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That Was A Bit Mental in 2014 – Onwards and upwards


Last year I posted a grand total of 23 articles on That Was A Bit Mental. This year is only eleven days old and already this is the tenth article posted.

By the end of the month, every Halloween and Friday The 13th film should have a review on the site

There are a few reasons for this. Last year was a pretty hectic one in my life, with various major events taking place at different points in the year.

At the start of the year I took on a new job, as the Games Editor of CVG. Moving from single-format publications (Official Nintendo Magazine and Nintendo Gamer) to a multi-format one required a different mindset and a different working style, so in the first few months I was so focused on that my personal site – which is only a hobby, mind – had to take a back seat.

In May I got married to my awesome wife Louise. Anyone who’s ever been married knows how much of a bastard it is to plan the wedding, so that took up loads of free time too.

Then, shortly after that was the E3 Expo, where the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were properly revealed. Cue the next six months concentrating solely on blanket coverage of both next-gen systems.

In short, a lot of shit was going down in 2013. This year, so far, things have settled down a hell of a lot. I’m settled in my job, I’m happily married and both next-gen systems are experiencing the typical game drought that always comes in a console’s first year.

So far I’ve only reviewed Alien and Aliens. Expect Alien 3, Alien Resurrection and both AvP films to get reviews too

All this means I can finally concentrate again on That Was A Bit Mental. I’ve got the film reviewing bug again and while I appreciate my expertise is in writing about games rather than film – if you want professional films reviews check out my colleagues at Total Film – I have a great time writing these reviews of daft films (and I hope that rubs off on you as you read them).

Here, then, is a handy bullet point list detailing the future of the site: what you can look forward to in the coming weeks and months.

My snarky alternative script for Twilight went down fairly well, so expect similar treatment for the rest of the series

Sound good? I ruddy hope so, because I’m up for it. But you don’t need to just sit back while I chuck reviews at you – your feedback isn’t just welcome, it’s encouraged. Here’s how you can do your bit.

Well, that’s about it for now. A massive thank you for reading That Was A Bit Mental and staying with it so far (assuming you have, of course!). I hope you stick around for the foreseeable future and help me grow the site into something truly special.

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