on Sep 27, 2005
This week I was talking to the group before the D&D session and I was trying to explain to them why I love the game Fallout so much. It got to the point where I finally fired up the game and played the intro movie. As it ended, I turned around and I could see they were totally unimpressed. I tried to explain the deep character development system, the action-points based combat, the unique setting…. the… the…
And then I realized they just didn’t care. They just were not into this game and no salesmanship on my part was going to convert them. What is it about people that makes us act like this when it comes to games and movies? When other people like the things we like, we get that little burst of satisfaction, and when they don’t it feels frustrating. I don’t know why we’re wired this way, but we are. Geeky guys in particular. Why do I care if they like the game or not?
But just so you know: The game is really awesome.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.