Friday, April 3, 2015

A Thought to Chew: Why Physical Trumps Digital Copies

At the dawn of gaming, there was no such thing as "downloadable content". If you wanted something, you bought it at the game store (or whatever they had in the '80s).
You see, games came in boxes that were themselves in boxes, sometimes in more boxes. There's a lot of boxes involved, I know. One box was called a "cartridge". The other was called a "container". Sometimes, they came in these things called "bundles". Foreign concepts, I know. If you're confused, just stop reading. It won't make sense to you.
What am I getting at? Video games have always been cartridges and CDs, and I want that tradition to keep going.
I'm what I like to call a "materialist". If I want something, it has to be something I can hold in my hands. It doesn't have any weight or meaning to me if I can't see it or feel it. That being said, I avoid digital downloads like the plague unless it's the only option.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Thought to Chew: Why Bubsy 3D is An Avant-Garde Masterpiece

Anytime I write one of these personal opinion posts, I start to really wonder who even cares. So... I decided to try to dig deeper in the lengthy trail of my subconscious, finding a little gem with the hated, obnoxious character of Bubsy. Oh, of all the characters I've seen, he's lampooned the most. I've already spent time typing out a weird post due to my opinions on him (which apparently is right here), but as the yeast of a loaf of bread rises, I feel so have I. For platformers I have undying love, and I thought I'd check out Bubsy oncemore.
Kidding aside, Bubsy isn't that bad. Even with all that I criticized it, I really think it's better than Mario.
You might be thinking, "Really?" but seriously, here me out. If you know anything about me, it's that I love cats. Bubsy? He's a cat. And that makes him hella-cool. It took Mario until 2013 to pick up a cat costume, but he was too late to the party for me to care. Check out this literal cool cat with his exclamation mark T-shirt, showing his edginess as he ends each sentence with such a harsh remark. BAM! BOOM! Exclamation marks, amirite?!  Then there's his lack of pants, showing his complete disregard for authority. Talk about a law-breaking MOFO.