I dress up like Sonic every time I play my Genesis, my hair constantly gets blown back in an *EXTREME* fashion from the blast processing...but I don't wear sunglasses to play games.
It sucks to find out you're not a hardcore gamer.
that article just furthers the necessity for a rift between RPG retards and REAL video game players. I would throw my computer away if anyone so much as installed the demo of WOW on my computer. I'm so sick and tired of people saying they play video games and then talk to me how they liked a game or didn't like it because of the fucking story. STORY DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING IN A REAL VIDEO GAME. WHAT IS PAC MAN!? PAC MAN MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE AND ITS A GREAT GAME! END OF STORY! Video games are about outsmarting either a computer or human opponent to achieve victory, not boo hooing around a fairy forest for 3 hours picking turnips so I can go to the carnival and watch another 4 years of convoluted FMVs. Fucks FMVs, FMVs are the stop signs of the video game world, they stop your fun while you sit annoyed that you had to come to a complete stop, push in the clutch, put it back in 1st, and then finally go, even though there was no real reason to stop in the first place.
This reminds me of a video I was shown recently, just replace Kingdom Hearts 2 with ANY RPG ever made and Resident Evil 4 with a REAL video game (I can't comment on whether or not Resident Evil 4 meets my criteria for a real game since I don't own it, I guess I should though since its gotta be pretty cheap nowadays).
I too hate the "gamer" label as it just sounds stupid. I play video games, the end, there is no need for a title proclaiming I do that. Then again, I hate the term "skater" for someone that skateboards as well. I guess I just hate 2 syllable labels that end in "er."
I think Dave and Buster's has the closest mentality to what video games should be "shit, you've had a hard day, eat a damn burger and kick Ted from marketing's ass at Daytona USA, then get drunk if you want and do it again."
I was actually thinking recently about the whole concept of high-end video game competition and how not-fun it is. Once you get to the top 10% or so, it becomes a pixel counting glitch competition and it loses all its fun. Video games were so much more fun when everyone was 10 and didn't know what the fuck was going on than when captain no-life memorized the exact countermove to every character in a fighting game. The same kind of goes for all sports and competitions, competition at the highest levels just isn't fun anymore.
#1 apparently every location is different, there were like 2 sniper gun games and zero fighters at the one I went to
#2 I really haven't been to many arcades as I just didn't have any around me growing up (it sucked)
#3 what I was getting at was the atmosphere and mentality carried by Dave and Busters, they don't turn it into kiddie kiddie funtime like Chuck E Cheese or a sweaty long-haired neckbeard meeting about which game deserves +2 respect points, its a fucking bar with a shit ton of arcade machines where you can take a shot of whiskey and then see who can drive the best in 8 player Daytona USA. Its the only place that can be called an arcade that doesn't make the geek-o-meter or the pedophile-odometer go off the handle when you walk in, the way it should be.
Their games suck, their food is lousy and their drinks are overpriced. At least at the San Diego location.
The last time I played an arcade game I played some "Aliens" marine game.
I shot two of my own guys and killed myself with a grenade and some dude tells me I was pretty good.....then asks me if I ever considered joining the Army.
Despite that, I would have played that "Aliens" game again...but it was gone the next time I went in there.
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