Op Ed

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Is Halo a better game than World of Goo? Personally, I probably enjoyed WoG better, but I haven’t finished either game, so I have no idea which is longest. Clearly, game length didn’t vaguely factor in for me. And That doesn’t put me in some minority either. A huge chunk of gamers never finish games. I’ve been gaming since pong and only ever ‘finished’ 3 games in my entire life. I got bored with Half Life (yes really) and Half Life 2, and Bioshock, and almost any game you care to mention. When I read about how some l33t haxxor ‘finished’ a game in 8 hours, I find it laughable. Imagine bragging about ‘finishing’ war and peace in 2 days. The idea is to enjoy the experience, not race to the end as fast as you can.

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"A huge chunk of gamers never finish games."
I haven't finished a lot of games I have purchased either. There's way more than one possible conclusion for this other than fun factor. Because Cliffski didn't finish HL 1, HL 2 or Bioshock the games suck? Is that the conclusion we should all come to?

"When I read about how some l33t haxxor ‘finished’ a game in 8 hours, I find it laughable."
Because someone finishes a game in 8 hours doesn't necessarily mean they were "racing" to finish the game. Maybe they were so "into" the game that the end came before they realized, like watching a good movie. Maybe the game was so good they didn't want to stop playing it.
"The idea is to enjoy the experience, not race to the end as fast as you can."
I guess these comments are an indication that their next game release will be quality over quantity and they don't want anyone whining about a short game even though they paid $60 for it.
I'm sorry to inform the general public that vaccines DO NOT bestow upon thee eternal life. If you're around the age of 80 you need to be making your peace with God or the easter bunny. Whichever you believe in.
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