Winter Games & The Coma Question
There you are. Nestled into the couch-ditch you fashioned yourself from hours of intense suspension. Drink? Check. Snack? Check. Deodorant? Doesn’t matter. Your sense of smell easily takes the back seat and might as well just call in sick today because your eye balls and coordination balls are all that are needed right now. It is now January and the world of gaming is in full swing. This is the time of the year when we can observe the gamer (Video Gamus Erectus) in his natural habitat: Knee deep in a great game. A true test for any prospective spouse to witness or existing spouse to endure. (Seriously. It’s a deal breaker for some people who are not all up in gaming’s arse.)
It is no secret that the best games usually come out in the Fall/Winter. It’s as if most developers look to cash in on clueless parents and grandparents during the holiday rush to buy favor with us gamers. Hmm. It actually makes pretty good sense. Well played industry. But now is not the time to speculate on release windows or the mound of cash these games have made off of us. In truth, you shouldn’t even be reading this right now. You should be playing an awesome game right now.
But with the bounty of games staring back at you from your shelf, which one game have you constantly called upon all winter; holding it in your arms and whispering “Nobody puts Baby in the corner“? Was it Skyward Sword? Was it Skyrim? SWTOR? Were you feeling nostalgic and went retro? As gamers, we have no excuse for not sinking some hours into a game while we wait for the warmer weather to come back around…so that we can stay inside and play more. I have currently been chugging through Battlefield 3 but I am sensing the urge to pick back up my game of Skyrim. I can sense it pining for me from its darkened cubby. We’ll see.
I’ve never been one who liked the ‘stranded on a desert island, what one game would you play’ question because it is just plain poop. If you could really live with just one game, why the hell did you buy so many more games after you found your most favorite game? So I will ask this question instead: If you were to suddenly slip into a coma, what video game would you like to wake up in?