‘Mega 64′ shows us how jaded gamers have become
Video games: what was once a burning passion has become a burden, or so it would seem.
No group better illustrates Louis CK’s Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy routine better than gamers. I also remember 1999 being a magical time, mostly because the Dreamcast had just come out, and we were still basking in the afterglow of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid, and Panzer Dragoon Saga.
But many of those same gamers are now either non-plussed by what we currently have… particularly those who have better things to do, like raise their kids, which is understandable… or are flat hate everything. And yes, there’s plenty of annoying contrivances, as the clip points out; things that were initially awesome are no longer so, and other things we got used to have been taken away.
Hell, they didn’t even mention DRM (though I’m certain that they tried to figure a way to work it in somehow). Regardless, it has never been a better time to be into video games. Yes, even better now than it was in 1999.
By the way: not only is Sound Shapes, the aforementioned platformer/musical instrument that features some of the legit hottest things in music, finally out today, but so is Persona 4 Arena, a finely-tuned 2D fighter with flat-out jaw dropping visuals, and which is based one of the best JRPGs in the past decade (which you should also play if you haven’t)…
Seriously, today is a day to be excited about video games, and if you can’t muster up even a tiny bit of enthusiasm, it might be time to consider a new hobby.