Monthly Archives: January 2012

I figure it’s time for some directionless yammering, don’t you?

This sure looks awesome. I wish it were related.

So, I have been playing a lot of different video games lately. This isn’t a major development. I’ve been playing video games for a very long time. I’ve just been playing a large variety of games. I don’t usually play this many different games, and I’ve also been spending more time each day playing games. It doesn’t feel like I should be doing that. It might be starting to verge on obsessive behavior.

I do remember reading somewhere that people tend to play more video games when they’re depressed, seeing them as

an escape from reality. I have been kind of unsure about the direction my life has been going in lately, and that can be upsetting. But I don’t think I’m depressed. I haven’t had to suffer much, but when I have I still thought that life was too awesome to waste any of it being depressed. To amend a saying people seem to like throwing around: I’ll get depressed when I’m dead. I think that’s a good time for it. If you’re going to be depressed about anything it should be that you aren’t alive anymore, right?

Life is pretty awesome. I have a plan for the future. I haven’t put it into action yet. I believe I’ve already mentioned that I’m a horrible self motivator. Well, fuck. I’m not getting any younger. I have some phone calls to make later today.

I’ve been playing the Uncharted series of games. So far they have been fantastic. I’m working on Uncharted 3 at the moment. I’ll review those games after Mass Effect. I have to. They are pretty fantastic. I don’t think that video games should try to be movies, but in Uncharted’s case, it doesn’t hurt. The games are so cinematic. The action is over-the-top and yet immersive. And the characters are real people (not literally.). Especially Tenzin. I love that bastard.

That beautiful bastard.

Anyways, I’m still working on a final draft of the Mass Effect review. Then comes the comparison/review of ME2. Then the Uncharted Trilogy. Looks like I’ve got a good start planned out. I’ll probably attempt to tackle some of the Metal Gear Solid games after that. I hope you like it (if anyone is reading anymore). Goodnight. 😉

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Pordwress

So here I am, 2:22 on a Friday afternoon. On the internet. Whoops!

Anyways, I am a very large fan of video games and anime. That’s what I’m going to be talking about primarily. Just thought you should know. I like to look at video games and think about specific mechanics and set pieces and take that shit apart to see what makes it appealing, or what makes it fucking garbage, or how it could have been improved, or, maybe sometimes, how the developers narrowly avoided a catastrophe by making one decision that seemed almost trivial but could have ruined the experience entirely in the long run. I like stuff like that. Intelligent words not just about if a game is good or not, but WHY. Because I am a video game elitist. And by that, I mean I played Dog’s Life on the PS2.

Masterpiece painted with shit

Yes, this is the pee-marking minigame. No, I don't really have any standards...

By the way, I’ll probably tell you (my imaginary audience) about that game someday. Let me give you some quick highlights. You play a dog, as you may have guessed by the game’s title. So based on what we already know about the title’s relationship to gameplay, you might assume that the dog you control is also alive. That is also true. Although you will wish you aren’t if you play this game. I will talk more about this game in the near future.  And boy, will you get an eyefull.

So yeah. Once I start learning how to make this blog not an enormous eyesore, then expect some serious stuff. Or don’t. I am an awful self-motivator. But at least the blog will be appealing for your eyes. So you can see all the beautiful colors that compose this page. Maybe, someday, in full 3-D! Until then, I have some work to do.