I had the idea for a comments post when writing a comment on this article, talking about first-person shooters and war. While my comment was hurried, and unpolished, I thought I had something relevant to say. I tweeted the comment so more people could read it. I got a couple of appreciative replies.
Sometimes I’ve felt that typing a lengthy or well thought out comment on someone else’s site, while nice for them, doesn’t leave me with much. I spend time (and some times make money) writing well; unless I’m sure I’ll get some interesting discussion from it (almost a given on say, Electron Dance), it can feel like a waste to put time into writing a well reasoned point into a comment. In contrast, if I simply write a response article, I feel like I’m taking something away from the original site, which created content good enough to make me what to comment.
So I’ve decided to save all my comments, and make a weekly feature out of it. It will make sure everything I write related to games in a week gets onto this site, and give me more incentive to get out there and read more sites, which I admit … Read More »