Saturday, November 11, 2006

This Title Should Include Some Reference to Video Games (Preferably Zelda)

The last two times I played a video game was, 1: Last Christmas playing Halo with my brothers, they killed me 8 times because I kept going backwards and getting lost in the 3-D rendered terrain, and 2: When I was drunk I played Smash Brothers for a minute, that's how long it took me to lose.

See, I'm not very good. In fact I doubt if I've even beaten a video game in my entire life.

Growing up we had a Sega Genesis in our house. My brothers and I were allowed one hour each day to play on the Genesis. Maybe more on Sundays or when they went shopping. I used my time and had fun. But as I got older, my interest in playing video games waned. By the time I started college I didn't touch them anymore.

Why? I do think they are a waste of time, that I could do much better things with my time. But the things I do with my time are no more productive than playing a video game. I would love say that the time I spend not playing video game is put to good use, but It's probably not. I waste a lot of time on the internet, watching TV, videos, etc.etc. At the end of the day I can't look down on gamers for wasting their time, when I myself waste plenty of time. So at the end I have no highbrow intellectual reason to dislike video games, just a complete lack of interest in them.

6 Comments:

Blogger Patrick said...

It's good that you've reached an apt conclusion that works for you.

Me? I think they're a waste of time. You invest 80 hours in Final Fantasy X and what do you get out of it? Worse, you spend your entire high school career becoming great at Smash Brothers, and where does it get you? I could've spent that time writing, learning a language or an instrument, meeting people. Laughing, Eli... I could've been laughing.

You should pick up an instrument. Since I've gotten my ukulele, I've been a much happier person. I keep getting better and better at it, too, so practice really works! Plus, you like music. Nothing beats the feeling of picking up an oddly-shaped apparatus and extracting melodies from it using your own God-given resources.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Eli McCormick said...

Dude I play guitar. I've got a Purple Telecaster and an acoustic. I'v ebeen playign for like 6-7 years.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Uh... oh. How come I didn't know this?

4:34 PM  
Blogger Eli McCormick said...

it never came up.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Well, that's awesome. We should *ahem* jam sometime.

Alright, that may not be a real invitation. I'm definitely not 6-7 years worth of practice-worthy. Definitely not to the point where jamming is quite possible. I may be able to BS it, but yeah...

11:31 PM  
Blogger Zijjo said...

You ran backwards. lol n00b

9:03 PM  

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