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This post is a personal journey culminating in a wish for the future.
Do we live our lives through constant complaints and negativity, rather than enjoying the wonders that modern gaming has brought us?
No, "the zone" is not a Super Meat Boy reference, Dean. :P I've only reached one warp zone so far, dagnab it.
Ok, that's something you usually shout after you've seen something hideously ugly, and that's not what this blog is about. However, it *is* about a bit of an assault on my eyes, so I feel justified using it.
Do you feel a bit giddy when you post something (whether a blog post or a forum post that's not just a request for help) and somebody from GI actually responds to it? Or, maybe not even giddy, but just a small "whoa, this is much cooler than when somebody like hist responds to me" kind of feeling?
So the notorious "market analyst" who shall not be named** is at it again. According to many media outlets (including Game Informer), he's upset that Activision Publishing's CEO has come out and definitively stated that Activision will never charge for multiplayer in Call of Duty. Since this market analyst has been saying for months now that Activision *is* planning on doing it, he's now gone on record as saying it's a crime against the shareholders for Activision *not* to do what he's been saying they're going to do.
This is another one of those Facebook memes that's going around (they seemed to take a powder for a little while, or at least nobody deigned to include me). When I was tagged in this meme, I said to myself "Self," (because I always address myself), "why not post this to your blog instead of Facebook? She reads the blog anyway, thus fulfilling the contractual Facebook obligations of responding to these memes" (it's signed in blood...didn't you realize that's what they were doing when you felt that prick on your finger the first time you logged in?)The Rules - Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors, poets included, who've influenced you and will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag at least fifteen friends, including me, because I am interested in seeing what authors my friends choose.Ok, I won't be tagging anybody specifically, but any of you who are reading this must respond!!! You....cannot.....resist.....
As most of you already know, actor Leslie Nielsen died yesterday at the age of 84. I honestly didn't even know that he'd been ill, but I don't really keep up with a lot of the celebrity gossip, and Nielsen wasn't usually found in those pages anyway.
I used to play PC games a lot, but I could never keep up with the latest games because my PC wouldn't run them. Or, they would run them, but not at optimum where you can see all the bells and whistles that the game developer obviously wanted you to play with. Sure, the game might be fun even without all of that, but I felt like I was missing out. Why play a game where the graphics are supposedly mind-blowing when you have to dial things down so much to run it on your machine that the graphics are no longer blowing your mind away?
Recently, there has been some gnashing of teeth about the frequency some people post blogs.
There are a *lot* of Black Ops blogs out there, saying a lot of things I could already say (and I'm sure lots that I would disagree with too).