" My family doesn't treat me differently, as games aren't really a successful thing to them. It's not like I've graduated with a PhD."
It's kind of sad reading that. I'm glad his friends and the community could congratulate his achievement but it sounds like his family have such a poor attitude towards his achievement.
Watching all of EVO has made me really want to pick up fighting games, so I've been trying my hand at a few. Hoping for s SSIV release on the PS4 and if not whatever SF comes next.
I do that every single EVO. This time it's Skull Girls. Trying to pick up some of that Big Band tech. In 5 months I'll realize I'll never be good enough to actually have fun online and stop again. Rinse and repeat next summer.
Watching EVO just makes me long for my younger days when I could take on anyone at my local arcades. I was never THE BEST or anything, but I had a lot of fun and won far more than I lost.
Now my achy old hands just can't keep up and my reaction times are so slow compared to younger kids who play I really don't stand a chance in any serious competition or even just online in random matchups. But EVO always makes me nostalgic.
Most of the time I go to great lengths to look forward rather than backwards. But I really miss playing fighting games well. Also; Get off my lawn you darn kids.
If you pirated it,Batman Arkham Asylum locks gliding so when you get to the crucial moment where you need to glide, you die all the time.
That was one of my favorites.
I also enjoyed the Game Dev Tycoon one where piracy would kill your company in the game. And of course, the bitter irony of people who did pirate it asking if they could research DRM or something to the support staff.
I loved the first Forza Horizon. I think it would have done better if they'd marketed it to a greater degree, but that is neither here nor there. Bottom line, I'm glad to see this series is living on.
Ideally I'd like to see Turn 10 keep a 3 years rotation on Forza proper, the other studio make a Forza Horizon on a 3 year schedule, and one year off in between installments. I don't think it should be a yearly franchise though. And Horizon and Motorsport are different enough that I wouldn't mind them being back to back so long as there's enough time in between.
Further, I hope they do better with the Auction House in Horizon. As much as I enjoyed Forza Motorsport 5, they really dropped the ball on that aspect. What was once a great seperate game unto itself was relegated to an afterthought.
They are people I pay to entertain me. Nothing more.
I could never call someone a friend if they don't know my name. Friendship, as an institution, requires familiarity. It requires camaraderie. And friendship requires a two-way relationship. I'm no more friends with the owners of this site than I am friends with Barack Obama or Hulk Hogan. I supported both of those men in their various endeavors, but not because I wanted their friendship but because I believed in their cause or product.