I’m a GamerGate Hipster
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 September 2014, 5:53 pm
…just sayin: http://commonsensegamer.com/?p=1588 http://commonsensegamer.com/?p=2110 http://commonsensegamer.com/?p=437 Never thought there was such a thing as “game journalists”, and never will. /Rant time. I referred to this in 2007 timeframe and I’ll say it now in 2014: people who write about games are not journalists…therefore, they have no duty to journalistic integrity nor do they have a duty [...]


Wow…
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 April 2013, 3:26 pm
…cobwebs all over the place here. ;P


Horse is back…in space
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2011, 8:56 am
Go here for my comments on CCP. Industry is at it again it seems. Comments are open…I hope. Let me know if your user experience is not as good as you’d like it over at CatholicGamer. D out


Impressions so far for E3…
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 June 2011, 9:47 am
…are over here. Most of my bloggy rantings are over there now if you need your morning fix. D out.


New Website..and yes, new podcast incoming
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 May 2011, 12:43 pm
As most of you know, I have a couple websites out there right now. This one, which is a gaming/editorial/Darren-let-off-steam gaming blog. Commonsense gamer has had more of a focus on MMOs than with other single player games. I also have my religious site, where I tackle some relatively more serious issues of faith and [...]


More News: Jello is not a nail
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 April 2011, 1:26 pm
More great blogging over at Lowered Expectations. Take a look over here. The rebuttal over the whole “Rift is nor WoW…Rift is WoW…is the same as ever other game out here” debate rages on. Personally, I think that anyone on the side of hard and unfocused criticism of of Rift is off their rocker. Been [...]


It isn’t the game…it’s you
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 April 2011, 6:09 pm
I got inspired by this post over at lowered expectations. Thank you sir, for stirring my blood a bit on a subject that has been bugging me for about a year now: gamers. I’ll put this out there right now: Rift is the “Jesus” game you guys have been waiting for the last 5 years. [...]


SOE Fan Faire 2011
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 April 2011, 10:49 am
The plan is for me to attend this year in Vegas. All arrangements are made. I’m really looking forward to it. So, if you want to hang out, let me know …and yes, I will be blogging and maybe podcasting like a madman while there, so stay tuned. D out.


Farmville LOLs
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 April 2011, 3:15 pm
Just got this from Zynga…the non-gaming gaming company: Dear Farmer, We noticed you haven’t been on the farm in a while. We know life gets busy, and we’ve been busy too – hard at work making FarmVille a better place to play! When you return, you’ll find FarmVille: Faster – Now, accept all your gifts [...]


Wanna know what the problem is…?
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 March 2011, 10:07 am
…game developers are so busy chasing Angry Birds and KickYourAssVille that they sometimes forget to actually make games. D out.


Rift – Don’t worry…gamers have short memories
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 February 2011, 2:50 pm
Sometimes I hate being around North Americans and our culture in general. We’re a spoiled lot who expect everything yesterday and it damn well be better than what we got last week. Jeepers, it’s no wonder we’re all on anti-depressants and souped up on Red Bull….we’re all running around with our pants on fire trying [...]


Rift Head Start today
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 February 2011, 10:16 am
I’m soooo excited. Rift Head Start begins today and I really am looking forward to tonight and my day off tomorrow to play the game. Like I said last time, I broke my embargo to try out the twitter and other features in beta 7 and I still had and absolute blast with all aspects [...]


Social Bubble incoming
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 February 2011, 11:32 am
…good. I’m not the only one in the room seeing this coming: This time social media is the New Thing. Its most earnest acolytes claim that the likes of Twitter and Facebook are a revolution in human communications unseen since Gutenberg started printing the Bible. They aren’t making money, but they are worth a fortune. [...]


This and that
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 February 2011, 2:42 pm
Couple things I want to talk about. First, in a very surprising move, DCS A-10 has been released: “DCS: A-10C WARTHOG” Released DUXFORD, UK, February 21, 2011 – The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics now offer “DCS: A-10C Warthog” as a digital download for $59.99. Purchase “DCS: A-10C Warthog” at: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/index.php?end_pos=1322&scr=shop&lang=en “DCS: A-10C Warthog” is [...]


More DCUO angst
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 February 2011, 3:04 pm
Jeepers. They must be trying to make me hate interfacing with this game. In DCUO, you get your choice of weapons to use. My choice right now is the staff. It’s really cool, but there is a problem when you try to use it on the PC. In order to use the “special moves” with [...]


Walton leaving Bioware
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 February 2011, 8:29 pm
…to go to…wait for it… Playdom. Son…of…a…bitch. Wow. I didn’t see this one coming at all and this puts even more of a little red flag up on SWTOR. I really don’t want to comment more because I really have nothing left to do except stomp around the room and kick a small animal . [...]


DCUO: UI Venting
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2011, 12:22 pm
Before I get into my rant about DCUO, let me just prefix this with saying that the game behind this one HUGE issue I have is spectacular and a lot of fun. That being said…. …ahem… I have NEVER…EVER….seen a UI for the PC that was as shitty as this is. Seriously, who designed this [...]


Garriott and Social Gaming
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2011, 11:09 am
This is rich (From Massively): “There’s tons of small start-ups who we are seeing take lots of investment and lots of activity and large acquisition costs — who are creating, literally, junk. Stuff that people aren’t playing that much and if you play it it’s not much fun,” Hey Dick, Poker and Blackjack are not [...]


Video on DCS A-10
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 February 2011, 10:23 am
If this doesn’t get you wanting this game, then you are indeed dead to me D out.


Is Rift Hype Meter Too High
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 February 2011, 9:34 am
Hmmmmm…tough one to call really, so I’ll just start thinking out loud and see what comes out. Since we all seem to insist…despite my plea…to compare Rift to every single MMO since the beginning of the human race, then let’s all go there and really see what’s under the layers. You’ve got to also understand [...]


Willpower to not play Rift…until March
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 February 2011, 5:15 pm
Going to have to side with Lauren on this one. I really, really want to play and participate in beta 6…but I’m going to have to pass until launch. In case you haven’t heard, Rift is off to a really great start. Out of the gate…and barring any unexpected problems…it will probably be one of [...]


Grey Beards vs The New Internet
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 February 2011, 9:31 am
Wow…that was quite the show last night. I can’t remember the last time I swore at my monitor for the ridiculous bullshit I was hearing from another human being. It is clear to me that the CRTC is completely out of touch with what the internet is and how it is used. Couple things to [...]


Canadian Government Forcing hand of CRTC
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 February 2011, 8:55 am
This is indeed good news: A controversial CRTC decision that effectively imposed usage-based Internet billing on small service providers will be reversed, the Toronto Star has learned. “The CRTC should be under no illusion — the Prime Minister and minister of Industry will reverse this decision unless the CRTC does it itself,” a senior Conservative [...]


What the CRTC says about UBB
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 February 2011, 10:35 pm
Now this amuses me. From a tweet from the CRTC_PR: We are mandated to help preserve Canadian culture. Cheap, unlimited bandwidth is a very American concept and not a Canadian tradition. Hey CRTC…unlimited bandwidth has nothing to do with Canadian culture, Canadian tradition or American concepts. Get your head out of your asses. D out


Apparently…we amuse him
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 February 2011, 3:43 pm
This from the ever knowledgeable EA CEO John Riccitiello: “There’s been a fair amount of talk on various blogs describing [Old Republic development] spends that are vastly higher than anything we’ve ever put in place,” he said. “Don’t read gamer blogs as having any substance. They bring a chuckle, but they also bring a frustration [...]


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