Dare to Play the Game

Posted in: Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on April 21st, 2010

Michael Durr has been reviewing movies for the better part of fifteen years now. He primarily enjoys thrillers, sci-fi, animation and even a little courtroom drama. His favorite films include Escape from New York, the Goonies and anything with Alyssa Milano. When he’s not praising Kurt Russell as the greatest actor of our time or scratching his head over a David Lynch flick, he’s spending time at home in Texas with his lovely wife, Lori and his amazing son. How they put up with him is a mystery, but even Basil Rathbone doesn’t have the time to solve that one.

3 Comments

  1. teedub
    04/21/2010 @ 12:25 pm

    If I’ve learned anything in the Internet Age, it’s that there will always be haters, regardless of your language, opinion, or style. The best thing you can do is accept that fact, and continue to be who you are, pumping out your weekly column, and sharing your love for gaming. It takes bigger balls to willing expose your opinions to the world every week, than to write anonymous monosyllabic comments telling everyone how lame/bad/stupid they are. Critical responses can be analyzed to improve what it is that you do, but trolls are trolls. Don’t feed them, and don’t apologize for being yourself. Ever.

  2. teedub
    04/21/2010 @ 12:26 pm

    Also, get a PS3 already. And instruction manuals are a waste of resources that can be easily reproduced digitally. 😛

  3. Sarah
    04/21/2010 @ 2:55 pm

    I agree with “teedub”. You play WoW… you know all about trolls. What do you do in game? Ignore them. They love getting a rise out of people (Anal, Chuck Norris, Murlocs?!) and will continue on their path as long as someone takes an interest enough to say something to them.

    I know you are a bit old school. (A bit might be an understatement) But thats why I like reading your columns every week. It’s nice to hear from someone who has been gaming (about as long as I have been alive I might add lol) for a long time, someone who appreciates the older stuff and know what they are talking about… And not someone who picked up a copy of COD yesterday and thinks they know everything.

    I never actually read the manuals… Im more of a hands on person, and I like learning by just pushing buttons and seeing what they do. So it’s not that big of a deal to me… But I do agree that they are just throwing in the word green to make it sound nice… the only green they are interested in is the extra green that will be in their pockets if they dont print manuals. I am dead sure they are not gonna cheapen any games since they dont have a manual.

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