Wednesday, September 15

The Weight (Wait) of Expectation

For those of you wondering, I am yet to receive my copy of Halo:Reach in the mail, and the suspense is killing me. I'll live, don't you worry, when I think about it, I still have plenty of games to play through. With that said though, I'm keeping my phone close to me, waiting anxiously (and jealously) for impressions of Microsoft's latest blockbuster.

Now to more pressing matters.

At the end of this year I will be marrying my sweetheart of 6 years and taking an extended honeymoon. While I still intend to write, I would be keen to know if any of you are interested in joining the Unbearable Dutch team. Due to the consoles I own, and the videogame genres I am partial to, I acknowledge that some of your interests may not be satiated by my coverage alone. If you are interested in having your work published on the blog, please send through an example of videogame themed prose to my email address. You could write anything: impressions of a recent release, nostalgic musings, reviews or opinions on the industry at large. Your work would need to be light on coarse language, and free of racial vilification, or offensive overtones. You can submit your work via email ( or Facebook (via private messaging).

I would not be expecting anyone to publish 3 times a week, if anything I would like to have a diverse range of contributors speaking Dutch.  There are lot of games and industry changing peripherals coming out soon (ie. Move, Kinect and possibly the 3DS), and massive releases (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Rock Band 3, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Singstar + Dance and many more) that I may not cover, or would even appreciate a second/third/fourth opinion on.

If there is enough interest, you may be seeing some new authors sooner, rather than later. I hope you will take the opportunity to contribute to this small, but passionate community.

Dutch note: I am not taking the piss when I refer to Singstar + Dance, or any other music game for that matter. I used to be a big fan of the Guitar Hero franchise, until I realised that there aren't fret buttons and strum bars on real instruments.


  1. I'd do a write up for you. I will probably pick up FIFA 11, I mean I might as well, Arsenal is going to unstoppable! LOL That, and I could probably offer more sport focused editorials, and probably do Black Ops for you, because let's be honest, I am a COD Nerd. As much as I hate MW2, I have gone back to it, and I don't know why!

    Well, other than annihilating little 12 year old try hards is funny, but that is probably it!

  2. I am with Sam, I can cut out all of my cussing and proof read it until I am sure of no errors, or at least minimal. And upon your return I would always send you drafts.

    You know I'm good for it. Plus I have Reach already and playstation Move right now!

    Im also good for all those sci fi epics you cant Darkstar One.

    Unbearable Dutch is my most visited site, and I would love to contribute, and also I can place it on my resume.

    I was also thinking of developing a working webpage for you at or similar (mind you thats a longer process but its on the cards.

  3. Rubes thanks for your submission. I will send you some feedback tomorrow. It is what I'm looking for: impressions, opinions on stuff I'm not playing.

    Sambo, if you could write something about being a regular, top-tier CoD player I reckon that would be interesting.

  4. Sure thing bro. I will try to get it to you by the end of the week. I will write it at work. It isn't as though I do alot any way.