• Notice to readers - latest bits and upcoming news.Not only have several other notable individuals moved of late, but I too have to shift house . . . . yet again. I usually like staying in a place long-term, but this place has only been just under 3 yrs, where usually it's around the 5 - 8 year mark for me. So during the move, from 23rd November through to 3rd December, there may well be disruptions to this blog in one form or another. I will be handing over running and supervision of it to Lee and I'm sure if he needs help, there will be a few out there willing to lend a hand in some way . .just let him know if you can (other than those already voluntering their help as contributors, and he can manage it from his end. My aim is to have a few items to be posted up over the time, and hopefully it will still get some decent views and support. I'm really happy with how it's being accepted, and the support of people coming to visit is encouraging. Lee has been a great help and our efforts are beginning to show dividends.
MS Xbox-Div Aust (via Pidgeo – thanks mate) will now place us on their PR and Game Review listing, so we get up-to-date Xbox360 news and Preview Copies of games to review prior to release. This way Lee (DarkAmarda) will have a decent amount of fun both playing newer games, as well as writing reviews for them. He has one or two others looking at doing reviews alongside him, so once we begin getting more new games, look out for them coming through thick and fast.
Perhaps a Forza 2 Challenge might be run at GameON . . who knows, but we will be approaching Codemasters here in Australia to see if something can be done for the release of Race Driver One early in ’08 . . ?? And Activison have stated that they are more than willing to “do something” when it comes time to start pushing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed . . . so stay tunned for that one as well.
After the weekend, GameOn have made comments about helping or supportingthe blog in some fashion, and us doing something back in return (see the Blogroll for their Online-Shop and Lan-Lounge links) Things are looking promising for the XboxOZ360-Blog, as well as the DarkLAN ’08 events. Plus we will be looking at other styles of community events, both local and in other areas, logistics permitting naturally.
There’s the high possibility of a Paint-Ball event at some stage, with a major sponsor helping out with some prizes and hopefully media coverage (mags etc) I know ATOMIC (PC Gaming mag) have an annual Paint-ball event, perhaps it can be PC – v’s – X360 Paint Ball Frag Feast . . . ? ?
My aim is to try and build up the public view of gamers above that of “pimply-faced-pre-pubescent-males” and show then that the “Hobby” takes in both genders, all from a broad range of ages and social backgrounds plus work-styles. So expect some charity events and a push for a change in rating for games in Australia. Not that I expect we’ll change anything, but unless it’s out there, the desire for change that is, then no one knows about it., and thus, there is no possibility of change.