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  • POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Sep 13, 2019

    Sorry, I didn’t see the reply til just now. We don’t really use the forums anymore, I moved the staff to our Discord channel.

    https://discord.gg/JAdyqH2

    I’m still mostly Xbox but do play occasionally on PS4 & Switch these days, nothing really changed here. :D

    Unfortunately, I have no plans to return to GameSpot. I go back two or three times a year and it’s still the same cesspool of Xbox hate and I’d rather keep trying to build this place up and promote positivity in gaming than stomach the toxicity that I associate GameSpot with.

    Sorry. I do hope to see you around every once in a while, always had good convo with you in the past. Congrats on the mod status btw.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Sep 13, 2018

    Nice to see you’re back. I haven’t really been using the forums or even advertising that we have them for a while. Got to the point where I only came here to remove spam from Russian bots so I moved the link to the footer.

     

    We’ve moved most of the discussion to our Discord server now. It’s mostly text chat, incredibly rare anyone jumps in the voice channel. Click the link to join us.

    https://discord.gg/TCVsAca

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Mar 08, 2018

    Giant pic is ok, I knew there was a bug with that part of the forums but wasn’t sure what it was until a giant blue dino wrecked my screen. :D

    Nice to meet you Heather, we’re still in the process of building gamelust beyond the site. Currently trying to work on our social media channels while dipping our toes into the streaming and video services. I haven’t read your most recent post. First one looked good.

    You should join us in our discord channel. There’s no voice chat requirement or anything, but it gives us a place to stay in contact and communicate directly throughout the day. If I were to have any edits I would communicate them with you there.

    https://discord.gg/TCVsAca

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Feb 07, 2018

    Quick update on the PayPal support. Sorry it took 18 months to do this, I’m a shitty site owner. It’s live now. All you need to do is go to https://paypal.me and setup your PayPal.me url and add that to your Extended profile in the dashboard. Once that has been added anyone who views your work can simply click a link and immediately donate money to you.

    The way things are setup, Patreon is primarily for Subscription only, and PayPal is there for one time payments.

    Sorry for the delay. Good news is, we’re back working on the site again, not just writing articles.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Jan 12, 2018

    I got a ton of shit for xmas of course, being a collector and all. Big items are a Switch with Zelda and Mario Odyssey, and a boxed Secret of Mana for SNES.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Jan 06, 2018

    I have no plans to change the system, just work within it. It’d be an expansion of what we already do, adding in more patreon features as an option. I still want this to be a community of gamers sharing their passion for gaming. If we manage to figure this thing out and have the ability to pay our new writers for their work we would still use the Patreon system or PayPal to issue out payments.

    Patreon, and crowdfunding in general, is the way of the future. I just want us to be at the forefront of this thing before the big companies realize it. All the other sites I know that are doing this copied it from us.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Dec 04, 2017

    Open up Discord, they’re in there!

    We’ve got 18 people in the room, half of which want to write for us.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Dec 03, 2017

    Yeah, it’s looking like things are going to change here in the immediate future. I’ve got a ton of writers who have responded to an ad I posted, we might have a ton of content coming in and then we’ll see if my crowdfunded business model is going to work at all.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Nov 01, 2017

    No no, I should be thanking you. You’re helping us out a ton with this.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 31, 2017

    I’d say maybe start them as blogs and we’ll figure out where to place them later on. Seems like the kind of thing that would be good to have access to from more than one location. Maybe we repost in forums and link to the blogs in the job section and about pages. Will give this some more thought later tonight.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 31, 2017

    I’ll keep you in mind. I could use help with data entry on games but I’ve got a tool I can use to mass import games when I need them. It’s one of those items that’s on a long long list of crap I have to do that I’ve been ignoring while writing for the site.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 31, 2017

    I’m not sure tbh. Is it a guide on how to use the site or more of a ‘best practices’ guide for writing?

