Listmas 2014: 5 Dumbass Decisions in Mmo’s

While the year has seen some huge release within the mmo industry
Games many were looking forward to and expecting to see greater success but unfortunately disappointed for a number of reasons. Now these mmo’s could have been great but unfortunately they’re subject to some of the worst decisions in design and management possible.

So yeh, I’m calling it now. 2014: the year of Dumbass Decisions

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Excellence in Idiocy at E3

There is still a bit more to go on the spectacle of gaming that is E3. A place where the biggest companies and titles compete in a dance to the death with the flashiest effects and unimaginable inane buzz words. I always get excited for these events drawing close. I’m as cynical as most, maybe even more but it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the excitement of new games; new characters and stories, new experiences and new advances in whatever is in vogue.

Unfortunately after watching the main conferences of the big four I get an overwhelming feeling of disappointment. The same bullshit as the year before, and before … and before that. But no, I think it’s actually getting worse as with each consecutive year they seem to try and top the stuff they did the year before, and this means excelling further at the same pandering bullshit. DUDE BRO games, perfectly rendered mutilations and a wealth of smarmy douchebag male protagonists.

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Changing Culture for Better Gamers

You might have noticed my Reblog the other day regarding the post Better Gamers for a Better community  and I agree with the sentiment wholeheartedly. In part, as gamers and part of the culture it is up to us to stand up for any injustices we might see or actions we don’t agree with. Be the change you want to see.. or some such new age nonsense. But, unfortunately it isn’t that easy.

Sometimes you’ve just had enough of the endless vitriol and stupidity and honestly I feel as though in my free time with gaming it is a time when I want to relax. Sure I don’t mind putting on the feminazi hat and cloak of +4 Bitch and lambast a few idiots but most of the time I don’t feel like dealing with the social issues of the gaming industry and I think that’s how most people feel. It’s our own time and one in which we would like to spend in the way we want and having fun. I don’t ask people to do any less than I would do, which is to say occasionally make their counter points against such misogynist arguments in a calm but critical way (well how I wish I could anyway).

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