Saturday, August 11, 2007

1Up Sucks...

... but you already knew that. I am speaking about the 1UP podcast specifically. Lately, I have taken to listening to podcasts while working out. I get sick of the same music played over and over again. I subscribed to a bunch of podcasts and picked the 1UP podcast due to it involving video games. The four or five guys doing the podcast desperately want to make you think that they aren't geeks or video game nerds. They REALLY want you not to think of them in those terms. It comes across as desperation in their insipid jokes about games, gaming and those who partake in the pastime. They want to you to know that they are far above these sorts of things and are in fact really very cool guys. Their lame jokes and too ardent fervor with which they mock games and gamers comes across a bit forced and definitely not a bit funny. They are actually the same type of jokes you would hear if you hung out with geeks and nerds of any stripe, which I have done often.

You know what? It's ok to be really into something. It's ok to go to Blizzcon and dress up as a Murloc. If people don't like it, fuck em. I would rather see people into something and involved in something they have an interest in instead of pretending to be aloof and above it all. Do I think some people go a bit overboard? Sure, but you know what? In the end, if that person is happy who gives a rat's ass if people think they look stupid or look like a geek or a nerd?

Anyway, in between desperately trying to give the impression that they are above the common ruck who partake in video gaming and spouting off lame jokes the crew at 1UP try and give some information about the latest goings-on in the gaming industry. Rarely do they provide any insight or what one would call news. If you are into podcasts and have an interest in gaming, I would not waste my time with this one if I were you. I'll post my top five podcasts in the near future.

3 comments:

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Matthew said...

what he said...

Flying Norseman said...

Ditto.