Forums > News > Pseudo_Intellectual breaks the 20,000 barrier!
chirinea (46950) on 3/2/2008 8:48 AM · Permalink · Report
Always ready with witty remarks in our forums and contributions that usually push MobyGames' boundaries a bit further, he's one of our most well known regulars. Our beloved approver and contributor Pseudo_Intellectual just became the 14th person in MobyGames' history to reach the 20,000 points mark!
Congrats Pseudo, and keep up the excellent work!
Unicorn Lynx (180537) on 3/2/2008 9:12 AM · Permalink · Report
Congratulations! I think Pseudo should be awarded bonus points for his extraordinary descriptions.
Pseudo_Intellectual (64949) on 3/2/2008 10:32 AM · Permalink · Report
Don't give me points, reward me like in other MMORPGs by unlocking new areas in which to achieve higher levels! By which I mean... more platforms, please! If I can't submit descriptions for arcade, mainframe or browser games by the time I exhaust my archive of BBS doors, I'm going to be one disgruntled contributor.
Strangely, I think about turns of phrase used and missed jokes for months after writing descriptions. I'm still not over my failure to work Mavis Beacon into my description of the F*ck Typing game.
Pseudo_Intellectual (64949) on 3/2/2008 10:25 AM · Permalink · Report
Aha... I think it was adding links for literary figures credited in Brain Age that pushed me over the boundary while I was offline out of town. "What? No information on renowned game developer Louisa May Alcott?" Of course, there are more points by far in fetching their public domain, fair use portraits from Wikipedia and submitting those. (Frustratingly, I often found that someone would have gone and done so while leaving the links and bios untouched. Do you know anything about this composer or where I could find more information? No... but here's what he looked like!")
Some of my latest quixotic projects on mobygames have included extending credits to uncredited cover artists and the composers of public domain classical music pieces used in game soundtracks. This is a good way to spend hours and hours earning six points 8) In my spare time here I also like writing descriptions for game groups which have none, as well as creating new groups from scratch... which also for some reason carries no point bonus. Mostly I just conduct fearsome debate with the approvers... and sometimes I even do it in the forums!
Steely Gaze (208) on 3/2/2008 3:05 PM · Permalink · Report
20,000 points. Wow, that's quite a feat! Congratulations Pseudo! I'm sure you'll be breaking 50,000 next, probably within the next month or two.
gamewarrior (4998) on 3/3/2008 9:59 PM · Permalink · Report
Great job, Pseudo!
Pseudo_Intellectual (64949) on 3/3/2008 11:17 PM · Permalink · Report
hey, the MS-DOS shareware scene is an ugly job, but someone's got to do it 8)
Pseudo_Intellectual (64949) on 3/3/2008 11:22 PM · edited · Permalink · Report
I'm sure you'll be breaking 50,000 next, probably within the next month or two.
Macs Black is the man to look at for those kinds of growth rates! He's appears to be largely dormant at the moment, but from the moment he stirs, he's racking up points big-time. He'll be at 50 by the time he gets out of bed, 250 when he leaves the shower and 750 by the time he's finished breakfast.
My secret was finding a huge reservoir of MS-DOS games with no screenshots and just plugging those holes up. Progress is much slower now that I've largely moved to the "generate points through new game submissions only" way of doing things. (Of course, similar screenshotless reservoirs exist to boost contributors by tens of thousands of points in consoles and 8-bit microcomputer formats here... I just chose a satisfying intersection of emulation-ease and relative-sophistication-of-platform that happened to be where my nostalgia lay 8)
Depeche Mike (17425) on 3/4/2008 3:51 AM · Permalink · Report
You're also the top Canucklehead so cheers to you on that as well :)
lasttoblame (414) on 3/25/2008 6:48 PM · Permalink · Report
Hey Pseduo, I wanted to say congrats on your successes and that you were one of the first guys who welcomed me when I joined last year with a encouraging nudge, so thanks from me for that.
That said, I can never understand a single thing you write. If I manage to muscle my way through to the bottom of any text of yours, what meaning that has eluded me is replaced by the illusion of wisdom for having finished said text, something quite not unlike finishing an episode of Star Trek: Next Generation.
So, my nerd dream is to finish a sentence of yours before you do.