Get ready for this, Seekers; I'm about to discuss matters beyond gaming.
I think we were all pretty shocked when we heard about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and even more flabbergasted when we learned just how much oil that pipe was spitting out. By now it's already past being four times worse than the Exxon Valdez oil spill up north, and if easily the largest natural disaster in the history of the world.
But is it really a "natural" disaster?
To be honest, I really don't think that they should have been drilling as deep as they were, not to mention that if they were going to drill down that far, they should have had more safeguards against ruptures in the case of anomalous weather forces buffeting the drilling platform. I can understand that they want their oil, but I just see the circumstances as being far too risky to be drilling in the spot they were, not to mention the monumen
Perhaps I'm too psychological for gaming. Or perhaps I don't take it serious enough as everyone else. But I just have to wonder to myself; why do we sometimes take gaming so seriously? Is there any reason for myself to take it more seriously than I do? Or does it even matter?
I've seen my share of gaming forums (an unfortunately repeating example in my musings), and I always see people debating over gaming formats, discussing the future of the platforms, the business going on between publishers and developers, and most of all the debates over exclusive titles and their alliances. Funny thing is, though, the seriousness of these exchanges.
It's not to say it's wrong to discuss technology and such; in fact it's a very healthy thing to do on forum communities, or even communities in general. But especially after the event where Squenix decided to port FFXIII did I realize, even in myself, tha
I dunno, maybe I'm just an overspeculative ass, but it seems to me that, at least in the gaming category, society has turned into one great big competition between consoles, constantly warring over which one is better, which ones sucks, which is really worth your money, etc. I've never been in such a society where such things matter so much to people.
And yet it all seems so normal to me. Is that wrong?
Well, let's look back, shall we? Back to, say, the PSOne. Maybe it was just me not tuning in enough, or the sheer lack of interest over the whole critical aspect of gaming, but it's almost as if there were a lot less fanboys back in that day. I had my PSOne, I had my games; I couldn't care less what Kevin Van'Ord on Gamespot had to say about Spyro the Dragon. Hell, I didn't even know Gamespot existed back then. It was almost as if gamers were just that: gamers. There didn't seem like there