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.
Maybe (hopefully) a hoax, but it was in the Post yesterday too.
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.
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.
speaking of video game diseases...not to mention the media's...
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.