Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The last few month has been pretty crazy when it comes to games. It's been so crazy that I haven't had a chance to touch any of those games because my computer has been out of commission totally for the past month. It's been pretty terrible, but the Humble Bundle(s) has(ve) made it easy to play great indie games on my Ubuntu Laptop. So I've played a few great Rougelikes in the past week or two
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
|You don't need to be this talented|
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
|The Father of Controversy|
Monday, November 07, 2011
Yahtzee Croshaw went off the deep end a while ago and stated that no one should ever make sequels. Of course he says that there are many good sequels and he revisits the subject constantly, but it's a huge issue with any creative industry. Movies and Games are just the easiest to see. There are also books, TV shows, paintings, comics and whathaveyou that suffer from much the same issues.
There is no agreed definition of a 'hardcore' gamer. It ranges from treating gaming like a full-time job to being someone who obsesses about nothing but video games. I think both of these are wrong. You don't have to be obsessed or play games 40 hours week over week to be hardcore, and people who do aren't necessarily hardcore to begin with.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
It's about now where we might be surprised about Nintendo's projected annual loss (almost $1 Billion USD for 2011). I'm not, I have personally expected this. Nintendo hasn't done anything impressive in years and it's been utterly astounding that they have made as much money as they have year-over-year continuously while putting out uninspired and technologically behind systems. The Wii, the DS and the DSi have printed money for Nintendo for a while, but that time is now over.
|This is my Desktop (pretty barren, I know)|
Unity is the UI base for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and all subsequent updates. Plenty of things wrong with it, plenty of people hate it as well, but I fucking love it.
So because of my downed computer, I'm using my girlfriend's laptop for the most part. In case you want to look up the specs of it, it's a Dell Inspiron 1520. It's a piece of Junk for more than one reason and I had recently installed Windows 7 in order to bring it up to date -- bad idea. The computer became unbearably slow. At first it wasn't so bad, but quickly deteriorated. Even now there are only a few programs installed and almost none on startup. I only blogged and did homework, but every step took so long that I couldn't take it. So I installed Ubuntu 11.10.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
|The Father of Modern Games Criticism|
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Journalists have a reputation for taking themselves too seriously, especially those in the enthusiast press. Video Games and Games Journalism are very much in their adolescent stage. We've moved on from just doing random shit to some state of controlled existence, but we still have no idea what we're doing, not by a long shot. And we're crazy awkward. And we might like Twilight.
The motherboard of my nice gaming computer is dead. Totally dead and so my connection to the outside world is all but cut. I'm lying because I own another computer and a smartphone and my girlfriend has her own laptop, so it's not like everything is lost. It does mean that I'm sort of SOL when it comes to gaming, but I'm focusing on writing and school right now, so whatever.
But I did go through a crisis, shortly, about how disconnected I felt without it.