Watch Blake hawk his freelance wares

Hey everyone. In addition to Infendo, GamePro, and my occasional Next-Gen work, I’ve started freelancing for a new gaming community called Crispy Gamer. The site is still in beta (more like alpha given some broken links and functionality), but it’s still a worthy visit and its editorial is ambitious — the publisher promises to never accept sponsorships from game companies to completely avoid advertiser influence.

In addition to the occasional game review and feature, I have a column called, “On The Bright Side: Blake Snow examines gaming benevolence and creative development twice monthly.” The first edition is scheduled for publish this week, followed by a feature I wrote on the excessive use of subtitling in video games, an idea that was born on Infendo Radio. Stay tuned for that.

But “why are you wasting my time with this, Blake, and where are the Pokemons?” you ask. Well, Crispy is sponsoring a megaton sweepstakes (first prize takes home six systems including a Wii, 15 games, and a 52″ plasma), and in an effort to be nice to my new friends, I thought I would voluntarily share the link with older ones. Let me know what you think in the comments.

DISCLOSURE: I have a vested interest in Crispy’s financial success; the more traffic they get, the more freelance work they can offer me. The site is currently venture funded.

12 Responses to Watch Blake hawk his freelance wares

  1. Dustin says:

    I like the concept and I signed up. Some ideas

    Doesn’t validate as XHTML Transitional but there are only a handful of problems, they just repeat over and over. instead of and div tags that fall outside of an , thanks like that. There might be a better font choice for Mac users.

    It might be nice if the gradients didn’t lead into the background. Text on the taller columns becomes more difficult to read, seem hard on the eyes. Maybe some more padding on the RSS feed icon and ‘Related Articles’ on the search results page

  2. Dustin says:

    As I thought, my post is being eaten but I think you get the idea.

  3. MacUser says:

    Am I automatically entered if I signed up?

  4. fesworks says:

    I would cry bliss if I won… plus I’d end up giving away half the prizes to other people.

    hey, a guy can pipe-dream, right?

  5. vakerorokero says:

    congrats Blake!

  6. jamie says:

    Wow I love the layout. Really well done!

  7. Andrew-MG says:

    Yeah, seriously, great looking site there. And the all-star cast is stellar. Another feature on CG I’d recommend you check out is Kyle Orlands “Games for Lunch” column, something I’ve been reading for months. He takes a game, and reviews the first hour of play, and the final verdict is “Do I want to play more?” Pretty unique reviewing idea.

  8. InvisibleMan says:

    Are there going to be Friend Codes listed under the “Groups” sections for DS and Wii games?

  9. Joshdad says:

    Great site, count me in!

  10. fesworks says:

    Just noticed that the menu button for The site’s news is entitled “NEW”

  11. droop4 says:

    IDK why but i get the feeling it’s going to ignore the Wii like some other multiplat websites.

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