Archive for 2008

About Monique Burning Out on Games
January 3rd, 2008 by Monique | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

Meow Lately I’ve felt like I’m not a gamer anymore. I don’t own the latest generation consoles, unless the Nintendo DS counts, and the last time I actually paid for a computer game was when I bought The Burning Crusade. Most of the gaming things that come out of my mouth are about the days of yesteryear, beginning with a “remember when” and ending with “yeah, those were the days.” At a fresh twenty-one, I’m somehow washed up and burnt out on gaming, but unable to fully let go.

And it sucks.


About Suzie Why I Hate Button Mashing
January 1st, 2008 by Suzie | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

Button MashingI hate button mashing. It feels like an exercise in pointlessness. What exactly it has to do with your characters fighting skill I have yet to figure out. I highly doubt that someone can decapitate a beastie just by hacking out four sword moves in a vaguely random pattern. And it frustrates me. I think it’s meant to frustrate, that somehow getting to the point where you want to smash your controller through your television means that when you finally complete it - through luck more than anything - you’re meant to feel elated.

I don’t feel elated. At best I’m glad it’s finally over, at worst I’m retiring from the game (I’m unable to retire from the game without defeating the frustratingly difficult bit, but I’ll be blowed if I’m wasting anymore of my life on it).