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looking for an acceptable topic hopefully revolving around the community and
very often I get requests to tackle a particular theme or topic, but as I
mentioned a few blogs ago, someone from the community made a comment via
Twitter suggesting that I post another blog similar to one that I had posted in
the past. Of course due to the lovely fact that Twitter is limited to 140
characters and shortens the length of links that exceed a certain number of
characters, I wasn't able to see which of my previous blogs it was. Certainly I
was curious though, and quickly clicked the link to see.
this blog. It's the one titled, Getting
To Know The Game Informer Community, and is a piece where I read a whole
bunch of Game Informer Online member profiles and commented on various items
from them that I found peculiar and interesting. It was positively received and
I recall having a lot of fun gathering the data to construct the blog. Given it
was posted on September 18, 2011 yeah...I'd say it's safe to say an update is in order.
We've certainly witnessed a healthy turnover of members. Lot's of the regulars featured
in this piece are no longer visiting the website and a number of new members
have arrived that are every bit as interesting.
I ran into last time is who do I pick or how do I select which ones to comment
on? It's the same challenge I had last time. Last time I think it was just
completely randomly and I knew I would forget somebody, which I did. And you'd
expect them to call me on it, which they did.
I could include
everybody on my friends list? But not everybody uses that. I considered looking
at the last few weeks of who has submitted blogs, but there are plenty of
members here who don't blog but have interesting profiles. I could use the
activity blotter and see who is active but there are thousands of people who
are front page surfers only...sigh.
Thinks David Bowie is one of the coolest people ever. First game system =
Favorite music - Credence Clearwater Revival, Duran Duran, Blondie. Good enough
was wondering if profiles had a size limit. Clearly they don't. :)
Mid-Missouri, eh? I'm from mid-Missouri. Originally. ICE CLIMBER! I so remember
Likes to say Amigo a lot. He said it, not me. Long list of shout outs - see if
you're on it.
Hmm, a profile update on July 02, 2012. I knew it...he is still around.
One blog herded? I show at least three? A black belt in Tae Kwon Do?
Admits he hasn't done much since the birth of his daughter. I concur. Just
kidding! Get to work.
Plays basketball - starting left bench. That made me LOL. A fellow TF 2 fan.
alter-ego named Krunk. Playing Red Dead Redemption and TF2 = great games.
Mrkvicka: Says he can be girly and is plotting world domination. I think we'll
be okay. For now.
everybody your biggest shame to date is buying cloths for your avatar.
Shepard: Amazing images! Co-owner and moderator
of The Star Wars Group.
One of the coolest profile images ever. Fights crime while blogging. Me too!
21 blogs under construction? So I'm not the only one. Twitter isn't that bad.
Sarai: A relocated Brit with fire in her soul that manifests in her hair = Dark
Jedi for sure.
Clever responses to web presence questions. Author of one of my favorite blogs.
"Graduated top of his class from the Imperial Naval Academy..." Winner!
impressive (and lengthy) bio. He's a guy by the way.
Apozem: Last time he listed his occupation as feral writer and apparently he
Working on a project titled, "Beyond Horizon" - sounds totally cool.
of my favorite bios, not just because I'm mentioned. It has cats. I like cats.
Other stuff too.
Majoring in Political Science with aspirations of attending law school. Smart
You win the minimalist award hands down. I have never seen a bio that bare.
like his favorite quote, "The mediator between brain and muscle must be
Favorite modern car is the Dodge Challenger (great choice). Runs the Science
One of the best trombone players in all of Texas and pretty handy with a
fan of Calvin & Hobbes is a friend of mine. Bought a Playstation 3D
Bachelor of Science in History...nice. Send him a free game and he'll review it.
Awesome profile image. His profile says he likes Anchorman, but he can quote
it. All of it.
Gardner: Died of dysentery on the Oregon Trail, but think he's okay now. GI
Intern, 'nuf said.
of the Colossus image is nice, but you really need to work on that profile. No
Loves reviewing things. Either my eyes are getting worse or that is a small
Cynic: Cynic? "People aren't really necessary." Yeah, maybe a little bit. :)
Atari gamers unite!
Wadsworth: Gaming for over 30 years = old like me. Has a crime fighting alter
Lists his job as a professional moustache grower? And likes Batman? He's cool
TV lists romance anime and ESPN? No seriously. No. Seriously. Settle down guys.
I think he might like the Eagles, Assassin's Creed and...the Eagles.
Actually has a cartoon pic of a messy fish stick. He's awesome, so says his
Composes music for games and films? Like, for real? Seriously? Real games?
Pretty handy with those little things called words (read his profile). College
in NY & AR?
Mike: A real
no kidding video game developer in training. Neat. Love all of the game pics.
Recently revised and includes a spectacular list of bio points.
is one colorful profile bio. Why would somebody call you pocket tray?
Both of his sons have Star Wars inspired names. I never get tired of reading
Tenshi: Rides her bike to work and has a dorky rain suit to go with it. Has an
Assassin LEVON: Perhaps one of the most detailed and intriguing profiles.
