I just had to say that because everyone else I know online seems to be doing podcast interviews. I’d probably come off as a total spaz if I did one, but if you like people going a little nuts on your podcasts, I volunteer to do it for free. Lulz.
So Rick Santorum. He won the Minnesota primary, the state that Michele Bachmann was supposed to win. Ask me if I’m surprised. Do it! (The answer is NO, in case you are confused, although I predicted a Gingrich win before he became the most despised man in the primary) Mitt still leads the delegate race, and will probably do better in the Northwest and the West Coast, where the numbers are huge. I expect the second place winner of the GOP nomination to be Ron Paul. I expect Newt Gingrich to
DIAF drop out on Super Tuesday. It’s just Rick Santorum’s turn to surge, since Gingrich, Paul, Cain and Bachmann all had their turn in the limelight. Eventually, when the delegates finish voting, I doubt they’ll choose “Ricky.” LOL
If I learned anything about this year’s Primary, it’s that the GOP has no clue who should be their nominee. And that the GOP is all about electing trending pop stars. Or hookers. Or crazy people. Half the party is religious NeoCon retards, and the other half is just retarded period.
Oh, I wanted to say something about video games. What was it what was it …? Hmmmm. Oh! It was about this thing this guy said at GDC about how stories are a waste of time in video games. He said it’s stunting the growth of the industry. Well, I have something to say to him (and the biased author of that article on 1-Up:
“If your point is that when game developers put story ahead of the gameplay gaming suffers, then yes, I agree. But I don’t think that’s what he’s saying. What Jeff is trying to say is that stories are not important AT ALL to the gaming industry. And that’s flat-out wrong. Multiplayer combat games are a genre of their own, so story is not important there. But even they are declining in players, mostly because either the developers are ruining the genre by saturating the market with so many FPS multiplayer games or the games they put out require me to pay $9 a month to get patches and maps when I already pay $15 for my online subscription on a console, and then another $40 on my actual Internet connection.
“Stories make awesome games. Look at the Mass Effect series. Look at Gears of War. Look at Metal Gear Solid. Look at Dragon Age. Look at most MMOs. Look at anything RPG that’s sold more copies than MW4. Those things tell elegant stories and had excellent concept art and other things tied into the whole creation of the game. Granted, I won’t play those games as much as the multiplayer genre, but the fact is –
“FPS/RTS MULTIPLAYER GAMES ARE NOT THE ONLY GENRE IN THE BUSINESS, AND THINGS LIKE WOW AND SKYRIM ONLY BRING MORE PEOPLE INTO THE INDUSTRY. IF THEY STOPPED MAKING GAMES WITH GOOD STORIES, I’M SURE HALF THE GAMERS IN THE WORLD WOULD STOP PLAYING CONSOLE GAMES. AND GO PLAY D&D ON THE PC. OR GO BACK TO READING. OR PLAYING RPGs AT COMIC BOOK STORES.
“Fuck that, I’m almost tired of MW4, Battlefield 3 and other multiplayer FPS/RTS games. Those games require my interaction with hooting dickholes on a regular basis. If the gamer community is slowly converting into just blaring assholes with a microphone and an XBox/PS3/PC, then screw that. Fat, lazy morons living with their mommies and retarded button-mashing, sploit-using kiddies play games in communities like that. Jeff should start his own company and get ignored like the lazy, half-assed developer that he is.”