-----Bruce Lee (1940-1973)
Remember that good time we all had a few months ago? Back when @slime and I hosted the Inaugural Dota (It’s Good, Actually) Classic? We took 10 SButts, many of whom had never touched a Fast Action Real Time Strategy game before, and we had them face off in one of the most complex, beautiful, and stupid games ever made. It was a mess! It was glorious. We had winners, and we had losers, and they all had a blast*, and to me that’s a wonderful thing. To me that’s the true spirit of game: competition.
Remember when Hiroshi Yamauchi said the reason the PlayStation outsold the N64 was cuz players were losers who preferred to be alone in their dark rooms playing depressing games? I wish I’d opened with that quote instead of Bruce Lee talking about his bone, cuz that Nintendo dude was right.
Remember when you could go down to the local arcade and put your quarter up on the machine and wait your turn so you could get your ass kicked by the best player in town in 20 seconds flat? No? Me neither, that’s a fucking dumb way to spend your allowance, arcades kinda sucked, I’m so glad it’s 2021 and I can just bop my friends in Fighters History Dynamite online for free.
Anyway where was I going with this
Oh yeah I’m sure we all remember so many things but I think thanks to recent events we’ve forgotten the most important thing of all: that games are best when played against others. That is the only way you can truly discover…
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
I want to do a series of gamer streams featuring competitive games. Much like when we did the Dota invitational. I want to see my friends fight. If you are reading this you are my friend, feel free to put that on your résümé. I want you to post in this thread, and recommend games that can be played on gamer stream. I want you to volunteer for combat. I want you to volunteer to commentate alongside me as we watch some very sweet folks fumble at playing your favorite game. I want you to do my homework for me.
This is something me and @slime and @miffy have been discussing for awhile. Tonight I am finally pulling the trigger. I am hoping it leads to good things, even though this post isn’t quite as good as coherent a mission statement as I’d hoped. HERE ARE SOME GAMES WE HAVE CONSIDERED PLAYING:
- Neo Turf Masters
- Baseball Stars Professional
- Tribes 2
- Dota 2 again, but this time we let you know which pro players are the biggest racists
- Ribbit King
- One of those Bungie Real Time Mac Strategy games – Myths, I think they’re called?
- Marathon Deathmatch: The Modes Where You Don’t Have To Read Any Terminals
- That Game Gear Jeopardy Where It’s All Sports Questions
- My OK Cupid Profile
- Quake 3
- Any Game That You Love That We Can Easily Spectate Without Spending Money
Thanks everyone thanks please chip in let’s make this topic a hit! Let’s all chip in and recommend fun games to play online. Thanks.
*If you ask some of the competitors how they felt about the experience they may lie to you and say “I hated it, and I hate Dota,” but they’re probably doing jokes. People love to do jokes. Jokes are some of the funniest things you can do.
**Thanks to Rudie for some help with the Japanese, but not all of it, don’t blame Rudie if some if it is bad. Also thanks to whomever made that MAME cab, it’s haunted my dreams for 15 years now.