Oh wow, Geki. That's so totally offensive, and threatening. Let me rush to the defence of my preferred gaming platform right away for ya... Or not.
@Michael I suppose "great" is taking it too far in his case, but I don't know many professional writers who aren't indulgent, narcicistic and neurotic to an above-average extent.
I think that's practically neccesary to jump off the page and into peoples brains.
I'm certainly all of those things. I think the biggest trick for me is try to control it to a point where it won't annoy the reader.
It's easy for someone with passion to come off as overbearing. Just look at TheWulf in the comments. He's batshit, but there's no doubt that he cares. Even if he cares entirely too much.
I'd put Jim Sterling in the same category. He's not "great", that would be unfair. But he's certainly not afraid to bite the hand that feeds, and call a spade a spade. For that, I'd put him comfortably within the top 30% compared to the rest of the guys out there.
Did you see his EA piece? How is he ever going to talk to an EA rep, ever again? He didn't really try to perfect his argument (even though he could and should) but he called it the way he saw it, and he obviously put himself on the line to do it.
I respect that. His attempts at comedy should be purged from the internet, but I don't mind his opinions. People with big egos only annoy me if they aren't smart or entertaining.