I was just realizing that the name of this game is “Sensible” World of Soccer.
Not “The Amazing World of Soccer” or “The Exciting World of Soccer.” Not even “The Somewhat Interesting World of Soccer.”
No American is going to play a game that doesn’t have an “Extreme” name. “Tony Hawk’s X-TREME World of Zoccer!!! IX” probably would have faired better.
Miyamoto’s dilemma was that he was a small man with no idea what a man was and how to like being a man without a strange blobby flowing picture that he found on a small independent Web site.
I need to find that place so I can stand outside it with a cane in my best carny outfit (because I have so many) yelling:
“Come one, come all, see a room full of people well into their 20s who have never felt the love of a woman! Five dollars gets you on the inside! Only five dollars to see grown men who still can’t grow facial hair! Step right up and see a group of people who spend a considerable amount of time writing erotic Samus Aran fanfiction! Come one, come all, five dollars gets you on the inside!”
Alex, I’m gunning for EotY in 2008. Paul told me there is a piece of paper that comes with it, and I’ll be damned if I let a piece of paper escape my clutches!
I…I have a problem.
– Sprite Monkey
Alex: Oh…. Oh…. Oh, yeah?! Just give me a minute. I’ll come up with a witty retort!
Um. You won’t beat me! In 2008. Yeah! I will be Employee of the Year yet again! That’s right. I think.
Sprite Monkey! More like…Spwrong…Monkey. Right?!
Is that David The Gnome in the title? WTF? I mean…WTF?
– Sprite Monkey
Eric: That IS David the Gnome in the title. It is a well known fact that DtG’s two most favoritest of favorite things in the world are videogames and awards. His inclusion was a must.