Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Important Update Regarding SuperPhillip Central from Yours Truly!

Hey everybody. I've come to a decision about SuperPhillip Central that has made me very relieved and satisfied. No, there's no bad news like me quitting the site or anything like that. (Hopefully you would consider that bad news and not good news!) No, instead it's a change of approach to better suit my life and what's going on with me.

I am back at college this semester, and I'm really wanting to have another great semester as well as focus on what I'd like to do for a career, game design. If you've been following me on Twitter and have caught some of my tweets, I've been talking about my first major game project I've been working on called Super Push Adventure. This is very exciting for me, as it will be my first published game ANYWHERE!

I'm also doing a lot more things within the community. I'm being an exhibitor at a local game development festival and showing off my game in action. I attend regular developer meetups, demonstrations, and presentations. I'm also regularly having outings with friends. These are things I didn't really do or make time for in the past.

That's not the entire reason I wish to cut back on posts at SuperPhillip Central. I've been doing this site pretty much by myself for over six years now. I've really enjoyed my time, and by no means am I anywhere near finished. However, it's gotten to a point where I feel bad about missing a daily post or being late with an article or review. I'm treating SuperPhillip Central like a job, with deadlines and everything, and it's unneeded pressure. That and it makes writing turn into a chore instead of something I can enjoy 100% of the time.

What does this mean? It's simply that I'm not going to be constrained by forcing myself to post every weekday if I'm unable to, and simultaneously not feel guilt (however minor it might be) about not getting an article finished "on time." You will still get to read my thoughts on the industry, see fun little top ten and top five lists that I love writing, see editorials, view reviews, and so forth. It's just that they'll be more spontaneous rather than "okay, today is Tuesday, so that means THIS article must be posted by such-and-such time." I will still post SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs on Mondays (or cheat and post them on a Wednesday yet still have the published article read Monday, hehe). 

On a side note, with all that is going on with "GamerGate" and gamers and the press being increasingly more vitriolic towards each other, their hobby, and this industry, I've sort of lost interest in posting articles to feed that negative mentality. Goodness knows I've done that enough in the past! I'm going to write positive pieces that celebrate gaming, or articles that don't slam gamers or the press such as "Bad Levels in Gaming History." These are articles I can enjoy writing without feeling any anger or frustration doing. 

That said, I'd love to hear... er... read what you'd like to see more of or less of on SuperPhillip Central. I know I don't get tons of comments, and that's sometimes a good thing because some days I just don't care to argue! Ha-ha-ha. However, right now I'd love your input on what you think about the direction this site is taking. 

If you keep on reading, I'll keep on writing!

- Phil

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