OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

This has the potential to be really cool. I’m interested to see if it actually makes it to market, and if so, in what capacity.

A Week Without Warcraft

Hand I'm bored

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It’s been a week now since I canceled my World of Warcraft account after almost 6 years of playing.

It’s been kind of a strange week.

I canceled my subscription because I realized that the game had become a crutch more than anything else. I didn’t enjoy playing anymore, it was just what I did. It was what there was to do when there was nothing else to do. I didn’t look forward to logging in, and I didn’t have much in mind to do when I did. The last expansion was fumbled horribly, and it lost the main component that one should look for in a video game, which is to say shit wasn’t¬†fun. I simply haven’t been having a good experience with it lately. After leveling 5 characters to 85, I had seen all I wanted to of this brave new world, and trudged through the 80-85 content 4 more times than it deserved. The old world, the place that I kept coming back to because of the familiarity and memories, is gone. Guilds have gone into two camps: raiders and idiots. Not having the time or desire to raid and also not being an idiot, that leaves me with the “lone wolf” option, which, in a genre that explicitly states that it is massively multiplayer,¬†doesn’t feel quite right.

Maybe I’ll be back next expansion.