Rise From Your Grave

As of today, I'm taking an extended break from games journalism.

I'm announcing this here because it means good things for this blog. As in, I'll start posting regularly again. I have other paying opportunities lined up, however, which I've already been at for a few months. Before anyone makes any fun conspiracy theories, there's no hidden drama. Everyone at CGM is great, especially the writing staff. Check it out sometime - especially Derek's JRPG reviews and Cole's tech breakdowns. It also doesn't have anything to do with backlash over my Final Fantasy XII review - that game's real fucking bad, and I stand by that.

Thing is, I just needed a break. I'd put a lot of effort forth into doing reviews, on-the-ground coverage, and editing. Because of this, other stuff fell to the wayside, and I regret that in retrospect. I also have a lot of issues with game journalism as an industry, and have begun to question my role in it. As of right now, I also want to focus more on getting my novels published - I have two completed manuscripts I'm currently shopping around. Consequently, though, this'll give me a little more time to work on this blog. When I have free time, I usually spend it writing some kind of garbage, and what better place to dump that garbage than here?

Truth be told? I've missed this place. I've missed the voice I'd cultivated here for four years, my off-the-cuff opinions, and the dumb content I produce. This will also give me more time to focus on the Rocketto Punchi podcast, which has big plans lined up, and some YouTube content. Yeah, I'm still working on YouTube content. That thing I've promised to make for years at this point and that nothing has come of yet.

Sorry about that.

Just to prove this isn't all talk, however, I have four articles going live right now. As in, you can go read them. If you're into that sort of thing. I'm sorry for neglecting this blog for so long. In retrospect? It was a mistake to not post more, and one that I don't hope to repeat.

Thanks for bearing with me. It feels good to be back.


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