Summer In Boston

Hey blog, long time no see!  Sorry for the neglect, I’ve been so busy lately with work, moving and life in general that I haven’t had much time to sit down and blog.  I’m going to jump around a lot because there is a lot to update you on, so please bare with me!

Since I last wrote an entry some big changes have been made over at gamerDNA.  We changed over from GuildCafe.com to gamerDNA.com and launched our brand new look of the site, to complete the transformation and evolution from GuildCafe to our new identity as gamerDNA.  The product team is plugging away on feature additions, polishing existing features, and fixes tons of bugs, every week. As a whole the company is making a lot of progress and I think it’s safe to say we’re all very excited about what the future holds for gamerDNA :)   Currently the team is working very hard on rolling out a brand new quiz system, which I think should be unveiled in the next couple weeks.  All in all, very awesome stuff and I have some big news concerning gamerDNA and myself coming up in a blog entry in the next week or so (I hope!).

On a some what related but not really-note, I’ve become pretty damn addicted to Twitter.  I’m using it multiple times a day now, checking it constantly and I’m enjoying it quite a bit.  Before guys at work introduced me to it I thought it was a worthless site, but it has become a very valuable tool for keeping up on gaming stuff for work as well as maintaining my relationships and a presence, both professional and personal.  You can check out all my Twitter updates and a link to my profile on the upper right corner of my blog.

We’re now at the end of July, which means I celebrated the Fourth of the July in Boston, the first time I’ve ever celebrated it outside of my home town.  The fireworks over the Charles River were pretty neat and it made me think about how awesome it is to celebrate our nation’s Independence in the city where it all started.  I’m still fascinated that I live in such a historical place now.  I should make more of an attempt to get out there and see all the historical places.

July also means that my nephew just turned one year old! :)   It’s hard to believe that I’ve been an uncle for an entire year.  To celebrate I made the long 12 hour drive from Boston to Ohio down in one day, visited family for the weekend, and drove back on Monday.   That is the longest drive I’ve ever made in one sitting with virtually no  breaks, and I’m proud of myself for making it through without problems.  My ipod filled with E3 podcasts and music gets the credit for that, along with the Monster energy drinks :)

Lastly, I’m excited to announce that I will be going to PAX this year with  the gamerDNA crew of Jon Radoff, Russell Miner, and Steve Sopp.  This will be the biggest convention I’ve ever been to and my first PAX, so I think it’s going to be a week full of awesome.  Right now I’m putting together  an order for roughly over 100 gamerDNA t-shirts so we can hand them out at parties and events that we attend.  I can’t wait to see all my friends from the various game companies that will be there as well as make new ones :)   So excited!  I’ll definitely be sharing pics and stories when I get back!

That about wraps it up for now, stay tuned for my announcement coming soon!

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  • By Rick, August 10, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    Hi Sam! Found your blog from the CoW blogroll. I didn’t realize from your introductory post that gamerDNA used to be Guildcafe. I had an old Guildcafe account that I updated when I saw the post (username is Gallatin).

    Keep updating over here, I’m interested in what you’re doing with gamerDNA. We need a CoW guild recruitment post over there, wouldn’t you say?

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