Video Game Commentary
Written by Michael Rohde Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:12
Regular readers of GoozerNation might have noticed that I haven't written very many articles lately. That's because I've switched my focus from blogs to book writing. My first book, Chilean Jungle, was published today on Amazon and can be read on Kindles and free Kindle apps for iPads, smartphones, tablets and PCs. The cover art for the book was created by GoozerNation contributor Mark Del Rio and I received excellent feedback from Steve Haverda during the editing process. If you are an Amazon Prime Member, you can download the book for free; otherwise it is $2.99.
I also now have an Author Page set up on Amazon.
Here's a description of the book:
Chilean Jungle introduces the world to Agent James McDougal and the Assassins Intelligence Agency. Agent McDougal teams up with a rogue vigilante who goes by the codename, “Blue Scorpion,” a sexy, dangerous assassin who operates by her own rules. Together, they must take down criminal mastermind Vicente Moreland deep in the Chilean jungle before he can complete his evil plan. This is the first book in this series.
Michael Rohde’s writing style has been compared to fan favorite, sci-fi author Eric Nylund, who has written a few Halo books (Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: First Strike and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx). The story and characters will draw you in and each chapter ends with suspense so that you’ll want to keep reading.
“AWESOME ENDING!!! Chilean Jungle ends with you wanting to start the next book. As you read the book you get a feeling of how a VERY YOUNG and NEW James Bond must have started out, before he became silky smooth.”
--Steve Haverda, after reading a sneak peek of Chilean Jungle
This novel features action in an exotic locale with a sexy hero.
Written by Jon Morris Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:45
In an industry that ranges from giant companies like EA to tiny start-ups like Pigsels Media, there are many versions of the "rules" under which game companies relate to their customers. One of the most noteworthy aspects of any game company is how it handles customer service and support, particularly around the time when a given game launches or receives a significant update. The speed of an Internet-connected world means that happy and angry customers alike can voice their feelings instantly to the rest of the world, and potentially shape the buying decisions of millions of would-be players. In this environment, where big-ticket games promise epic thrills and millions (billions?) of dollars are spent on games of all prices and types, there is much debate about what constitutes an acceptable release.
Written by Craig Will (puffkix) Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:00
Have you been playing the Spirit Tales beta this past week? I have and it's a really fun free-to-play MMORPG. If you haven't downloaded it yet go do it already. Maybe a free in-game item would persuade you? Read on to find out how to claim your item as well as get signed copies of artwork from the game.
Download the 7-page Spirit Tales coloring book, color it in, and send it to the Koramgame office where the artists of the game will sign it and send you an in-game item code. While most of the pages in the coloring book are detailed illustrations ready for you to color in there is an "easy mode" page that makes it easy for those that aren't confident in their artistic abilities.
Written by Colby Friday, 11 May 2012 10:20
Here is another entry in our series "What are You Playing?" With no big releases this week, it seems everyone is headed to their backlog to fill their gaming time. If you're looking for something to play we've got a variety of suggestions across all platforms.
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