Why I Won’t be Upgrading to Windows 8 Any Time Soon

Hey there, folks. long time no see. Sorry for the marked lack of posts on Double Crit. I’ve actually been on vacation (long story, all you need to know is that someone very close to me passed away and the burial was several provinces away on the week of the 19th.). But hey, I’m back now, and ready to jump right back into regular updates. For the time being, I’m probably going to stick to Wednesday updates; I might add Friday to the mix at a later date. We’ll see how things go.

Anyway, this post is going to be a little different from my usual fare (if I can even be said to have a ‘usual’), in that it might not necessarily appear to relate to gaming at first. But trust me, it does – those of you who’ve been following industry news lately can attest to that. So, let’s get right down to it:

I will never, so long as I have the choice of alternatives, use Windows 8.

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Public Relations and Gaming, or Why Valve is Bloody Brilliant

Hey there, ladies and gents. Have a seat and make yourselves comfortable. Today, I’m going to talk to you about Hype. Overhyping is a very serious issue, one which affects hundreds of otherwise passable titles yearly. ┬áIt has many ill effects, but they include unreasonable expectations, reduced enjoyment, damage to the developers’ reputation, and sometimes even undue stress on the games’ creators. Have no fear, though- despite how toxic hype can be, there is hope- but only if we all do our parts.

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