Archive for 2008

About Katt Surrounded By Defeatism
January 27th, 2008 by Katt | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

wiz.jpg Video games have always been my own personal hell, as I have a tendency to be perfect in everything I do. I had to be the person with the top kills in a shooter, I always have to have top performer in Rock Band, and when it comes to a Korean grind MMO I’ll always aim for the max level. When it came to playing World of Warcraft though, that attitude had to change–a little. Instead of the entire group being rewarded with an accomplishment, only a few choice individuals were rewarded. Despite the annoyance of the system, I grew fond of it. You worked hard to get your new piece of shiny loot, then you would sit in a capital city for a few days just so that everyone who inspected you would congratulate you or ask where you got it. Despite how annoying it always was, you’d answer, just to see the reaction of how great you were.

Lately I have noticed how lackluster accomplishments have become and how little of a challenge games are. There have always been cheat codes for console games that would make everything easy, so I grew attached to MMORPG’s. World of Warcraft is the one I’ve played for three years now and well, what is there left to that game that can be considered a challenge?


About Monique To Err is Human
January 26th, 2008 by Monique | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

RE:4 Chainsaw Death If to err is human, then why do we always remember the times we fucked up in great detail as if it’s a special and rare occurrence–even in video games? I mean, in video games, it’s not our asses on the line when we die. It’s not real. And yet, I can recant millions of times Iíve done stupid things in video games and paid for it with my gamer pride.

Hell, Iíll even blush while doing so.


About Gloria MUGEN, Not Just a Samurai Anymore
January 21st, 2008 by Gloria | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

OVER NINE THOUSAAAANDWhile stumbling around youtube to find various mario paint versions of my favorite game songs, I happened to notice that I was running into a lot of random fighting game videos. I’m not talking about your standard Mortal Kombat supreme demonstration. I’m talking about Peter Griffin fighting the green power ranger. Or Ronald McDonald versus Haruhi Suzumiya. A lot of times it was on a Street Fighter or Darkstalkers background I recognized. Othertimes, in the case of Ronald McDonald, it was outside a burger king. I guess the King decided the best way to liven up his restaurants after that whopper debacle was to bring in some good old bloodsports.