Originally Posted by OMC I'm waiting for the one-year anniversary of the newest news post. :x
Wow I didn't realize it had been that long since the last post!
Tigsource is almost as bad for indie game news now. Their 2nd to last post was made last year in November, and their most recent one was made in February.
Is there an active indie game news site somewhere?
I don't understand Twitter. When people watch television or browse the internet or whatever, they get really annoyed with all the advertisements, and yet that's basically all Twitter is - a platform for businesses to advertise their products, and public figures to self-promote. I can see it makes a lot of sense for the businesses, as it's free and very targeted advertising (since the user chooses who to follow) - but why on Earth would anyone else who doesn't have something to sell, be interested in using it? It's like choosing to sit down and watch the shopping channel on your TV.
It's often the addiction factor more than the enjoyment factor, I think. And that's a mode of operation it feels like a lot of the Internet and games have been marching toward. I don't really know what neurotransmitters are involved when and where or whatever other mechanic may be at play, but it has the same pull into robotic scrolling participation that Facebook does. High-density information gobble. Always raising the bar against sensory adaptation. More stimulus, please.
I think too that there has been a bit of a snowball effect. Perhaps once billed as a social supplement, it started replacing a small portion of social interaction based on convenience and instant accessibility. Suddenly it was creating an ironic isolation problem, but offers a half-assed salve that keeps it alive: popping a little rant or random thought out into cyberspace is like a ghost of the normal daily interpersonal interactions that bolster mental health and make you feel less alone.
That's what comes to mind, anyway. I do enjoy following gamedevs and some anonymous absurdist comedians on Twitter. But I also get sick of it.