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The dream of daily blogs is dead pt 2

This post was written by Shaun.

And so here we are, 11:50pm January 26th, and not a blog too be seen. Well I for one will not stand for it. I have 9 minutes to blog, and I’m going to blog the hell out of this blog.

I just finished playing Gears of War 2’s co-operative “Horde” mode. In many ways I find it remeniscient of Left 4 Dead, and I think I am quickly realizing that I have a strong affinity for co-operative gaming. In fact, I would go so far as to say that any form of competitive game just doesn’t interest me.

See with competitive games I end up in either one of two situations: I am the best, or I am not. If I am the best, no one will play with me, because I keep beating them. If I am not the best, I don’t have very much fun. I like to think I’m a pretty good sport, but let’s face it, losing just isn’t as much fun as winning. With co-operative games you aren’t succeeding at the expense of someone with whom you are friends.

You might say “then just play against people you don’t know, you won’t feel bad about beating them!” You’d be right, I don’t feel bad about beating them. I also don’t feel good about beating them either. I have tried playing against random people on the internet before, and I just don’t see the appeal. If I don’t know the people I’m playing with I get bored. I’d rather play a game alone than with strangers.

Some people don’t play games at all! To those people I say: quit being a jerk and get Left 4 Dead so you can play with me and Brad.

 

Comments

  1. Karl says:

    I apologise for mine infinite jerkitude.

  2. ShaunK says:

    @Karl
    Hey, that’s why we have each other’s backs right?

  3. Shaun says:

    @Karl
    Now I’m confused 🙁

  4. Shaun says:

    @Shaun
    oh I get it. I was v. confused. Yes you are a jerk go get Left 4 Dead.

  5. Brad says:

    @Karl
    Also you don’t have an xbox 360, so we can let you off the hook this once?

    @Shaun

    You might say “then just play against people you don’t know, you won’t feel bad about beating them!” You’d be right, I don’t feel bad about beating them. I also don’t feel good about beating them either. I have tried playing against random people on the internet before, and I just don’t see the appeal.

    I agree with that completely. Why are you always so competitive?

  6. Brad says:

    Also, sorry for dropping the blog ball – I think shaun’s gf got me sick.