Critical-hits.com is one year old! We started in August of 2005 under the name “Great Justice” as a temporary site to get WordPress up to speed. Our staff then started exchanging emails about what to call the site. There were a number of names that I liked but were centered around “Nerd Pride” which not everyone is as into. Eventually we came up with Critical Hits, which exemplified all the different hobbies and interests we wanted to represent with our site. After a quick check, we found www.critical-hits.com to be open, and so we registered the domain and moved the site on October 6th.
We’ve gone through a number of changes in the past year: several theme changes (expect another one before the year is out), adding other portals from the site (GATO, our Amazon store, and recently our Myspace presence.) We’ve fended off hordes of spam, the insults of a blatant ripoff site, and had loads and loads of comments. We’re currently looking at adding two new weekly features (THAC0 Thursdays and Webcomic Weekends) along with recruiting some new columnists.
Which leads me to my Inquisition of the Week, which actually is two questions:
1. What would you like to see on Critical Hits, no matter how ridiculous it might be?
2. What was your favorite post of the last year?
I’ll leave #1 up to you guys, but as for #2, it’s a very tough call. I really enjoyed Bartoneus’s Random Encounter where the state of MD is banned from the Union because it looks like a gun. (For the record, our most commented post was also by Bartoneus discussing this year’s E3, when we didn’t know that it would be the last “real” E3)
In order to celebrate, we’re throwing a big ole LAN party this next weekend. While I don’t know if we’ll do much live blogging, we do plan to take pictures, do a report, and maybe a little something extra if we can get the technology working…