Friday, January 23, 2009


I really dislike the fact that I feel like I have to be insightful to write a post here. So what I’m going to do is just babble about things I think about video games. I’m watching Stranger Than Fiction and one of the main characters is a writer. So I feel attached to the movie already. But that’s all irrelevant.

I’m not really playing anything. I mean, I’ve been playing games, but I don’t really feel vested in anything. Nothing has really grabbed my interest lately. I don’t know, not really in a gaming mood. But I miss the feeling. When I get really involved in a game, its like an affair. Like, I think about it when I’m not playing it. I have like a relationship with the game and I like having that feeling. The feeling of commitment and devotion. But I haven’t felt like that in a while. I suppose when you have other things to do that, you don’t get that with video games.

Anyway, I’ve been playing a fair amount of Warcraft 3 recently. Mainly Tower Defenses. They’re fun. I don’t really understand why. Especially because there is really not that much skill involved in it. The only thing you really need to do is know what to buy and when. It is contrary to First Person Shooters or even other Real Time Strategies. The two latter things require knowing what to do but they also require execution on the part of the player. Tower Defenses do not require that level of involvement, only knowing where to place the towers. You do still have to physically click your mouse though. That’s something that the game won’t do for you.

I want Valve to stop being lazy and…you know…Valve and release a new campaign. I have formed quite a solid team with Daniel and Paul and Tim. In fact, we’re so solid that whenever someone plays against us, we just slaughter them. They always end up rage quitting before we get to the end of the second stage. I don’t remember the last time we got to the finale. I also want people to get better, because right now I don’t know if I can think of anyone who even comes close to rivaling us. It’s depressing. I think Daniel had the right idea to make a pro team with us. I’d be very excited to play people who are as good as we are. Although, that level of commitment is scary and might end up making the game no fun. And that is something that I do not want to happen with Left 4 Dead. I still like it a lot.

Well, that pretty much wraps up this piece of non-senseical rambling. I have a story idea….


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