My name is James. By day I am a freelance copywriter and editor. While the perks of this job are getting to sleep 'til 2pm and working in my underwear, I've learned far more about hemorrhoid cream and proper swimming pool chlorination than I ever care to.
I guess you could say I'm a "former" video game "journalist" (though I wouldn't call myself the J word). I am the former Editor-in-Chief of Binge Gamer and I spent time writing at other blogs. I gave it up because while I love gaming and the gaming industry, I just didn't have the constitution to run my own business.
Not at the age of 23, anyways.
Let's see... apart from that I'm prior service US Army (Military Police), a stand-up comedian, a connoisseur of soft drinks and I once wrestled a cheetah.
Hi, boys and girls. It's been a while since I've last graced Destructoid, and I have to say... lookin' sharp. I'm liking what I see, and I hope to see more. Now, to business:
Those of you who are bitching about Xbox LIVE being up and down for the past week are starting to get on my last damn nerve. Now, I get that you have a right to bitch about the lousy service because you're a paying customer, but you know... some of you are demanding a refund for time lost.
You fickle, cheap bastards. You're throwing a fit over 96 cents. Not even the WoW maggots are that pathetic. Sure, they'll run to the Blizzard message boards and threaten to quit if they experience a single day of lag, but not often do they demand refunds.
Now I know you people at D'toid are smarter than this. Wiser than this. More practical and laid back than this... but there are people out there who feel they are owed monetary compensation for the loss of a week of bugging the shit out of me with their whiny, nasally, incessant womanizing homphobic racism.