Thursday, March 19, 2009


There is not much in the way of news. I have applied for a blogging position that may or may not pay, but would bring the prestige regardless. A few of you may not which position I speak of. There's nothing else to publicly say on that.

Games--well, poor 'ole Snackbar had its only advertiser withdraw. The recession has even hit what few free games we (I) were (was) getting. But, I have received some DS games, some of which are awesome, and some of which are not. One of these is Retro Game Challenge. If you haven't heard of it yet, I think my review will turn out pretty well. Look for reviews of that and a couple of other games to come soon on Snackbar.

I've mainly been laying low because 1. I haven't gotten many new games and 2. Most of the places I've pinged have ended in rejection or "looks good, but we're pretty full." There's very little open to anyone, freelancer or non. That's not news. I'm just saying that that's why I'm more sporadic and less consistent. I'm still lurking, still reading, and still keeping tabs.

Oh, and I was laid off from my job in January, so I've had more important things. Also, my 360 red ringed the day I got SF IV, which was soon after I got laid off. Also, we're moving to another apartment in about a month.

Economics and life leave me with little to say, but I've not gone away.


Blogger CrazyLikeCatfish said...

It seems no one can hide from the economic crisis. Your recent activities have been quite somber, but I wish you the best of luck in everything.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Braden said...

Also, my 360 red ringed the day I got SF IV

Oh, lame! Out of warranty?

3:52 PM  
Blogger Etelmik said...

No, the three-red-ring three-year warranty.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Matthew Gallant said...

Layoff then red ring? Oof, that's a hell of a one-two punch :( Best of luck with the application Michael.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your job search sounds like my attempt at getting an internship this summer. Eight rejections; I even went to drug company board rooms and pitched interactive content to bolster awareness of the need for drug testers among age and affliction demographics that I personally researched based on the companies' products. Ended up getting a lucky break from a professor with some funding.

I don't know your educational level, but might I suggest you return to grad school for a Master's or Doctorate? Right now we're experiencing some cutbacks, but there are still tons of positions for research assitants at public uni's.

I'm thinking of staying on after I get my Master's (an added three years for the Doctorate) just to weather this shit economy.

2:03 AM  

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