Summer always seems to be a dead time, but is it just me or is fall f-in crazy? It seems to be a recurring feeling for me where I skid into Christmas with a list of things I didn't quite get to. That isn't to say I try to wait until Christmas, I think patience isn't a typical gamer quality, but it's more that as I age and get busy with things like RL, I just don't have the time to knock out all the games that interest me.
Is it just me or is this more poignant in the fall? I mean there are economic reasons for fall releases, and a strong Q4 makes sense. Who doesn't want to finish the year on a high note? But do we almost end up being the gaming equivalent of RL bears? Are we gorging ourselves prior to the winter freeze, where we'll be confined indoors until spring? Do we feel the call of nature to acquire a
I guess the point I'm getting at is that there is a definitely flow to my gamerisms. That flow centers around a fall-ish binge and a summer purge. I mean it makes sense when you think about things like the weather, but what if you hail from the Southern Hemisphere? Gnomeaggedon, help me out here, do you flip flop gamer seasons with us like weather, or do we follow the same patterns despite which way our toilet water may spin? Saresa, you can chime in too, you panty-burning Aussie. (Or anyone else from those regions of the world... I just picked those two off the top of my head. For some reason, they're the first that pop to my mind when I think of nether regions.)
Maybe it's just the natural passing of the seasons that makes it feel more poignant to me today, but I can't help but feel this impending sense of electronic busy-ness looming on my horizon. Is it that time of year again already?