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How To Improve Ourselves As Gamers In The New Year

We're nearing that time when we all need to take stock and set goals for ourselves. And contrary to popular belief, gamers are not omnipotent and we can all use some self-growth. Here's a list of the improvements we'd like to see in the gaming community in 2010.

Read the text. For the love of God, read the TEXT

It's embarrassing to admit that so many gamers who supposedly like to keep up on industry news never actually see anything besides titles and review scores. Really, they're so busy, they just can't be bothered. Or, perhaps they've got virtual ESP and they already know what the article is going to say. In all actuality, it's neither of these explanations; it's simply because they're lazy as all hell. If you can't be bothered to read, don't bother to comment.

And by the way, this one really doesn't pertain to anyone who frequently visits PSXE. Our readership is aptly named.

Look! The sun!

We've come a long way in the past decade and most of the old stereotypes have died along with 2D games. But when visiting GameStop, I've often noticed that a whole lot of customers still don't seem to get out much; it's as if they either just rolled out of bed the hour before, or they're squinting like they haven't seen the sun in days. Gaming is an awesome hobby and it certainly remains my personal favorite but without moderation, the entertainment level tends to fall. Temporary immersion is one thing; life absorption is quite another. There's a book coming out in 2010 called "Unplugged," and it deals with video game addiction...let's make the future so such a book can't even exist.

Yes, that person with a differing opinion is an idiot

It's certainly true that people who are passionate about something will let that passion cloud objectivity and civility. But it seems to happen on a whole new level amongst gamers...well, amongst gamers when they come together online. Obviously, those who cause the most problems and scream at everyone else for having opposing opinions are those who wouldn't be able to look you in the eye in real life. Could we possibly infuse some semblance of maturity into online video game forums and communities? Or is that still too much to ask?  Really, most of us have gotten far too old to be acting like this.

Oh, we're not doing anything you couldn't do

It's a common topic among gamers, mainly because many of them have superiority complexes the size of a small continent. The idea that reviewing any entertainment product (games, movies, music, whatever) is only based on "opinion" is a common dodge that implies that critics were merely lucky in landing their position. It also makes the gamer feel better, because he's constantly jealous and the automatic response to jealousy is petty, vindictive behavior. Roger Ebert didn't win a Pulitzer because his opinion is better than yours. I like music, but that doesn't mean I'm qualified to write for Rolling Stone. Do you get it?

We all come together to form the GGRC: Girl Gamer Recruitment Coalition

I'm taking membership applications now. Our goal for 2010 is two-fold: take the girls who were only recently introduced to gaming via the Wii or music-based titles like Rock Band and force them to graduate to the realm of real gaming. And secondly, simply find the hot chicks who have never touched a controller, and convert 'em. It's an ambitious plan. It will require patience, dedication, and oh yes, a dash of charisma and charm. But when it's over and our ranks continue to swell with the finest females on the planet, we'll just be...well, that much better off. ;)

12/23/2009 9:30:51 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (77 posts)

Zemus101
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:07:25 PM
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Great article, awesome bit of humour in there too ^^ Thanks for that Ben.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:49:44 PM

Beautiful...

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arctic
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 4:21:52 AM

btw, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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frostface
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:09:24 PM
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simply find the hot chicks who have never touched a controller, and convert 'em. It's an ambitious plan. It will require patience, dedication, and oh yes, a dash of charisma and charm. But when it's over and our ranks continue to swell with the finest females on the planet, we'll just be...well, that much better off.

My New Years Resolution right there ^^^ :)

Btw just want to wish everyone on this site a very Happy Christmas and thank you all for your reviews, discussions and advice regarding gaming. I've learned alot and enjoy loggin in...so have fun and be safe over the holidays.

Sorry to go off topic!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:23:31 PM

I think we can let that slide. ;)

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Riku994
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:46:38 PM
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I got my ex into Sonic and Oblivion. I freaking WIN.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:25:25 AM

Sonic I can see but OBLIVION?!

Superhuman feat of strength.

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:52:16 PM

Oblivion seems to be a chick magnet. My girl LOVES that game. She hates Fallout though. I think it has to do with the scenery... Haha...

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Deleted User
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:46:57 PM
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Look! The Sun!

