The Crippled World of Modern Gaming

This came up in my feed reader today.  Like me, this gamer prefers stories to mindless shoot-em-ups, and laments the current state of commercial gaming.

There’s a lot of hipocrysy in the minds of many gamers today. Almost
every gamer I talk to tells me they want games with depth, carefully
written storylines, and maginificent scenery – yet they camp out in
front of game shops whenever the next game featuring a nameless space
marine killing aliens/Russians/Chinese/terrorists comes out. I’m trying
very hard to stick to my guns (you have to admit, that’s a good one)
when I say that I like games which at least promise me depth and decent
storytelling – and I try to buy only those.–Thom Holwerda