(Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the November 2006 issue of GameCola, back when GameCola was published in a monthly online magazine format.)
College Park, MD 20740
November 1, 2006
I’m on a mission, I’ve made my decision and I…remember when Green Day made good music? Those were the days. Sure, the radio is playing their new album a lot, but the radio is also playing “Bringing Sexy Back” a lot, so I have to call into question the radio’s tastes.
MISSION. My mission. I actually have one. It was laid down by Zack in this month’s Cheat Codes for Life, and I am ON IT. He says my street cred isn’t strong enough. He says I have to play some Final Fantasy games. Final Fantasies I, IV, and VII, whatever those letters mean in real-people numbers. And VI thrown in for good measure.
STREET CRED will be mine. No more will I be looked down upon for not having played a single Final Fantasy, as I was at a recent Magic: the Gathering (motto: It’s at least cooler than Yu-Gi-Oh!) convention by this chick who said I wasn’t a real gamer. (She also said I look like Boromir. Do I? Discuss in the comments section!) FORGET THAT; I’m gonna get me some damned street cred. I’ve already started on the first Final Fantasy, stolen from GameCola’s own Matt Gardner for the G-BASP. If you love exploring the same dungeon over and over, you’ll love this game.
And after that, I’ll read some GameCola. Actually, I’ve already done that, and let me tell you: it is great. We’ve lost a couple of staff members this month (Bradley and Janra), but it’s OK. We’ll be hunting down their replacements momentarily; in fact, probably next month! Our infamous JANISH is coming up, so we’ve gotta start scouting some fresh meat. Mmmm.
In FACT, while I’m on the subject: If you or anyone you know is interested in writing for GameCola, lemme know! My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And that’s that! We’ve got a touching scene with Steve and his Chocobo, we’ve got Mark talking smack on videogame movies, and we’ve got SONIC VERSUS BOWSER IN THE ULTIMATE GRUDGE MATCH! You won’t want to miss ANY of it; I promise!!
editor in chief