[It's time for another Monthly Musing -- the monthly community blog theme that provides readers with a chance to get their articles and discussions printed on the frontpage. -- CTZ]
War has changed.
“Dear The Multiplayer First-Person Shooter Genre, if we are to get along in the near future, please make it so I don’t suck anymore. Yes, I know, we’ve had our good moments together, running around and gunning people down then hearing that rewarding bleepy sound which tells me I’ve earned a couple of points. But still, and I’m sure I speak for many as I say this, I always have to put up with that guy. That Damn Guy. He’s the one where when I’m averaging about forty points on a game of Killzone 2, he’s managed one-hundred and fifty, and appears to be some kind of deathless lord of murdering people without being so much as touched, even though we all have the same controls.
Worse are the unfortunate games when that guy is on the opposite team, or I’m facing off against more than one of that guy, like the time where I only managed one pathetic kill against them within ten minutes, quit in frustration and didn’t play you for a week. Anyway, I hope you read this, and if you respond I might consider throwing you ten pounds for the new map pack bundle, which while being immensely tempting, I’ve since been too sucky to justify it.
An avid fan who’s interested in not being crap at games anymore.”