Just a little bit of housekeeping as we wrap up September. We've made some recent roster changes and want to let you know who we are. Click the "continue reading" link for the list of bloggers that bring you Joystiq on a daily basis.
Blogs from: Chicago, IL
Day job: Joystiq (and being a bum, er... a "slacker")
Currently playing: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA), Nintendogs: Lab & Friends (DS),
& a bit o' Planescape Torment (PC)
Platforms owned: PS2, Xbox, GBA, DS, and a really old-school PC
Pet game peeve: A general lack of co-op, subtitle, Japanese-voice, and theater-mode (i.e., exclusively
Joystiq posts to date: 220
Formative games: The Seven Cities of Gold, Wasteland, Streets of Rage, Street Fighter II, Civilization,
StarCraft, Final Fantasy VII, Dance Dance Revolution, Final Fantasy Tactics
Blogs from: Philadelphia, PA and NY, NY
Day job: Joystiq's my only paying gig. I'm a full-time student in the MBA program
at Wharton where I intend to learn to mold myself into one
of those marketing weenies or publisher reps that developers love soooo much. Also,
professional pizza eater.
Currently playing: GTA:SA (hot coffee version),
N, and other low-commitment games (MMOGs brutalize
Platforms owned: PC, Xbox, PS2, PSP
Pet game peeve: Multiplayer games that don't take adequate precautions to prevent griefing
Joystiq posts to date: about 300
Formative games: Oregon Trail, Zaxxon, Super Mario Brothers, Populous, Civilization, Starcraft, Action Quake
II, Half-Life TFC, Everquest.
Contact me: vladcole on YIM and AIM and Joystiq on Xbox Live (please identify yourself in your initial
Currently playing: whatever I'm currently reviewing for the Weekly; presently a comination of The
Warriors, GTA:LCS, and Stubbs the Zombie.
Platforms owned: GameCube, GBA-SP, Mac, PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox
Pet game peeve: Insultingly poor dialogue ("you, the master of unlocking") and clichéd, derivative stories.
How about more dog and rabbity-thing duos?
Joystiq posts to date: don't humiliate me, I've been here less than a week!
Formative games: Doom, Half-Life, King's Quest, The Legend of Zelda,
Metal Gear Solid, Metroid, Sam & Max, Street Fighter 2, Super Mario
Brothers, Mario Kart 64, Zork (yeah Ben, Zork!), and many more...
Contact me: apersnfrmporlock(AIM) and persnfrmporlok(Xbox Live). Do like Vlad says and identify yourself in your
Blogs from: Cambridge, UK.
Day job: Imminent computer science PhD student.
Currently playing: Halo 2, Burnout: Revenge, The Movies, City of Villains,
World of Warcraft.
Platforms Owned: PC, Xbox, Mac, PS2, PSP, DS, Gamecube and an attic full of older stuff.
Pet game peeve: Fixed camera angles, hackers and modders, misogynistic players on Xbox Live.
Joystiq posts to date: Hey, I'm new, give me a chance!
Formative games: Lemmings, Doom, MUD, Civ and Monkey