Yesterday, EA’s Peter Moore said he feels “sorry” for those of us whose world was cartridges, when all we knew was offline gaming. He felt bad for us because, according to what he’s noticed, there’s a sense on forums that gamers like myself wish the old days would come back, a wish that will never be granted. But there’s nothing to feel bad about, 30yr old gamer, because back then we had full length games; not shortened experiences that gives way to DLC, not bug-ridden titles needing numerous patches to get the game to start, not menaces on Xbox Live and PSN spewing all sorts of vulgar language in the faces of decent gamers, and not the constant raping of gamers by publishers because of new technology in the digital age. There was none of that.
So I pity you, Mr. Moore, who has to constantly come up with new ideas on how to squeeze even more money out of gamers, I pity you for somehow believing the new days are better than the old ones, because they are not. And while I applaud where technology has taken us, I miss the days of Nintendo and Super Nintendo, the days of Sega Genesis, PlayStation and Nintendo 64. Say what you will, but don’t you dare feel pity for us.
It’s the weekend, friends, what are you guys up to?
Martin Zamora: This week I will probably not be able to game much. I’m going to be moving back to college to start a month long training to be a Resident Advisor. So I’m going to be really busy this week.
Christos Chatzisavvas: I’ll be writing the story for my very first game, which will be my personal journey translated into a game, much like Papo & Yo. Other than that, I will publish my Darksiders II review tomorrow!
Stephen Chapman: I’m writing the last in my 5 Pillars of gaming feature. I have an Endless Space review coming and I’m preparing for my first few steps into Video journalism.
Ernice Gilbert: I’ll be performing at a concert tomorrow night, about three songs. The rest of the weekend will be all about working on Games Thirst behind the scenes. Apart from the aforesaid, I’ll be chilling, spending quality time with my one and only woman.