Destiny has an Identity Crisis

This week over at Seasoned Gaming I wrote about Destiny 2, and how the psychological implications of it’s addiction leads the game to drift in a landscape of issues.

I know, I said last week that this one would be a bit more laid back, but I have failed to do so.

I had a lot more to write about this topic, but my writing was already 6 pages long. Talking about lore and other addictive practices would have turned this into an all out dissertation. I’m usually cool with that, but it’s been a really rough week of me forgetting what day it is. So please hit the link up top and let me know what you think.

Peace

Maybe it’s us… No, it’s the players who are wrong!

Years ago I used to wake up at the crack of noon, grab myself a drink from the local convenience store, and binge the hell out of World of Warcraft (WoW).  I’m not talking one or two hour sessions, I’m talking about days!  I would play WoW like it was my job.  I spent a good part of my 20’s leveling and getting raid ready, year after year.  It wasn’t until the Cataclysm expansion released that my life in WoW became somewhat stagnant.

I can’t blame Blizzard at that time, but today I very well could say that thing.  Cataclysm was just the start of the inevitable downfall of one of my most favorite (and most played) games of all time.  How often I dream about going back to the game but I just cannot seem to attach myself to what is essentially an abusive relationship, especially the state that the game is in now.

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The Summer Drought

It’s summer time, and you know what that means: time for your family to tell you to go outside, a lot.  I have personally preferred the indoors opposed to the hot blazing sun, but that is partially due to how fast I burn up and then hate everything around me.  I also utilize this off time to play a bunch of games that I haven’t really had the chance to get into.  I also use this time to attempt to play some of the games I got off the Steam sale.  The summer is always a slow month, and the only game that I am really excited for doesn’t come out till August; which is Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil edition. Continue reading “The Summer Drought”