Everybody wang chung tonight
Thu, 5 October 2006
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The first couple of trucks were faster than usual and they got me pretty good. But I was able to dodge the third one, using my precision truck dodging skills. After that I pissed off for a while, to lick my wounds. I went to some places with better weather (at the time, at least), less clothed females and more expensive booze.
Now that I have, once again, returned to my Geek Cave on Planet Buttonhole, old Sammy has an extra bright gleam in his eye, a borderline maniacal grin on his face and an increased level of spring in his step. What is the reason, you may or may not care to know, for my contented and rather smug demeanour? The answer is, basically, this website. After stepping back for a while and taking a real good look at things, I'm just so proud of the level Buttonhole is at right now and genuinely excited about where it will be in the near future.
In keeping with the great mood I'm in, and since I've not done an Editorial in a while, I'll now give you one those patented rambling, longwinded jobs I bust out every so often.
Anything big go down while I was gone? Hmmm...there were those two dudes that died. But I think that's been covered extensively enough elsewhere.
What else? Oh yeah, the Nintendo Wii! Special K posted Ninty's Press Release regarding the console's Aussie release date and price (along with a few of his own thoughts about it). I'm getting more and more stoked for this system (now that we've all had time to get over its stupid name). I hope it brings Nintendo the success that eluded them (relatively speaking) with the Gamecube and, to a lesser extent, the N64 before that. I will be very happy indeed if the Wii enables the big N to get back to being the huge part of the home console market that they deserve to be (based on the incredibly high quality of most their games). The success of Nintendo's DS, despite some excellent competition from Sony's PSP (which I also love), proved its doubters wrong. If they can take that momentum, along with the huge amount of buzz the Wii's been getting from the games press, Ninty might well be a major force to be reckoned with once again. As far as I'm concerned, the Wii's arrival down under can't come soon enough - I want one now! This next round of the "console wars" has the potential to be the most intriguing and well fought one yet. As big K said, now it gets interesting!
Now let's talk a bit about what is in store for Buttonhole and our beloved readers. First and foremost, once again, I'll be getting back to providing more frequent content updates. I know I come and go an awful lot, but that's usually just out of my hands I'm afraid. I'm doing great at the moment though (in terms of my health), so we should be in for a pretty sweet run.
I FINALLY posted the first half of my Xbox 360 Buyer's Guide Spectacular (I get a laugh out of giving articles ludicrous titles like that). Have a read, if you've not already (hell, why not read it again? You reckon you have something better to do?). The second half is coming soon.
I have all sorts of other material on the way too, but I've already told you that before. I wasn't lying though, I swear! I've have been writing bits and pieces of numerous articles here and there during my "free" time. You have my word that you'll start seeing the finished products soon. I am also personally working on bringing some cool new features to Buttonhole, which I believe will go over very nicely. I won't shoot my mouth off about that just yet though, best to have it all prepared properly first.
We have plenty of great articles from my fellow crew members ready to be posted over the next few days and weeks too. What's more, it is looking likely that we'll have some more quality writers joining our team soon as well (which will be most handy, as not everyone on our staff always has enough time to do reviews). I'm also pleased to say that our most youthful contributor, Darth Bin Laden (DBL) is making his triumphant Buttonhole return - after needing time off to deal with other commitments. Nice to have you back with us, DBL.
While I'm at it - cheers to the whole team; I am (as usual) very pleased and grateful for the excellent work you've all been doing. An extra thanks goes to Special K, Aussie Ninja, Forum Master Fazz and Wrestling Section Lead, the Gimmick- who all looked after things and contributed in various ways while I was gone.
For my closing note; how would you lovely Buttonhole readers like some more chances to get some free stuff (on top of the usual prizes I randomly award to our Forums contributors)? I'll assume you said yes, as I reckon it is safe to say that everyone digs getting some free shit. Well, as luck would have it, we've got a couple of sweet giveaways coming up! I'll be revealing the details very soon, so keep a lookout & you might wind up scoring yourself some goodies.
Take it easy Buttonholers. Wear your seatbelt and don't eat the yellow mushrooms.
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