You know something? It's been ages, in my mind at least, since I've done a serious "I need a few days to think about that" post, and I kind of miss doing them, but I've been unable to think about what to do one on. Then me and Bob got to talking on his blog about how games developers say they aren't willing to take risks and try new things because they don't have the money to thanks to piracy. My simple response to that is "Fuck you, put out something worth paying for, and people will pay for it. Independent FREE games get a lot of donations, because they're worth paying for". This isn't totally about the gaming industry, and I will try to include things a lot of people can relate to, so if you don't like games or just don't know a great deal about them, don't worry, a time will come when you will have something you can reply about.
But I will be starting with games. A lot of games these days are exactly like every other game. Or senseless sequels/remakes. Now, I don't really have a problem with a sequel people called for, or really did want, but when every other game is a Call of Duty game, or a Fail-o (Halo) game, we've gone too far, and this shit needs to stop. Try some innovation. Nearly every RPG these days incorporates a skill tree system. About the only ones that don't are the Elder Scrolls games. As good as it is to have a skill system where you get points in a skill the more you use it, the downside is it can take to long to get badass at it, and people just pick simple skills they don't even need to try to level up, just to hit high levels faster. Yes I did that myself. Like I said before, games developers say that the reason they do this, the reason they just stick with what sells, is because they aren't willing to risk their money. If you aren't willing to risk your money, eventually you will just lose it all. Give us something new, please? Something that will blow our minds, and our hearts. And our wallets. There are games that are innovative, that are just downright awesome, and that do veer away from the norm, but they are fewer and farther between these days.
Now I'm going to have to force myself to step away from the gaming industry, and throw in a paragraph about the movie industry. I really cannot tell you how long it's been since I was excited for a movie. A Hollywood one anyway. Other film industries are doing good. My brother's movie collection is mostly Asian movies. But a lot of movies these days are once again, shameless uncalled for sequels, remakes, or things that just use so many basic stereotypes and rehashed ideas they might as well be remakes. Would it kill you to come up with something original? I realise that pretty much everything has already been done, but can you at least do something that hasn't been done in a while? Rather than doing the same thing over and over and over again.
This does also come into effect with real life as well though. I'm not going to tell you to leave your comfort zone, I'm more guilty than most for staying in there. The main reason I'm a crappy cook is because I never try anything new, and I never experiment. I can come up with excuse after excuse, but eventually they are just all excuses, no matter how good they are. These include; No cooking accessories or supplies, too poor really for ingredients, I have a very old crappy cooker where if you put something in the oven you have to put it on higher than needed so it will cook right, and I think that might be about it really. I have no kitchen scales, no real cooking equipment, I have a baking tray that's about it. I have a cooker, a grill, a fryer, and a toaster. This should really be enough for me to cook some cool things, but I also don't want to risk buying something and then it going to waste.
Just by living I stick to my comfort zone, though I must stress I hate that phrase as I don't feel very comfortable, and it doesn't feel very nice here. I'm a loner, and a shut in, and I make myself one by not going out, not putting myself out there. It's not too bad I guess, but sometimes it really can be. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not living, I'm existing. I'll also say this again, stop existing, start living, and once in a while, try something different, no matter what it is.
Last note, don't forget to check Wednesdays post entitled "Something Kinda New". Yes I'm going to add this to every post until Monday as I want as many people as possible to be able to ask me questions. Real last note, in case you didn't notice the change in the blog description up there ^ I have been given another blogger award, a versatile blogger award from Caroline. I don't mind giving her a link back, she's good fun and more involved with her followers than even me, but I've had a versatile award before, and I don't really like doing them again.