Thought I was looking at my profile. Ghost Recon, Big Bang Theory and The Book
of Eli. I like it.
Drizzt? THE Drizzt? I love Drizzt. Best of luck in your new gig.
That Sack Boy + controller pic rocks! A fellow Navy guy (or former Navy guy).
I'm not stalking you...I prefer strategic observation. Sissy's Magical Ponycorn
Actually has a list of games he's played. Adele? I own an Adele CD believe it
That's a pretty detailed bio. Like music much? Five newsletter appearances?
He's from Texas and he's a moderator. That means don't eff with him or he'll
Tank: Triangle Wars. I will never forget that now. You're too young to like the
Hunter: Nice profile and hero images and a very candid profile introduction.
Shoulder isn't still hurting is it? No, then update your profile! :)
an interesting outlook on the whole video game / art debate...and bling.
Enjoys camping (the in your base kind). Hah Hah...too funny. Playing DNF...really?
You're how old? I mean, you're how young? You have a healthy amount of blogs
Anybody who likes Shaun of the Dead has to be cool enough to be featured here.
Apocalypse: Former fellow service member, salute. Likes comics and knows who
you have it. My latest look at fellow GIO members and interesting tidbits of
information about them. I randomly selected 100 community members - some were
from Member Herding, some were bloggers from the past two weeks, some were
people who commented on blogs in the past two weeks and some were on my friends
list. After going through the names and profiles, I had to delete some of them
due to lack of content and narrowed it down to 62. My apologies if I've
overlooked anybody. With having to wade through 100 profiles in a small amount
of time surely you understand. I hope you enjoyed this piece. See you next
You should make this a recurring thing.
This is awesome Saint! It really is. I'm surprised to see me on there. But I gotta admit your comment was hilarious for some reason. lol. But reading all of these did make me laugh a few times. I hope to see more at some point.
"John Wrek: Loves reviewing things. Either my eyes are getting worse or that is a small font."
Haha, very true indeed. It's my part-time job to consult and review anyway, so feedback is my true specialty. Also, no- it is small font indeed. I didn't want community members to have to scroll as far down my profile page, so I made the font one size smaller. ;-) Nothing really important anyways... Just some stats... Might change it soon anyway and er...condense it. :D
Great look Saint. And One at the Time, now three, all co-blogs I believe. So that may not even be me. Haha.
Anyway, awesome list and very creative things.
i do love that movie.....this is something of your's i didn't know about Saint. Thanks for bringing it back so to speak, it was very cool and I really enjoyed getting a little tidbit about these members of the community.
Woo! Glad you got around to this, I remember seeing the original a couple of weeks after I joined GIO. As for your comments, I'm still amazed I got on the newsletter at all, and pretty much anytime you're talking to me on Twitter or GIO you can guarantee I've got my headphones cranked up.
Ice Climber may be the first game I actually remember playing...
And yeah, Lake of the Ozarks. Metropolis on water in the summer, ghost town the other eight months!
I love this idea. And thanks for the lucky wishes.
You like Drizzt. Good man, you are. Great stuff.
@Chris Mrkvicka: lol
Yeah, I have an AOL IM- it's pretty much the only thing worth using from AOL. Also, Skype gives me a headache, especially when a group of people are talking.
And yes, I do have a dorky rain suit, but at least I get to work dry! :D Also, living in CA, I'm lucky that there's not a TON of rain, so it's relatively rare that I have to wear it on a regular basis.
Another thing you ought to know about me- I'm going to be having my second kid this fall. Hopefully I'll get more time to blog once I'm on maternity leave, but chances are, I'll probably have even less time while juggling an infant, a toddler and a needy, whiny cat with my husband.
Thanks for the mention, Saint! XD
I am still a believer that People are Unnecessary.
You work way too hard around here...
I seriously need to start writing more often... Neither my profile or works have been that interesting. Just can't seem to get motivation to write. Even then, I'm never satisfied with anything I type.
Oh well, I'm always on the site, just not reading every blog that gets posted. Don't have the time to be honest.
At my age, my crime fighting alter ego is more like Mermaid Man. But hey I try. The first blog shamed me into revamping my sad vanilla profile, so I'm glad to get a mention. Thanks! Even if it is for being a coot. LOL. Add Hist and we can form the Golden Gamers! Anyway, I like the snippets on other GIO members. This is a great service, as is typical of your output, and reinforces what is great about this site, namely, the unparalleled community. Kudos, Saint, and please keep these snapshots coming. ; )
Thanks for the mention, Saint.
Good list of people...I'm familiar with around...half, or so, of them.
I love it when you do these, I think it really makes a person's day to see something like this.
You really scoured the site for people, there are a lot more people on this list than the first one! :D
Gah, I should have had a bio up by now! I shall do that this weekend.
Wow! I can't believe I got mentioned in a blog! Really made my day. This is a really awesome thing, Saint. :)