I want people in 2010 to not spend all spring, summer or fall playing crappy PS3 or 360 games for trophies and achievements. Do more with your spare time than playing video games. Go outside and have some fun. As for the winter, well, some of us don't have a choice or don't like skiing or snow.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:56:15 PM
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Ok im gonna need 1 application form for GGRC. :)

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NeoHumpty
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:57:05 PM
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Ummm. Let's turn the hottest women into sun squinting, just rolled out of bed gamer geeks? Hey, I like fitting in some game time while my girl puts on her "going out" look. lol.

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Gabe Newell
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:21:05 PM
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Here at Valve we respect and welcome girl gamers!

P.S - HALF LIFE 2 IS THE GREATEST GAME EVER MADE.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:30:30 PM

Welcome sir , would you care for a slice of cake or twenty ?

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ThugNificent101
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:31:55 PM

lmao! ^^^
mostly at the name and picture, took me for a bit by suprise

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:40:45 PM

Gabe makes Baby Jesus cry.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:40:11 AM

Jesus grew up and died, the end.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:34:30 AM

LV thats a stupid comment, wether you meant anything by it, i take offense!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:43:59 AM

How is it stupid, he died.


Okay, I admit the whole "the end" part was not needed, sorry. It's almost Christmas, I couldn't help it.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:46:55 AM

Gabe.......Huh, What?

Hmmm, Burger King's not the only one that's trying to selling big whoppers!!!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:02:15 AM

What you came off as saying was more harmful than you thinking it was harmless, to me! You say it like there was no meaning to his existence and thats offensive to me. here and now is not the time nor place, but i atleast want you to know y i didnt like your comment. But your appology is accepted, cus i can tell you wernt trying to offend anyone! maybe a little to much rum n' nog tonight? ;) Thats a good time!

Merry Christmas!

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Naga
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 7:37:58 AM

Have some respect people

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:35:47 PM
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But teh Sun is burns my eye .

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rogers71
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:47:22 PM
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I have been working on my wife for 15 years to no avail. She just doesn't get into games. She loves watching me play games like RE and Dead Space but when I try to get her to actually play....EPIC FAIL...Oh well, as long as she lets me play, I'm good.

I have always used the this line on her when she gets on to me for playing too much:
"At least I am in the house and not out getting wasted and trying to pick up girls"
That seems to calm her.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:26:55 AM

True. Tactic #1 for the GGRC: gaming is about the least worrisome hobby in the world for any girlfriend/wife.

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www
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 4:32:58 AM

Yes. That's the same excuse I'd love to say to my gf if she ever has a problem with me playing games, but she doesn't it.

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SvenMD
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 7:48:08 AM

My tactic came with the LEGO games. It has to be co-op and easy - so LEGO was a great fit.

However, it has been very difficult to transition to "real" gaming (as Ben so perfectly put it) She can't play anything that involves actual eye-hand coordination though. It really is funny to watch her try to play a FPS....she can't move and aim at the same time.

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Phoelix
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:48:34 PM
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The problem with people reading the article titles only is that a lot of the time, at least, that's all there really is to the article. I find that this happens at almost ANY news site (not just gaming). That's not really anybody's fault; if there's really just one fact to report, the title often suffices.

And, the reason we trust critics is (imo) experience. There's not really any way to "train" someone to review games; it just comes with playing a lot of them and seeing what's appealing and what isn't. But even that falls, in the end, to subjective opinion. We trust reviewers because they usually have the opinion that we will have when we play game X.

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Fane1024
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 3:55:35 PM

Not true.

The ability to think critically, to analyze the relative merits and demerits of something objectively, is a developed skill just like logic, debate, or writing.

A proper videogame critic is more than just someone who knows a lot about videogames. It's more than someone who knows a lot about videogames and is a good writer.

Experience playing games is a requirement, just as is the ability to express oneself clearly, but it isn't the only requirement.

Which, I believe, is Ben's point.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:51:37 PM
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Let's recruit those babes
Not easy, but doable

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shaydey77
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 8:52:52 PM

recruitment or the babes? :D

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hellish_devil
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:19:38 AM
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You know, ever since I have a PS3 I read a lot of reviews, because I want to invest my money on the best of the best.

May all of you have a nice Christmas colecting platinums (or trying to get that hot chik into gaming with Lair)

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Jed
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:31:10 AM
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"We all come together to form the GGRC: Girl Gamer Recruitment Coalition"

Classic. I love it.

