Devastating attacks on the major players in the world of gaming.
It’s a jungle out there in the world of games — so many games fighting for your attention. You’d think that the game distributors would do something to make their titles stand out from the crowd, but – here’s the thing — they don‘t. Copy after copy of licensed dross plague the shelves month after month, and worst of all, people buy it! People so blinkered by marketing and fandom for a TV show/movie/book, they will spend $40 on the tie-in game, regardless of its quality.
So called “Hardcore Gamers” (spit — I hate that tag) whine until they’re blue in the face about “The Mainstream” and how they’re so superior. But do any of them actually do anything about it? No! But they CAN! And that’s where you, the loyal GameCola reader (Hereafter referred to as “Sodies”) can help out! If you see a poor old granny looking for a present for her son, direct her to something GOOD. Ask her how old her son is. Ask her what games he enjoys already and SHOW THEM TO HER. Don’t be afraid to approach people. If you can stop a single copy of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger being sold, good. THE MORE PEOPLE BUY THIS CRAP, THE MORE CRAP WILL BE PRODUCED. Ram that into your brains over and over again until you get it. That means you, the so-called HARDCORE. Take off your official Katamari Damacy blinders and STOP THIS FILTH FROM STINKING UP OUR SHELVES. One person CAN make a difference — no more will children have to force a smile and say “Thank you, Gramma!” when they receive a copy of Fightbox for their birthday. Make them buy Ratchet and Clank 3 instead, the poor dears. It’s not their fault — it’s the publishers and all their granny tricking blurb they put on the box. The bastards. The fuckin’ BASTARDS. Why can’t they make some good fuckin’ games for once instead of fuckin’ HARRY POTTER or some rehashed bullshit!
*Cough*. Anyway, the overwhelming message here is— Don’t Bitch About The Mainstream If You’re Not Willing To Help. Hide copies of crap games behind good ones on the shelves. The Mainstream aren’t going to go looking behind the prominent games. Come on, my Sodies! We can stop this madness together! What do we want? Time and effort put into our games? When do we want it? NOW!
The views of Mid-Boss do not necessarily coincide with those of the GameCola staff.