Congratulations to Tim Hurley and TheXBLIG.com
June 19, 2013 3 Comments
Today marks the one year anniversary of TheXBLIG.com, a site run by one of the coolest, kindest, most awesome guys I know, Tim Hurley. Tim has spent the last year spreading the gospel of Xbox Live Indie Games. His journey has been similar to mine. We both didn’t know a whole lot about indies, and we certainly weren’t familiar with the XNA community. We had no idea how amazing this community would be to us, and how enhanced our lives would be through XBLIGs.
But, I feel that Tim’s contributions have been vastly overlooked. The guy has been hugely prolific, providing over 150 reviews of XBLIGs, many of which are not covered on any other site. Like me, his reviews come from the heart and represent his honest and true opinion on games. He reviews based on how he feels, not on how others might feel. His method of delivery is very different, but our goals are exactly the same. He wants to entertain, inform, and shine light on games that are truly deserving of it. We don’t always agree, but with Tim, I always finish a review knowing exactly what a game is and whether it sounds like something that’s for me. If that’s not the mark of a gifted writer, I don’t know what is.
Tim has also always been there for me to offer support, advice, and help whenever I need it. He’s contributed to features here at Indie Gamer Chick when called upon. He’s acted as a judge in contests, or as a comic foil during Indies in Due Time. When all is said and done, Tim will go down as pretty much the nicest guy on the XBLIG scene. That’s a pretty dang good title to have. And really, the guy needs a big hug. I mean, his site is THE XBLIG. Poor guy. It would be like someone getting a “Disco Will Never Die” tattoo in 1980. But, I’m sure he would have it no other way. He’s lived and breathed XBLIG for the last year, and his loyalty to the platform is nothing short of amazing. It looks like he’ll be making the jump with me towards a PlayStation 4 focus this next generation, and that means we get to stay as connected as ever. That makes me happy. Tim, you’ve been my friend and I love you. The whole XBLIG community loves you. Congratulations on the anniversary.
And for God’s sake, don’t do PS4Indies.com. Pick something that will last beyond just a generation, just like you will.