Odds & Ends…

Because laziness is habit-forming… After the break…

Odds & Ends…

Someday, I’m going to restart this blog and put some serious effort into it. Until that blessed day, though, we’re all stuck with these last-minute, slapdash efforts. I know; I enjoy them, too.

The Winter Olympics –

I just can’t get excited over this. At all. With each Olympics, my interest wanes that much more. I think the world is beginning to not much care, either. It’s getting harder and harder to find a suck… Um, I mean, country, to host these things. They cost a ton of money, they militarize whatever country that they’re in, they don’t really have the effect of uniting the world and bringing world peace…

And I haven’t even touched upon the sappy coverage where they dwell on every single sob story concerning the athletes that they can find. If they scrapped the human interest garbage and just delivered the contests themselves, that alone would be an improvement.

Star Citizen –

I’ve followed this game from the start. I even (briefly, ever so briefly) considered putting money into it’s kickstarter.

Thankfully, procrastination does have it’s occasional advantage.

The general consensus is that Chris Roberts has lost his mojo when it comes to designing games. Is that true? Well, the evidence currently doesn’t lend itself to his favor. $150+ million dollars later and how many years? Look, I can barely hammer out a passable platformer on game making software, so who am I to judge? But there’s a lot of people out there who can pull off a decent game and when they start throwing shade at the project… Well… let’s be honest to both sides; The game isn’t out there and how many games needed less than $150 million and 4+ years to create?

I remember covering the 7800 XM project for the Atari 7800 console system ages back. Same principle; The best way to shut up the naysayers is to simply deliver on the goods. And the goods haven’t been delivered yet.

I think that’s about it for now. See you next month.

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