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Xenoblade: Yeah, I’m Pretty Much Sold at This Point

Is this what it’s like to be a ‘core’ gamer1? Sold purely on visual flair without a whiff of actual gameplay? I feel dirty:

Actually, it does lack guns and boobs, so maybe I haven’t fully-succumbed to CDS2.


And another:

Some of this just looks spectacular from a (visual) design standpoint.

1 Suffice it to say, what I once called a “hardcore gamer” bears absolutely no resemblance to the creature that today calls itself a core gamer…except for the awkwardness, sex only through masturbation (forever), pimples, sense of entitlement and lack of social grace. Other than that, though, not even remotely similar.
2 Core Douchebag Syndrome, which afflicts 100% of anyone that has ever considered himself3 a ‘core’ gamer–if you spend too much time in a place like Kotaku or NeoGAF, odds are you’ve contracted it. (You’ll know for sure when you start feeling a smug sense of self-importance/righteousness when demeaning anyone that doesn’t celebrate your ‘art’.)
3 Let’s not kid ourselves: all ten of the females that might fit in this category are actually dudes pretending to be chicks while clutching body-length pillows, erm, vigorously.

  1. Chi
    06/01/2010 at 22:42

    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing, uh, so much about yourself.

  2. kog3100_edw
    06/02/2010 at 18:35

    What can you say? ECM’s a giver.

    • ECM
      06/03/2010 at 02:30

      I give ’til it hurts…you.

  3. 06/03/2010 at 13:12

    Dude! The music is sounding so damn good! I’m totally snagging the soundtrack with this badboy. Hopefully Nintendo offers one up, although, looking back at their history of soundtrack releases, I’m probably going to have to head to some seedy MP3 dungeon.

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