nice blog post here, really a great read.
here's some interesting stuff from the blog:
I need to describe the differences between hyped and being excitement.
Being excited about a game has a very honest feel to it. When you’re excited you don’t try to hide flaws or exaggerate about a game. Excitement is value-driven and realistic. Being excited about a game usually comes with a reason, and that reason can be shown.
I’m passionate about games and I want to be excited. I want to have something to look forward to, and I will always choose being excited over being jaded. I look forward to pleasure, not pain. I want games to succeed if they deserve to, and not fail for no reason. I am critical of developers and their games when I see the same mistakes being made, and I won’t hesitate to point that out. I’m also not going to hesitate to change my mind if I feel that I am in error, or simply want to change my opinion.
I will not apologize to anyone for sharing, on my own website, what I feel at any given time. That’s why I am writing, and that will not change. I assume the majority of you visiting this site regularly do so because you find what we have to say interesting, entertaining, or useful. If the day ever comes that I look at every future game as a negative before a positive, that’s when I will stop playing games and find another hobby. What’s the point of doing something if you’re already planning ahead that you won’t enjoy it or plan to be unfeeling at all? That’s a sad way to live.