Dean Rivers (dean_r) wrote,
Dean Rivers

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2005: The Summer of Nothing Special (except everything)

Another pondering - I guess that it's quicker to write this than a post about what's been happening - but I'll try to condense this thought.

As a youngster, I always pouted at the summertime. I wasn't a fan of the hot, sticky weather. On occasions I'd be allowed to play outside with the kids who lived in the local area, and go back in within two hours due to rushing around too much. But as a kid who wasn't over-active, I'd sit outside and often write gibberish in notepads instead.

Then video games came along, one Christmas. For me, it was 1993 or 1994. I got a Mega Drive and that was used as a bargaining chip to get friends to come inside and play Sensible Soccer with me, rather than go outside in bitter weather and play actual football. Because of an interest in gaming, summertime caused more bitterness for us little kids. Summer meant that nothing but mediocre games would be released in the UK. I always saw it as a sign that games companies would rather wait until Christmas to release their interesting games. However, I remember being interested in a few summer titles in the last few years. I suppose that's due to the games industry being more lucrative these days, with more developers and publishers.

But this year, now I'm getting a bit bored with the majority of games I play, I wonder if games companies used to want to leave the summer months free of enticing games, just so children could go outside and do active and enjoyable things while the weather is pleasant.

It's unlikely, but it's a nice thought.

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