Sorry for the lack of updates friends. Things have been slow going here because wouldn’t you know it, winter didn’t want to end without saying goodbye in a big way. In fact, after a rather large flood watch in our area in light of flooding conditions across the quaint little province that I live in, we’ve been dealing with a partially flooded basement, a cracked foundation, and a number of other problems that would normally coincide with the joys of living in an older house anyway. Needless to say, the frustration and anxiety experienced with such things makes the experience highly entertaining and quite a bit of fun, for the whole family! << Read the definition of “Sarcasm” >>There’s nothing quite like a good flooding to make your heart sink… and why not, haven’t you always wanted a pool in your basement? What about the kind you can’t swim in, and that smells of musty old men! How about 4 days of constant rain, ending with a full day of freezing rain to top off the beginning of Spring? Sounds like Spring to me! Oh ho ho, Mother Nature sure does have a sense of humour. If I didn’t know any better I’d think my patience was being tested somehow.
Anyway, as annoying as this sort of thing can be, I am exaggerating quite a bit. We don’t have it anywhere near as bad as many families around the world who do have to deal with this sort of thing on a regular basis. A part of me does understand what those people are going through though and I truly sympathize with their situation and hope that in the end they are able to work their way through the troubling times.
Working through these sorts of problems that are for the most part, out of my control, make me thankful for everything that I do have. These times remind me that even though I might be frustrated by a bit of flooding and the numerous repairs that need to be done to the house, some which needed to be done anyway due to the age of the house and regardless of weather conditions, that I need to remain thankful (and calm) because it could always be worse.
I just wanted to let you know that I’m still checking all of my email and marking all new emails, announcements and press releases that I receive in my inbox. I also had a handful of new reviews that I wanted to publish but I’ve been far more distracted by recent events than I have been by gaming. I’ll certainly be getting back to updating, slowly but surely.
Would you like to contribute to the site? Please Read.
Part of the problem right now is that I don’t currently have any other contributors to the site either. I should put it out there that if you’d like to help contribute to the site then please feel free to contact me. I can create a guest account and provide you with links and even get you connected with a few of the friendly indie developers that are already out their trying to get their games noticed. I really don’t care if you’re an amateur writer or not. Really, all you need is an interest in video games, and a healthy understanding of reading and writing comprehension does make things easier, but aside from that I would also do the proof reading and even be able to provide the occasional review copy or code. You can contribute press releases, reviews, or simply write an essay about a game you loved playing when you were a kid. I’m pretty reasonable when it comes to subject matter as long as the subject involves games somehow.
I cannot pay someone to contribute to the site, especially since i-luv-games does not generate money. The fact of the matter is, this site is a hobby of mine and my goal has always been to have a site that was clean, friendly, and ad-free / pop-up free. Rather than try to compete with the plethora of other gaming news sites, I’ve always just wanted to keep things simple. I’m a decent writer, and although I don’t consider myself a gaming journalist, I do think this site can, and does, provide some good gaming press for independently developed games. Most importantly, I know that before everything else, I’m a long-time gamer – I’d put my knowledge of games and gameplay up against ANY gaming journalist out their. I’ve been around since the beginning and in regards to being a gamer, I’ve pretty much seen it all. If you’re passionate about gaming, or enjoy it immensely as a hobby, then you are welcome to contribute. I can set up a guest account for a few interested readers / writers who can contribute as much or as little as they want (within reason of course) with absolutely no pressure. All I ask is that contributors be honest and open minded to video games, particularly indie games and new gaming ideas.
To the game developers…
As always, if you have an announcement to make about your new game, an old game, or you’d like to share info about an update for your game, then by all means please contact me. If you’re a friend of a developer and would like to help get the word out about their game then please feel free to use the contact form and send me the info regarding it. I’ll do my best to bring some attention to it. I do have a backlog of emails that I need to go through and gaming that I need to do, but I promise you that I read all my email and try to respond asap. As things start to pick back up I’ll posting more and more articles. It’s important to note that unlike other sites, I’m not only interested in new games. I do enjoy learning, reading, and writing about newer games as they are released, but I love discovering older games that I haven’t heard of, seen, or tried. So if you feel you have an interesting game, even if it’s a bit older, feel free to tell me about it and I’ll do my best to give it a try and post something about it and my experience with it.
If you’ve read this far…
Wow, thanks for reading this far… I hereby present you with the “Distinction in Attention” award. Who ever said that gamers can’t read and have the attention span of a hummingbird? Obviously, we’ve proven them wrong.
Now, if I’ve written anything that doesn’t make sense or just sounds silly then I’ll correct it tomorrow, because I’m hella tired and I need to get some sleep. Cheers!