Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The end?

I have been watching Yahtzee once a week for over five years. His schtick has gotten a bit thin as of late but each episode of Zero Punctuation has at least one laugh in it. Hell, if I managed to get a laugh a week recorded here I would be doing well. In all that time my favorite bit is his description of modern Call of Battlefield shooters:



It is both incredibly offensive and absolutely accurate. These games are tailor made North American male matubatory fantasies. They are pornagraphy with guns and explosions instead of dicks and  more dicks, only you can talk about them around the water cooler the next day without visiting the HR department afterward. And I never miss them. They last about three days because I never touch the multiplayer and I feel a bit dirty when I am done but I will never apologize for diving headlong into the machismo violence and rolling around in it.

I have very little specific to say about Call of Duty: Ghosts. It is not a vast improvement over any of the previous games, though I would not expect it to be due to its proximity to the new systems launching. Given time the series will get bigger and better looking. All I am here for is the spectacle and it has not disappointed. Titles like this and Battlefield may very well be destroying the industry be encouraging consumer's demand for yearly multi-million dollar blockbusters but I'll be damned if I won't enjoy the ride.

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