Any serious game studies scholar would have a hard time arguing that games were a waste of time. In fact, we spend quite a lot of time telling each other how important it is to play games, to stay updated and involved. It’s not that I disagree. In fact I agree wholeheartedly. I just don’t seem to have the spirit these days.
It’s a bit shameful really. I tell people that I study computer games and they go “That sounds great. You play a lot then?” at which I smile and nod. This summer I bought a PS3 and some games. Since then I have primarily used it as a media player. And by primarily I mean 99,7% of the time it’s simply used to play my beloved tvshows and movies.
It’s kind of the same with blogging.
As soon as you stop, it just get increasingly harder to start again. I haven’t developed some adversarial relationship to blogging, it just becomes a perpetual feature on my “to do list” next to “work out more”, “quit smoking” and “remember your family’s birthdays”.
In these cases it’s funny how little is required to prevent you from actually getting things done. I blame my lack of PS3 gaming on my crappy TV. It’s really quite old and blurry. Just like the theme of my blog isn’t really what I want it to be. And my site is so slow it drives me up the wall.
But instead of doing something about it, I do it the internet way; standing on the sideline shouting “Y U NO LIKE I WANT U 2 B!?!?!?!”