Because I CLEARLY don’t have enough… Seriously if anyone wants a free invite look me up.
I’m selling my 24″ widescreen to a guy who has been gaming on a 15″ CRT for the longest time, so I figured why not… Upgrade to a 27″. It arrived today in excellent condition and dayummm I was blown away by the epic hugeness. I plugged it in only to find a green pixel flickering in the top right corner… Lovely. I got it to calm down by tapping it. I can’t see it at the moment, but if I tap the screen in that particular area it will start up again. Already contacted the seller. What a bummer.
I think the world ended or something. I woke up and it was 29 C out. FINALLY! It’s too hot to use my main computer, so I’m chillaxin on the laptop. I don’t have many cool summer beverages, so I might have to go out for a soda or a lemonade… Probably a lemonade. .. maybe two lemonades. Fuck this I’m getting my mp3 player and some sunglasses.
Damn, today I had a good winning streak in TF2 during my lunch break. Then when I got home… MOAR TF2 with the Slackers friends.
Work itself wasn’t too horrible. Oh, and TGIF for me.
Here’s the article. I don’t really care. I just wanted an excuse to use this picture:
Make of it what you will, but I think a lot of today’s technology is mentally crippling and even causing people to mature slower and live extended childhoods. Not just with smartphones, but I think moreso with gaming… Yes, I said it. Gaming. Especially with lots of guys I’ve noticed and the whole “I have to win or I’ll RageQuit” mentality that appears with lots of “hardcore” male gamers and on rare exception female gamers.
Come to think of it, the whole “girls suck at gaming” line that guys like to throw out more than the kitchen sink is just another form of “girls have cooties” but on the adult scale.
Here’s an example from the boys club over at [H]ardForum: Link
Anita Sarkeesian’s 2nd part to her Video Game Tropes vs Women finally came out and the boys at [H]ardForum, in their usual fashion reminded me why I only read their reviews and front page news.
I didn’t agree with the entire video, but she did have a valid point. Rescuing female characters is overdone in gaming. However most of the titles she mentioned (with some exceptions) were console games. [H]ardForum mostly has PC gamers, why are they pissed again? Oh I forgot… They’re based in Texas, and feminism is like the small pox of cooties to these guys.
Oddly enough in the same time frame, this study pops up about women heading households in the US moreso than men. It was discussed on MSNBC’s Morning
Joe Bloe. Keep in mind this study wasn’t conducted on MSNBC, it was a study reported by the NY times, and Joe Scarbrough (who I don’t even care for btw) flat out called today’s modern men a bunch of weak gamers in their 20′s. It amazes me how quite a few guys in that thread (who are even in their 30′s 40′s) come in totally butthurt about the statistics. Even coming in and outright saying they would rather play games than go out with anyone. That would explain this statistical data.
Now, why does it skyrocket around December constantly? I can’t imagine them having girlfriends that give them this stuff for Christmas.
I’ve been reading quite a few things that I may end up writing a post about. I want to write about it now in fact, but I’ve run out of time for the morning. I know that if I write it though it’ll probably be one of the more controversial ones I’ve put together. Those are always fun.
I enjoyed a leisurely day indoors yesterday/this morning. I did a bit of SFM for my next review(s), then some Serious Sam 3 DLC with my family, and finally Portal 2 for a strange experiment which I filmed for later on. It’s good to clear my head.
A new study (flagged by Michael Ramlet of The Morning Consult) finds that for every hour emergency department workers use a computer, they spend an average of 12 minutes on Facebook — and that time on the site actually goes up as the department becomes busier.
Next time you’re in the ER for several hours you might want to think of why.