So a few weeks ago, Katie Couric ran a week-long special on her daytime talk show called Katie’s Classified, helping three young women find jobs and giving out employment advice to the audience and whatnot today, they had the three young women on stage after interviews with companies and two received immediate hires. The third received a basket of cosmetics from the company she interviewed and the promise of a second interview with the CEO.
I can’t imagine the embarrassment she must have felt. Stood up on stage, on national television, saved till last, after the other two women received the news that they’d been hired and all she had was a second interview and a basket of cosmetics that looked an awful lot like a piss-poor consolation prize to me.
So that’s pretty bad on its own, right? I mean, it can’t get any worse, can it? Well, of course it can, and it does.
What if I told you that third woman was black and the two before her were perky, blue-eyed white women?
I know it’s considered quite tacky to complain about free stuff. It makes you seem ungrateful, entitled, spoiled and bratty. But I’ve held my tongue long enough. Microsoft, your Games with Gold promotion sucks. There. I said it.
Granted, a few of the games I’ve gotten through the promotion have been games I’ve never owned or played, like Dead Rising 2, A World of Keflings and Assassin’s Creed 2. For those games, I’m grateful. I really am.
But when news broke that the first game featured as part of December’s two game lineup was the seven-year old Gears of War, I decided I was done defending it. No longer can I defend it from PlayStation Plus subscribers who have ridiculed the lackluster lineup of games given away throughout the promotion.
People often wonder whether others actually buy games based on controller preference and if it’s a big deal. Well to me, yes, it is a big deal. I definitely buy games on one platform over another purely for the controller feel.
If I’m playing a game, I want to be comfortable doing it and I do not find the DualShock 3 or any of its mildly different precursors to be comfortable. In my view, it was an ergonomic nightmare that is easily supplanted by just about every other first party controller offering since its début with the original PlayStation. It just sucks.
I put together this video as an entry into the Upload Outreach Program. I figured, why not, and it would be a nice venue for me to showcase one of my favorite games of all time (seriously), Perfect Dark. It was a bit tougher than I thought it would be to put together but nonetheless, it was pretty fun overall. Check it out below.
Update – Uploaded the video to this site. You can also check it out on YouTube if you’re so inclined.
I am a Bachelor of Arts in English and finally, after many delays and years of study, the most expensive piece of paper I’ve ever bought has arrived on my door step.
Sure does look nice in a frame. No doubt about that.
Okay, that’s it. Back to your regularly scheduled…whatever you’re doing.