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 30, 2017

    Sounds like you and I are on the same page. That’s good to hear.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 30, 2017

    Yes, definitely. Parts of it are already completed and running on every news article and review. It’s a bit of a process though. In order to link the ads the game must be linked to the article(connected) and ad must be linked to that game. At the current time I’ve only got about 75 ads for 40ish games in our database. We’re going to be working on catching up our data entry in the near future now that we have a couple of people helping write.

    The price comparison part is still far off tho. Our current host does not allow us to use Node.JS to grab the prices in real time which is the only way we can do the tool. If we try to manually track pricing and list a game as on sale when it is not then we could be removed from the program and wont be able to make any money at all. Moving to a new server simply costs too much with such a small amount of content and visitors.

    Still, need to update the database with the ASIN for each game before this tool can even be built. We’re working on that right now.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 25, 2017

    So the big issue for me is the potential for content to be temporarily locked behind a paywall. I’d like to at least discuss setting some guidelines for how this can be used here. A good example would be if some gaming news breaks, i.e. “Major Nelson announces 4 new Xbox One backwards compatible games,” this should be considered ‘public domain’ and not be stuck behind the paywall. However if a user wants to write an article discussing the moral implications of a game mechanic or story such as this one on Polygon(Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is at war with itself over slavery) I see no reason why they should not be allowed to make their content exclusive to their Patrons for a limited time.

    One thing about the paywall that I still have to research is whether Patreon handles time limits on this content or not. If there is no limitations on their end I would like to discuss having them on ours. This could be 48 hours, 7 days, or even an entire month if that is what you guys want. I just want to be able to ensure that the content will be available for everyone at some point. I don’t want any of our content restricted from view for eternity. Personally I’d prefer 7 days or less, and I would hope that we can all agree on 30 days being the max time limit even on the table.

    I hope we can get some good discussion on this so I’ll be leaving this in this area for a while so as many people see the topic as possible.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 25, 2017

    Might as well update this page as well. I’m looking further into the Patreon API and I believe I may have finally wrapped my head around how to use it. I’ll be posting a new thread in the general chat area of the forums(Shooting the Shit) so that we can generate a good discussion on the subject. Integrating the API into the core of what we do here will enhance our ability to make this concept an actual benefit to anyone who wants to use it.

    Also, I re-read the whole thread and I realize I failed to build the PayPal option for you guys, I’m sorry for that and I will try to make sure that goes back up to the top of my todo list.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 20, 2017

    So this should be fixed now. I do not know if this method will continue to work in the future as most sites frown upon it. I have to scrape the id off of the patreon user page so that I can direct traffic directly to the become a patron page. Patreons API is still a bit rough and I’m not even sure if they’ve realized the potential of sites like ours being able to embed patreon directly into the core of the site.

    I dont think any testing needs to be done just yet, if there is a patreon username on the account it’ll automatically scrape the id. I’ll keep an eye out for an updated API that allows me to grab an id from a un in the future.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 11, 2017

    My love for gaming was rekindled in my teenage years due to my love for open wheel race cars. Indy and Formula 1 mostly. I couldn’t afford a real race car so i used games too scratch that itch.

    On the nerdier side… i am a big collector of entertainment. Vintage movie formats, retro games and computers, X-Men comics and various CCG’s. I have around 4000 games, 80+ gaming consoles and pcs, 1000 comics from the X-Men universe, 300 laserdiscs, 150 videodiscs, and thousands of MTG cards dating back to Arabian Nights and revised.

    Somehow I never got into d&d tho. Just not something I can enjoy.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 10, 2017

    Oh  man, the history here is a lot longer than most know. This started for me as electrickz.com in 2000. I was writing reviews in a notebook while working at six flags. Building every page manually. In 2003-ish i moved the work over to xblgamer.com which was any Xbox focused site. Then in June of 2006 i registered this domain and started bugging my buddy in college to help me build this.

    Wasn’t until e3 2014 that we finally had the right tools and ability to create a site like this. In many ways I have been working on this for 17 years. But the modern gamelust… its barely 3 years old.

