0verhyped

Less than amusing ramblings from a jaded former gamer.

No Plans For Future Updates

So, with one exception, I haven’t posted anything here in the last, going on like four or five months now. And to the possible disappointment of the people who read this blog (all four of you), I really don’t feel any overwhelming desire to post anymore. At least not about video games. When I started this nonsense last year, I said it was mostly a selfish endeavor to get closure on a period of my life. Or in layman terms, I just wanted to blather on about a lot of things I’d held back during my brief and ill-advised time posting on gaming forums.

Thing is, I’ve said pretty much everything I really wanted to say about this topic. Not quite everything, but close enough where I don’t have this pent up frustration spilling out and onto my keyboard anymore. The few years I spent trying to acclimate to what seemed like the norm in the gaming culture left me with this sort of deep-seated bile that I carried for some time. But at this point I feel I’ve gotten that out of my system and I’m ready to move on.

And it’s not burn out that’s stopping me this time. I’ve gone through that a couple of times before here. Whatever compelled me to write all this nonsense is simply gone now. That weird misguided passion is no more. I just do not care. Probably a good thing for me really, this probably wasn’t the healthiest form of expression and I really didn’t like the idea of spending another year doing this. I’m not gonna dramatically declare I’ll never post anything ever again, but I have no plans to update anytime in the future.

For anyone expecting more, I’m sorry. And for everyone who doesn’t like me, you’re welcome.

Edge of the Galaxies

In June of 2003, LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment released a massive multiplayer online game called Star Wars Galaxies. It was a mess of a game plagued with bugs, delays, balance issues. And in the eight and a half years that followed brought a roller coaster of broken promises and unfulfilled potential before its eventual shutdown. And it was one of the most amazing experiences I ever had playing a video game.

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Observed Weirdness of a Weblog 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Batten down the hatches! Giant spam waves off the starboard bough!

A.K.A. A RETREAD OF A FLUFF PIECE TO TIDE PEOPLE OVER UNTIL I GET BACK FROM BREAK

Hey, remember when I made a post called “Observed Weirdness of a Weblog”? No? Well, there! Now you know! And since I’m in desperate need for some me time, I figured doing another post on this subject would be a lazy good way to say goodbye while I take some time off from writing nonsense about video games that about eight people seem to read. So enjoy pretty much the exact same thing I did before with the words slightly rearranged. Because I’m too burnt out to do much else right now.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation The Runners Up Edition

You can stick this right next to that little league trophy everyone got.

See, you’re not a loser, you just suck at winning.

A.K.A. EVERYTHING ELSE I FORGOT TO MENTION

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured blah blah blah bullshit bullshit bullshit you get the damn point. I’m sick of that paragraph. I’ve been copying and pasting it all god damn month. Thankfully today is the last day in January and I can finally move on. But seeing as it still is January I feel bizarrely obligated to make one last post in this series. So today is for all the mild disappointments and modest surprises and a bunch of other crap I couldn’t cram into the last thirty days.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword

Yeah, great, shame your enemies all know how to block the damn skyward sword at all times.

Keep slashing fairy boy, hopefully one of them will actually be in the direction you wanted.

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. My final disappointment for this series is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the latest major installment in the Zelda franchise and probably one of the few I’ve ever regretted buying.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: The Beatles Rock Band

Rock and roll all night! ...what? I'm not obliged to make Beatles references. =P

(Insert obligatory Beatles reference here!)

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. My final surprise for this series is The Beatles: Rock Band, the rock band game born out of a cooperative effort between Harmonix and the Beatles’ music studio, Apple Corps.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Red Dead Redemption

Please, just shoot me.

Again, zzzzzzzzzz…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Red Dead Redemption, a.k.a. Grand Theft Auto: Old West Edition.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Team Fortress 2

I don't think it's possible for that many people to stand like that and not look badass!

Cue the music!
(Hey, that means you! Click the picture!)

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Team Fortress 2, probably the only Valve game that I think is genuinely great. (Or thought was great.)

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Portal

Meh...

This image really does capture my excitement for this series…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Portal, an apparent slice of gaming perfection that I found annoying and somewhat dull.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Fishing Resort

It was THIS big!

Throw out a line and hang back for a while.

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Fishing Resort, a budget priced gem of a game made by Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka.

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