Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Video Games just passed me by…

Today, you would be hard put to find a person who has not played Video games or computer games in their life, not specifically childhood, but any point of time in life. Well look no further for you have found your specimen!

While all my peers speak excitedly about the “NFS Carbon” (I don’t even know whether I’ve got the name right!) and “World of War craft” I stand by with no resource for input to the conversation! Friends have all-night LAN gaming parties where I have to either feign disinterest or risk a scandalized barrage of “What do you mean you’ve NEVER played video games !!!???”

To give some background, I work with an Internet Marketing firm thus making websites of radically different genres, types and purpose a part of my daily life. I recently had to work on this website called fatgamer.com, which is an e-commerce that sells Video Game Accessories at discounted prices. Well when I initially studied the website, it was more alien than Greek and Latin to me! Nintendo Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PSP et al and my head was spinning. Of course I’d HEARD these names before, but to write about these and work on them is all together a different ball-game!

Well, left with no alternative I took it head on! Gaming Magazines became by bedside reading, I actually went to Croma to understand firsthand the difference between the graphics of the PS3 and Xbox 360 and spent hours researching the net for material. After all that homework I put myself to test…I tried to conduct a conversation about this stuff with my 12 year old cousin. My result??? Success!! I actually managed without falling on my face, he now actually considers me an authority on it! He..he.. that’s how much he knows!

Well my job on the site is done an passed on to other hands, but it has left me with one addition to my wish list! My very own PS3 games!!


Standbymind said...

what do u mean U havent played a vid game?



Me good!
how r u doing?
whats new wid life!


Nisha said...

wow..u know..im as good as u were before...i want a video game tooo..just the thought of failing in front of 12 year olds is so scary!hehe

ray said...

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vitruvian said...

dude..just waht i said..
i really haven't played video games man...even as a kid..
i kinda sucked at them.. :P

wid life...not too much new...just gone from college to work man!
big transition..
well c u around..

tell me bout it..but i've accepted that there are somethings that i just CANT do!!

well thanks a lot really...
its a big compliment..
will definitely check out ur site...

dharmabum said...

i haven't played much of those too. dad was never for them - he'd say i played outdoors enough anyways!

Impressionist said...

lol! I play a lotta games! :P
good to see that ur back! how ru?


vk said...
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vitruvian said...

hmmm...well atleast that puts u in the same boat as me.

i still dont play a lot..just know about a few of them

Gauri Gharpure said...

i was happiest when i played with a tiny videogame, about 3 cm by 4 cm in all it was, like a small chocolate bar. and then a brick game.. i never progressed from that bit...

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