Have you ever sat around and just thought to yourself, “Paul, what do you want to do with your life? Do you want to waste it all away playing Nintendo, or do you want to make something of yourself?” Since that’s a rhetorical question, a response is not expected; but if there is one, I’d guess it is “no”, because your name’s not Paul. Regardless of name (rose by any other, etc.), that is a valid question for most players of video games. After contemplating it for nearly four seconds, I decided to do both. Hence, GameCola.
GameCola was originally designed as a way for myself to springboard into the realm of video game magazine writing. I thought of this as a way to gain experience, and maybe create a name for myself if it happens to earn triple digits in the readership department. Originally, my plan was to just write one video game review per issue, and call that a newsletter. That’s not a whole lot of content. A page, page and a half at tops. This, the very first issue of GameCola, exceeds seven pages in length. That’s more than seven times the amount of planned content! This issue has six different sections, and will probably grow surpass even that in the bimonths to come. By the end of the year, GameCola may be reaching upwards of ten pages.
So, welcome to GameCola. I hope you enjoy yourselves in this journey into the vast unknown of internet publication. If you happen to have any comments, suggestions, concerns or whatnot, please feel absolutely free to e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the understanding that anything you say can and will be used against you in a future publication. So, without further adieu:
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.