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The Beginning Of What I Am Sure Will Be A Shitload Of Embarrassing E3 Shit.

June 7, 2011


E3 happened, and like all years that E3 happens in, we should be reminded of what a horrible embarrassing hobby we have.  I say this not out of any sense of personal shame, because fuck it, it’s my hobby and I will probably never fully stop doing it, but out of this desire that maybe, […]

We Are Going To Put A Furby On The Moon.

February 27, 2011


Watch this: …did you get to the point? There isn’t really one.  Honest.  Most of this is just straight up freestylin’ a bizarre sci-fi novel about how people will have a gamerscore for everything in their lives, because apparently this dude thinks gamerscores and NUMBERS GOING UP will motivate everyone. Then he talks about how having […]

Jane McGonigal Continues Her Quest…

February 16, 2011


…to justify how she has spent her life. Really, this whole thing with her just comes off as yet another gamer trying to say “Hey, my hobby is IMPORTANT!  It’s not just a hobby!  GAMES WILL SAVE THE WORLD!” Guess what?  For most people, games are just a hobby, something they do in their free […]

This One Is a Bit Quicker…

January 18, 2011


…but still makes the point as to why exactly the previous TED Talk was so horrific. Submitted by spikemaze. Edited by dessgeega.

Even TED Is Embarrassing

January 17, 2011


…or “Epic Meaning: Stop Fucking Saying Epic” I don’t even really know where to start here, so let’s just go with some timestamped reactions: @2:35 First but far from only use of “EPIC WIN”.  Stop using that word.  Please? @3:50 ”In game worlds, we become the best versions of ourselves.”  Someone has clearly never played a […]