You know, as much as I’m enjoying the Fun Club thing, I regret to admit that it is making my blogging much more difficult. The things I would normally write about here are instead being detailed there. I suppose I could, inevitably, blog about non-gaming matters, but I’ve made the mistake in the past of not keeping my personal life private and I would really prefer not to go down that path. I could blog about work, but despite the common belief that working at a game website is a non-stop barrel of thrills and hilarity our office is actually pretty normal most of the time. Sure, occasionally someone from EGM will ride by in a motorized shopping cart with a radio playing “Lowrider,” but not as often as you’d hope. I don’t watch TV and don’t have as much time to read as I’d like, so nothing to talk about there. Movies are generally lousy. Politics are the worst idea ever, because the state of the nation makes me sad and everyone else angry.
So… I guess the point is that you should make the most of Fun Club. It’s where my brain dump happens. And we all love dumpy brains.
Reader-submitted content for the day: VsRobot follows through with his weekly DVD column, offering up a concise summary of why you should (or shouldn’t) give a crap about this week’s video releases. And the twin dynamos of reibeatall and Sarcasmorator kindly answered the call for someone to take a similar approach with the week’s game releases — and just in time for the fall rush to begin, too.
Yes, this week marks the beginning of sad time for the gamer’s wallet. Arriving tomorrow or Wednesday or whenever is an inexplicable glut of RPGs, which is both inconvenient and strange. I mean, it’s not like there are any big role-playing releases this fall that everyone needs to beat to the punch. Don’t even bother countering with Blue Dragon or Eternal Sonata, kids — they’re both mediocre PS1-era gameplay design wrapped up in Xbox 360 visuals, which is pretty much the antithesis of what people should be doing with all this fancy hardware.
Persona 3, on the other hand, doesn’t have jaw-dropping graphics, but the gameplay is by all accounts exceptional. Support quality! Especially since P3 will be next month’s Fun Club RPG selection.
And with that, this post has come full circle. I can die fulfilled.