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In respect to great video games and literary classics, the masses place greater value in…

May 20, 2013

A GREAT VIDEO GAME!

Apologies for the long title, had no idea how to phrase this thing.

I didn’t really know what to say when Roger Ebert passed away last month, mainly because there’s only so much you do a life like his justice in a mere blog post. Ultimately, paying tribute to his greatest point of contention with the interwebs seemed like a fitting way to go about it. As an avid reader and a lifelong gamer, I still don’t know where my preference falls on this one, but that’s not really the point now, is it?

There aren’t too many film critics, let alone public figures, that take  it upon themselves to ask these kinds of questions and prompt such interesting, cross-generational discussions. Roger Ebert was one of the exceptions to that rule. It’s no mystery why he’ll always be considered as the go-to reference for just about every movie out there, because it’s rare and it’s special to find someone who could write and voice their opinions the way he did. He set the bar, and because that just wasn’t enough, he was model human being to boot.

It’s because of him that silly little blogs like this are possible, it’s because of him that film critics have a place in this world. I don’t know about you, but that seems like one heck of a legacy to leave behind.

RESULTS:
– A great video game: 31 votes
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: 24 votes

Swell voting, folks.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2013 11:34 pm

    I must’ve played “Final Fantasy VII” about 5 times throughout high school. It was just so fun to play. “VIII” remains my darling, though!

    • May 21, 2013 8:43 am

      Dude, there isn’t a year that goes by where I feel like playing through VII again. Still the greatest game I’ve ever played, changed everything for me. And while I was awfully disappointed by VIII the first two times I played it in middle school, I was much more fond of it when I revisited it a few years ago. Helps when you actually pay attention to the story and whatnot. Good stuff, but that Draw system was a time-suck and why in the hell did Rinoa stick around with that mopey bastard Squall? Have some self-respect, girl!

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