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Veteran Member - Level 12
What I'm about to share with you is
a true story. I didn't even change the names to protect the innocent. I stayed
up a bit later than usual last night trying to reach the end of a level - meh, the game
is really of no consequence. When I finally crawled into bed, I was sawing logs
and drooling a wee bit in about 0 seconds. I'm typically a light sleeper, but
because I hate to be late for anything, I actually use three alarms on my phone
- escalating in the annoyance of the tone the closer it gets to my actual wake
up time. Somewhere between alarm one and two, a name came to mind...
Um, say what?
I chat with a handful of you from
time to time...and some of you more than others. And while I am familiar with the
name KillerRabbitsFTW - this is not a person I carry on frequent conversations
with. So why would I be thinking of him/her (I don't even know) at 6:00 AM. For reasons unknown to
me, but I'm guessing because it was between alarm 1 and 2 and not alarm 2 and
3, I was still in a semi-incoherent state. And I wasn't just thinking of the
name KillerRabbitsFTW - I was sort of envisioning it as a character in a video
game. A really weird video game. It was sort of a hybrid loosely resembling
Banjo Kazooie and Twisted Metal.
True? Scouts Honor.
The inspiration for tonight's blog?
So as I lay there a few moments
longer, or at least until alarm 3 started blaring at me, I started to
contemplate a few other names and their video game counterparts or likenesses, and by the
time I sat down to type this blog, I had constructed a list of potential video games
/ characters inspired by you all...or at least some of you all...
Don't ask me why I picked these
people or correlated them to a particular game...
IT WAS 6:00 AM IN THE MORNING. I HAVE NO IDEA.
(And don't worry - once my list hit
ten I stopped)
I envision this game being a lot
like BIT.TRIP RUNNER, although I don't really know why. If I remember right,
the first one didn't have checkpoints and in the second one, you were punished
(or received less points) if you took the checkpoint instead of bypassing it.
Perhaps it's because I curse the game every time I play it because of its
relentless brutality...and maybe deep down I wished it would just let me get to
I'm thinking Theora Craft, would
star in a game like a mashup of Halo and Tomb Raider. Instead of Spartan 117
being John, perhaps it would be Jane; but more like a Lara Croft version. I
seriously doubt you could pull off aerobatics in heavy armor, but maybe we need
to take a different approach to combat the Covenant by using fearless soldiers,
quick and nimble and light on their feet, but always pushing forward and taking
the fight to the enemy.
Xl9 is the newest assassin-for-hire
in the Hitman series, replacing Agent 47 after he met his untimely demise during
a botched mission and a mark that wasn't ready to lie down and die. Nobody
knows who xl9 is or where he came from, just that he is every bit as deadly as
Hmm, I was thinking a God of War
clone here. It's a great game and others have emulated it, but none compare to
The Destroyer, a game that has you pummeling wave after wave of henchmen that
are nothing more than cannon fodder. Sure, occasionally you'll encounter more
powerful bosses, but none compare to the might and power of The Destroyer.
The sequel to Angry Birds? Come on...tell
me you didn't see that one coming. If you're familiar with Angry Birds then you
know the birds attack the pigs. But what happens when the cows mount their
counter attack using their Special Forces unit? You wind up with
Enemy Gate is Down
Tower defense games can be quite
popular...that is until The Enemy Gate is Down introduced a new sub-genre of the
Real Time Strategy genre. Using popular features from League of Legend and
Dota 2, The Enemy Gate is Down adds a further element to the game by having
lanes that are gated and the only way you can get past the gate is when - The Enemy
Gate is Down. Get in and wreak havoc, but don't stay too long because if the
gate goes back up, you'll be trapped behind enemy lines...and almost certainly
This is a classic you'll only find
on the Atari 2600, but it is still a great game. Before there was Combat, there
was Shootist2600. A game where you walk around and...shoot things. But the cool
feature was - you can shoot your little chunky block bullets in every direction. Cutting edge, I know. Unfortunately
the game was deemed too violent due to its display of pixelated blood and
giblets, so it didn't catch on quite like Combat did.
As much as Valve likes to think out
of the box and do out of the ordinary stuff...and as much emphasis as they put on
the Companion Cube...AND as popular as this object has become... It wouldn't
surprise me if Valve made a game about the Companion Cube and revealed it wasn't
a cube at all. It's actually a sentient being in a protective container. Yes...a
game where instead of you using a Companion Cube to reach higher ledges or hold
down door switches, you now play...as the Companion Cube. You heard it here
Move over Donkey Kong, your long lost
crazy cousin Mojomonkey12 has been cast in the next episode of Mojo Monkey
Country. Instead of bananas and barrels though, this crazed monkey is armed and
dangerous...and out for blood. Mario beware. I think we're ready for a M - Mature rated Donkey Kong game...
record reflect I am not (and was not) on any sort of medication or under the
influence of any narcotic when I thought this up. And let me remind you, I'm
not really sure why I picked the people I picked or the games I selected for
them. Just telling it how it is...
what tonight's sleepy time will bring, heh heh. I'm almost afraid to experience it again.