No one should ever be made fun of for being passionate about something, especially something nerdy. Seven-year-old Katie Goldman was made fun of by the boys in her school for having a Star Wars watter bottle. They told Katie that Star Wars was for boys only.
For most players, it is obvious that gameplay is king. Game sales are currently dominated by sports, multiplayer FPS, and rhythm games. Everyone knows at least one person whose game shelf is dominated by multiple “years” of sports titles or series’ of online frag-fests. For me, however, storytelling trumps everything.
Many of you know the name Parry Gripp, but for those that don’t I’m here to educate you. In the mid 1990s I remember wandering into an awful record store in the middle of ghetto in Tampa. After digging through the “Punk” section one band caught my eye, Nerf Herder. I must admit I bought the CD simply for the name. Nerf Herder is what one very famous Princess of Alderan calls one very suave Corellian smuggler in a moment of anger.
So you have a nerdy circle one(husband, boyfriend, wife, girlfriend, friend, crush, sibling, child) and you want to get them into comics. Well that is how comics work best, much like the crack dealer on the corner (we all have one right?) you get them started on a freebie and before you know it they will be making weekly trips to the comic shop of choice and picking up their scrips (its what the cool kids call a subscription) and reading joyously all night.
What are you thankful for this holiday season? As I write this my family is sitting in the living room enjoying the misadventures of Scott Pilgrim as he battles to win Ramona’s heart. Hopefully watching Scott Pilgrim on Thanksgiving becomes a new family tradition.
The jig is up. “Black Friday doesn’t care about nerdy people.” There, I said it. Before you get your tweets twisted in a bunch, let’s try and reason it out, together. I’m here to save you from a buyer’s-remorse-laden Saturday after Black Friday. You’re welcome.
After a week with Kinect, I still find myself playing Kinect Adventures. Not because its a stellar title with a great story arc, rather primarily because there are some easy achievements out there in a game in a game that I essentially got for free. I’m also off my couch and moving around.
After Resident Evil 3 I didn’t see Jill again for a while. It was almost as if she said, “Hey Ash, we need to take a break”, this made me quite sad. Sure, she popped up in Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 and in numerous comics and remakes, but I wantedto know more about Jill damn it.