July 15, 2003
The Only Threats to the Video Game Industry Are Our Desires and Abilities to Transform Real Life

I'm back. I love America, and America, well, she didn't exactly detain me in customs. I could tell you all about Germany, the shelves in the toilets, the asbestos in the Palace Der Republik, but in the end little is as interesting as the United States in its cultural senility, slowly (slowly) creeping towards the end of something. Creeping on mouse feet, armed for bear.

Posted by kevin slavin at July 15, 2003 10:26 PM

Do the germans have a big long word that means "I am so speechless I don't know where to start but I feel the need to keep talking anyway" or thereabouts?

The detail that pierces me the most is that they get paid differently depending on whether they get hit or not. Jesus.

Posted by: Kio on July 16, 2003 09:36 AM

Senile? Or puerile?

Posted by: tmonkey on July 16, 2003 09:57 AM

Probably a hoax.

Posted by: hirmes on July 17, 2003 10:44 AM

Maybe (hopefully) a hoax, but it was in the Post yesterday too.

Posted by: Kio on July 17, 2003 10:55 AM

ok, so if was in the Post then it's really probably a hoax. Sorry about that. Still, symptoms of a non-existent disease just mean it's a different type of sickness. A kind of cultural hypochondria, if you will. If you must.

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on July 17, 2003 10:59 AM

The disease is real, but idiopathic, in this case, right? Anyway, watching the guy next to me on the subway read the Post article was really really creepy, not to put too fine a point on it.

Posted by: Kio on July 17, 2003 11:07 AM

speaking of video game diseases...not to mention the media's...

Posted by: elia on July 17, 2003 02:12 PM

Even if it was a hoax, you can be damned sure someone's now going to go out of their way to make it real. Thank the internet. And/or human depravity.

Posted by: tmonkey on July 17, 2003 02:17 PM
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