I keep waiting for the reports of massive deaths caused by Katamari Damacy. I haven’t heard of anyone rolling up victims into a giant ball, but you know it must be coming. Stupid video games.
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There is always something amusing about the argument that the media doesn’t affect us. While it may not turn us into serial killers, it does have its effects. Unfortunately, from the looks of things, we’re all watching Honey Boo Boo…and it’s working.
I love video games. I love playing them, and I love talking about them. I do not love a lot of the whining about video games. This recent holiday season gave us fantastic titles like Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3, and yet there was plenty of bellyaching about there being nothing “new” to these games. Of course, when a developer does try something new, they’re usually lambasted for it.
Jokes aside, it is odd that there aren’t more video games that let you play cops or cowboys. I know occasionally something pops up like Gun or Sunset Riders, but they are few are far between. For cop games usually it’s just a rationale to have you shooting ninjas or something. But outside of L.A. Noire and the old Police Quest titles, there are few games that let you play anything close to a real police officer.
No, not all video game players are hopelessly socially awkward. I love video games, and I certainly don’t think that of most of my friends who also play video games. However, the ones that are can be quite funny.
And why are there always werewolves in everything?
I always suspect that most online gamers are miserable, but they’re too proud to quit because that might bring some happiness to the lives of the other miserable online players. At least, that seems to explain most of my time playing Halo.
There’s nothing wrong with how a preference in the game you play. In fact, a complete lack of preference for Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Halo would seem kind of odd. Almost like someone just didn’t care whatever they played. That being said, my nephew gets a bit worked up over which is “best” and how wrong players are of the other two games. That’s fine, he’s a kid. I’m more concerned about the people in their 30s who get even more worked up than him.
I’d be more impressed if someone created a video game within one that isn’t really meant for creation. Has anyone managed to create Mario within Mario? That would be impressive. And probably broken.
For those who don’t know, Kickstarter is a group funding site, or I guess a crowd funding site. You pitch an idea and try to get others to fund it. It’s been remarkably successful so far at funding revivals of classic gaming franchises. I’m holding out hope for a next generation version of Impossible Mission, a classic Commodore 64 title.
There’s a saying that everyone wastes their money differently, and there’s a great deal of truth to it. What’s funny is how angry it makes some people how others choose to waste their money. I’m not a huge shoe shopper, but are fancy shoes any more silly than video games? I don’t think so, even though I love video games and can’t imagine spending too much on shoes (having something in alligator leather just doesn’t matter to me).
Now, spending money on fancy cupcakes? That’s stupid.