Something actually good this time.
Max stares up at the ceiling…
… his strenuously distressed mind
brings him toilsome excursion
throughout his days.
He suffers through the incurence of work,
And has almost no helping hand,
being that everyone else has more than
enough of their own problems to deal with.
Just like Max.
So he does his best to persist.
He then recalls something…
A faint flicker
of potential joy sparks in his heart.
He faithfully journeys to the computer
and inserts a CD labeled Quake III Arena.
*Quake III main menu music*
He is immediatly congugrated with gusts of
vigorously powerful audio and visuals
with various displays of blood strim shrapnel
flying amidst pixels of his computer screen
as the seconds pass.
Endorphins, adrenaline and other
ecstatic hormones pulse into his blood.
He is no longer well full pained or disturbed.
He exists in a rapaciously blissful state of
furiosity, and happiness.
Like that feeling you get when someone breaks your
heart, and a year later you set their house on fire.
Max feels great.
Video games are without
creations of mankind.
Because of video games,
I’ve slayed entire
legions of demons,
fight off swarms of hostile
saved, and or ended
countless amounts of lives,
virtually exist in realities that
I’ve only dreamt of.
Persevere life and make meaningful
moral choices, and doing all of that,
while no harm to anything or anyone in real life.
I can say my life has more
than been fulfilled
just because I lived and
experienced not only one life,
but enumerable amounts,
each different than one another.
Thanks to video games.
I’m Gordon Freeman.
I’m Geralt of Rivia.
I’m Booker DeWitt.
I’m Isacc Clark.
I’m Lee and Clementine.
I’m Joel and Ellie.
I’m the Vault Dweller, the Chosen One,
the Lone Wanderer, and the Courier.
I’m the Dovahkiin,
I’m Serious Sam, I’m Lo Wang,
I’m the Doom marine, I’m a Space Marine,
I’m the Ashen One,
I’m Stantley, I’m a Mingebag,
I am all of these.
Other human beings have given us
the ability of live a different life,
when our current one isn’t
adequate at the time.
Other human beings have given us the ability to escape
the fear, the stress, and the pain of our environment, when we need to.
Other human beings have given us
not only entertainment,
not only fun,
not only gaming,
but they give us access to another
plane of existence.
Every time I finish a good game,
I can’t help but think
For creating this for us”.
This is a beautiful thing we have here.
And I know there are quite a few
people out there who will jus
restlessly complain, bicker, and whine about
the stupidest and smallest things.
“Video games are just a waste of time”.
“Video games nowadays all suck”.
“This video game was garbage”.
And those very well may be your opinions,
but they are unpopular opinions,
and unanimously rejected ones at that.
Unless of course if the video game
did suck, which then,
we have the good people like
A Kind Ale War,
Mr. Matty Plays,
Alpha Omega Sin,
and many more
to help devs know what the fuck
they’re doing right and wrong,
so that we can get progressively
better games each time.
And then we have modders.
The truest unsung heroes of civilization,
who go above and beyond.
Sometimes by themselves or with
a small team that they have,
to create even greater projects out
of the games that we buy.
So we can enjoy it to even higher degrees.
How can something like that
not restore your faith in humanity?
Or, at the very least, the more
unnoticed parts of humanity?
I seriously wish we could all just
give loads of money,
kisses, and hugs to all of the
who make and mod our games,
because they genuinely deserve it,
with the amount of time and
effort they’re putting in.
To all of you good modders
and devs out there.
So very much for your service.
I think that’s all I really gotta say on the matter.
I’m very thankful for what we
have and I hope you all are too.
We may be born too late
to explore the word,
and we may be born too early to
explore the universe.
But we were born at just the right moment,
to explore other worlds
and other universes.
We seriously have something special here.
And I just hope,
you all can really see that.