Archive for April, 2011

Why are there so few straight-up ‘issue’ games?

Before you read on – I rushed this essay out of the door, quite literally, as I was going to be away from home, and my PC, for several weeks, and had the urge to write. It didn’t take much reflection to realise that this was a heavily flawed piece, and, well, rather directionless, making all the wrong arguments. I may work on some of the ideas I was having when I wrote this in future, but otherwise I don’t consider it to have much merit. Nevertheless, I keep it here as a warning against rushing things out of the door, and because I don’t believe in trying to hide from my own mistakes. So yes, beware all ye who read on…
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How to be a True Gamer

Would you believe I’m still alive? I know, somebody abandoning their blog for a year or two; unheard of.

Anyway, I really am still alive, and surprisingly enough I’m actually still interested in writing this rubbish to the benefit of absolutely no one. So, let’s get down to business. Welcome to my step-by-step guide on how to be a True Gamer. I you do not follow every step listed, you are not a True Gamer and are thus no longer entitled to have an opinion. Sorry, but them’s the rules. I’d also like to point out that this guide was in no way inspired by recent events involving the release of, and reaction to, a certain game. No sir.
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