Hey everyone, I know the site hasn't been terribly active as of late, but college and work has a tendency to get a bit in the way of all of us here (haha). While we may be a bit preoccupied, I just want to make it known that we ARE trying to do everything we can for our fans and dedicated readers. In an effort to expand our territories a bit, we've come to the conclusion that covering midnight releases may help to broaden our horizons and see how different businesses and locations operate in the midnight hours.
A couple weeks ago, I reviewed the Gears of War 3 midnight release and after a lot of talk, the MSP staff came to the conclusion that release night parties might be a fun thing to cover and convince others to attend. While I personally favor GameStop over other locations, my coworkers have been open to the notion of seeing how other locations such as Target, Best Buy and WalMart operate during these times. While it's good to cover as much territory as possible, I'm thinking that over an extended period of time, we -may- fixate on a particular store chain.
Furthermore, as a plus to our readers, but if one of us happens to be at a midnight release and you happen to be there, then we may very well do an in-store raffle and give away prizes. It's still in the works, but it's something to look forward to in 2012. I guess you can think of it as a way that we're paying the fans back for their continued support. Other than that, we are going through some talks to try and give back to the gamers and the otaku in the form of online contests, but for now, you the readers can look forward to hearing just a bit more from us here at Mission Start!