Nick Capozzoli is a video game critic and practicing architect, whose reviews have previously been featured on GameSpot. You can find him on twitter at @nickcapozzoli, and his reviews at nickcapozzoli.com. I have the easiest "me at the beginning of 2016/me at the end of 2016" meme.
Nuclear war. Pandemic. Meteors. Zombies. With all the death and devastation in syndication these days it's become harder to discern the older, less ruinous meaning of the word apocalypse--that of simply "uncovering" or "revealing." But even as our media comes up with ever more creative ways to destroy civilization (wait, we're doing the monkey one again?), it's offered us simpler revelations.
From time to time I'll supplement my usual column with pieces that guest critics pen for the site, unique in voice, but alike in rigor. You'll find them here, in the Guest Reviews section. Jay Allen (@a_man_in_black) provides the first, with this review of the stylish mech game, Brigador.
You can start on that path right there, if you've got some of the starter kit. Ask yourself why people get so exasperated when you just "simply invite them to debate you," and consider that it might be for a legitimate reason you don't have the life experience to grok.
...build it all back up, slowly, by immersing yourself among people who know better. It's only after all that, that you can start to have conversation in good faith.
Ain't gonna happen in a 30 minute youtube video.
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