i keep trying to give playstation home a chance. granted, it is just one more social network to fuck away time on, but i believe in it. i believe it in, despite every indication not to.
winda benedetti from msnbc wrote something a couple years ago that was really well-done. she explored playstation home, and wrote about it. the tone of the article is set thusly:
If there’s one thing that Sony’s new Home experience proves, it’s that if you give people an opportunity to interact with each other in an almost totally anonymous virtual world, they will do one of two things:
A) Act like creeps
B) Dance like they’ve never danced before
now, as much as i admire the integrity and thoroughness of msnbc, they are still journalists. having been one myself, i know that the good ones have a knack for blowing things out of proportion sometimes. a printed…dramatical flair, if you will. so when i read the piece, i thought ‘oh whatever. anyone can print a salacious headline and pass it off as fact’.
a while back, i tried it myself. i set up an avatar, and wandered around the plaza. what a clusterfuck. winda is 100% right! in my experience, it got kind of boring after a while, so i started ska dancing. just thrashing around – in the virtual setting. my living room is kind of fragile. i won’t get into the gory details – honestly, my time there was similar to winda’s.
seriously though, i really don’t get why guys are so crazy for girls who play video games. many of my friends don’t, because they think that sitting there mashing buttons is a waste of time. they do it as a way to spend time with their boyfriends.
is it a big deal? no. girls playing video games should not be a big deal. drooling over the gender divide? guys, GET OVER YOURSELF. or just accept the company of your mom’s basement.