Published on January 28th, 2013 | by David Chandler5
Hindsight Mondays: Your week delivered in limerick
While on a hiatus from writing about gaming,
I spent much of last week reclaiming
Control of my dissertation
Through a lack of recreation.
So please keep in mind my disclaiming.
As I spent the last few days hiding,
The game world went on in providing
Some meaningful news,
Some sensational views,
And some issues I can’t stand abiding.
Thus it falls to me to recall
The news and articles, all
That were written last week.
But I add my own cheek
With a rhyme and a Southerner’s drawl.
This week saw Ni no Kuni released,
But faith in Level 5 decreased
When a mix-up with the Wizard’s Editions
Broke the hearts of aspiring magicians.
For God’s sake, fulfill pre-orders at least!
Ron Gilbert and Double Fine’s The Cave
Inspired fans like myself to rave
‘Bout the memories that last
From Gilbert’s games past.
Here’s hoping this one’s just as brave…
While other news still needs recounting,
Such as the tension with violent games mounting,
I’ll turn my eyes to our crew
Who spent time to imbue
Journalism with more than accounting.
So let’s look at a piece from our leader,
Whose musings could incense any reader
Who doesn’t quite grasp
The ironic rasp
Of Andy’s satirical meter.
Tired of journalists’ habits
Of jumping to speculations like rabbits,
Andy leaps to extremes
With his conspiracy dreams–
Sensational bait for those willing to grab it.
Next on my week review docket
Involves a few limbs out of socket.
Deep Silver’s demonstration
Of a torso’s mutilation
Sent the twitterverse up like a rocket.
Andy drops in his two-cents
Concerning those who took great offense.
He finds people’s reactions
To be real distractions
From the issue that sits on fence.
See the crime, from this editor’s stance,
Is that angry crusaders simply dance
Around, crying “Foul!”
And continue to howl
In lieu of allowing calm discourse to advance.
For my part, I react with disgust
At the statue. It leaves me nonplussed.
But the reaction incited
Left me far excited.
All in all, the whole issue’s a bust.
Moving on, we take Liam’s advice
On building a PC that’s just the right price.
It’s some great information
That accounts for inflation.
As for me? Well, my wallet’s on ice…
Fraser bid a sad, fond adieu
To the once great, now defunct THQ.
As their assets are sold,
The game world grows cold
As the promises of Peter Molyneux.
But all is not lost, don’t grow frail,
For the big N puts some wind in your sail!
Along with many surprises,
The Wind Waker arises!
Check with Andy; he’ll tell you the tale.
SOE makes a bold declaration
For which Fraser provides elaboration:
Planetside 2’s bold decision
To share its protean vision
Takes player feedback into consideration.
In other news, Andy again laments
Industry journalism’s lack of good sense.
A man’s virtual plantation
Provokes only sensation.
Why the hell are people so dense?
So once more, an opportunity squandered,
When instead, we all should have wandered
Into a discussion of race
In terms of digital space.
It’s a provocative subject to ponder.
Nearing the end (I’m just about through).
Thomas explains how the few
Vita sales caused dear old Sony
To try to recoup its money
By giving sexy incentives for you.
So there’s your week. I didn’t think I’d quite do it.
But, hey, I was asked to review it.
And, if I’ve got the time,
I’ll respond to comments in rhyme!
And if not, well I guess I’ll say screw it.