Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Confusion

Happy New Year!

It's a new day dawning, and in honor of that, here's a list of video games that I don't get.

The idea of hunting animals for sport is not for me, although I get it. Without recreational hunters, we probably don't have professional hunters, and I do think that it is natural and healthy for humans to eat meat (in moderation). However, playing an animal hunting video game makes no sense to me. The whole idea of video games is that you can kill PEOPLE with no consequences. To me that seems a lot more fun and challenging than killing a cute animal.


This one really stymies me, for the same reason mentioned above. The reason dudes play paintball is that it is illegal and dangerous for them to shoot at each other with live ammunition. In a video game, nobody can get hurt, so what's the point of using paint? It's like wearing a condom while watching a porn movie.

Suck it up and buy a karaoke machine.


The whole point of poker is that you can win or lose money. Even if you don't want to risk real money you can play free online poker games against real people at an online poker site like PokerStars without putting anything real at risk. Sure, you can pretend to play against your favorite poker celebrities in these games, but play your cards right and you might be able to do that in real life.

Fishing Games

Anything that is boring in real life should not be made into a video game.

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