Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Opening Remarks and Acceptance

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Welcome, one and all, to the fantasy zone.

Megan randomly asked if I wanted to do a podcast on which I jumped on immediately. The problem was that we actually couldn't just randomly make a podcast. There was a lot of technical mumbo jumbo that had to be jumped so that we could actually do this, but we jumped with ease. The hardest part actually came for a name for this blog/podcast. It took longer to come up with a name that didn't suck then to actually make the site. After some intense deliberation, we're here now.

I've been a gamer as far back as I can remember, all the way from my family owning a NES to owning a Genesis to owning every next-gen system possible. To question my gamer-ness is to question my manhood. I'm a gamer a heart and I'm pretty sure I'll game until I run out of extra lives and game over becomes more then a cue to start over.

I've been playing the fuck out of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 recently. It's a game that fans have been waiting to drop for over 10 years and it's finally made it. The game is fun and fluid. The graphics are beautiful. The MT Framework works wonderfully for this game.

And deep in my heart of hearts, I know people are going to hate this game with a inhumane passion. For No. Reason. At. All.

That's generally how it goes with gamers. We're passionate about our games and anyone who doesn't follow our opinion of games might as well be dead to us. If you play fighting games, you're a elitist. If you play Call of Duty, odds are you don't like anything else that isn't "Real life". If you play sports games, you're a jock who's so close minded, he hates everything else. RPG players are nothing but nerds who sit in their basement and play D&D all day. If you play the platformers, you enjoy the kiddie games. It goes on and on and on with no end in sight. It's almost kind of sickening how close minded the gamer central is. It brings your personal likeness of virtual games and tossed on the outside world and ridicules you for it. I've seen people stop talking because one is a sports fan and the other likes puzzle games. It's the ridiculous shit like that. Megan (as I'm sure she'll tell you on one of her posts) plays the hell out of Minecraft. While it's not my cup of tea by a long shot and I pick on her constantly about it, I'll never tell her that she sucks as a human because of her gaming habits. That's crossing the line.

And even if you can agree on certain genres, that's not even the end of it. There's sub-genres as well that could very well be your Mason-Dixon line. "u liek Final Fantasy? WTF, Disegea 4 life n00b, gtfo". It's these retarded habits that make real gamers not associate with other games. For the record, There's at least something of every genre that I've taken a liking to. From Madden 11 to Ico, I can say there's something out there for everyone, and one game doesn't necessarily define the genre. So, I challenge all of you. Go play something out of your genre. You an RPG guy? Try a sports game. FIFA soccer your choice of game? Play some Trauma Team or some Phoenix Wright. You like FPS's? Hit up some Street Fighter and then let's talk. Find something to play and who knows? Maybe you'll come out with a new love of a certain game and at very least, you can come back here and say that you tried. Acceptance, ladies and gentlemen. That's all I ask for. Tolerate that everyone likes something different.

Except those Minecraft people. They're fucking weridos.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go back to Amaterasu. Spider-Man has been talking shit and I plan on shoving one of my divine instruments where the web don't spin.

Until next time,


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