The Dilemma of the Unemployed Game JournalistSeptember 16, 2008
Well, I’m back in the US. Back in the San Francisco Bay Area, to be specific.
If I were to write a review of being back in the US in Game|Life, the ending would look something like this:
Wired Girlfriend is here, food is cheaper and Mexican food is readily available, rent is free for the next month and a half or so, people speak English.
Tired Now instead of being a “visiting researcher” I’m just “unemployed”.
Which brings me to the dilemma mentioned in the title. As of this writing, my current hardware collection consists of:
One (1) PlayStation 2 with busted-up PSOne Dual Shock controller (heavily used)
One (1) Nintendo DS (Coral Pink)
One (1) MacBook
As you can see, I’m hardly up to date. If I want to be writing about race and games, I’ll probably need access to the latest-and-greatest – with the exception of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars or whatever it’s called for the Nintendo DS, I’m quickly learning that if I want to stay viable in the whole games-journalism thing, I’m going to need some newer gear.
So: now that the dust has settled a bit, do I go for the Xbox 360 for the PS3?
Comment away, dear readers: I need your feedback!