Every once in a while, I find it helpful to remind you that I create things for some other website. Last I checked, that site gets about 100 times as much traffic as GameSpite. But hey! If every single person who reads this clicks through the links below, that’s a 1% traffic spike.
I don’t think 1% constitutes a spike, of course, but never mind that.
1. I’m contemplating the possibility of posting my nightly Swapnote entry on the Handheld blog each day.
3. We’ve been trying to publish more interesting approaches to previews of late. For instance, I’ve written about Mass Effect 3 in the context of what may lay in store for my Shepard specifically; the complete weirdness and precedents behind FFXIII-2’s Chocolina; the localization subtleties of Kid Icarus: Uprising (which, I was happy to hear from someone in the know, is dead accurate in its suppositions about the thinking behind its choices); and the hilariously over-the-top nature of Army Corps of Hell.
4. We’re also exploring the antipodes of content: One day a detailed, in-depth editorial response to our friend Christian Nutt’s criticism of FFXIII-2 built around an email conversation with the developers, the next a really stupid Superbowl-themed video.
I don’t think very many people have noticed, but we’ve almost completely overhauled 1UP’s editorial approach since the beginning of the year, focusing entirely on commentary, insights, editorials, and opinion in place of coasting along by regurgitating press releases or slavishly obeying the publisher-mandated PR track for media coverage. I’ve personally never been prouder of the site, but it’s been a sort of subtle change that we haven’t made a big deal about, so I don’t think most people even realize it’s happened. Too bad! 1UP is pretty awesome these days. We post less content than we used to, but what we post is more substantial (the occasional goofy, for-fun video not withstanding). If you’re a fan of quality over quantity, you should maybe consider frequenting the place.