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YOU GOT GAME?
Category: Games
Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 @ 11:03 am
Posted By Brent
Well, it's been a while since I last shot you the straight poop through blocky text transmitted over miles of cables known only as the Intarweb. Excuses? Sure, I got 'em, but are they any good? Dubious.

I won't go on a long schpiel about me working too hard to post, because although I am working hard, it should have in no way inhibited my ability to throw a few paragraphs up every now and again. The problem is much more selfish.

Since I got my new computer, I have been playing a metric fuck-load of games. Well, quantity-wise it's not a lot of games, but the few I have are getting their fair share of exercize. It mainly boils down to Counter Strike (which has been, and will always be good), GTA3: Vice City (which is one of the best games I've ever played, even more so than just GTA3), a smidgen of Natural Selection (damn good), and, I'm sure this will scare quite a number of you, Ultima Online.

First, let me explain.

You see, most of you saw the comment Feasty left on the last post about the player run UO server, and it really didn't move me to anything at first. But Friday night after talking to him for a while about our old days in UO, I got a pang of nostalgia, and seeming as I run Linux (for which there is no UO client for) I figured I'd go at because it appealed to three major nerve centers in my brain:
  • The challenge of "sticking it to the man" as it were by getting a windows app running on a Linux machine.
  • It was a free server.
  • The game reminded me of a very interesting a fun part of my life.
Well, all three desires have now been satiated, and I'd have to tell you, that third one hit me like a really powerful hitting machine. It was almost surreal the amount of nostalgia that got dumped on me. I felt weird little emotional sensations that I haven't even thought of, much less felt, in over five years. And not emotions about the game, I mean situations in the game that I unconsciously cross-reference with things that were going on in my life back when I originally started playing it.

I digress, but the scary thing is I can still see the addictive potential in it even though playing is a completely transparent activity now that doesn't hold they same mystery and excitement as it used to. Well, I figure I'll keep it around as a "game" so me and Feasty can pop on every once and a while to go fuck with people, which is pretty much is the reason I keep any other game around.



Comments

NAME: Mr. Bill Murray
Monday, January 5th, 2004 @ 08:06 pm
Look upon my works, and be humbled.


NAME: g13
Monday, January 5th, 2004 @ 11:00 am
When I noticed, I was actually going to put a quick link on the main page pointing this out, but this will do.


NAME: the happiest boy on earth
Sunday, January 4th, 2004 @ 12:21 am
mister pants is back.

also, i have two dicks.


NAME: ian
Thursday, January 1st, 2004 @ 09:17 am
thank you, stabber. thank you for stabbing me in the skull repeatedly at 5:30. always a pleasure.


NAME: asshole
Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 @ 08:58 pm
do you fucking party ? !


NAME: foo
Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 @ 07:46 pm
The...CP...

It will keep me pure...

Please God, let the CP keep me clean.


NAME: Feasty
Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 @ 06:30 pm
FOO WE NEED YOUR L33T MACRO STRATS AND CHAR TEMPLATE FOR THE ULTIMATE PNAGE BRITAIN GY SYLE!


NAME: johnny cash
Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 @ 05:58 pm
pk 4 life!


NAME: foo
Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 @ 11:22 am
> so me and Feasty can pop on every once and a
> while to go fuck with people

Sure, I'll keep the heroin in my cupboard for the occasional fix.

Walk away. Now. I don't want to be pulled in.


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