Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ce est tout, le gars!

So I've gone ahead and decided to kill this blog in favor of another instead of just rebranding and dealing with it.  When I first started blogging there was not a whisper on Google about anyone calling themselves "Gravygamer" so I decided to strive forth and blog, having fun and eating a ton of gravy covered items (though not the Genesis cart).  Fast forward five years and there are now a ton of people calling themselves Gravygamer (or GravyGamer, or Gravygamers), so I don't see a reason to continue with the nerd handle any longer.  No hard feelings, no bitter tears, just a eventual redirect to the new site and one more round of gravy for the house.  This is Jason Viande, aka Gravygamer no more, bidding all a polite adieu.

Long time no blog

Wow, has it been while, so long that the last time I used this it was through Blogspot (with the Blogger thing simply confusing me).  Not much has changed, although I seem to have less to play games as of late, which translates as less time to write.  Most of my energy is spent on my monthly column at RFGeneration but I would like to change that.  Well, "want" and "would like to" are completely different things, so we'll see how things go.

So the big question today is what I want to do with this blog.  On one hand I would like to post at least once a week, even if the post has little to no substance to it.  I believe this will make me a better writer in the long run, which is something that I would like to happen.  Now, about content.  Looking at the last four posts I see two that are obviously inspired by the CRPG Addict and two that are reposts of my monthly front-page at RFGeneration.  This needs to change, and I was thinking about changing it to a focus on sci-fi games with a loose focus on the space sim genre.  This is a genre that I really feel strongly about, but nonetheless I should just start it, without any fanfare or anything.  The new blog will be called (perhaps tentatively) The Observatory, shortened to ThOb.  Sound good?  Good.  Next post will have details on my plans for this blog, as well as some details on the first game I would like to play.