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Let's face it... in today's gaming world there are TOO MANY games. Honestly, there is a list as long as my arm and for every game that comes out it seems like two more are added to the list. Unless your job is in the realm of reviewing, writing, reporting, or creating video games... there is honestly no feasible way for one person to fully play every game that has come out or will come out. In fact, many good games often get neglected or overlooked because of the sheer volume of good games. Some games may get touched for a few weeks when they are purchased, only to sit on the shelves for months while the gamer plays catch up.
So there is a little bit of a fanboy in everyone, whether they want to admit it or not. Someone started playing video games somewhere, and they have fond memories of some games more than others, and it all boils down to subjective preference and desires... but we all love video games, otherwise we wouldn't be here.
I can already tell that I'm going to get some people coming in here and yelling at me, so to those of you who are steadfast and staunchly firm in the belief that games are art: bring it. For those of you with the mindset of listening to pragmatic and logical thought, hear me out and feel free to comment.
There has been a recurring theme among blogs of people I admire, and while I will wonder about whether or not this type of blog truly belongs on gameinformer, after the events of today, I feel the need to contribute my own selection to this very courageous form of writing.
I always write about things of which I am passionate about. That’s what a writer is supposed to do. To write without passion is like making love without emotion… you’re just *** something… which is meaningless and serves no purpose other than selfish gain.The topic of this blog started with an episode of Family Guy, the one where Brian writes a self-help book and becomes a successful writer because of it. I won’t go into detail about the episode (I believe it is still on Hulu), but he brought up a very touchy issue for writing in today’s world.He brought into the light how a writer can spend an entire lifetime trying to create that one meaningful work that could possibly open the eyes of society to something it had been mission, that one work of literature that defines a career and the person who wrote it… and how that person can never get anywhere; yet, a person can write a self-help book, something that has no real beneficial qualities, and they can get on the New York Times bestseller list… and make millions.I was in Dallas, Texas this weekend, and I decided to stop at a bookstore. I entered and like most stores they have the New Releases and Best Selling Titles at the front of the store… a montage of non-fiction biographies about wasted, foolish people who have not affected the grand scheme of the world my any real standard; auto-biographies of rockers, movie stars, and washed up politicians; and your self-help books like How to Be a Better You and Eat, Pray, Love…All no cheaper than $13 dollars for a paperback…Moving onto the next section I found a pile of books labeled: Best in Bargain Pricing… and what do I find?Voltaire’s Candide, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Frankenstein, The Jungle Book, The Great Gatsby, Tale of Two Cities… Shelly, Kipling, Dickens, Baum, Carroll, Bronte, Austin… people who’s works have defined literature through the ages… the great masterpieces of fiction—reduced to a ill-sorted, unkempt, half-arsed pile of cheap paperbacks for less than three American dollars.Three dollars of cheap recycled paper while Eat, Pray, Vomit has its own display and sells for $12.99 and is made out of high count silk paper…
So, I've always said that I won't play an MMO until The Old Republic releases... and I was very much NEVER going to play one until then...
Girl gamers... we are the mystery. The etheral creature watched and observed and hunted after by many, many different types. I think the biggest source of our mystery is the way we choose our gaming interests. Most of us don't ascribe to one genre, or even a tier of gaming... we just seemingly play games at random (I may just be talking about myself at this point... but by george I'm going to roll with this).
The Holidays are here. You have STELLAR SALES and CYBER MONDAY (and if your brain works like mine... first thing you picture from that title is a bunch of tweens doing naughty things with the text messaging and IM programs), but there is very little of that holiday spirit to be found in the news coming out of the gaming industry.