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I’mma promote video games

May 31, 2010

If you didn’t know already, I’m joining the dark side and trying out games PR for 3-months. A few people have asked, and no, I’m not giving up writing. DO NOT PANIC! Not that anyone would.. panic 😥 But you know, just in case!

So, who will I be serving? Barrington Harvey of course! Make sure to follow them on twitter and win stuff, but follow me first! We will be doing F1 2010, International Cricket 2010 and Mafia II while I am there. Hopefully it will go well. In other news: I start tomorrow and I’m shitting bricks!

Games PR is something I wanted to get into eventually and this will give me a good heads up to what it’s all about. I still have my heart set on writing though so unless something goes horribly wrong, then no future plans have been changed.

I’ve been so busy for the last week. Had a ton of coursework to finish, visited Realtime World studios (post coming soon) and caught up on a few things. I’ve also got some work to finish off today but I really wanted to update the blog and let people know what has been going on.

I picked up Red Dead Redemption and Blur over the last week. RDR is a strange one as I have never really been into sandbox games. I got bored of GTA and Crackdown so quick and I think it’s because I like structure in my play rather than just shoving me in some big playground. Plus, I am being a good cowboy and that means every two minutes some damned citizen is begging for my help to get their horse back or save their brother or something. Storyline wise it is pretty interesting but nothing has really stood out to me and said “WOW! This is amazing!”. My horses keep vibrating, the combat is a little repetitive and I’m getting very bored of it very quickly. I’ll keep with it though, I want to try give it a chance.

Blur is yet another racing title to add to my small collection. I usually don’t really enjoy racing titles unless they are very arcade-y. I loved Split/Second and DiRT 2 and am glad to add Blur to that list. While I don’t hold it in as high regard as Split/Second, it is a great party title to get mates online with. Plus, it’s pretty fun to shoot off purple lazer bolts into people’s cars as they swerve around and sometimes EXPLODE!

I’ve had no time with Alan Wake since hitting chapter two. I really want to try get back into it but I’ve not had the time or energy to play. I think now that I am working, I will have some more structure in my life so will be able to spend a nice chunk of my evenings relaxing in front of the Xbox. Plus I picked up Phoenix Wright for the iPhone, going to try give that a go too.

Well, that’s it for now. Will try update as often as I can while I work full time. Hurray for employment!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2010 3:04 pm

    Good Luck Lauren, make sure that Gareth treats you well. 🙂

  2. May 31, 2010 3:12 pm

    I’m confident you’ll be fine, the best bit is I get to nag you for our review copies for 3 months ;D

    Good luck!

  3. May 31, 2010 3:32 pm

    Good work getting a job! Hope that it all works out. I am not into sandbox that much either, but I’m going to give Saboteur,GTA IV and Assassin’s Creed II some time when i can get some other gsmes out of the way.

  4. Jermaine permalink
    May 31, 2010 4:19 pm


  5. May 31, 2010 5:43 pm

    F1 2010! Now there’s a game worth promoting!

  6. June 1, 2010 5:38 pm

    Hey congrats, looking forwards to working with you Lauren 😀 x

  7. Andy Griffiths permalink
    June 1, 2010 11:28 pm

    Don’t forget the little people Lauren and for F1 2010 I’m da man!!! ;D

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