Marry christmas and all that jazz. It is snowing in Texas, that is about as much christmas as it can get.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:08:43 AM

Freezing rain in Illinois.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:39:17 AM
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I can't stand girl gamers, most people that disagree with me are usually wrong, and MW2 sux sweaty balls.

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Aftab
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:44:35 AM

You forgot to add your take on Valve.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:52:00 AM

By now it's pretty obvious, don't want to beat a dead horse.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:18:00 AM

Hahahaha your on a roll tonight.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:23:10 AM

Thank the Bacardi :)

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arctic
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:37:16 AM

MW2 sux sweaty balls indeed. About girl gamers, too sweet to hate them:D. ok, hardcore ones make me have second thoughts though.

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sunspider13
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:50:58 AM
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Taking these point by point:

Read the text. For the love of God read the TEXT-

Some of my friends think that I'm wasting time reading the various dev pages/blogs about their games and I always tell them, "How are you going to know what's going on with that game you're waiting for?" And for what's going on with the law relating to games I go to the GamePolitics site. Oh yeah, can't forget about PSX :)

Look, the Sun!

I'm sure most of the people that come here have at one time or another, had that one game that made them allergic to sunlight and I'm no exception. But with age comes wisdom and I've learned that getting out isn't a bad thing. Besides that game will still be there (unless some tool steals your system/games).

Yes, that person with a differing opinion is an idiot-

I might not like what someone has to say about a game but that's their opinion and they have every right to voice it. Sometimes I'm baffled about the behavior some gamers have towards each other. Not the case with this site.

Oh, we're not doing anything you couldn't do-

Thanks to Ben and Arnold for doing this, they don't have to but they do and I thank them for it.

We all come together to form the GGRC: Girl Gamer Recruitment Coalition-

Best. Idea. This. Year.


In closing I like to wish everyone here at PSX Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year and hope you all get the games you asked for.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:52:39 AM

Same to you, stay warm and don't drink too much eggnog.

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sunspider13
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:54:34 AM

@LV
Thanks, and I've never liked eggnog, makes me gag, I'm a hot cider guy for the holidays

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:58:06 AM

Ha! We're opposites, I can't stand hot cider, something about warm apple juice eww. Eggnog is my beverage of choice. Moves through you almost as fast as White Castle.

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jaybiv
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:54:13 AM
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I'd add remember video games are supposed to be FUN! Let's kill the hostility folks. We all just want to spend a few hours enjoying ourselves. There's too much racism and hatred coming through my headset and/or speakers.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:08:07 AM

When it comes to videogames I still prefer single player. I'll take any great RPG over a FPS/RTS. I spend all day interacting with people, videogames have always been my escape. I'm sooooooooo looking forward to Q1.

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Frenchy17
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:17:07 AM

Agreed 100% Vertigo! Great article Ben and Merry Christmas to all of you that work on this fantastic site. And to the whole great community established here!

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Titch1794
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:44:32 AM

I totally agree Jaybiv. There actually is no need for the guhs on modern warfare 2 to be offensive. I just see it as jealousy and just ignore it.

Merry Christmas to all in the forum and to John, Ben, Arnold who provide all the valuable news I long for whenever I browse the Internet (mostly from my ps3). And a happy new year to everyone and to those who love to crack a joke in the comments section.
Bottles out and lets get merry. :D XD

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DeusExMachina
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:40:02 AM
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10 points for the GGRC idea. Im so supporting that next year at college.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:57:30 AM
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Another great one & I agree with it all, Ben!

BTW, I've got to work both of these upcoming holidays(one of our most busiest times) so I don't always feel in such a festive mood after getting back home....

so I'll say it right now.

"Happy holidays to all, and may 2010 be even better than 2009"

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swapnilgyani
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:34:59 AM
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My girlfriend totally kicks my ass in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe!

Good humorous article. For the LOL factor, it reminded me of an old article I read on Cracked:

http://www.cracked.com/article_16196_7-commandments-all-video-games-should-obey.html

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www
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 4:39:03 AM
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In response to "look the sun" topic, I don't see why gaming should stop you from going out, it never really has in my life.

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SvenMD
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 7:42:51 AM

You're implying some sort of rationale thought in the general population.

You don't see why people can't play games AND go outside....I don't see why central pennsylvanians can't put down the 4th fausnaught...

I guess that's kinda the same.

