Oh yeah. You heard me. I was reading the blog of a friend the other day who didn’t take kindly to the Too Human demo, and it dawned on me that for someone who likes video games, I haven’t really got excited about one in a while. There are two main reasons for this: the last game I played was MGS4, and I am apparently the only person on the earth who thinks it’s really, really boring. I feel the same way about Shakespeare, actually. I ‘get’ the idea behind Metal Gear, just as I ‘get’ how Shakespeare works. I think both are boring. It’s quite fitting as there’s plenty of fanboys out there who seem to think Hideo Kojima is Shakespeare.
Which is pretty funny in itself. The second reason is that I’m broke. I’ve gone past graduate student broke. I am now in the territory of Chris Tucker being cast to play me in the movie of my life.
If Chris Tucker could do an Irish accent. And if I was black.
Incidentally, did you know that New Line gave Chris Tucker $40 million dollars for a two movie deal? He essentially got paid $20 million for Rush Hour 3. He also got a guarantee for 20% against that $20 million for that same film. I just want to reiterate here: I’m talking about Rush Hour 3.
What is going on? Fair play to Chris Tucker, he’s clearly either very intelligent, intelligent enough to surround himself with good negotiators, or intelligent enough to be less out of his mind than New Line. Insane.
Anyway… the title of the blog post. Go and play Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. It’s fantastic. It’s ten dollars. I would actually cite this game as a reason to spend $300 on an Xbox 360. Just get it.
I’m going to the car wash to pay off my ten dollars.