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[Jun. 2nd, 2009|06:44 pm]
Sandwich Crazy
 I watched both Nintendo and Sony's E3 press conferences today.  They helped me identify the sinking feeling in my gut whenever I play a recent video game:  I'm tired of this bullshit.  

Motion based blah-blah-blahs and a slew of more-of-the-same sequels aren't really helping me get excited about gaming.  It's a telling sign when I don't experience the normal human emotion called, 'joy,' when I play a game anymore.  I have started to view a game as a product that someone else has created for me to waste my time - to mock me.  "You didn't make this."  

There are few games that are as engaging and stimulating as a great film, but the ones that do engage me are the ones I will always cherish from my past and look forward to in the future.  The gaming world in general is not dead to me, I just feel dead to the gaming world.  I guess I would rather just spend my time doing other things these days.

From: sonicice
2009-06-03 11:27 am (UTC)
Very jealous of you getting to go to E3. I feel pretty much the same way you do. The only time I even turn on a console anymore is to play Uno. I don't want to swing my arms around, and I definitely don't want to swing my whole body around to play a game. I have to admit though, I'll be all over Mario Galaxy 2 whenever that comes out.
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[User Picture]From: grooverobot
2009-06-03 11:48 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't go. I just watched them on G4.
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From: sonicice
2009-06-03 11:54 am (UTC)
You know, I just refreshed the page and noticed that. I need sleep.
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[User Picture]From: ctoner
2009-06-03 09:01 pm (UTC)
The xbox 360 live arcade stuff does it for me more than all the big time releases do. I probably play more Castle Crashers, Geometry Wars and N+ (the greatest platformer since Mario) than all my other games combine. Long live indie gameshops!
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[User Picture]From: auralqueue
2009-06-04 05:14 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm, Castle Crashers and Geometry Wars.

I'm wholeheartedly with you on those, add in Catan and you've got most of my console time.
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[User Picture]From: littleblakkitty
2009-06-03 09:43 pm (UTC)
It might just be that normal process of "outgrowing stuff."

But truly, there are loads of mediocre games vs. the handfull of stand-outs.

I got into the Half Life games, a couple of the GTAs, Oblivion, Mass Effect, Fallout and that's about it for the 2000s.

I'm of course reserving some child-like glee for the arrival of Ghostbusters in June.
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[User Picture]From: grooverobot
2009-06-04 07:16 am (UTC)
Swearing them off would be unwise as I work in a video game store - and the games you listed are classics. I just want more from myself.
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[User Picture]From: westsidelove
2009-06-04 04:41 pm (UTC)
as someone who doesn't play video games, i would say it's a good thing that you're not entertained by them as much anymore. gives you more time to do other things, more productive things.
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