This is the single most important invention of 2014. No question about it.
finishing a series but still being attached to the story and its characters
watching an ongoing series where the plot’s become embarassing and boring but still being attached to the story and its characters
seeing that gif and getting dizzy
Me and my friend painted two portal murals at school.
oh i think i will animals
My dash is lookin’ pretty conflicted
Note: You can purchase a printed copy of this poster in various sizes from my RedBubble store.
I’ve been sitting on the idea of doing some Orwellian themed posters for a while, just haven’t been able to arrange them properly until now. Went through several different variations before settling on this one.
It’s funny how anyone could seriously still considering video games a useless form of entertainment. “It’s all just a make-believe world” or “it’s just mindless violence” are still common lines.
Give me one good reason how playing games is a bigger waste of time than sitting down and watching a pair of half-naked men engaging in pay-per-view violence every week, or reading a novel as thick as four bibles about short people and evil jewelry, or watching a 20-hour marathon of a bunch of guys in cop costumes pretending to know all the forensics jargon they’re talking about in front of a camera.
People can simplify games to their hearts’ content, but they ought to know that it’s just as easy to simplify every other piece of entertainment media out there, and nobody can realistically “do something productive” 24/7, especially on a 2-month vacation period.
I choose to spend my free time sitting on my ass playing games and I get harangued for it. Meanwhile, other people spend their free time sitting on their asses watching wrestling or reading Lord of the Rings and they’re “normal” compared to me. People spend thousands of pesos on sports equipment or a hardbound of a book they already have and other people are impressed. I plan on buying video games on Steam and people look at me like I just made a life-choice so bad that it’s akin to having fed my own children to Adolf Hitler.
Well, like I always say, you’re entitled to an opinion, but I’m entitled to tell you that you’re wrong and that you’re a fucking retard.
[FEELINGS FOR VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS INTENSIFY]
I’m just happy the electricity’s back and I got a 360 controller now. Also fuck storms.
This person is beautiful.
This is sick you’re a sick sick man
I’m so gonna do this now just for the fun of it.
One of my favorite moments in the very first Call of Duty was when I was playing as the Russian soldier, who, having broken through German lines, was tasked to take a shortcut using the sewers to rendezvous with a Russian Major. The first time I played this game, having seen Russian officers shoot down their own soldiers for retreating, and seeing fellow soldiers have to hide under the tunnels like rats, it became more enticing to betray the Red Army when the game started having German propaganda blare all around topside.
The Germans made tempting offers like hot food, medical care, shelter, a promise of being freed after the war to reunite with families. They repeatedly swore that they were not fighting the Russian people, but the commissars and Stalin, those who would shoot their own people for taking cover or falling back.
That moment in the level, the propaganda war being waged, was a genuinely interesting moment and it really helps reinforce the mood of that level in the game to set it apart from the previous American and British campaigns, one focused on the fate of Airborne troops in a mixed unit formed from different soldiers coming across one another due to misdrops in France, and the other focused on the fates of British soldiers in quiet, night-time sabotage missions. It really makes you think that while you’re fighting the Germans in the sewers, you just KNOW that there has to be at least one or two of your comrades up there that are falling for the lies being spewed out by the loudspeakers.
It’s a shame that the series has been having a bad reputation for overdoing the modern war themed shooter genre after the success of the first Modern Warfare game, which also had a well-thought out and engaging story mode.
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