A destructoid blog? Well, I'm a kiwi and a gaming freak from New Zealand. I play games for games, and don't really give a toss what machine it is on. I don't really have anything interesting to say here. I've been here for some time and used to have a few wars with Summa back in the day. Now Summa has been replaced by some British bugger called Jim lol. I love reading his posts. I don't often agree with his views, but that's the nature of this site. Everyone has an opinion. I suppose I should have an opinion in my first post, shouldn't I?
I think Sony and Microsoft are going to destroy each other and leave Nintendo the victor. I thinks the PS3 sucks donkey balls and besides the red rings of death, I really love the 360. The Nintendo Wii wins for me because I could care less about HD graphics and have always been more into the gameplay and particularly the new spin on gaming that the Big N has brought this generation. And it's just a lot more fun. I think gamers take themselves too seriously now and it's just not as much fun to be a gamer as it used to be.
I don't like GTA because I think it sucks that a pinnacle of gaming is one that pretty much espouses violence and picking up hookers so you can murder them after a fuck. Some people will cry free speech, I just cry bullshit. If free speech means every game we play needs to be ultra violent and perverted, then I say shut the fuck up a little more often.
I think Gaming is about to enter another Golden Age, and imho the last Golden Age was just before the PSOne came out. The SNES/Genesis or MegaDrive days were the golden days for me, as well as the initial release of the PSOne and N64. It ended for me about the demise of the Dreamcast and the rise of the PS2. I think the return of Nintendo to the fore has a lot to do with this because they bring a lot of old school back to gaming and carry some historical chops, while MS and Sony are still essentially younguns. I'd like to see all three gaming companies survive because competition is good for the industry. It challenges the other companies to be more innovative. I also think gaming is about to enter another golden age because of the explosion into more mainstream audiences, once more due in large part to the Wii, which is kicking the holy high hell out of the PS3 and bringing in new gamers.
Anyway, this is just a first blog post to introduce some of my views. I doubt they'll be common but hey, they're mine. read