Thursday, November 7, 2013

“MJM's Random Thoughts; Video Game Edition”

Just as the title states, this is a collection of my random thoughts when it comes to video games. I had no other place to put them so I figured I would list them all here for your viewing pleasure. You're not going to find any pearls of wisdom here, or heartwarming sentiment, just a bunch random nonsense that popped in my head throughout the course of my day.

Random Thoughts...

#1. Places where they should allow you to play video games while you wait, the doctor’s office waiting room, in shopping malls out front of clothing stores and of course during a long jail/prison stint, of course the magnitude of your crime will determine what console/games you get to play.
#2. They should make cross play available across all consoles, that way no matter what console you prefer to game on you would still be able to play with your friends, even if they are stuck paying for Xbox Live…not hating, just saying.

#3. There should be no more exclusives; every game should be made available for everyone to play, without having to break the bank to pick up a new console to do so. We need to stop brand segregation people; we need to come together as a cohesive unit and game for the greater good of gaming.

#4. We need to bring back arcades, and I don’t mean those wannabe arcades that are filled with grown people in costumes serving pizza to kids or drunks acting a fool and getting the games all greasy and nasty with their chicken wing eating fingers.

We need the old school arcades, the ones where a gamer can get his game on, and the biggest thing we have to worry about is getting cornered by colored (and I’m not being racists here, they really are colored) ghosts without a power pellet in site and/or running out of quarters.

#5. Brand new games should peak at $40, this would make it easy on us gamers to play the games when they’re released, and we wouldn’t have to wait to buy them used.

This would be a win-win situation for everyone involved, we as consumers would be more willing to buy new, which would keep the gaming companies from whining about us buying used, and we would also be willing to take more chances on games we’re unsure about.

Sure Gamestop would lose some money, but we’re okay with that because they suck.

#6. When we buy digital, notice I said “buy” and not that were given for free, games we should own them and be able to do whatever the hell we want with them.

If we want to allow our friends to download and play the games on their system we should be able to, without any restrictions and/or complications.

#7. Video games should come with a 30 day money back guarantee, even if they’re opened, because we all know you guys can re-shrink wrap those bitches back up and pass them off as new and people would be none the wiser.

Trust me, unless they’re a “hardcore” gamer they’re not beating the game in 30 days, but they will at least have been able to play it to see if it’s worth keeping or not.

#8. Video games should not be kept behind glass, because for us to look at them we have to go find a store associate for help, and when we actually find one they act like we’re bothering them and keeping them from something more important.

When we ask to see multiple games so that we can make an informed decision as to what we are spending our hard earned money on, they look at us like as if we just crapped on their shoes.

We should be able to pick up and hold the games, caress them, make love to them, make them our bitch…oh sorry to far.

#9. Motion controlled gaming should only be an option, not mandatory to play a game.

Sure it’s fun for like 10 minutes or so, but when it comes right down to it I would rather be sitting on the couch with a bowl of Cheetos on my lap and a controller in my hand.

Bottom-line is this, I’m not looking for a workout; I’m trying to get my game on, so save that moving crap for outside the house.  

Finally, and I mean this one with love…

#10. Nintendo should go out of the console business and just make games for Sony and Microsoft, because they make great games, but subpar consoles. I would freaking love to play a new Zelda and/or Metroid game, but I don’t want to buy a Wii U (what a stupid name) to do so.



  1. I'm not a gamer - apart from a brief period of addiction 33 years ago to the original Space Invaders. I do, however, appreciate your idealism regarding the gaming industry - I hope at least some of your wishes come true.

    1. Bryan Jones you're not a gamer, like for real?! Where you abused as a child or something?

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