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It's simple to write off games as pointless distractions, enablers of the lazy, training for terrorists or cocaine for the soul, but I've always viewed them as 10ft tall Salma Hayeks, whose shoulders I could sit upon swinging my legs, whistling the theme to "Good Times"…p-p-personally speaking of course. Right now, console gaming is lackluster and mind-blowing all at the same time. Things like paying real money for points, unlock "keys" for DLC, friend codes, trophy syncing, ridiculously priced accessories and the stroking of NPD sales data share center stage with subjectively awesome games like Halo: Reach, Gears of War, Mass Effect 2, Trials HD, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, and New Super Mario Wii. The Internet is ablaze with pissing contests and sensationalist barking from everything to the PSN outage to Kinect not being a "core" gaming device to hate and hate and more hate. What happened to just…playing games and enjoying them? Now I've bitched like Kanye at an awards show my fair share, don't get me wrong, but I've been off Haterade for a while now. Clean and sober.
I'm really looking forward to sharing my thoughts and participating in a community that, for me at least, is made up of gamers like me. If you took the time to read this, thank you!