Since I’m out of touch of the Zelda games, I propose to do the following 30 day challenge at the end of the month:
1. Your current favorite game
2. The most Underrated game you’ve ever played
3. A game that makes you really happy
4. A game that makes you sad
5. A game that reminds you of someone
6. Favorite flash/internet/app game
7. The most surprising game plot twist or ending
8. A game that you’ve played countless times
9. A Game with the best soundtrack
10. Favorite retro game
11. A game that changed your opinion on something
12. A game that you hate.
13. A game that is a guilty pleasure.
14. A game that no one would expect you to love
15. A video game character you can relate to the most
16. A game that you used to love but now hate.
17. A game that disappointed you the most
18. A game that you wish more people would have played
19. Favorite game based off a movie/comic/book etc.
20. Favorite Stress releasing game
21. Favorite fighting game
22. Favorite RPG
23. Favorite Racing game
24. That one awesome idea that still hasn’t been done yet.
25. The most hilarious game you’ve ever played
26. A game you can beat everyone else at.
27. A game that everyone can beat you at
28. Favorite Platformer game
29. Favorite video game trailer
30. Favorite video game of all time
Join in if you want. Be interesting to see other peoples views as well. :)
Racers know Gran Turismo 5 is a simulator
Obviously, most critics didn’t get it. I knew going in they wouldn’t; one needs a fair amount of automotive and racing knowledge to accurately analyze the product. And if you’re looking for a video game, you might be disappointed. On the other hand, if you understand what GT5 actually is, you’d quickly see the unrivaled brilliance. This is part of the reason the game has sold so well thus far. And I got news for you- many of the same people who like Forza won’t like GT5…’cuz one’s a video game and one is a driving simulator. I still say GT5 might be the very last system-seller, though, just because if this one doesn’t convince you, and you haven’t been swayed by anything thus far, you obviously don’t want a PS3. And, as far as I’m concerned, you’re obviously not a gamer.
PSX Extreme, Ben Dutka: Ben’s Week In Review: December 12th [December 11th, 2010]
I’ve replaced the bold in Dutka’s quote with underlines, as Tumblr’s quotes are usually all-bold on the site anyway.
I’m tempted to just called Dutka a cockmongering thundercunt and leave it at that. I’m tempted to list a bunch of obscure but brilliant games from the 90s that he probably hasn’t played, followed by the statement that anyone who hasn’t played them or owned the systems they’re played on obviously isn’t a gamer. I’m considering sitting here and writing a lengthy article about why one tiny man’s comments on a PlayStation fansite do not dictate who is and who is not a gamer.
But I don’t think I need to do any of those things because, in the grand scheme of things, Dutka’s fanboyish nature doesn’t really matter to those who care about actual gaming, as opposed to those interested in playing the “My console’s dick is bigger than your console’s dick” game.
And honestly, I can understand why people like Dutka would want to make that justification. For some, once you’ve slapped down hundreds of dollars (or, in some cases, $599) you need to justify your own purchase by demonizing the other available options. You need to tell yourself that yes, you’ve made the right choice. Psychologically it’s not unprecedented behaviour. That doesn’t mean it isn’t childish, of course. That doesn’t mean it isn’t arse-over-balls retarded, and there is nothing more mind-bogglingly retarded than the notion that one must own a PS3 to be a real gamer
Sidenote: Do you have to play it to be considered a real game? Because I haven’t properly played my PS3 for months - not for anything that wasn’t a PS2 game, at any rate. Does just owning the thing make me a real gamer? Does having it sit under my TV gathering dust make me a real gamer? Does my dad’s ownership of a PS3 purely as a Blu-ray player make him a real gamer, despite the fact he doesn’t even play games on the thing?
Dutka’s words have less currency than an Irish bank. And this is because he’s a cockmongering thundercunt.
I’m not a gamer? Well Ben you can fuck right off! If you don’t want to play a ‘driving simulator’ then you’re not a gamer? What an absolute fucking cunt. I’d like to add that my brother owns a PS3 and yeh some of the exclusives are awesome and it makes me jealous sometimes that I own a Xbox 360 instead. But it all balances out in the end.
Once again Ben Dutka is a cunt. That is all.
So Issac Clarke – everybody’s favourite mute space engineer come butcher is back for more bloodshed, and guess what? We get to see his face and hear his voice this time around, it’s such a shame he has an irritating personality. Whereas in the last outing Issac had all the emotional warmth of a broken trouser press, this time – in a perhaps doomed attempt to tug at the players’ heart strings – Issac has been turned into a whimpering cry baby racked with guilt over the death of his girlfriend. Now I wouldn’t mind this if he had been fully responsible for her death, or if this game took place just a couple of months after the first, but he isn’t and it’s been three years, call me heartless if you want but three years is long enough to move on and stop acting like a whiney loser.
Day Twelve: Favourite human character (Other than Shepard)
Hard to think, has there been a wise-cracking, supportive human character that has been with Shepard the entire series? I’ve drawn a blank. Oh wait! Joker!
That’s right if Flight Lieutenant Jeff Moreau isn’t the answer to this question then I’m afraid that your opinion is just wrong. It does seem harsh that Joker never seems to receive a promotion, even though Ash or Kaidan do.
I can make the Normandy dance, just don’t ask me to get up and dance unless you like the sound of snapping shin bones.