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Fencing coach, occasional athlete, avid gamer.
If I wasn't a jackass, how would you know it was me?
Well, I was going to stay away, but apparently I’m failing at that already.
I have an addictive personality. It is like asking an alcoholic to “scale it back.” It isn’t going to last very long.
I just found out we owe $10,000 in taxes. I need to make some payments immediately, and will have no disposable income in the near future. Beside the wake up call that my kids are noticing me playing games too much, luxury things like gaming are getting the axe. I appreciate all the kinds words.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go change my firewall rules to block myself from Polygon for a while. (See? No willpower.)
Good morning folks at PD!
Good news, and bad: So, the good news is that the amount of teasing and general jackassery that you each are subjected to is going to decrease substantially. I am walking away from gaming, and Polygon Daily is included in that package. Time is a limited resource, and I am spending it playing games, thinking about games, and generally not accomplishing much instead of taking care of my family. It is just time to grow up and take care of what is important. I still like games, but I can’t stay partially involved in the community; that’s just not how I operate.
It’s not you, it’s me: I have really enjoyed all of the people in PD, and will miss you. I am not fed up with the community, or feel like I don’t belong. I just need a clean break, and talking about gaming would just draw me back in.
The test: I am taking a full week break from gaming. My wife insisted (rightly so) that I test out dropping the habit before I sell all my stuff. My intention is to do a goodbye post one week from now, after spending a week without any video games. The gold standard is that I have to not be an unbearable areshole for a week as well. If you see me in here in less than a week, or I start commenting again next week, know that I have utterly failed. Feel free to bring the pain at that point.
The list: I am going to sell everything gaming related that will lure me back in. I will be selling my 46" TV (moving the 32" back upstairs for the kids), the sound system (nothing special), the PS4, one of two PS3s, my PS Vita, My X360, and my Wii. All games and accessories will be jumping ship. I will be holding onto the one PS3 as a Netflix and Blu-ray player for the kids and wife. I will wipe it, and probably start a new account so I cannot re-download any games.
I’m not looking for pity, or to be convinced either way. I thought it would be respectful to give you all, who I consider friends, a heads up. For anyone thinking that there will be a Sabre-shaped hole in PD that needs to be filled, don’t. You will get on just fine without replacing one insufferable jerk with another. That hole? Fill it in and plant a tree over it. Or salt the earth. Whatever. See you in a week.
Dafuq you talkin’ bout, Willis? You viewing it on a mobile screen? I take no responsibility for that.
Some more people come into PD,
There will be a long winded post by Sabre.
No worries; 5 seconds more of reading sorted it out.
Years since the Toronto Maple Leafs ended the season in anything but shame.
It had its moments. It ran up pretty hard against the “we only have one analog stick, so screw you” problem though.
I don’t use it much, because I want to save it for just the perfect moments.
Well, maybe don’t use it in public, or force the issue if someone doesn’t want it, but you should do regular “maintenance”. That’s sweet though. We’re talking about your junk, right?
What? There is nearly ZERO entertainment at a baseball game.
I hear ya.
Why, thank you!
Hey, quick question: does anyone else’s comment box automatically come pre-filled with “insert dick joke”?
Alright. I smelled blood in the water. The rest was instinct.
Honestly, no I don’t think it would be delayed this close to launch.
They wouldn’t put the news out today; its a holiday.
Damn man, that’s almost as fake a real wrestling.
Cue “Dark Souls 2 on PC delayed until August”.