etiquette

20
Jul
2010

Spoiler Territory

Posted by Cha

With a large pile of unfinished games spoilers are always a potential issue. I am pretty far along the spoiler-hating spectrum. I avoid trailers, and sometimes even refuse to read book blurbs. I realise that's pretty extreme, and I don't actually expect anyone to be that considerate. I've had to learn to make allowances, but I am still reasonably choosy about the information I read.

If I care strongly about a particular game I'll prioritise playing it, and be careful about what I read online. Normally this works out fine.

19
Jul
2010

No Time to Play

Posted by Cha

I hear a lot of people lamenting how much less time they have to play games these days. I suppose I'm one of the lucky ones, being almost 29 and having more play time than ever.

Actually, I'm not lucky at all. I make very deliberate lifestyle decisions. Not having kids is particularly helpful for maintaining my free time, admittedly. If I ever decide to go down that path I will have to re-evaluate my choices again, but that's true of any major commitment. Essentially, I've chosen to leave some time for games rather than taking on more things. Not watching television and living very close to my work also help a lot.

When I still lived with my parents games were a bit of a luxury. Then as a university student I simply didn't have time to play many games. Anyone who just looks at the contact hours on a course and thinks uni students are slackers has absolutely no idea.

06
Apr
2010

No April Fools Day

Posted by Cha

As may be obvious I avoided making an "April Fool's" post here. That probably puts me in the minority among gaming blogs.

I may just be a spoilsport, but I don't really see the attraction in trying to trick people into believing untrue things. Admittedly, the gaming posts tend more towards the ridiculous, and probably create (at least potential) humour without people needing to be taken in. But I'd still be very wary of taking part in that particular tradition.