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Platinum Michael November 20th, 2005

First Review: Golden Sun - Reader Retroview
Pyrite 3.0/5 Reader Review Michael 'CactuarJoe' Beckett
Fifth Review: Koudelka - Reader Retroview
Sugar for Kirby Fong 3.5/5 Reader Review Michael 'CactuarJoe' Beckett
Fifteenth Review: Golden Sun: The Lost Age - Reader Review
Solid Sequel, Promising Series 4.0/5 Reader Review Michael 'CactuarJoe' Beckett
Thirtieth Review: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness - Reader Review
Decorating Inside the Box 4.5/5 Reader Review Michael 'CactuarJoe' Beckett
Fiftieth Review: The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion - Staff Review
The Snack is Still Pudding 3.0/5 Staff Review Michael 'CactuarJoe' Beckett

Closing Time

[11/20/2005]   We interrupt our regularly scheduled updates to bring you a rather rare event. This week, Michael 'CactuarJoe' Beckett becomes the sixth Platinum reviewer! That's worthy of a pretty large round of applause, ne? Anyway, here's a speech from the man himself:

   While trying to come up with something wise and witty to say in this space, I took a trip into the Update Archives of PoV and found something I didnít realize; Iíve been writing reviews for four years now. Four years. My first review was way the heck back in 2001, and it amazes me how such things have changed in what seems like a very small slice of time. In 2001 I was in high school, the GBA was still pretty much a new thing, and the Internet was a bizarre otherworld whose broad vistas at once terrified and excited. Now its 2005, Iím out of school and weíre starting in on a whole new generation of consoles and handhelds, but you know what? Iím still enjoying the living heck out of this, every bit as much as when I first started submitting reader reviews.

   Iíve met a lot of really incredible, smart, and frankly insane people in the three months Iíve been a staffer, and to be honest, Iím amazed at all of them. It really is surprising what a combination of dedication and good-natured maulings can accomplish. Before I get all gushy, Iíll close this out by saying thanks to everyone on both sides of RPGamer, the readers and the staffers. And to anyone out there thinking of sending a review in, by all means, do so!

   Until next week...

Derek 'Roku' Cavin wonders who who will be next...



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