Hello everyone and welcome to Save Point!
We are big gamers and anime watchers, and we decided to start this blog to give our impressions on games and anime, as well as other stuff that we might come by. (Music, movies, manga, books, random stuff, etc.)
Basically we’ll both be writing similar stuff. Reviews for new or old games/anime, impression on demos(if the demo comes earlier than the actual game) and betas, as well as reviews for other medias such as movies and music, or whatever else we come across that we feel like writing about. This will pretty much be a “talk about whatever you want” kinda blog, though we will mostly be concentrating on games.
About the look of the blog, we are currently using a template from WordPress, but eventually we’ll start fleshing it out more and making it more unique, eventually buying a host for it and be able to set up everything how we like.
About the name choice
I think I rarely brainstormed for so long to find a name, but this is what we came up with. We wanted something gaming related, but not over used. Other names that came up were, “Level up”, “Game Over”, “Mid Boss” (yay Disgaea 1) and a few others I didn’t remember. The one we stick up to in the end was Save Point! And we’re quite happy about it. Only other gaming related blog with a similar name as been dead for a long while and is in a foreign language.
I’m a Web Developper for a multimedia company in Gatineau, Québec(Canada). 21 years old, i’ve been gaming… ever since I’ve been able to hold a controller in my hands. In my high school years I started watching anime and as of now i’ve seen a bit over 300 anime series (including some that i dropped or that i’m taking a break on). I was once a game reviewer for a website but the site failed fast because…. i don’t know actually… Anyways, now I’m done with college and am working a full-time job and thought it would be cool to start up a blog with my friend.
I’m a college graduate in Multimedia integration and now studying at L’Université du Québec en Outaouais in Communications and medias. I’m working for the federal government part time as an Intranet coordinator assistant, which means I mostly work in the HTML part of our Intranet. I’m 24 years old and been playing games for about 20 years now, mostly since I’ve gotten my first console, a Sega Master System, along with games like Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Wonder Boy and Gangster Town! On the anime side, I’ve watched some when I was a kid, my favorite back in the 80s probably was Astroboy (yes it predates that in origin, but I wasn’t born before that) and a bit later, such as Dragon Ball, then Dragon Ball Z. It’s only back in early 2004 that I’ve learned the existence of online fansubs and rediscovered what was anime was. I since then watched a tons of those, been actually part of a fansub group, and bought my fair share too on the DVD side. I’ll probably talk about manga too from time to time. I’ve actually also been part of a big fansite, Bleach7, over there I was known as Ecchigo. I’m still an admin over there, but I’ve been inactive for a while, it’s just a place with a few buddies for me now.
Wintrale is our UK correspondant, and even reported for us from TGS 08.
He’s our 360 guy!
Will we ever expand to more writers? It might or might not happen, but it’d be an interesting experience for sure. Make sure to leave comments when you come around, we’re still trying to figure out what are the limitations being hosted directly by wordpress, but know this is only temporary, we’ll definitely get our own place on the web.
Your hosts, Jobocan and Kyolux