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November 9, 2006

Yesterday was somethin. Infendo was ablaze with opinionated bloggers and angry commenters. Atypical for it, usually things run smoothly there. Jack and i lit a fire under its ass, for better or worse. I also tackled his statements here on the ever-caring Intendo.

Somehow, Joystiq caught wind of our post, via my citymate James Ransom-Wiley. I swear this man wants a swordfight with me…and i’d happily oblige. This is the second time James has come to my rescue with Nintendo matters, although last time the scales were tipped against my favor. No complaints here, i quite like the support. I wonder if he’s a quiet fan, has a man-crush, or if it’s just that “birds of a feather” ideology at work. He’s not as much as a Nintendo person as i am, yet we agree on many things regarding them. That’s why this site exists, i love it.

I want to say to 4cr, sorry about what i said in the previous post where i kind of directed my words at all of you, but i wrote it after reading your article in a feed, which gives no name and hence why i didn’t single Benny out until i read it on the site. No hard feelings. Turns out you guys have a kickass readership, i had no idea. I used to listen to your podcasts about a year ago while playing Mario Kart, so i am familiar with a few of you and respect ya. Mass repect for having such cool readers. That shows you guys have versatility.

High command at Infendo and the readers themselves ragged on me quite a bit for what i said about the Wii games, successfully finishing what Jack started and managing to piss off every single person that has anything to do with that site in the span of one day. I didn’t mean to, but i guess i’ve gotten so comfortable in my surroundings at intendo that i didn’t realize people would get offended for showing such distaste for something they (and you can thank Reggie for this) hold dear. I came on strong, stronger than i intended, but that’s how it goes with these things. Nothing i can do except walk on eggshells from now on.

These 2 days have justified this site’s existence tenfold. The Gears of War story was bandied about on Destructoid (which has the greatest commenters i’ve ever seen), 4cr, and Joystiq; and everyone who disagreed with the argument that GoW’s 10’s are Wii’s proof of purchase, whether they discussed it soundly or viciously, gave a glowing endorsement for us and made us feel not so alone in the videogame realm anymore. We have a place, and will continue being the cynical bringers of truth and disspellers of delusion as we see fit. Never, ever will we confuse cynicism for pessimism — critique of your favorite companies or games highlight where they need to improve, not what the other companies are doing better.

That’s enough of that, now for some intendo progress. Y’know how we always crack the Fastest Growing Blogs on WordPress? Well today we did that again, coming in at number 3. We’re gone now, but we did finally crack the more important list. Thanks to the Top Post in all of WordPress…

Top Posts from around

* Jeers of War [update]
* Electoral trysts
* Gobble Gobble
* 28 – the 10 Regions of American Politics
* Myspace Backgrounds!
* Free Agent Starting Pitchers
* The Big East Conference Plays Bubblegum Football
* Newcastle rip-off continues for Liverpool fans
* Santorum Eats “Santorum”
* AJ Valliant Arbitrarily Ranks: The Nations of the World.

…we’ve infiltrated the coveted one:

Top blogs today

1. Scobleizer – Tech Geek Blogger
2. Mishka Zena
3. strange maps
4. Intendo ~ the anti-fansite

A measly number 4, but consider that it’s out of almost 500,000 blogs.

Let’s settle down, take a shower, and look towards greener pastures. PS3 drops on Saturday in Japan, next friday in the States, and Wii wiggles its remote all the way home next Sunday. Something tells me you’re into that.

take a bath, cool off

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2006 11:52 pm

    Super congratulations, bro!

    Not only for breaking into the WordPress Top Posts AND Top Blogs, but also for doing it at a time when the most traffic is going towards politically-oriented blogging!

  2. frisby permalink
    November 10, 2006 12:09 am

    Democrate what?

    Yeah, it was a great cross blog flam war…the best in ages. You even got other major sites talking about it.

    We may have built the coundation together, but you laid down some bricks today with fanboy blood.

    I’m proud to be your Colonel.


  3. November 10, 2006 12:41 am

    And I’m proud to be your CEO pf Asian operations. Or whatever nonsense you put up in my bio.

  4. frisby permalink
    November 10, 2006 12:59 am

    Dont forget you also eat (American) household pets.

    Mmmmmm, teriyaki kitten.

  5. November 10, 2006 1:53 am

    yes, they must be american. Philippines kittens taste…dirty.

  6. November 10, 2006 3:05 pm

    Did you see Jack’s “I do the unthinkable” post on Infendo today? I think Rollin finally made him go insane!

  7. January 21, 2007 6:06 pm

    Great resource. keep it up!!Thanks a lot for interesting discussion, I found a lot of useful information!With the best regards!

  8. Steve permalink
    February 27, 2007 10:01 pm


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