    If anything, I think we set a good example for others that you can achieve your dreams if you persevere. But my ultimate goal is to have a positive impact on the gaming community as a whole. In that sense, gamelust is just beginning.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 10, 2017

    One thing I do that may help you out, every article/review I write I go back and read it in my own voice in my head. Any time I trip up while reading my own work I stop and take a look to see if I can word that sentence or paragraph better. I catch a lot of grammatical and spelling errors this way, but also notice bad habits of mine as well. I notice I tend to use certain words more than once in the same sentence, or I’ll find ways I can rearrange what I’ve written to make more sense/flow better. This is probably why my articles take 5-6 hours to write, I end up writing them 3 or 4 times over to make sure they’re as close to perfect as possible.

    I’m sure my process doesn’t work for everyone, but it’s an idea that could lead to your own version that helps you best.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 10, 2017

    I didn’t even realize FBW was out next week. I still have to finish Stick of Truth, but most likely will not get that game until Black Friday or next spring when sales are decent.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 05, 2017

    Hey Fudge, I corrected the heading on your Flotilla review. The bold heading atop the pages are the Post Summary which is the first box underneath the content editor. You can see where I made this change when you edit the page. This is basically one of the reasons why I’ve been trying to figure out an acceptable and working gui for users to post reviews and news. The confusion with how this displays has been one of the main complaints I have received so far, more so the complexity of the backend, too much crap to sort through just to post a review.

    As for your review, I haven’t had a chance to sit back and read through it w/no distractions, but I did notice that you’re using the format to break things into a category(Story, Gameplay, Experience). I agree with elheber’s comment earlier in the thread that this has become less desirable in modern reviews. I think the review works just as well without those 3 headers, maybe some slight adjustments but nothing major. I do like the Final Thoughts section though, I have those on my reviews and I think a lot of people will probably scroll to the end of the page and read that one single paragraph. Content is king, but most people don’t have more than 5-10 seconds to dedicate to a page any more.

    In all honesty, though I plan on going back to read the article, I did that same thing on Rex’s Octopath article, read the last paragraph only.

     

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 05, 2017

    Looking back at this, I definitely did not stick to the plan of skipping Destiny 2, damn co-workers.

    I bought a brand new treadmill last month, so instead of the QLED, Pro and Switch, I’m just going to get the X1X with a TCL P406, AC Origins, Forza 7.

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 05, 2017

    D=

    You should go back and give RDR a try if you can. It’s playable on PS3 X360 and X1 if you have any of those systems and is highly recommended.

    I’m not a big Western fan either, but holy shit does that game have an amazing story. There are very few games that hit me in the feels, this game was one of them. That ending! Argh!

    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 xsuicidesn0wmanx on Oct 05, 2017

    Anything you can help with would be greatly appreciated. I have a section in the Jobs area for one or multiple guides for potential writers, but since I’m a programmer first and writer last I didn’t feel competent enough to write one up.

    I think I’ve just been a bit burnt out lately with Destiny 2 coming out. I looked back at my backlog and had 6 or 7 brand new unopened games sitting untouched since April, haven’t been able to get back in gear. Looking at the news section I’ve got 4 or 5 articles I started and never finished, I’ve got 10-15 reviews unpublished all the way back to last August.

    I think right now I’m going to hopefully finish this damn raid real soon and once I’ve done that I’ll be back working on the site full-time. I’ve got a few things I need to finish, like the previously mentioned Jobs area. I’ve also got to finish the homepage so it has dynamic loaded content again. Also need to re-introduce elements we lost in the redesign, like the random quotes. I’ll let you know when I’ve got the Fall Update checklist up if you want to read through everything I need to work on. The older update posts are in the Blogs area if you want to see how the site evolved since we started up again 3 years ago.

    As with my last post, I didn’t finish the post before eod last night at work, took 24 hours to write a reply. lol

    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.
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