Archive for 2008

About Suzie Rediscovering Gaming
February 23rd, 2008 by Suzie
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Video GamesIt’s been a long time.

A long time since I’ve played a game that goes with me. That goes beyond the borders of the game, and follows me around. It’s been a long time since I’ve found characters that make me want to squeal in delight, that inspire me to write, to draw, to roleplay, to stick pictures to my bedroom wall and to dream every night about -

Well, you get the idea.

I thought it was because games were getting worse. That there was a lack of imagination, a lack of characterization, a lack of sheer creative inspiration in the game industry. That the money men were squelching any flash of originality, in an attempt to hit the middle-of-the-road audiences.
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About Gloria The Great Halo Fiasco
February 18th, 2008 by Gloria
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OH MEGA MAN…er Master ChiefAs the curtain rises on another one of my attempts to entertain our reading public, I would like to take this chance to write a bit theatrically. In the past my articles have been broad, lists or rants or what have you. This time I would like to tell a story. Picture, if you will, my silhouette entering from the side of the stage ala-Hitchcock. Imagine the music playing in the background. Are you imagining it? You better be.

My story today, or tonight, depending on when you’re reading this, is a one of epic adventure. You may laugh, you may cry, you may write an angry comment. My friends, I shall tell you of the times I play Halo. “HALO?!” You’re saying to yourself, “All you do is sit there, there’s nothing exciting about that.” Well, I have a problem. As soon as I pick up the controller and we start playing Halo, I turn into a monster. I’m normally quite a calm and collected person, but Halo just does something to me.

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