November 23rd, 2011
I'm not sure if you've noticed, but a lot of gaming coverage has gotten downright tabloidy, whiny, or straight up boring in recent years. Some of my favorite websites used to be a lot of fun, but a lot of them have become a drag.
Not only is this behavior incredibly lame, it's downright offensive to more serious, complex, or really sucky news (i.e. we're talking about GAMES, people!).
So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let us give thanks while simultaneously giving a shrug to crotchety gamers.
I'll go first.
I'm thankful for YouTube + gaming, StarCraft II, and Portal 2. I'm thankful for indie games, mods, and dedicated servers. And I'm thankful for Alienware and iGames for letting me dig up cool crap for you to chew on here at Alienware Arena.
(Seriously, I was impressed by your gore concerns to this post and your other responses elsewhere. You're a classy, inspiring, and civil group of readers.)
More than anything, I'm just greatful. Life is good. And if it isn't for you at the moment, I promise it can be again with a little patience, recalibration, surrounding yourself with good people, and soul-searching. I know because that's the formula I have used often when stuck in a pickle, both large or small.
So happy Thanksgiving, readers. What are you thankful for this year, from at least a PC gaming perspective -- and if you're up to it -- a real-life one?
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