They May Have Been Shitty Parents, But You’re A Shitty Owner

By now I’m sure we’ve all seen the stories regarding the “Maine diner owner yells at toddler over pancakes.” Different people have taken different sides. Some parents are outraged, while other parents think that was the right thing to do, mostly because they would not have let it get to such an out of control state to begin with. And then there are people that don’t have kids at all commenting like anyone at all gives a shit about them, because we don’t.
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Things That Should Have Made Games Better But Made Them Worse

In the 80s and 90s, a game was a game was a game. That’s all there was to it. Sure, a lot of games were pushing the envelope on what was possible, but for the most part developers were content simply bringing their ideas to life and that was enough. Gaming has changed and not necessarily for the better. As games take a step forward, it’s almost as though they take two steps back (Paula Abdul not withstanding).
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Why I Can’t Be Happy About The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer

The Internet has been buzzing with all kinds of chatter and excitement about the new Final Fantasy 7 remake trailer and as much as I love FF7, I simply cannot get behind it. I know, I know…it sounds almost like I’m being deliberately contradicting and a real stick in the mud, but I assure you that’s not it. The real problem stems not from what Final Fantasy 7 was, but from what Square-Enix IS.
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Got Something To Get Off My Chest

What I’m about to write is going to sound really depressing and terrible, and yet it’s something that needs to be said. I haven’t spoken to my mother since 2012. I have pretty much completely shut her out of my life. While there are, in my opinion, legitimate reasons for this, I know it’s not exactly the most family centric or cheerful thing ever.
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Arcade Game of the Year – 2002

This year sucked. Oh sure, there’s a Metal Slug and a number of decent bullet hell titles, but it’s mostly music/rhythm stuff and not a whole lot of ingenuity. Where there IS ingenuity, it’s either pervy or just plain bizarre for the sake of being bizarre. I know some people are going to be annoyed I didn’t include a very specific title in my top 5, but I was never a huge fan of them, so whatever. There are only 58 games this year.
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Arcade Game of the Year – 2001

There are only 78 titles this year, which sounds depressing until you realize that it more than makes up for the year 2000 being kind of a dud. Really, the toughest part about this year was finding a fifth. I already knew what my top 4 were going to be, so it was kind of a coin toss regarding the fifth entry. That might seem entirely random, but overall I’m pleased with how this turned out.
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Arcade Game of the Year – 2000

There are 98 games this year. I’m not going to lie, this year simply was not so great. There were good games this year, but there was an overabundance of rhythm/music games that don’t matter that much and way too many clones. There simply wasn’t enough originality this year and even though I like the games in my top 5, I was honestly expecting for something better to blow them out of the water.
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