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Shooter Love and The Lonely Zone


Tapping into that mindfire that started year ago flying fighter planes, I zoned in on this great translation of the shooter genre. Big explosions, weapons changes power ups. Focusing fire and dodging bullets. Sliding my finger back and forth, I weaved near unconscious dances around enemy fire. Speedier and more precise than any joystick, I WAS the Last Starfighter AND the Wizard, controlling a petite anime girl with fire wings, shooting green shots all across the screen. Everyone was in that food court with me, but none of them were there. Zoned in tuned out and when I came to, it was just in time to book it back from my lunch hour.

Its crunchtime for my team, and the windowless walls of "The Cooler" were a stark contrast to the wonder world I came back from. It all seemed to soon. The experience seemed to all too quick. Maybe the sip of sweet shooter sensuality was too satisfying to be real. I pined for that feeling a little for the rest of the day. Some say we game to escape. I don't know that I was running from "The Cooler" that day, but the well spent hour away from code-breaking lockdown was the most "free" I had felt in the last two weeks of working hours.

Its moments like those that remind me why I care so much about gaming. Not this crude matter, this internet handle or this postulating and pretentious blogosphere that I call home. Core to dedicating every unimportant part of my life to gaming stuff is that feeling. This singularity in mood, perception and whole experience that a "real" gamer gets. If you've been there, you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, thats what its like in words. I'll never do it justice. You've really got to find it for yourself.

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About Tubaticone of us since 2:45 PM on 11.13.2006

-Super Meat Boy regarding Super Meat Boy

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Highlights from my blog include:

-2010 Sucked: Fable III Exemplifies the Year in Disappointement*Promoted Blog
-Keep It Complicated, Stupid
-What Wii Gaming is Like for Me*Promoted Blog
-I, The Author: How I Stole the Declaration of Independance*Promoted blog

Way of The Samurai, Shadow of the Colossus, Castle Crashers, Jet Grind Radio, ICO, Super DodgeBall, Canabalt, FTL, Final Fantasy VI and X-Com are some of the finest games ever made in ever

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Players can elect to summon "cartoony" versions of bats, bombs, guns, and flamethrowers. These types of items can be used to destroy objects or even other summoned items (e.g., a club can be used to hit an animal; steak can be attached to a baby to attract lions; rockets can be lobbed at a man).

-From the ESRB description of Scribblenauts

"Right after getting back to Japan, [Miyamoto] suddenly said: "You know we're including golf now." Apparently he'd stated in an interview that this time round golf shots would be determined by the backswing, even though at that time a golf game didn't exist in any shape or form!"

-A Nintendo Staffer explaining why Golf was added to Wii Sports Resort

"I have seen the Summa that everyone talks about. And I want to pour gasoline on him and cut off his ear. "

-Pendleton21 after listening to the disavowed Podtoid 94: So Baller

"question, did you play with controller or keyboard?

because controller is unplayable"
-Luc Bernard re: the first release version of Eternity's Child on Steam


"Just because u like a game doesn't mean u have to give it a high score"
-excerpt from the epic trolling on the Prototype review, inFamous/Protoype Wars, June 2009

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