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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?
We all know why web sites and other fora have swear filters for their users. It's because it's a site for all ages, and we don't want little kids to be out there cursing like drunken sailors (sorry, Saint) because of something they picked up on our web site.
I've become very sporadic on my blogging here. I still enjoy it, but I seem stuck in a rut.Part of it is lack of time, or access to a computer for the period of time it takes to write a post, when I've actually thought of a topic. When I do decide that it's time I do one, I sometimes sit here staring at the screen, wondering what the hell I'm going to write about.When I first landed here on Game Informer, in May 2010 (has it really been less than a year?), I was looking for a place to put my video game thoughts, because readers of my regular blog didn't really care about video games. I wanted to talk about them, but why bother if nobody cares? So I was looking for an outlet. When I stumbled upon this site, and saw the user blog function here, I was in heaven.Saint inspired me with his daily blogs, all quality of one sort of another. I figured I could do the same thing.And I did for a while.Now I haven't been. And I have a bit of a new problem that's come along with the lack of regular blogging.When I do blog, is it going to be good? Thought-provoking? Will people read it and say "we've waited a week, or two weeks, for *that*?A cherished friend of mine wrote about this philosophy on her blog, and it's a post that I encourage everybody to read, especially bloggers. It's kind of long, but it's worth it.
Gamebeast had a great post this week about multiplayer gaming possibly making us more narcissistic. But I sometimes have to wonder.
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.