The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we rage against one of the worst aspects of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, explore what happens when PS3s get uppity, describe the doldrums of a gaming backlog, and more.
I hate you, Lawrence Barrett
By Trevor Hinkle
Shamefully, I still haven't played through Human Revolution, but I know one of the key criticisms of the game: The boss fights were too hard. Here, Trevor explains why (and gives a sneaky way to win the fight that the developers probably didn't intend).
My PS3 is actively trying to keep me from playing games
By Ron Dippold
If you own a PlayStation 3, you know that it requires system updates. Frequently. And so do its games. And those updates take a long time to download. Ron gives his account of trying to begin Infamous 2, with frustrating results.
The doldrums of an interminable gaming backlog
By Justin Davis
I'm guiltier of this than most; I never seem to have the energy to plow through the games I ought to play. Justin's got a good attitude about this conundrum, though: "My lengthy backlog weighs heavily on my mind sometimes but it isn’t worth speeding through my games just to clear it out. "
The agony of victory: Drinking heavily and playing games
By Leigh Harrison
Leigh's accout of how alcohol can change how a game (Just Cause 2, in this case) is perceived and played is pretty interesting: "A sober me found the pacing and lack of direction infuriating while the drunkard tired of its repetitive nature when modifications removed the padding." What's your favorite game to get drunk to?