update #1: The Terms of Service/Use/Agreement that is created by the WordPress staff is also strictly enforced here as agreed through the Creative Commons License. Any violation of those terms will also be dealt with by the consequences of the staff. (Last Modified: April 2015)
Update #2: Although these are rarely enforced, they must still be followed at the discretion of the administrator. Should the punished wish to seek a lesser sentence they must abide by the rules; intentional infringement of any term will result in a stronger punishment. (Last Modified: October 2015)
Update #3: All terms have been shortened to half its original length, with each sub-section having only three points and older terms being merged or eliminated and new terms being added. Also, three new sections have been added for further enforcement. (Last Modified: December 2015)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I know more about you?
A: By accessing the “ABOUT” page in the widget menu icon beside the web-site name at the upper left hand corner of the home page. (Or you can always search it up in my search engine conveniently located at the top of the home page as well.) If you want to, you can write down your e-mail address in the comments and I will immediately delete it after adding it to my contact list so we can privately chat – but if you don’t have a WordPress account or you’re not signed in, then you automatically have to register your e-mail to comment on my blog posts.
Q: Where do I access a specific post or page if I can’t find it on the home page?
A: Again, all you have to do is search it up in the search engine, or view it in “ARCHIVES”and “CATEGORIES” also in the widget menu. The archives menu consists of the “history” of my site listed by months, while the categories menu consists of a list of different blog categories for a faster and customized post search.
Q: Why am I getting punished or moderated by the WordPress staff?
A: You have been punished for violating the “Terms of Service” that I have written and added into the “ABOUT” page and you must now pay the consequences after getting caught with sufficient evidence. By viewing and/or commentating on this site, you automatically agree to follow these rules whether or not you are aware or were made notice of it. Ignorance of these rules is no excuse to not follow them, especially since any person with a common sense should realize this when visiting any site on the web.
Q: How am I able to know who replied to my comments or any new comments?
A: Once there is at least one comment or you have commented on a post, there is an option in the form of a link that allows you to “follow comments”, which does just that. You will then be notified by e-mail if somebody has replied to you or there are new comments. You will also be notified through your WordPress account.
Q: What do I do if there is something wrong with your site?
A: Usually such an error occurs due to issues with the WordPress servers, internet browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome), internet connection – wireless or wired, router/modem, and/or your ISP (Internet Service Provider). If not, then there could be something wrong with your computer; refreshing, restarting, and rebooting the site, browser, and computer usually does the trick.
Q: Why is a FAQ that is legitimately frequently asked not on here?
A: This page is still new and/or always changing to serve users and viewers with a better site experience. Please remember that not all questions can be added as each person can have their own questions. The administrator may also not be aware of such a question or its high popularity. If a question that is frequently asked is not published on this page, please leave it in the comments or e-mail the administrator directly.
Q: How come the reviews take so long to appear on your site?
A: Though it may seem like a walk in the park to make reviews, they actually take a long process with multiple steps that must be taken carefully to ensure good quality reviews. The reviews that I do are more like analyses, where I check each major section of a game. Since they are relatively longer than most reviews – critic and reader reviews alike – they will take longer to get published. Writing the reviews generally take a week to a month depending on how busy I am; editing it takes one to a couple days; and typing it takes a week.
Q: Why does the home page seem to “glitch” when you scroll too fast?
A: It has come to my attention that this glitch is triggered whenever you scroll too fast, try to access a post on the far side of the page, or attempt to load and re-load different pages quickly. This occurs because there is too much content on the home page, which slows down the loading and the transition. Pictures of high resolution and YouTube videos also slow it down significantly, causing lag with the site. I have fixed this by only making 5 posts load at one time, and you can access more by clicking the button, which has fixed this problem.
Q: When is the author going to update the site – it’s been several months since?
A: Due to personal reasons, I wasn’t able to add new posts during the months from August to October. You can view older posts in the meanwhile or even check out my Nigga Nintendo Nerd blog. As of November, I’m now back in business so expect to see a review being published at least once per month.
Q: Do the terms of service actually be enforced on this site?
A: Well, to be quite honest, I don’t even use them to begin with. It’s only for curious people to get more views, as well as to create fear in trouble-making trolls. Though there are some terms that I will follow and enforce in specific situations; however, such instances rarely or never happen due to the little traffic and WordPress users that view my site. I may or may not update the terms sometime in the future.
Q: Why don’t you review current or newest games instead of older ones?
A: This is a question that I get alot from other people indirectly by reading between the lines. I don’t review newer games because I do not own them and also since they have problems of their own caused by the developers that will only be fixed over time. I’m referring to things like DLC, micro-transactions, patches, online servers, expansions packs, costume skins, and the like. Older games from past generations have none of these issues or are not as prominent as today’s games.