I do not know when I will next record an episode of the game under podcast, so I will say it here.

For many years, I wondered when the "inevitable" would occur. Video games reaching the echelon of Movies and Books (Capitalisation intended) in terms of the default acceptance of the general public.

These days I vascillate between the impression that video games have a chance of reaching the "accendancy" of comic books, but the possibility of ending up in the "train collector" category.

Is this hobby something on a trend to never transcend the concept of general play? Is the contributions of this hobby going to ultimately be, "there were puzzles, novels and cowboys-and-indians"?

My appreciation for the amount of time I invest in play has not dimished, but the more I think about it, Video Games are just another paragraph in the book of "play" and not a book in and of itself.

And now a picture of a man wanking, to illustrate the point...

(okay, not really).

Posted by aspro Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:36:47 (comments: 18)
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:44:19
*suspiciousfry.gif*
 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:23:59

I think that console and PC gaming missed their chance at mainstream acceptancy with the rise of mobile gaming.  So, gaming as a concept will be widely accepted at one point, but dedicated console gaming will always remain more of a niche.

 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:56:30

I think SupremeAC nailed it. People will always be playing stuff on their phones or whatever mobile devices they have. I think they've found a niche as time wasters for the toilet, train, etc. On a slightly wider scale there will also be giant mainstream hits that will appeal to huge audiences from time to time. Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Minecraft, etc. Kind of like Shades of Gray.

 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:28:15
Where is the real aspro and what did you do to him?
 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:28:59
I just had a 50 year old female patient who's phone got a text machine and the sound was a Mario coin. So of course I commented on it and we agreed that everyone loves Mario and talking about how awesome games are.

They may not change the world or even have a message. But they provide pure fun and can bring people together. They are here to make life a little better for all. Games are awesome.
 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:51:04
Dvader said:
I just had a 50 year old female patient who's phone got a text machine and the sound was a Mario coin. So of course I commented on it and we agreed that everyone loves Mario and talking about how awesome games are.


They may not change the world or even have a message. But they provide pure fun and can bring people together. They are here to make life a little better for all. Games are awesome.

Was she hot?

 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:52:39

I fuckin' love cougars.

 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:27:38

Cougars: Better than The Witcher 2.

 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:38:41
I was probably just depressed from having played Crysis 2.

*Now* I am looking into these $200 Wii U deals. If I go to the city today and find any I will be getting one.
 
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:53:14
edgecrusher said:

Was she hot?

No, no no no.

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