Necros Says: Fuck.
You might have guessed the probability of seeing a new Rantoid in the next two hours before 12AM Monday is low. Indeed, it is true, this weekend won't have a new edition of Rantoid. How did this happen? Well, a few things prevented me from writing up a rant:
a) The hurricane of finals at SU sapped up a large amount of my time with pointless "studying" and "tests."
b) Making this video
took about a day.
c) Getting my stuff packed, rearranging my room, heading home for winter break, and settling in took a considerable amount of time.
d) It has not stopped snowing for a minute since I've come home, and that means I have to shovel the accursed precipitation even after the driveway is plowed.
e) There weren't any pressing matters this week that would inspire a rant. This could partially be because I was somewhat distant from the gaming industry during finals.
So I don't need anyone to feel sorry for me, I just wanted to explain why I missed my personal deadline for the column. Or maybe I'm just feeling full of myself and you guys don't give a shit about my pathetic musings.
Anyways, I thought I'd take this opportunity to get some feedback from you guys. Do you like where the column is going? What can I do to improve it? Is there a certain topic you think I should address? If you need to refer to certain articles, you can find last week's edition here
, then follow the links in the notes before the article.
Also, I'd be interested in hearing your opinions on the subject of creating a gaming canon, a topic I'd like to cover in a future Rantoid. Literary experts have endlessly debated not only what books belong in a canon of literature but what process should be used to determine canon worthiness; similarly, the AFI has published their list of the top 100 American films. What are your thoughts on any aspect of the idea of a gaming canon?