Welcome to The Crotchety Old Gamer. If you don’t like it, fuck off. No, really. This is a place where I rant and rave about video games. Games I like, games I fucking hate, companies I hate, companies I love; whatever comes to mind while I am typing. I will also list my reasons for hating the things I do. I might reference other reviewers or even link them. This is my goddamn bloggy thing-a-majiggy. It’s what all the kids are doing nowadays, right? Youtube? What’s Youtube? Up your tube, more like…
So, maybe a little less of that and a little more of a relative crotchety old man. I mean, I think we can all agree that the gaming community is getting younger, and most gamers get to an age where they have “grown out” of video games. And for a lot of people that is fine. Cool. GTFO. Quitters. I have been gaming since I first touched that Commodore 64. It was a glorious machine and its brand of fun rivaled the hours I spent power-mashing Mario through Super Mario Brothers. Oh, what’s that? You’ve been playing since before I was born? Shut the fuck up. Asshole. I don’t care. Then go write your own blog. I am 27 and I still enjoy PC gaming as if I was still struggling to get the pellets in Pacman. So, by comparison, I would say I am an “old man” gamer, and boy am I crotchety. Go look that word up. I’ll wait. Anyways, after having lived through a series of peaks and troughs of gaming history, I have reached a place where nearly every bit of gaming news I run into makes me want to club a baby seal. I know a song about that. I learned it in the Army. But despite how angry gaming makes me, I keep coming back. Is it because I am an addict? Maybe. Is it because it gives me something that I just cannot get elsewhere? Partly. But this speech from PAX East 2010, which made me cry, says more about gamers and our community than I think the world is ready to hear. This blog boils down to one statement.
video games are art
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