POSTED BY Umair Khan on Sep 29, 2016
Umair Khan (cloud_imperium on Gamespot). I am gaming since 95. Started on uncle’s Atari 2600 before getting my own NES and SNES Consoles. Got first gaming PC in late 90s. Had both Consoles and PCs but preferred Consoles mostly. Last gen I switched to PC primarily.
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POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Sep 29, 2016
Welcome to the site Umair! I did notice you appear to prefer PC, I’ll have to get to work on making sure I’ve got the PC section updated sometime in the near future. I am behind on data entry so let me know if you need me to add a game to the database.
You're all zombie thigh-fat people brought into animation by some evil force of forceful evil!!! - Happy Noodle Boy.You're all zombie thigh-fat people brought into animation by some evil force of forceful evil!!! - Happy Noodle Boy.
POSTED BY Rex ranae on Oct 03, 2016
Welcome Umair – looking forward to some of your thoughtful posts on game design! Reminds me… I need to finish my recently begun replay through Thief 2…
POSTED BY Brian Rogers on Oct 26, 2016
I know you have been working on this site for a while and I feel bad not signing up for it earlier, but damn it looks good man :)
My name is Brian, and I play way too many games.
POSTED BY elheber on Oct 26, 2016
Welcome and hello, Brian. I’m Ulysses. I criticize things I love. It ensures my eternal loneliness. Nice to meet you.
"A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women.""A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women."
POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 27, 2016
Whats up Brian, ain’t heard a peep out of you since college! Yes, this is the site I’ve been working on since then, and you probably won’t be surprised to hear that this is Marcins design. Crazy to see how this thing has evolved since you probably last saw it 7 years ago ehh?
Bring your friends to the site, we’re trying to change the way people discuss games here. Less of the vitriol and hate, more love and passion.
You're all zombie thigh-fat people brought into animation by some evil force of forceful evil!!! - Happy Noodle Boy.
POSTED BY Rob on Feb 06, 2017
Hi folks, I’m loving this site! Shout out to Rob for the link and invite, I might have just found the source for my gaming news.
I’m (other) Rob, a thirty-something guy who knows that Thirty Something was actually a show at some point. I’m your typical, suburban, flyover state nerd who grew up with You Can’t Do That on Television, Ren & Stimpy, and Urkel-O’s (look ’em up, they actually existed). I’ve been playing video games since my dad introduced me to the greatest DOS game of all time. Since then, I’ve been vacillating between RPG’s, 4X, shooters, sims and open worlds.
Full disclosure, I’m that asshole who got duped by Sean Murray and traded in my Xbox in for a PS4 in order to play the greatest gaming troll of all time. I’m also that dude who thinks most indies these days are nothing more than graphics card benchmark tests with Atari-level coding. So, to get you all caught up … naive midwesterner with zero taste and a severe case of intellectual independence. All kidding aside, I’m actually a pretty reasonable guy with a high tolerance for anything currently considered offensive and zero tolerance for limiting anything on grounds of sensibility.
When I’m not waiting for Elite:Dangerous to port over to PS4, I’m usually at the office doing whatever it is paralegals do (READ: a whole fucking lot of things). In the meantime, I’m waiting for a Come To Jesus moment on why I need to go back to Xbox.
POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Feb 06, 2017
Sup new Rob, what part of the midwest are you from? Sucks that you traded your Xbox in for No Man’s Sky. I can’t say most of us didn’t fall for the NMS hype as that would be untrue. I haven’t played NMS yet but I do hope to enjoy the game when I finally install it. I always have to own all of the consoles so I can’t imagine trading in anything these days, as such I can think of plenty of reasons to own an Xbox right now. :)
Don’t know if this place is ready to be the source of your gaming news just yet, but I would love to see us grow to the point we would be worthy of that title for many. I think the foundation is solid and once we can begin to grow the user base the sky is the limit.
Anyway, welcome to gamelust!
POSTED BY Rob on Feb 06, 2017
Indiana, the land of corn, unpredictable weather, incredible sports teams with dubious ownership, and Gencon. It’s a really, really weird place. So weird, they made a show about it.
Honestly, NMS isn’t that terrible, but’s it’s definitely a taste that takes time to acquire (to this day, I have no idea how I started drinking coffee, it was awful the first time I tried it). I will happily admit that I was chasing the gaming community’s collective dream of playing the gold standard of space sims when it announced; however, I’ll just as readily admit that the reason I still have my copy is because half of me wants to hold onto the notion that I got what I asked for. The other half is too stubborn to admit that I didn’t. But, the guys who created the Greatest Show on Earth (which is closing for good this summer) once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
Oh well, Star Citizen, am I right? Anyone?
POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Feb 07, 2017
Ahh hah, I’m not that far away. Product of Chicago here, totally understand the nutso weather. Personally what NSM turned into sounds more like what I tend to enjoy, though I’d have rather had the MP elements included. Really wanted to find a planet, name everything after penis’s, then send its location to my friends. It would have been hilarious to have that kind of co-op experience. It sounded kind of like the game turned into a psuedo minecraft space sim exploration game, which i like the idea of a minecraft-esque experience with a real game attached.
I’m mostly a console gamer, so I have no idea really what Star Citizen is like outside of the hype.
POSTED BY Fudge Golem on Sep 22, 2017
Hey all, Fudge Golem here. I like the concept of what you are all building, being able to read up on games on sites funded by patreon instead of being smothered by ads is great. And the site is looking good! The articles I’ve read have been interesting so far.
I’m thinking about contributing, but I had a few questions.
- Is there any room for comedic video game-themed features, or is that more of blog-type content?
- Are only the latest games being focused on for review, or is there room for older games that were overlooked?
- Are there any guides on how to write articles in the GameLust format/style? If so, I’ve missed them.
- Is there any other types of content this site is looking for?
POSTED BY Rex ranae on Sep 23, 2017
Welcome! I’ll let Rob answer most of that, but I can say he’s definitely been open to us writing about older games. He is, himself, an avid collector.
POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Sep 25, 2017
Hello again Fudge, welcome to our site.
As long as the content you want to post is video-game related there is definitely room. We have 4 post-types here(news, reviews, video, blog), of those 4 only blog posts are not restricted to the video game theme. The main restriction is that I do not allow anything pornographic on the website and would prefer if politics and console wars are avoided if possible. For the blogs, mostly same restrictions but you can post about movies, sports, even politics, just no pornographic material of any kind. We do plan on having a ‘blog of the month’ feature, but lack of usage has made it impossible to use currently.
Currently video content is restricted to admin only, I have plans to give more control of video content to the users in the near future. Our entire video section is dependent upon YouTube, so if you have a video you’d like to post it’ll have to be uploaded to YouTube on your personal channel or we can host it on ours if you would like.
We do not currently have a guideline, the only real request here is that all video/image content be a minimum of 1920×1080 and have an aspect ratio of 16:9. Our plan is to have a 4K ready website in the very near future and having a 1080p floor will enable the site to provide quality visuals for the 4k crowd. Video can be 1280×720 if 1080 is not available, but it will stretch to 1920×1080, just so you are aware that quality issues may be more noticeable here. I have been planning on adding some writing tips and maybe some very basic guidelines, but writing not being my primary skill I’ve been hoping to entice a professional to help me craft something decent for that.
I will say this about the writing, I do not have any restrictions for the type of language you use. Check out some of the post E3 articles I wrote if you want to see an example of that, I wouldn’t say my language is exactly politically correct in those post-show reviews.
As for your other question, we are very much interested in both indie content and retro content. As Rex has mentioned I have a very large gaming collection and plan to use it to enhance the content for our users/viewers in the future. We’ve been talking about having a ‘Retro’spective article that takes a look at how older games hold up today. I also have had plans for a long time to do Throwback Thursday articles and videos where myself and a group of friends get together and record ourselves playing retro games, both good and bad.
If there is a game you want to write about, whether it is new, old or indie, let me know so I can add it to our database, we’ve only added about 1700 of the 25,000 games out there so far, and many of those are missing data. I’ll be updating our Nintendo Switch section real soon, and have plans to build up the museum aspect of the site to catalog the history of gaming as well.
If you have a suggestion for content we would love to hear it. We are very open to new ideas and have built the site to cater to the desires of our creators. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask us, I built a monster of a website that is a lot more complex mechanically and socially than I had anticipated. I am hopeful you will find you have a lot more freedom here than other sites and will enjoy some of the less obvious functionality we’ve built in.
And of course, thanks for taking the time to sign up and join our community. Very nice to meet you.
POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Sep 25, 2017
An example from one of the post-e3 articles I wrote… If you’re worried about what type of language is accepted here, worry no more.
Here we go, Ubisoft continuing to channel their inner Nintendo, Stephane Beley comes out to talk about The Crew 2 and his accent is so heavy I can’t understand half of what he’s saying. You know what, 10 points for trying buddy but I have no idea what in the fuck you just said to me. You could have called my mother a dirty whore and I’d just nod like ‘I have no idea bro’.
POSTED BY Fudge Golem on Sep 25, 2017
Awesome! Yeah the open format and the non-politically correct language is a draw for me, not to mention the ad-free/ad-light format. (I’ll somehow manage to restrain my base urges and keep my porn to myself).
I’ve written for a for a living for the last 8 years (nothing fun like game journalism :(, alas), mostly B2B sales content. I write a lot of internal templates and guides on format, style, and all that fun stuff. I’m down to help out in that area. Although I’d want the creation of those guides to be collaborative. I’ve read through all of your discussions on reviews, and totally get that it is all very subjective, so the guides would have to be open/flexible.
