Friday, January 14, 2005

Moral Advantage -- Gamer

More people liked the white on black. My friend, spiffily talented artist over at Defektiv widened it out to make my big chunky paragraphs a little easier on the eyes.

Rebuilding links, etc. In the meantime, congratulations to Penny Arcade. They were one of the first 4th Generation Media companies I mentioned on this blog. I cited in particular their excellent charity Child's Play. Last year they raised something on the order of a quarter million dollars for toys and games for sick kids trapped in hospital wards. This year?

$310,000.

Two guys. A website. With cartoons about World of Warcraft and a machine that sodomizes fruit. All for sick kids.

I resolve to power-level my Dwarven rogue this weekend in their honor.

I also resolve NOT to play City of Heroes. These guys have single-handedly done more damage to the editorial schedule of the comic book industry than the arrival of DVD porn. There have been nights I signed on, and the writers of every book I bought that Wednesday were on playing.

A friend called CoH "gaming crack." FOOL. It is not just gaming crack, it is like gaming crack which not only has all the feelgood ride of standard crack but in the midst of your mind-blowing high, visions of people who have done you wrong appear to apologize and beg forgiveness, only to have the double-team of Salma Hayek and the girl who was your major crush in high school apppear in cheerleading outfits and, while being rained on, bludgeon these wrongdoers to death with your Emmy. And it comes with pizza. CRACK PIZZA.

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21 comments:

1031 said...

Man, you definitely need a break from that game. Times like these, after a description like that, I'm glad I don't have a fast enough computer or high speed internet, otherwise I'd probably be playing City of Heroes, World of Warcraft, and Half-Life 2 every waking hour.

Ok, that was a lie. I'd love to play those games all the time. Not having a cable modem anymore is a horrible, pitiable experience.

So amidst all the Heroing...how's Transformers coming?

I just have one question: is Grimlock in it, and does he constantly speak slowly, and in the third person like a mentally challenged talking robot dinosaur?

Rogers said...

Is Grimlock in it? Dude, The movie is officially titled TRANSFORMERS: THE GRIMLOCKING with Connery as Optimus Prime, Lambert as Bumblebee, with Clancy the man Brown as Grimlock.

Anonymous said...

No, no, no. I didn't call it "gaming crack." I said, "it's like crack, but not as good for you."

I also said my pull-quote for their publicity department was "At last, a cure for my internet porn addiction!"

A week ago Friday, I re-re-re-re-re-uninstalled and calmly, coolly, took an X-Acto knife to the installation DVD. Since then, I have written about 45 pages. Value add: I also no longer cry myself to sleep. Well, okay, I don't rock back and forth in a fetal position while doing it. But that's progress, my friend.

John Rogers' Pal,
Mark Waid

Sizemore said...

This is all good practice for when you guys get asked to collaborate on Blog: The Movie, closely followed by Blog: The First Person Shooter and Blog: The Comic Book.

Rosie O'Donnel gets my vote for Grimlock. Save a heap on CGI.

Lawrence Tierney should voice her. I know he's dead but seriously... who better?

Anonymous said...

Mark and John, I feel your pain. I know my writing has taken a beating thanks to Crack of Heroes.

If I want to get any serious writing done, I have to take the laptop (which isn't wireless) into the dining room and work there until I get my daily RDA of words on the screen before I dare use the computer that can handle CoH.

Rick Jones (no, not that one)

1031 said...

Even though you jest about "The Grimlocking," you know what? Clancy Brown would definitely be a great voice for everyone's favorite mentally challenged robot tyranosaurus.

Either him or what's his name, the voice of the Afflack duck.

Crow T Autobot said...

I heard that City of Heroes was addictive, but it sounds like that was a modest estimate of it's power over the human psyche. I'm probably better off not being able to afford any MMORPGs. I think the Star Wars one would have already swallowed my soul.

Oh, and I prefer the white on black too. I can read this just fine.

"Transhform, and roll out." -Optimus Prime

Anonymous said...

i'm tellin' ya rogers, you and waid should be a comedy team.

Steve Kinsella said...

Jesus,

This gaming thing is getting out of hand. I've just gotten Age of Empires II and I've been up all night with it. There is little hope for me with these multiplayer games. I'll stay away. This explains why there are so many weird bearded cracked out looking guys on the streets of NY mumblng to themselves 'saveit, saveit'.

They got lost in some electronic Phantasia and forgot to pay the broadband fees. Didn't even notice when the wife, kids, poodle moved out and the cockroaches moved in.

I'm keeping well away from that. I already look like an addict and its only been one night! My gf won't talk to me! And the bloody game isn't all that good! How do you guys deal with it?

Cool site btw.

Steve

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