Deathsythe blogged
Nov 26, 08 3:50pm

I've been kicking around different ideas to try to help gain some more popularity and exposure outside of Neoseeker for our wikis, and so far this is one of the better ones.

I think it would be a good idea if everyone added their respective wikis to StumbleUpon. (about) If you are currently not part of a wiki team, then feel free to float around and see what you can add on your own ;)

In FireFox, it is as simple as using the StumbleUpon Toolbar Extension [Firefox|IE (IE Alt)], and selecting the "I like it!" thumbs up icon () when you are on the wiki page.

You should then be asked to fill out a brief description/review which would be something to the extent of "A Comprehensive wiki dedicated to the SERIES NAME series on Neoseeker that anyone can edit!"

Then categorize as Video Games (or TV for some) and throw on a bunch of tags.


If the wiki has already been added, you will just rate the page and not be required to fill out anything. (How simple is that?!)


Eventually I would like to try to get some more of the content pages added to SU, but for now just a direct link to the main page should suffice. But in the near future (or now for some) I feel we should be ready to unleash some of the more hefty pages onto the net as well.


By doing this - any of the 6.5 Million or so users will be able to navigate randomly to our pages with the click of a button (a little less than random if tagged properly and they share a common interest)


So get out there guys, and increase our exposure! Soon we shall rule the world! (well maybe not, but a guy can dream right?)


Your friendly neighborhood Wiki Admin,
Deathsythe



PS- I am listed as deathsythe212 on there, feel free to add me, if you like - make a mention of neoseeker or your username so I don't get confused though :P.




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Xenctuary blogged
Nov 26, 08 1:07am

Even if you missed out on the Fallout 3, Football Manager 2009 and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia contests, or didn't manage to win anything in the GameGrep Halloween Giveaway, it's still possible to net some free loot courtesy of Neoseeker's currently running competitions. Here's what's up for grabs: Sports fans should also be sure to read up on the Gillette "Champions of Gaming" Tournament that Neoseeker is currently promoting around the site. If you're skilled enough, you could end up being flown out to Florida to play against one of five modern day sporting legends! With a staggering $58,000USD worth of prizes and a generous 465 prize packs available, it's definitely something worth checking out.

Just remember, you can't win unless you enter! Good luck.

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Krunal blogged
Nov 25, 08 11:56pm

Square-Enix: Past

Everyone remembers Final Fantasy X one of the most renowned and loved Final Fantasy title out there - at least on the PS2. The games that were released after that FFXI & FFXII were good, but many didn't consider FFXI to be even part of the series (I know I didn't), and FFX-2 & FFXII got mixed feelings (though I was one that loved and enjoyed both the games, albeit I didn't like the story of either too much, the gameplay was addictive enough for me). The one thing many people bring up and remember to this day is - FFX was Square-Soft, FFXII was Square-Enix. The merger of Square Soft and Enix seems to have been a "curse" of a sort for the two companies - at least many people think of it as such.

Square-Enix: Present

Square-Enix have since created a number of titles, none of which can be found on the PS2... but two of which can be found on the XBOX360, the next generation system. This is where my biggest worry is, and you'll see why...

So far Square-Enix have created two games for the Next-Gen system:- Infinite Undiscovery & The Last Remnant. With IU being released a couple of months back, and TLR a few weeks back, you'd have hoped that any issues with IU that came about would have been fixed for TLR. However if the reviews are anything to go by... TLR has gotten far lower review scores than IU did, with issues with the graphics being the greatest problem. It could be said that this was really due this game being developed on the Unreal Engine, however I can't help but worry that it's due to Square-Enix's inability to create good bug/issue-free games.

Infinite Undiscovery certainly had a lot less issues, though the storyline of the game was a major downer for many (and anyone that has played FFXII know that is also the case with that game). News has come from all those that have played The Last Remnant that the story is again an issue.

Square-Enix: Future

With Final Fantasy XIII in the works, two worries keep popping into my head.

Firstly, will they get the story right this time? If the past is anything to go by, FFX-2, FFXII, IU & TLR were certainly NOT the best that Square could offer, so will FFXIII break this trend or another to fall victim to the Square Soft - Enix merger?

Secondly, if the past two games on the current-gen consoles (XBOX360) have anything to go by, they were full of bugs, and with the most recent game having more bugs than the first, I think we can say that Square haven't learnt much from their mistakes, and went on to make a bigger mistake releasing a game that feels "rushed" and full of bugs. This could very well be the Unreal Engine, and their inability to use it, and one can only hope that they will do a lot better with their own Crystal Tools engine...

Conclusion


Though I'm going to reserve judgement on Square's capabilities till the PS3 version of The Last Remannt is released and is (hopefully) bug free, till that time I can't help but doubt Square's capabilities as a games developer, and as the developer of Final Fantasy XIII.

However I must say, that at the same time, I can't help but optimistic about Final Fantasy Versus XIII which is being worked on by Namura and his team, who have worked on the Kingdom Hearts series with excellent results.

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Wolfwood blogged
Nov 25, 08 10:04pm

Hiya everybody, sorry I'm late to this party. Congratulations to the Neo code monkeys tekmosis and huntyr for pushing out the new tag and blog system for Neoseeker. They've really put a lot of effort into this, and the next few weeks will see them grind even more into it! Hopefully everyone will put both features to good use!

As for me, I've been here longer than I care to remember. Really, I should've run away fleeing by now, but I'm a sad, lonely man even without Neo. If we haven't spoken already, I help out with the game profiles and FAQs; if there's something you like to see on Neoseeker, why not take part as a contributor? We always appreciate the extra mile you guys put in for Neoseeker. If you have any questions, feel free to fire off a PM to me. Hopefully I'll answer within the next decade or so!

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Deathsythe blogged
Nov 25, 08 8:10pm

Obligatory FIRST!
(...Non-Staff Post)

Well it is finally here, Blogs.Neo.

Sigh, I remember it like it was yesterday when tekmosis asked me to help him beta test it because he sucks at coding I have a knack for detail and compile 50 page reports detailing every bug and error possible. (sans cover sheet of course)


I guess I would like to take this time to introduce myself: I'm Deathsythe, I often go by Death, Deathy, DS, or even Deathscythe.

I've been on neo for a very long time. Seen a lot of things, made a lot of friends, contributed my share.

To date I have been involved in many different projects, I am currently a Wiki Admin and a GameGrep Approver.

If you are involved in the new neowiki system, or if you haven't been under a rock for the past few months, you probably have seen my work on one of the wikis, just look to any main page.


Previously I have moderated the Advance Wars: Days of Ruin and Digimon World forums. I shall return to moderating when the time is right and when I am needed. But my main focus has shifted away from gaming and onto the site itself. You have probably seen my suggestions, bug reports, and general day to day activities around the site to try to make it a better place.

Feel free to message me with any questions related to anything. I always try to be helpful :)


I don't have to much else to say for now, but watch this space for updates, I may even edit this post later to include some more.


Shout outs: (in no particular order)
tekmosis <3, Avalith <3, Krunal <3, Redemption, Dinosoid (Semper Fi my brother), Rome, Koloth, Akira_EX, and anyone else I missed I'm sorry.




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