It's alright, Ma, I'm only sighing.
Fri, 31 March 2006
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Ahhh...yep, that's better. I am back where I belong, here at planet Buttonhole. It sure feels good to be home. Hospital is not a cool place to be and I've done way too much time there in my life. That whole hanging with sick old people deal is not an especially thrilling experience the first time, let alone the millionth. So, you better believe that I am stoked to be out. I'm also really excited to get things moving again here at the site, because there's a whole lot of great stuff going on.
First up, I want to say this; thank God for videogames. Sometimes I believe games are the only thing that keep me from going utterly insane. Seriously, I played my PSP and DS constantly while I was laid up and if it wasn't for that, I dread to think what kind of a dribbling nutcase I would be by now. In between having needles shoved into me and being fed enough drugs to make Keith Richards think twice, I was digging the 2 new Mega Man remakes on PSP that Capcom/THQ sent for review, along with quite a number of other handheld beauties. What a wonderful age we live in, when a dude can lie in a hospital bed and play Grand Theft Auto. It sure beats the shit out of a Rubik's cube, I can tell you that much for free.
And now for some Buttonhole news! We have a new Assistant Editor. It is none other than the deadly expert of over 100 forms of martial arts known as Australian Ninja! Congratulations to him on his rise to the top, the world shall soon be shaking in fear of his incredible power. I really needed some back up from someone with the dedication and passion required for the job and Mr. Ninja certainly fits the bill there. Truthfully, I doubt our readers will notice a great deal of difference from this, but if you do it will only be in a good way. Hopefully it will allow things at Buttonhole to run a bit more smoothly in future if I happen to be back in hospital, or away for any of the various other (less shitty) reasons that come up every now and then.
And I believe that our previous Assistant Editor, the enormous human being called Special K, is still going to be on board as Buttonhole's Tech Support and Lead Software Developer, so that's all good. I certainly hope that he is, because I'm pretty crappy when it comes to anything technical. My thanks again to big K for all the excellent work he's done for Buttonhole from day one.
There are heaps and heaps of reviews on the way from me and the other guys. We've got literally dozens of 'em on the way and plenty of them are for products that are very much worth talking and reading about. Games, DVDs, CDs - the whole lot. After returning, I first had to catch up with a bunch of emails, let our supporters know what was going on and boring stuff like that. Now I've gotten most of that out of the way, so I can get back to posting cool articles. As of tomorrow you can expect to see the content rolling in again. Sorry it was so quiet there for a while, but they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so maybe you'll appreciate our reviews even more now!
Oh yeah, there are a couple of pretty hot topics I really should mention, since they are huge parts of the subjects we cover here. First is the fact that the Xbox 360 has officially launched in Australia, I'm sure all you game lovers are very interested in that. Due to my setbacks, I'm running behind with our 360 coverage. I'm waiting for my shiny new 360 console to arrive as we speak! I have a bunch of games waiting to be played on it, so you can expect reviews of those as soon as I get my hands on the thing. I'm really fired up and ready for some next gen action.
The other big topic is, of course, Wrestlemania! The biggest wrestling show of the year is happening on Monday. We'll have the Gimmick's report on the PPV along with a bonus one from myself and DBL. That's right, extra coverage for an extra big wrestling event. This should be fun.
Thanks for reading kids, I'll leave you to it now and meet you again next time, at the usual spot. Bring some beers and a packet of chewy.
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