Video games…the superior form of entertainment…and this is coming from an unbiased diehard hardcore gamer…so you better listen up and take notes people.
personally enjoy a good video game to a good book/movie most of the time…and I
know I can’t be alone in this.
get me wrong I do enjoy a good movie/book every now and then but when it comes
right down to it I would rather be playing video games in my down time than
watching a movie or reading a book.
There's nothing like playing a good video
game, and I'm not talking about games like Pong (even though Pong does rock),
I'm talking about "AAA" titles such as Skyrim, The Last of Us and
Bioshock Infinite. These games and many others will hook you in like as if you
were a largemouth bass and they were a tasty little worm dancing on the end of
a fisherman’s hook.
They will take over your life and make you
their bitch…they are the drug and you are the addict…is it a healthy lifestyle,
probably not…but what the heck you only live once. Forget marihuana, video
games are the gateway dru....I mean medium…once you try them you’ll be serving
them as your lord and master.
It's like a book and movie rolled into one,
you get the visual appeal and the excitement of a movie and you get transcended
into the games virtual world like you would if you were reading a book…what
more can you ask for.
People also get deeply involved with their
video games and emotionally attached just like as if they were a significant
other, granted this relationship is more of one that you would see on an
episode of COPS or Jerry Springer, but nevertheless it’s the truth.
You just don’t see people yelling and/or
screaming at a book/movie and throwing it against the wall out of frustration
like they do with video games. Now I’m not saying it wouldn’t be funny to see
someone nerd rage over a Harry Potter book…but in all realty I just don’t see
that happening. Readers are like hippies and gamers are like cavemen.
Of course there are times when I feel like
sitting back and watching a good movie, full of action and hot actresses with
huge weapons of mass distraction (and no I don’t mean pornos) just like any
other red blooded American male…but the majority of the time I would rather be
sitting on the couch with the controller in my hand killing some zombies or
To me a long movie can be torture, especially
if it doesn’t have superheroes and/or lots of explosions in it, but I can play
a video game for hours without even blinking an eye and/or getting up to drain
the lizard or drop off the kids at the pool.
If movie theaters were smart they would drop
the movies and start letting people play video games on those big screens…they
would make a killing. They would also have to change up the food at the concession
stands, forget popcorn and Milk Duds, we want stuff like Purplesaurus Rex, Blue Razz
Berry Blow Pops and S'mores Pop Tarts…at least I do.
Now when it comes to books…to be honest,
unless they have pictures (preferably of the nudey kind) I would rather pass. I’m
not hating on books or anything…you won’t find me burning any of them on my
front lawn…I just don’t have the patience for them and their words…thinking
they’re better than me just because they can use words over five letters and
So it goes without saying that books aren’t
really my thing…now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I have never read one
that I enjoyed, but for the most part I would probably have more fun if I used the
pages to make paper airplanes and fortune tellers.
If you’ve never tried playing video games…and
I mean seriously playing video games, not just playing Farmville and/or Mafia
Wars on Facebook and/or some game on your cell phone…then you don’t know what you’re missing. You are missing out
on a lot of fun and you should really be ashamed of yourself (how’s the virtual
peer pressure working on you).
I know it sounds crazy but what can I say,
I'm a few eggs short of a dozen....as we all know.