By LtColJaxson 6 Comments
Hello. This is LtColJaxson (Not my real name, that would just be weird), and I came from the Gamespot Forums.
I usually never write blogs, and most of the time spent doing so is looking at the flashing cursor - trying to write something interesting. So I guess here goes: Blog Post #1 on Giant Bomb.
My dog got in the way of my screen while typing. Got two dogs, this is one. This is unrelated to what I was going to talk about.
*If you don't want a rant about something not to do with gaming, skip this paragraph.* So I went to the movie theaters. I am not blogging about the movie itself, but rather what I saw before it. There were three commercials in a row before the movie. They were various american brands, but what annoyed me is how they use smooth talking british people to sell their products. And what's worse - I didn't learn anything about the product from the commericial.The voice is as smooth as a leaf on a pond, but I really did not care about what I was seeing. I'd rather just see some stupid North American blabbering about this product than this typical british voice. Sell your damn product and get on with it - you don't need me to like some british voice for me to buy your product. If it is good, then I buy - if it is el cheapo chinese junk, then sell it to Al's Bargain Shop and let them deal with it. I have bought too many of these stupid products that fall apart after a year, because of these misleading commercials that make everything look so easy.
I already talked about fanboys in the Gamespot blog, but what is up with them? It seems like so many people, when they don't have the money to afford all systems, they immediatly turn to fanboys. Whatever happened to the days where Nintendo and all the other 8bit type of consoles were out, and gamers liked everything. You'd go to the store, a new game would be on the shelf just about every 2 weeks. They produced the games so fast, and you'd only find about 1 good game every year, but gaming back then felt so much more satisfying and fun than now. Sure, all the games now have amazing graphics and gameplay - but they have never felt the same to me as when I had first picked up a Genesis, Super Nintendo, then an N64/PS1 for the 3d days. Sure the graphics of games are improving, but it just doesn't seem like as much as a leap as I hoped - such as 2d to 3d. I dunno what I expected, but just more. I pay so much for the system, to see games get delayed and delayed.
Killzone 2 is a prime example. I thought I would be playing that amoung other games at PS3's launch! Here we are, more than a year later and I still haven't (most have not) even touched a demo! Back to fanboys. I love all the anticipated games coming out for the PS3 as well as the 360. I just get angry when I am a primary gamer on the PS3. Then I see all these threads, oh Playstation 3 is garbage, oh Playstation 3 has no game, oh Playstation 3 is too expensive. Honestly, who cares what the price is. It is pretty reasonable now. The games are plentiful from launch. It is a great system and I can say the same about the 360. What happened to the days where games were just meant to be fun. The arcade days are dead. Fanboys ruin gaming. Console gaming should be more about community and fun rather than trying to always beat the competition.
I liked some of the news at E3, but was angry at what happened afterwards. Thread after thread - Who won E3?????? Since when was E3 really a competition. I know it is meant to show off who really has the goods, but I just wanted to see the games period. Competition helps us get better games, I understand (Nintendo has always led us to believe the gameboy was so powerful and the best, but then the PSP came out and I was stunned).
Anyways, this blog is probably filled with boring parts and run on sentences - so I should stop now. If you are still awake by the end, thanks for taking it all in. Now here is some food for thought...
I will leave you off with a picture of my Fender Telecaster. I remember seeing Hazelnutman's Yamaha guitar - so here is mine.
Even if you found this rant boring, at least you saw my nice guitar and various other pictures. I am gonna get a crybaby wah pedal soon as well - then I will be jammin like Hendrix and smooth like Marley (I'm not black though lol. Those guys were awesome).
Again, thanks for takin it all in. Keep on keepin on.