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There are apparently always going to be weeks where we absolutely cannot exercise our boundless optimism and enthusiasm, no matter how hard we try. Â Those would be the weeks where the most recent Call of Duty is announced and information dumps for a much-vaunted IP fail to materialize. Â It’s clearly important that we preach to the converted about the shortcomings of any particular CoD release, and I think we’ve done what’s expected. Â How else would you know what a sickening travesty the franchise has become?
Our responsibilities concerning Destiny are a little less clear, as we’re divided on whether Bungie have done anything wrong. Â Or anything at all, really. Â An ongoing project on our show is to roll our eyes and pshaw at the incredible power of the overpromise used in nearly all official communications between videogame developers and the fans of said videogames. Â We have no doubt there’s a lot on the line when you introduce your half-billion-dollar baby to the world, but there’s quite a bit going on for the guy at the end of the line as well. Â Since that’s us, we’re going to bellyache until they’ve delivered the goods.
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