F7U12

I’ve got my History of the Soviet Union final tomorrow at 8:00 in the morning and my Early Modern East Asia final at noon. I can feel the butterflies in my stomach already but then I’ll be done with finals.

I need to go to bed.

WHY in the hell would anyone want an Xbox One? Jesus fucking Christ dude, its literally the anathema to video gamers everywhere

(maybe I just misused that word but I don’t care about my grammar or vocabulary at the moment because I’m simmering with rage)

I have this one friend who’s actually trying to defend the Xbox One. Normally I wouldn’t care about someone’s else’s opinion but this is the sort of thing that can screw the rest of us video gamers over.

For starters, nobody likes DRM. Having to connect to the internet to use the console is stupid. What if my internet goes out for more than 24 hours? I guess I’m fucked then aren’t I? So many companies have tried to do it with PC games and it hurts the consumers that legally buy the game more than those who pirate the game. Chances are that the same people who pirate the game are smart enough to change the game’s program so that they can play offline anyway! It doesn’t stop pirating, it hurts the consumer, and it angers the fanbase and makes companies lose customer loyalty.

The inability to play used games? Are you fucking kidding me?

I’ve almost always bought new games. I’ll rarely buy used games because I want to make sure that the game I’m buying is going to work. But like many gamers, what I’ve always loved to do is trade and borrow games with friends. Games aren’t just something we like to do on our own, its a social activity. We play games with other people. we share games with our friends, and quite often, we let good friends borrow our games and we borrow games from our same friends.

Companies like EA and THQ lost some customer loyalty for having those multiplayer codes to encourage us to buy new games. I get the point behind that, but it made it harder for people to trade games. You know what happened when my friend borrowed my copy of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier? He didn’t get to play multiplayer, he missed out on the full experience and didn’t get to play the game to its full potential. That was a problem that came from the multiplayer code, now we might have to deal with a disc that’s entirely useless after its first initial play. What the hell is this crap? If I’m dropping (at least) $60 for a game I should be able to let friends borrow it and play it without any sort of applicable restrictions.

I play Warhammer 40,000 and I love it to death, I can’t imagine what my life would be like without painted plastic and metal miniatures. I’ve seen Games Workshop go from a company that was run by hobbyists who understood what its consumers wanted and delivered what they asked for, to a company that’s now run by suits trying to maximize short term profits at the cost of customer loyalty.

Now I’m seeing the same thing happen to my video games. I understand that its an industry trying to make a profit, I have nothing against that. But you’re obviously doing something wrong when you anger your consumer while trying to maximize profits and decrease piracy. 

Unless those policies change, I won’t be purchasing an Xbox One. And to be quite honest, anyone that buys it is hurting video games for me, themself, their friends, their family, and the generations of gamers to come.

EDIT: In reply to Steam, you have to activate the game while connected to the internet for the first time to verify that you own that copy of the game. After that, you can play offline for however long you want.

reddit is fucking lame now. someone had to say it and i will gladly be that someone. three years ago it was a totally different website. the problem isn’t that it’s more popular, because i think it’s pretty cool that it is reaching a wider audience. the problem is that people are such karma whores and 80% of the content i see on a daily basis is completely unoriginal, be it reposts or stolen content from tumblr (except for r/tumblr, which is where all of the content SHOULD GO) or other forms of social media. r/AdviceAnimals used to be so great, and now people don’t even know what the hell they are doing and most of the time the templates are incorrectly used. and don’t even get me started on r/f7u12- man, that shit used to be some funny shit. you can thank hot topic for killing that one with their ragetoon shirts. facebook killed memes in general because now any random motherfucker thinks they know what they are doing when they make one, when in fact they have no goddamn clue. i cringe every time i see memes anymore. i suppose it’s really not a reddit problem, but some subreddits are dead to me. it’s still a great place to catch up on various happenings in the world and places like r/trees are still fun, but… it’s just so different. my problem is that i used reddit heavily for a while, then when i made a tumblr i strayed away from it and i’ve recently made a new reddit account and have tried to get back into it but… it’s just not the same anymore.

and if you are interested in commenting, you better not have an opinion that is contrary to the ‘norm’ of other redditors, because they will downvote and verbally harass you to shit.

and the fact that people dress up as Snoo for halloween is distrubing on another level.

/RANT

Today marks my* band’s first official band practice of the school year.

Its so last minute, but we got on opportunity to play at a cover show on halloween (y'know, which is next week)

We’ve agreed on Lou Reed/Velvet Underground material because its cool but easy stuff to play so we should make it.

This means I have to lug my bass onto campus and into my classes until practice tonight at 8… everyone’s going to think I’m a pretentious jerk lol

I’m going to rant for a moment here so if you don’t want to read it you can go ahead and skip past this. (I wouldn’t be offended either so don’t worry)

anywho, you know what really grinds my gears? I really hate when someone I think I’m cool with just walks by and doesn’t say hi or anything.
Okay maybe its not that specifically, especially when you consider that here’s a friend you actually genuinely care about and it kinda sucks when it seems like they aren’t as concerned with you. I don’t know, fuck all. I wish some people made as much effort to be cool with me as much as I made with them.

Now that I’ve thrown that out there, I feel like a hypocrite. I just hate when I’m minding my own business and I’m taking a nice moment to listen to my Zune and reflect on whatever thoughts I’ve lost myself in, and someone decides to interrupt that and try talking to me.
Its like, dude. I wish everyone knew that if I both earbuds in, it means I want to be left alone for the time being. Hey dude, I appreciate the fact that you think I’m cool and you want to ask me how I’m doing but can I get a moment alone? 
I can’t just tell someone “Hey can you not talk to me right now?” because it makes me feel like a dick.

Now that I’ve read this over, I swear there are times where I don’t even make sense to myself.