Friday, March 15, 2013

Half-Life would bomb today

For the simple reason that the demographics have changed. Today's computer game crowd, the ones calling themselves 'gamers' would never accept Gordon Freeman as a hero. Freeman is a nerd. The only thing today's morons can relate to is Duke Nukem or Conan.

Look around. Listen to the chatter. The arguments over Kirk and Picard have been replaced with macho sports references. There are more and more assault rifles and fewer and fewer laser guns. Imagination, contests of wits and escapism have been replaced with sheepish adherence to the current social norms.

R.I.P. Gordon, the M.I.T. grad with a gluon gun, we hardly knew ye.

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