I’m angry. I was never a Scrooge before. Holiday time! Trees! Presents! Santa! But not anymore. Oh no those magical childhood days of unicorns and guitar playing chimpanzees (my childhood was freaking great ok) are over. How can I tell? I don’t want new video games for Christmas. Games worthy of our duckets come out every single month of the year now. What I want heading in to the new year is some stuff to CHANGE. Games are great, we write about them, you guys come here and read about them (that isn’t totally true, we definitely write about them but most of you come here to check out the pictures of hot chicks from Blizzcon, but whatever) and everybody is happy. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some fantastically stupid things going out in the land of interactive media though. What do I want for Christmas? I, much like our President, want CHANGE. Not in a healthy country affirming way, I don’t have time to worry about that. I want the experience of being a gamer, be it the games or how we play them, to change. So let’s get on it developers. Let’s make 2011, which looks like another enormous year for gaming, a step in the right direction. Or, let’s at least stop being stupid.
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