I’m a GamerGate Hipster

…just sayin:




Never thought there was such a thing as “game journalists”, and never will.

/Rant time.

I referred to this in 2007 timeframe and I’ll say it now in 2014: people who write about games are not journalists…therefore, they have no duty to journalistic integrity nor do they have a duty to journalistic ethics. These people are doing what we expect them to do. So, #GamerGate was very easy to predict. Add in the current SJW (Social Justice Warrior) trend into the mix, and you get a corrupt free for all where all your pet political peeves MUST be part of every game or you’ll shriek bloody murder. What? Not enough LGBTABCWTFBBQ!!11 in the game?…well, better shriek and get that noticed because God help us if there aren’t at least 5 LGBTABCWTFBBQ!!11 representative characters. Imply butt sex in all the things. What? Not enough women in a certain game company……well, better shriek and get that noticed because we all know more women in game design AUTOMATICALLY creates great games. Because science….and SJ checklists.

Here’s my next prediction: unless the game industry takes back the creative juice that the SJWs are sucking up, games will die a slow…painful death. It’s already started. Remember…games were created by talented, imaginative men like T?ru Iwatani, Shigeru Miyamoto, Rob Pardo, etc ad infinitum. If those men cared about SJ now, I can guarantee they didn’t care about it when they were creating things like Zelda. If the game industry turns pink, men will leave. If men leave, gaming…at least in this format…will die.

It’s very simple: when you care more about your check list of causes then you do about gameplay, your game will turn pink and it will suck. Depression Quest…enter stage right.

This is nothing short of a fight for your hobby against parasites who want nothing but to shit in your sandbox.

Anyway. Carry on. It’s not as if my writing is rusty or anything.

D out.

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…cobwebs all over the place here.


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Horse is back…in space

Go here for my comments on CCP. Industry is at it again it seems.

Comments are open…I hope. Let me know if your user experience is not as good as you’d like it over at CatholicGamer.

D out

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Impressions so far for E3…

…are over here.

Most of my bloggy rantings are over there now if you need your morning fix.

D out.

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New Website..and yes, new podcast incoming

As most of you know, I have a couple websites out there right now. This one, which is a gaming/editorial/Darren-let-off-steam gaming blog. Commonsense gamer has had more of a focus on MMOs than with other single player games. I also have my religious site, where I tackle some relatively more serious issues of faith and philosophy. Of course, there was SUWT, a podcast about bringing the MMO blogging community together to talk about the issues of the day.

So, after some thought, I decided I needed to merge all of these into one site and expand the audience a bit…thus was born CatholicGamer.com. The goal is to cover not just MMOs, but any game on any platform as well as books, movies, kids stuff, technology, and yes, faith issues specific to the Catholic Church but still relevant to faith in general. The idea, on the gaming side is to evangelize gaming to people of faith. On the faith side, it’s to expose gamers to a mature (…read that word again…) and up-to-date view of, again, not specifically Catholicism but to faith in general . It is my view that there is a gap between the two world views and CatholicGamer’s mission is to…not close it…but bridge that gap.

Did I say “Podcast”? Yes I did. There will be a CatholicGamer podcast as soon as I figure out what format to use. Yes, I will be borrowing from a lot from the SUWT format, but with some minor changes. I’m thinking that the podcast will start NO LATER than September. There will also be videocasts as well. As soon as I can, there will be appropriate adverts on the site as well as a means for you to support the site in various ways as well. I will also be looking for contributors to the site. Contributors can be about any of the topics I mentioned above. Stay tuned for more details on how to contribute once I work out all of the details.

This is going to be different, but good. So go take a look as there is already about a weeks worth of content up already.

Please also note the commenting policy for the website. Feelers have already started going out to the established Catholic Blogger/Podcaster community, so you will be mixed together quite quickly…so please keep in mind that you do represent gamers when talking to others who have not been to gaming sites before. Asshatery of any kind will be met with swiftly.

Hope you all enjoy it and let’s see where this road takes us.

D out.

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