Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Overheard Instigated In The Home Office

RX (Reading aloud): "Says here the new 'Duke Nukem' game is a 'a festering irrelevance...that could only endear itself to the sociopathic and mentally maladjusted.'"

Tam: "I'm there!"

Me, I am not so much a gamer, having been Baskin-Robbinsed right out of it back when I was a wee tiny critter and spent most of a weekend playing "Star Trek" on some horrible primitive mainframe machine. (That was the version with the torus-shaped universe, thanks to some programmer's glitch, not that any of us knew at the time, this being before there were graphics or even color). But even I know reviews as negative as the ones linked above constitute a kind of seal of approval for many gamers.

4 comments:

Joshkie said...

What Duke Nukem's not a game about fluffy bunnies, rainbows and unicorns? The name really fooled me.

;-)
Josh

Rob K said...

They're actually releasing Duke Nukem Forever? Armageddon is nigh!

LabRat said...

Given it's nearly as difficult to get some of these sites to say something unequivocably bad about a game as it is to get most gun magazines to say something unequivocably bad about a gun, I'm less tempted.

Ken said...

Never got to play that Star Trek mainframe game, but I was tickled by the marketing when it morphed into the commercially available NetTrek:

"Captain! Enemy wessel in Accounting!"