The lights are on
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As readers of yesterday's review of Costume Quest already know (and judging by the number of views, that's not many of you), I'm starting up a video game review blog.
I know we generally despise how outsiders view us and our hobby, but sometimes they actually produce something interesting.
Should reviewers have some knowledge of the history of what they're reviewing? Even just a little? Enough to know that, for example, graphics in an FPS have moved beyond the Doom 2 stage?
I don't know where the time goes. Every time I vow to spend a little more time on the site, circumstances come up that keep me away.
There have been some great changes made to the GI site recently. Some of them may not be *that* new (I admit, I've been very intermittent in my visits to the site recently), but they're new to me. Either I just noticed them, or I noticed them a short time ago but just haven't had the time to compliment the designers and mention them here.
The length of games has been an issue for gamers for many years now, with people coming down on both sides of it.
Today's blog is a bit of a mish-mash. I don't have one specific topic I want to blog long about, but I have a few short ones.
How important is our identity online? Is it just another aspect of our "real life" identity, and equally important?
Some of you may remember that I'm actually a transplanted American. I'm originally from Iowa but I now live up here in rainy Vancouver.
Gee, it's Friday, so the irritating Michael Pachter must have opened his mouth.
Playing games like Uncharted and Tomb Raider (or imagining playing, as I haven't played any of the latter), I often wonder as I'm jumping from ledge to ledge, trying to keep from that fatal plunge to my death 200 feet below: why is this here?