Angry Robot

State of the Robot, September 08

So yeah, sorry for the radio silence there. I was away, but that’s only really part of it. What has this site been for the past year or so? It’s been a video game commentary site, with a handful of contributors, fancy podcasts, videos etc, and the intention of profitability at some point, access to review copies, etc, even a planned TV show. What is it now? Certainly not that; and I have no interest in returning it to that state. In fact, what I plan on returning to is what this site started as: YAN personal site, maybe a little self-involved in that regard, but of value to at least one of us, and owing nothing to the ‘marketplace’ or ‘audience’ or any other semi-imaginary external group.

I’ve got lots of things I want to do in this world, and while playing video games is one of them, it can’t be the only thing, the thing that eats up all my time so I can no longer make films, record music, take bike rides, chill with my lady, or go get drunk. (Yeah, it was really cutting into my drinking time.)

So, dear reader, what can you expect? Better things, more kinds of them, albeit fewer in total number. Stick around, or don’t, and I wish you well. Here’s to all of us making better things.

5 comments on "State of the Robot, September 08"

  1. ramanan says:

    YAN personal sites are usually the only sites worth reading.

  2. D says:

    Yeah, I don’t mean to be abrasive with that, more just self-deprecating. But reading excellent personal sites aka blogs and being inspired by them is why I started writing for the web in the first place.

  3. Mags says:

    As one of those (very) occasional contributers, I can relate to the whole “my life is more than vid games” lament. Personally, I’m looking forward to bathing in a site chock full of D-inspired goodness! (Am I still allowed to chime in now and again?)

  4. Mags says:

    By the way, what the hell does “YAN” mean?

  5. D says:

    Oh hell yeah, Mags, contribute any time. And YAN stands for “yet another”.

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