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Editorial - YEMV: Your Experience May Vary

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Editorial - YEMV: Your Experience May Vary

Even with dozens of reviews for most videogames, high or low-profile, it can always be a challenge for gamers to decide what title to purchase and play next, and as I noted in a prior editorial, even with scores, said reviews oftentimes don’t match up with the actual experience players may have with particular titles. I can name dozens of times I’ve tried games that have gotten wonderful reviews, only to be horribly disappointed due to game-breaking flaws that “professional” reviewers either downplayed our outright neglected to mention in their critiques, and conversely, have played titles that received average or even bad reviews that I actually enjoyed than many gaming “masterpieces.” The main issue with videogame reviews is that each one represents only one person’s subjective opinion based on their experience with one particular game, and while sites such as Metacritic may collect the varying scores reviewers assign games, that they represent collections of individual biased
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Sonnet to My Parents

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Sonnet to My Parents

You nag, lecture, insult intelligence; Say things to me I would ne’er say to you. You have towards me no empathetic sense; Your words are bitter like vegetable stew. You accept me not for how I exist, Though I tease you not for your own odd ways. Tension festers like a malignant cyst, And shall haunt me towards the end of my days. You bore me false witness and helped me cheat, Instead of giving better solution, And scorned me with a far harsher beat To suppress familial revolution. My wounds run deeper than those which you see; I love you not how you claim to love me.
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Editorial - YEMV: Your Experience May Vary

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Editorial - YEMV: Your Experience May Vary

Even with dozens of reviews for most videogames, high or low-profile, it can always be a challenge for gamers to decide what title to purchase and play next, and as I noted in a prior editorial, even with scores, said reviews oftentimes don’t match up with the actual experience players may have with particular titles. I can name dozens of times I’ve tried games that have gotten wonderful reviews, only to be horribly disappointed due to game-breaking flaws that “professional” reviewers either downplayed our outright neglected to mention in their critiques, and conversely, have played titles that received average or even bad reviews that I actually enjoyed than many gaming “masterpieces.” The main issue with videogame reviews is that each one represents only one person’s subjective opinion based on their experience with one particular game, and while sites such as Metacritic may collect the varying scores reviewers assign games, that they represent collections of individual biased
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Sonnet to My Parents

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Sonnet to My Parents

You nag, lecture, insult intelligence; Say things to me I would ne’er say to you. You have towards me no empathetic sense; Your words are bitter like vegetable stew. You accept me not for how I exist, Though I tease you not for your own odd ways. Tension festers like a malignant cyst, And shall haunt me towards the end of my days. You bore me false witness and helped me cheat, Instead of giving better solution, And scorned me with a far harsher beat To suppress familial revolution. My wounds run deeper than those which you see; I love you not how you claim to love me.
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I'm mostly a writer and RPG critic, but occasionally an artist.

Favourite Visual Artist
Kalika Tybera
Favourite Movies
Star Wars I-VI, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Indiana Jones series, Secondhand Lions
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Chicago, James Taylor, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Kenji Ito, Motoi Sakuraba, Motoaki Takenouchi
Favourite Writers
Brian Jacques
Favourite Games
Tales of series, Final Fantasy X, Persona 3, Final Fantasy XII
Favourite Gaming Platform
Playstation 2, Nintendo DS
Tools of the Trade
My Hands
Other Interests
games, writing, programming, art

RIP Terry Goodkind

RIP Terry Goodkind

Definitely came as a shock. Thank you for creating one of my favorite fantasy series.
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An autism-related article I really relate to...

An autism-related article I really relate to...

https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/how-abuse-mars-the-lives-of-autistic-people/
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Today's my 36th birthday.

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Thanks for all the faves and the watch :3

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