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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.
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.