This Is What The Gaming Apocalypse Would Be Like
Well, yes the Counter Terrorists winning would be a sign.
But really, after spending over half an hour trying to find some news piece that is the least bit interesting to write about, I must say I’m starting to miss Resonance, the Indie title I am currently playing, a bit too much. So I gave up searching for a news piece that interested me.
It’s currently the middle of the year, post E3, in the quietest gaming month you could find. July is usually a month I think of as a perfect depiction of the gaming apocalypse. The end for gamers. When there is simply…nothing to play. Nothing new to be excited about. Can you imagine something more evil?
That’s hell on earth.
Caveshen pointed out to me that he quite enjoys this time of the year, because he’s backwards, senile and he needs to catch up on games he hasn’t played yet. Fair enough, but I pointed out to him that maybe he’d get to play all the games he wants if he didn’t waste his time trying to get all the Achievements in Green Lantern. But I guess you can’t really put someone on the right path if that someone played Dragon Age 2 five times over. You gotta know a lost cause when you see one.
Anyway, the two biggest attractions for me this month is The Amazing Spider-Man, which I’ve watched, and The Dark Knight Rises, which I will be watching soon. It will complete me.
But the point of this short rant here is that what does a gamer do, during this troubled time? Especially a gamer who writes about games. There’s barely any interesting news to write about, and there aren’t any games to play. I guess you can always count on Indie though. Resonance is awesome.
Anyway don’t say “go play outside”, because that’s just an old mother myth. Such a concept doesn’t exist, and will not heal you in the absence of games. And we all know your so-called job is just there to earn money to buy more games. So now you may have to do that whole “saving up” thing, which I suppose is beneficial for the holiday period. Or maybe you could buy your significant other something now that you have the money. But in a month or two, when games return, will you regret it?
Are you looking at your super special awesome mega costed-your-soul-to-build ultra gaming PC, and shaking your head that you have nothing to play on it? Have you been caught trying to play DSTV with your controller? Have you resorted to playing Wii? Are you questioning why life is so difficult?
I guess this is what the gaming apocalypse would be like. We recorded our latest podcast last night, and rather hilariously discovered that we barely spoke about games. It was a great podcast though, lots of fun. I got trolled, hard. I suppose if one is to troll, one must be able to be trolled.
And that’s the gist of what I have to say. July may be a great month for other reasons, but speaking as a gamer it is my enemy. A reminder of what an apocalyptic world would be, and what life would be after gaming. It’s a reminder that even when I’m thirty and beyond, I will still be a gamer, otherwise I’ll have to endure many months similar to the month of the gaming apocalypse.
Maybe you’ll think about it too when you think of gaming like smoking, as in something you need to give up. Or in Marko’s case, something you need to do more of and never stop doing.
Happy gaming, and let the games return.