I know reviews are a point of tension across the gaming community with endless ideas on how to fix them. No one agrees because a lot of it is based on tastes. My theory in answer to this situation is that gamers need access to a site that allows a range of reviews that are allowed to be honest, opinionated, and built more as thorough critiques. Groups of gamers will gravitate to the reviewers that best align with their tastes to be entertained and informed. This site seems like the best place for that that I’ve found.
As for the images, good to know! I’ll go back through and re-pull images for the articles I was working on. I was spinning up some gifs too, so I’ll have to see how that ratio works.
Throwback Thursday sounds amazeballs. I’ve been wanting to to be a part of recorded group live plays, or even trying to organize a tabletop RPG podcast, for a while now. I’m a little far from Chicago, but could organize a weekend of gaming and recording sometime in the near future.
I’d also like to cover some cultural aspects of the gaming community, as well as write some humor gaming articles. I’m just trying to differentiate them from some of the click-baity stuff out there that maybe I’ve contributed to (my fudginess needed a little extra bacon for gaming, sorry humanity! I’m here to right my wrongs, ok?)
Anyway, this all sounds cool. Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope to be a productive fellow contributor!
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POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Sep 25, 2017
My theory in answer to this situation is that gamers need access to a site that allows a range of reviews that are allowed to be honest, opinionated, and built more as thorough critiques. Groups of gamers will gravitate to the reviewers that best align with their tastes to be entertained and informed.
This is exactly what our review system was built for. I want to shift the industry away from the solo review that represents the individual more than the community. The whole thing is about building trust between the content creator and the content consumer. Build up trust, reduce toxicity, breed unity. That’s my ultimate goal for gamelust. Gamers sharing their mutual love for video games.
As for the possibility of 1080p gifs I would say that is probably not likely to work with current technology. Honest truth is that hd gifs are held back by mobile devices a lot. No one wants to download a 2.5mb file to see 5 sec gif, easier to just post a video in the same spot with less data usage.
Curious to know where you live, we’ve got a good group from all over the globe here. A few don’t speak on the site but are active on Facebook but we’ve got friends from Canada, UK, and Aus in addition to our American core.
POSTED BY Fudge Golem on Sep 26, 2017
Farewell my beautiful gifs!
I’ll have to get something to do gameplay videos in the near future, any recommendations?
And I’m in North Carolina right now.
POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Sep 26, 2017
Nice, I think I have a buddy from GameSpot who is out there, he’s not active on the site tho. :(
I think vid content depends on what platform you’re gaming on. I’ll be using the X1X for a lot of capture in the near future, as well as the PS4 Pro. Probably also going to buy a 4k60 Pro from Elgato when it comes out, or soon after. For retro it’s either component to hdmi/hdmi adpater or retron 5 to elgato hd60s.
My plan for our video content on gamelust is excessively grand, but I don’t know how to dream small. I plan on having a rather expensive camera to record footage of the crew(whoever that becomes) playing games and our shows, and I plan on building two or three different static sets for the various shows I hope to have. One being the standard podcast like Unlocked/Beyond or Kinda Funny, with another set similar to the Xbox Gamescom Live set or the old Rev3 Gaming sets for Casual Friday. And of course the 3rd will be either a partial game-room or a full blown game room that is designed and laid out specifically for recording and highlighting our favorite games. This is basically my plan for 2018.
POSTED BY Fudge Golem on Oct 23, 2017
Thanks for the pointers. I think I’m going to pick up some software/equipment to do videos on Black Friday.
It will be a fun new thing for me to learn!
POSTED BY Milk2000 on Oct 30, 2017
My name is Jan, though I go by John sometimes (whichever works for you). I’m from Poland, but I move around a lot, or at least I’d like to.
I love everything games, from board and card games to video game bars, weird art projects and all that good stuff. I used to do some QA on whatever projects got outsourced to Polish companies (so no, nothing really exciting), and I’ve been trying to get my gamedev career going for the last two years, which has been proving to be a challenge.
Besides what I would test at work (lots of consoles), I mostly play PC games. I’m a huge RPG fan, with my most recent favorite being Divinity 2 (it’s almost damn perfect), but I’ve been on that Wolfenstein high for some time now. I love anything original and innovative, but I also greatly appreciate a perfectly executed within-the-box game that hits the right spot.
I tend to keep Discord open when I work (probably a bad habit, but oh well), so I’ll be hanging out there – name’s Klim.
Nice to meet you guys
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POSTED BY Fudge Golem on Oct 31, 2017
Great to meet you! I enjoy games of all sorts too, from cards games, board games, to tabletop RPGs.
I need to get on Discord. I keep meaning to then forgetting about it. But anyways, good to have you aboard!
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