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Ricochet
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:17:05 AM
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"Read the text. For the love of God, read the TEXT"

Yes, and 95% of why comments are directed to flamebait in N4G and many other forums.

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Naga
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 7:44:25 AM
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:D brilliant article

One improvement that will make me so pleased. Is the lower number of gamers buying/renting games for trophies I can't believe anyone would rent a game like terminator: Salvation it makes me sick.
Ugggh!! For the love god its all about the GAMES not trophies IMO

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Belazor
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 8:05:56 AM
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FIRST!!!!!

tl;dr

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tes37
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:12:07 AM
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I always read the articles and the comments section. PSXExtreme is an awesome site to come to. I have learned a lot of things from this great community of gamers. I also like seeing people who have had a heated debate on one topic, discuss another one politely, as if their first argument never occurred.

I like the GGRC idea. Ben should be president of it. I do my part in trying to convince females to try their hand at gaming. My sister is one tough cookie when it comes to video games though. I haven't been able to get her to check out a game for even 5 minutes.

Sometimes I use gaming in conversations to get some peace and quiet. For instance, at work Monday, someone was talking too much while I was trying to concentrate. They were going through this long spill about what they did over the weekend and were getting on my nerves. So I told them I played GOW all weekend on my second run through and silence fell across the room. It was beautiful how peaceful things got just by mentioning my favorite hobby. This is one way I improved myself as a gamer, I believe, by being a little creative and getting what I wanted. Gaming conversations can be used to get people to play games, or to get them to shut up.

Merry Christmas everyone!




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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:58:28 PM

On lunch break I picked up the GOW Collection for a fellow worker, he bought me a $50 dollar PSN card. Gamers always give great gifts.

Merry Christmas


Oh and I LOOOVE having heated arguments on here, some of you truly make the site what it is.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:13:34 AM
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Lol, Ben. I'd trust your opinion of music more than the idiots at Rolling Stone.

I've already started recruiting my sister as a gamer. She likes simple games like Wii Sports, but we recently started playing New Super Mario Bros, which is a slightly more difficult game than anything else she has played. She is pretty terrible but i always encourage her and make jokes to keep it fun. Next im trying to start her on LoZ or a simple rpg like Pokemon.
Oddly enough she loves racing games, so i got her a 360 and Forza 3 for christmas. I hope she will love racing sims enough that we can play GT5 together next year when its out.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:21:45 AM
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Five really good points there. I wish I had the time to address them all but suffice to say that I really haven't noticed what kind of people are in Gamestop because the BO always makes we squint.

PS- Why DID Roger Ebert win a Pulitzer

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:08:05 AM
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Funny those comments about opinions, considering how often this site offers opinions as though they were statements of fact. And, no matter how much you deny it, a review always has been and always will be only the opinion of the review. There's no escaping it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:51:16 AM

Believe what you want. Much of any review is NOT opinion. Sorry, but there are facts involved; facts that those who aren't qualified won't spot.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:12:52 PM

This reminds me of the "better" argument we had several months ago, ahh I miss those days.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:45:44 PM

Ben has stated many time that he is not afraid to put his opinion in a review/article (which i think is great, it makes everything much more personal), but he always points out when something is just his preference or opinion. There are several reviewers who cant keep their opinion out of the review, but from what i have seen Ben always keeps it professional when it comes to making down the scores.
Injecting one's opinion into an article isnt a bad thing, but giving a game better/worse scores because of it is where things go bad. I've not agreed with all of Ben's (or Arnold's) reviews, but to say its just their opinion is short-sighted and rude.

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Phoelix
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 4:28:49 PM

There is no set criteria for how to score a game. In diving, judges can point to technique and give certain movements different point values. Reviews of video games, however, are basically opinion.

It's not rude to say that the reviews here (and everywhere) are statements of opinion. There ARE facts that influence the opinions, but what you see on the site here is what Ben/Arnold/etc. think. We hold reviews in high esteem because usually the reviewers agree with one another.

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TGG
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:17:37 AM
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When you communicate an idea via text on a message board you have to compress and simplify. The problem is, this takes away from the overall meaning. You can't have a good discussion over a message board, no one will change their views or ideas so it always goes nowhere because it's over so quick and the quality of communication so low. The internet is not quite the same as real life unfortunately.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:29:05 AM
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Awesome article! Loving the humor hahah

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telly
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 11:47:33 AM
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Very nice, Ben. PSX has developed a nice little community here with some great commenters who maintain a level of civility -- a strangely rare occurrence in the gaming field. We are definitely getting TOO OLD to bicker on gaming forums. For that reason this place has made it into heavy rotation on my gaming site visits.

