Writing about games is fun, unless it’s your job, in which case it’s significantly less fun. That’s why we’re doing it here.
Mainstream games writing sucks. This is not a surprise. Mainstream anything writing sucks. It’s meant to be readily created and consumed during a 9-5 and preys on the readers too boring to know better is out there, and the smarter readers willing to give us the benefit of the doubt and click on our stupid list slideshows for the pageviews–even though they know deep within that they’re wasting their fucking time because Aeris is still going to be the top of the list, and if she isn’t it’s due to an editorial directive from on high to piss someone off.
Let’s be the bright, creative, intelligent, emotional people we are and write interesting things about video games, and read them, and talk about them.