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Friday, December 09, 2005

Sorry, but Dig Dug costs a little more

I couldn't help but link to this. You can pay someone in China 25 cents an hour to play video games for you. I wonder what the going rate is for sitting on your ass watching TV is?

I never liked video games, so maybe I don't get it, but isn't the point of playing video games to have fun? The idea is that you can pay for someone to get through the first levels of different games, so then you can play the upper levels without doing the work to get through the lower ones. That is delightfully American. We are too lazy to have our own fun, but clever enough to figure out how to get it outsourced.

Dig Dug was the best video game ever.


Blogger Vanilla Bullshit said...

Yep, this put me over the top. I'm emigrating.

9:01 AM  
Blogger TubaOnFire said...

Can you imagine the people who are outsourcing their video gaming. The combination of having too much money, being that into video games and wanting the status of getting to X in some video game is tragic.

That said, Dig Dug is really cool.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Vanilla Bullshit said...

Dig Dug was ok... I never really played it. When I used to go to the arcade and pay the quarters in 7th grade I'd always play Track and Field (which was awesome) and Star Wars (also awesome). Dragon's Lair had just come out and it was pretty obvious that to get good at it would involve the investment of way too many quarters.

For Atari and Nintendo and such, the best all time games were Metroid and Zelda. I once freaked out Jamie's mom by going to his house for Thanksgiving and playing 4 straight days of Zelda. That was freshman year. I freaked out a lot of people freshman year, and that was basically the last time I played video games.

12:52 AM  
Blogger TubaOnFire said...

I remember you and Matt B. maybe, playing Zelda and nearly killing someone (Charles?) for walking in front of the screen. It was chilling the power of that game.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Vanilla Bullshit said...

Was that Zelda? Or was it Punch-Out? If I lose in fantasy as Drago (I change my name every week) then I will play the 3d place game as Soda Popinski.

I don't remember that but I fully believe it. Charles placed himself in way too much danger that year between that incident, "The" incident, and the freshman formal. I am sure there were many others.

I Know What Boys Like, I Know What Guys Want.

9:36 AM  

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