Re: New People, Please Introduce Yourselves
I'm James, public servant (boo...) and sometime singer of opera and musical theatre (yay...) from New Zealand. I exaggerate. The public serving's OK, really. But singing is better.
I first came accross this site when I was deciding whether or not to buy an Xbox 360 (I'd been a fairly desultory gamer up until then), and was idly searching for reviews of Oblivion. The quality of the writing really stood out, and Game Critics has been a go-to ever since.
This site really highlights for me what games can be; a powerful medium for storytelling, competition and collaboration - community, really, with all that that implies. I'm no game cricket, but I really enjoy reading what brainy people have to say.
Thanks for some excellent internet, guys and gals.