Some girls -- and guys, for that matter -- have a bizarre hostility toward gaming. My last serious girlfriend could not BELIEVE I actually wanted to play videogames more than once a week. Unsurprisingly, we split on bad terms. Sometimes, people don't want to understand. That's their loss. But there are a lot more open-minded people out there who can be changed. I'm focusing my efforts on them.

Merry Christmas to All! I'm out of town and AWAY FROM THE INTERNET for several days. (PSP and DS will keep me warm at night ;) I'll look forward to coming back into the fold some time next week. Later Gators.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:19:36 PM

Thanks. We work hard to keep the environment a certain way.

And I know exactly what you're talking about. Some women just refuse to face up to certain facts.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:52:26 PM
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I haven't seen the sun in 3 months, but thats only because the weather has been terrible.

My fiance is getting more and more into gaming. Hell, she's the one that brought a working NES and N64 into my life. She mainly plays multiplayer games though, games like warhawk, Super Puzzle Fighter 2, Buzz... anything we can play together. I still haven't gotten her to play on her own.

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Banky A
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:06:43 PM
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The babes (even the non-babes) around me only play Xbox 360.
They never touch a PS3.

!!! BTW !!!

Oh and I was such a pimp on Christmas Eve Eve I went hanging out with my girls and they said Zelda was awesome ;) And Crash Bandicoot (an action figure)!
The ginger/ranga one that plays piano (such a turn on) also played all the Jak - & Daxters.

They're not super hot but they're cool azzz while not being nerdy at all kkk.
Proper LOL.

That's it (:

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:13:20 PM

U fucem?

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Banky A
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:16:14 PM

They'll be classified as cuties' ;)

As for the cause at PSX I will try convert the last popular female friends I have left.
I will go outside even more when I buy some new skinny jeans and get the fabled bloody Pink Stripped Puma's (First Round Repeat) sneakers.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 7:08:56 PM
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Good one about the reading, I read everything here on this site & the forum, even for the games & things I have no interest in.

How's this for site dedication .....

My state-paid vacation lasted about 3 months, and the very first thing I did once I got back on my computer(after emails), was to come back here & go digging into the archives.

I read every single article(& comment) written from the very day I went off-line(Late July) to the day I got back home(Late Oct).

And that alone took me almost 3 full weeks of reading just to catch up on everything I missed. Then I turned my attention to the forum & read everything.

There was only 1 negative drawback about it though.
After I finally caught up, my eyeballs felt the urgent need for a 55 gallon drum of Visine.

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Fane1024
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 4:03:09 PM

We were all wondering why you vanished for a while.

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PaiNT_kinG
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 6:08:49 AM
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Merry Xmas my fellow gamers =)

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startazz
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 12:58:21 PM
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Well as far as the GGRC is concerned i have a very good looking girlfriend and i got the ps3 on the week of launch having had enough on the 360's RROD,i couldn't get her to even pick up the 360's controller let alone play any games on it but with the ps3 it was a different ball game (punn not intened)and when i asked her why,it all boiled down to the XMB bar on the ps3 that swayed her because she realy didn't like how the 360 was laid out on screen after boot up,would you believe it could be something that simple, well it was as she is one hell of a gamer with COD MW and MW2 being her fav's and when she plays them give her half and hour and she will come in the top 4 and then higher after a few more rounds are played ;-) if anyone doubt me on this and we can work how to set up a good few private games on either game she will show you how good a GG she is ;-)Merry christmas and a happy new year to ALL gamers out there.

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MrAnonymity
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 9:58:15 AM
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This was quite the article, I must say. Honestly, a single experience of online gaming has made me never want to do it again. That experience was with Halo 3. Mind you, I am no fan of the 360, but when you're hanging out with friends that know nothing else, what do you do? They were playing said game online and both those they played against and my friends themselves have ruined online gaming for me. This realization could have come later, but something tells me it is a good thing it happened when it did. Long story short, I don't think I have ever heard so many homophobic, ignorant, nonsensical comments screamed in one place in my entire life. That being said, I have no love for online gaming and I do hope that there is light at the end of this dark, dark tunnel.

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