Weekend Edition…

mall report & picking up pears all after the break…

mall report…

as i get older, i find that video games just don’t excite me in the same way that they used to. i don’t have the time that i used to have for video games, i don’t have the enthusiasm… bah! this ‘getting old’ thing is getting old. make it stop. but i digress…

i don’t buy things on-line (yes, i’m a troglodyte, pleasure to meet you) so that means i have to take whatever the brick-and-mortar stores dish out. unfortunately, over the years, pc gaming has taken a backseat to the consoles so the selection has dwindled considerably…

oh, pc games? what kind of conso… oh no, wait, you meant ‘computer games,’ right? oh, ok… yeah, there are some over there in that cardboard box in the back corner of the store. yeah, i think you have to move some of the junk that’s sitting on top of it. yeah, just whatever’s in there. wow, i didn’t think they still made computer games…

ok, it’s not that bad… at least, not yet… although having to go to one tiny shelf in an entire store for my pc gaming satisfaction leaves a lot to be desired.

for some reason, i almost bought “you are empty” for $9.99. i heard it’s a terrible fps (first person shooter) & the developer who made it broke up & now there’s no support for it anymore & supposedly there’s no level editor. however, the defense always manages to call “exhibit a,” which is the game ‘total annihilation: kingdoms,’ a game that critics always took a huge steaming dump on simply because it didn’t arrive in their mailboxes with a chris taylor blow-up doll that also gives out automated hand jobs. i liked “ta:k” so, heck… maybe “you are empty” wouldn’t have been so awful &… besides, it was just $9.99. maybe next time.

i was rather curious about another fps game called “exodus from the earth.” for $29.99, though, it’d actually have to be ok. looking on the internet, it seems to be another one of these low-rated games. it appears that $29.99 is it’s full retail value, so i’ll wait until it gets lower before contemplating it.

you know, let me stop the blog post right now for a mini-editorial. may i?

look, if it isn’t abundantly obvious to fps developers by now, here it is in the plainest language i can possibly make it – include a level editor with your crappy fps game. i just don’t know how else to say it with the eloquence & dignity that the statement deserves. not including a level editor nowadays is simply inexcusable, much like a dvd without a director’s commentary option. yes, i know that most people don’t have the “mad skilz” to make a retail-quality level but it adds value to your otherwise sihtty product. if “you are empty” had a level editor, i would’ve bought that game for $9.99, even knowing how the critics have been treating it. just sayin’.

there was also something called “world of goo” for $19.99. i had heard about this earlier when it was a freeware browser game or something. i’ll be the first to admit that i have a tinge of hypocracy in always wanting different types of games but then never buying them. however, i just don’t know how they’d squeeze $19.99 of value out of the concept. it sounds more like a $9.99 concept then anything else.

anyway, those were the bargains that i saw. eh. maybe i’ll be persuaded to buy something after tuesday, if something really wonderful happens on tuesday night…!

picking up pears…

i really don’t like picking up pears. i’m very tired right now. more later.

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