Jonathan, maybe your undertaking to much of the reviewing goodness on yourself, Dont forget you have a mild insomniac whos more than happy to play xbox till 4 in the morning then start again when he wakes up a few hours later
You dont want to burn out your gaming fuse (for the record I burnt out my gaming fuse a long time ago so I wraped tinfoil around it and stuck it back in
I got a trademe deal on a game with nothing but bad reviews. Fatal Inertia by Koei. Its like the wipeout series, high speed 'pod racers' with weapon pickups. It was mostly hated because it gets realy hard towards the end. I loved my little stint on it and while its not the best in the genre its not as bad as I was expecting. It actually felt quite fast and I found myself tensing up near the end of the races and LOLing and cheering when I executed a particularly stunning overtake or turn.
I am also waiting for Perfect Dark Zero, which has to real grind worth MP acheivments but they can all be done offline with bots so its not to bad.
Stu there are 2 good ways to make cash in VP.
One you can do in your garden (Chilli) the other you should do in a new garden Poison Ivy.
1. Chillis - 400 g per fully catalysed chilli
Plant 6 chilli seeds then quickly get the red fertiliser from costalot and put 3 doses on each chilli starting with the first seed you planted. once they are all dosed they will be very dry so quickly bust out your wattering can and give them a quick drink. by the time you finish the watering the last one the first one will just about be ready to pop. This will net you 2400 gold and will cost you about 240 gold each time.
2. Poison Ivy - 100g per Green flower head
Start a new Garden, flatten out the land (dont worry about grass) plant 3-6 poison ivy weeds spread out accross your garden and wait. eventually the poison ivy will die and drop 3 seeds and a green flower head, the flower heads are worth 100g a piece and you dont have to water them or anything. Later on when you get gatherlings it works out even easier cause they will seel the flower heads for you, I cant remember if they sell the seed which I think is bad cause they are -ve value. Destroy any stale plants and seeds you dont need and sell any pinata which enters the garden or your medical bill will stack up fast
BTW your money and gradener skills and tower of sour all cross from garden to garden. You are best to start new gardens with goals in mind (like water type or to keep rival pinatas in different places.)
Once you hit the higher levels Gem trees and the mine are great ways of turning a little extra income and selling pinatas get a lot more worth it when they start going to 5k a piece (horstacio and chewicorns).