User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 16

  1. #1
    Senior Member reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    1,211

    Default Shameless Self-Promotion

    Hi everybody,

    I have started a blog about videogames. I think it's interesting and so might you. From the introduction:

    This blog is for my wife. She doesn't like or understand videogames. She tolerates my hobby and, from time to time, even tries to understand it. But when pressed to explain why I love games, my answers aren't convincing. I don't have anything to conceal; the problem is just that I don't have any good answers. Perhaps games really are just a waste of time, but I am reluctant to accept that. If I can't explain why games are a worthy claim on my attention, then I want to at least explain why they hold so much of it.

    And this is from my first post:

    I normally wear headphones when playing games. I like to tell myself that it's more immersive and gives a better sense for a game's soundscape, and that's true, but I secretly wear them for another reason. Dialogue in games is often atrocious, and I wear headphones to avoid the embarrassment of inflicting it upon innocent bystanders. Crysis is definitely a headphones game, but somehow bad dialogue is only the tip of the large block of ice mostly submerged in water.

    Constructive compliments welcomed, here or on the blog itself.

    I think my next post will be about Red Dead Redemption. I might be more conflicted about that than I am about Crysis.

    EDIT: Also, what games do you want me to write about?
    A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Lily flower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    2
    Posts
    931

    Default

    You probably love video games because they are an escape, and also because they stimulate the reward center of your brain.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Jack427's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sx/sp
    Posts
    314

    Default

    You probably love video games because they are awesome. And play Red Dead Redemption without headphones, the dialogue is pretty good in my opinion.

  4. #4
    Doesn't Read Your Posts Haight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INTj
    Posts
    6,243

    Default

    So you have traded books for video games, Mr. Reason?

    I would be upset if I were your wife too.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
    Haight

  5. #5
    Senior Member reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    1,211

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    So you have traded books for video games, Mr. Reason?

    I would be upset if I were your wife too.
    I would be upset if you were my wife.

    And no, I never read books.
    A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.

  6. #6
    Doesn't Read Your Posts Haight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INTj
    Posts
    6,243

    Default

    Two lies in one post.

    I appreciate your efficiency, sir.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
    Haight

  7. #7
    Senior Member lowtech redneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    3,705

    Default

    Do you prefer single-player or multi-player games? If its the former, you might be better off having a wife who doesn't care for video games (unless you're willing to buy two of everything).

    The only game I'm really excited about right now is Skyrim; if you're into those type of games, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on that when it comes out (my biggest concern is how well the thieving and burglary system is going to work, and the way treasures and monsters are leveled-or not-along with your character....Oblivion really screwed the pooch on those issues).

  8. #8
    Senior Member reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    1,211

    Default

    lowtech,

    I am most interested in single-player experiences. Also, we live out in the woods and get internet by satellite, and it has strict download limits each day. Online multi-player is not really practical for me. In any case, I don't want my wife to be an avid gamer like me -- I just want to be able to explain myself! As it happens, she has taken a much bigger interest in my blog than I expected. She may not like games, but she is intrigued by the narrative possibilities they present, and she also enjoys the challenge of good writing.

    I am also excited about Skyrim. I normally don't preorder games, but I have preordered Skyrim. I have also been anticipating what I might write about it on my blog and I have some interesting ideas. That said, it'll be a long time before I am in a position to give a proper critique of Skyrim.

    Right now I am working on a post about Metro 2033.
    A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.

  9. #9
    Senior Member reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    1,211

    Default

    I finally got the next post up about Metro 2033. Check it out:

    http://ambientchallenge.blogspot.com...g-russian.html
    A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.

  10. #10
    Senior Member reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    1,211

    Default

    My Blog is actually going pretty well. My work has been linked to by videogame criticism blog, Critical Distance, industry website, Gamasutra, and now the most popular videogame blog on the internet, "Rock, Paper, Shotgun."

    EDIT: Links have also appeared on the Ludology subReddit.

    EDIT2: I think that's pretty good since I have only made three posts (not counting the introduction).
    A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.

Similar Threads

  1. Italian self-promotion
    By FDG in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-19-2009, 03:31 PM
  2. Art = Self-Expression?
    By Totenkindly in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-22-2007, 02:33 AM
  3. How is your self-esteem?
    By SolitaryWalker in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-27-2007, 03:17 AM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-02-2007, 06:34 AM
  5. sentimental, self-indulgent me!
    By chatoyer in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-02-2007, 04:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO