First time to one hundred page views! THIS IS BIG NEWS GUYS! And then with this post, I'll reach two hundred posts! Two hundred posts! 2-0-0 posts! That's 199 + 1 = 200! (Sorry, I'm excited).
Judging by the introduction, I must tone it down on the caffeine. With my arms flailing in happiness I could poke someone's eyes out. And for that, I apologize. I just want to thank everyone who has ever taken a glance at my lovely blog, and especially to those who have subscribed or re-tweeted any posts. Without you guys, well my blog would be nowhere. I'll continue to provide the utmost commentary on the beloved industry, hopefully for years to come.
For the double-century post, I thought I would take the time to detail my favourite posts from the last eight months. A Hall of Fame marker, if you will. Enjoy!
1. The Future of MMOs After World of Warcraft
This was a difficult post for me to write. Not because I am such a WoW fan, but because it's hard to imagine another game leading the genre. The last seven years other MMO studios have been trying to take down Blizzard's masterpiece and the end is near. It shall be fun to see what ideas are lingering after all the clones are dead-and-buried.
2. Anyone Tired of Assassin's Creed?
While this post didn't catch the eye of many, I received one awesome quip from a good friend of mine. He said: "I love to hate this series. But I also hate that I love this series. I don't want it to end, but I do so I finally know what the f**k happens."
3. World of Warcraft: The Challenge of Holding Two Audiences
Another World of Warcraft post. Sometimes I just can't help myself! I love this one because it really saw me flirt with the idea of large exposure, and this post still receives a lot of page views.
4. E3 2011: A Disgrace or Just A Disappointment?
The botched presentations from the Big Three console makers forced me to write this post. It's impossible for any three conferences to suck harder, notably because the biggest announcements were leaked early. Good job guys.
5. The China Conundrum: The Rise of Gold Farming
As with many posts here, the more technical ones get more page views, and this one was no exception. A keen issue plaguing the MMO genre, it's hard to deny the seriousness of the issue, and companies are feeling it.
6. Woah! I Can See Myself Through The Wall - Portal 2 Review
Limited funds force me to only write so many reviews, but with a game as stellar as Valve's creative puzzler, it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. The best game before the Christmas rush, and still a strong candidate for any Game of the Year awards.
7. Is Buying Pre-owned Bad For The Industry?
A completely serious topic affecting the industry today, and one developers and publishers are struggling to deal with. This post gave me a boost in readership and brought a mad rush of people to the blog.
8. Gears 3 Beta Rewards
The shortest post on this list, but one I had to mention. Once this was posted (minutes after IGN detailed the beta rewards), interest shot up and it gave me almost 10 Google followers and email subscribers in a matter of hours. That's a lot for a small blog like mine.
9. My Eyes Are Melting Inside My Face - Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Review
As I wrote before, reviews are really fun! Learning about a new game and possibly even a genre is always an intriguing experience. And a few friends had a laugh at the title as well. The game was extremely colourful.
10. Gameloft: The Porn Studio of Video Games
Last but certainly not least, I feel obligated to mention the Gameloft article that made me realize why I love blogging. First, I can make a title like that with no consequence. Second, there is always one of you who searches "porn studio video games" and I get the click. Thanks for being legendary ripoff artists Gameloft. :D
And there you have it! Ten of my favourite posts over the past eight months. I'd like to thank the Academy, Google for making an accessible blogging service, my friend who suggested I start blogging, and the video game industry for giving me something to rant about.