Friday, March 8, 2013

EA Games ...

OK, I am not going to lie, I found this picture on Ebaumsworld. Even though I try to keep original artwork on my blog, I deemed this picture too awesome to omit. When it comes to EA games, they are so correct. I fondly remember playing "Adventure Construction Set" when I was in my early teens. I must have spent HOURS making a five minute adventure on my old Apple ][. I bet a few of you out there know what I am talking about.
I have a firm opinion that the $60 game is dying. People will always wait for that title to come down to $20 or even $10. Companies are now putting out free or very low priced titles and then withhold the GOOD stuff about the game until you put out more money - but the thing is - the gamer has a choice. In a $60 game, you are given everything up front and you have the illusion that you own it. In a free or low cost game you have the freedom to download that new stuff for $10 or just put it down.
Once you taste cheesecake, do you just put down the fork?
Ask yourself that when you download that new game title for free and know that the people that made that game are not hippies in a garage with a full mission to make the world's gamers happier...

My thoughts on making change in life...


Someone wise once told me that lasting change is created with the thought of accounting in the end. This reduces the probability of your brain rationalizing changes to your end goal for a short term gain. That is what your brain does without a goal. Your brain "lives in the moment" seeking pleasure at every point in time and attempting to escape pain in every point in time. This makes operant conditioning yourself an exercise in developing permanence in slow, concerted change. Think about it like setting concrete. The faster the concrete sets artificially, it becomes cracked and weak. You add too much water and it never sets (or it sets years from now). Making permanent change to your brain is difficult - and it SHOULD BE DIFFICULT. You don't walk into a lifting gym, lift a few weights until you are sort of tired (stopping short of real pain) and expect an Atlas body?
Pontification over. :)