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So Very True

Penny Arcade:

You should know that at the mere mention of Mario Party, be it the Eighth Version or any other entry, Gabriel begins to curse and sweat. He is philosophically opposed to what he perceives as the series' communist ideals: between the game's aggressively random nature and its deep-seated compulsion to reward mediocrity, he hardly feels like he's playing a "game" at all. Rather, he feels as though he is flipping a coin via some elaborate, unaccountable mechanism - a single coin that takes an hour to flip. It is his belief that there are other things he could be doing.

For example (and this is just something I came up with off the top of my head) he could be playing a game where his input is correlated with the outcome. In some way.


By fnord12 | January 30, 2007, 5:05 PM | Video Games | Comments (1)| Link



Cranky old man

Does it say more about me or the video game industry that the only games i keep getting excited about as i flip through the video game magazine i got suckered into subscribing to turn out to be coming out for the portable systems? And then i'm terribly disappointed when it turns out i can only play the game on a 2 inch screen.


P.S. I know the answer.


By fnord12 | January 2, 2007, 5:18 PM | Video Games | Comments (3)| Link



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