Video game challenges are things that have existed since shortly after video games. Now I hear you saying “But Freakshow what’s the point?” Well dear reader, I’ll tell you. You know that copy of your favorite game you’ve beaten a million times? Maybe you can do something to make it harder on yourself. It could be no healing items, only using starting equipment, or even not leveling up. Something to give it that extra little edge so you have a challenge to make it harder. You’ll fall in love with it all over again. Who doesn’t like to overcome a challenge, right?

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Well, hello everyone. We’re finally starting to come out of our Destiny 2 coma that we have been in for the past week or so, meaning you should start seeing some normalcy return to these articles. Anyways, my grumblings for this week are partially inspired by a conversation I was part of with a few friends as well as experience from my years participating in online gaming communities. I see it happen quite often and it is something that I don’t think should happen as often as it does, nor at all. What is it then? The fact that others seemingly like hating on things others really enjoy for the simple reason of, they don’t like it.

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Games can be artful. That is something I have already written an article about and have preached in numerous posts over on my own blog before. So to some extent I feel like I’m going to be beating a metaphorical dead horse with this post. However, after working on my own narrative that I hope to use as a backdrop for a D&D and Dread campaign it made me think that a lot of work goes into creating a game world and a decent amount of it barely gets noticed by players.

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