Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hey, Got 25 Minutes to Spare?

I wanted to do something a little different today. So I decided I'd let you watch me play a bad video game.


...Hey, come back!

This is actually something I've wanted to do for a while. On my primary video game-related website, Kotaku (who've I've referenced before) there is this one writer named Mike Fahey who has an occasional feature called "Fahey Talks at the Game" in which he plays a game (usually a bad one) and...talks at it. As though you're in the room with him. Aww... If you want a sample, I think the best of the bunch are the ones for Ninjabread Man and especially Nancy Drew - The White Wolf of Icicle Creek.

As I said, I'd like to do something similar. Hence, I am debuting my own occasional feature entitled "Andrew Talks to the Game" (notice my creative lawsuit avoidance?). Unfortunately, I don't have a full on camcorder like Fahey does, and my digital camera can't focus on words worth a hoot, so I'm reduced to using my cell phone camera. It does an admirable job, for what it's worth. Still, as it's my first time doing this, I'm still a little rusty.

So, if you have a good 20 minutes and enjoy the sound of my voice, give it a go. If, on the other hand, you got sick while watching pass this one up.

(Let me know what you think in the comments. I have a few ideas for future games, but I'm also willing to take requests.)


Anonymous said...

Wow, just, wow. Who knew those questions were so tough. Of course, the T.V. show is still on the air down here, so I've seen the occasional episode. The losses are somewhat greater, foxworthy makes everyone who fails to hit the million proclaim that they are not smarter than a 5th grader into the camera.

2 things, first off, I'm surprised you missed that question, which, yeah, they do teach in elementary school. Secondly, it's kind of funny, at the end, to see all of your high scores, how often have you played that game?

Andrew Schnorr said...

Yeah, particularly 'cause I did know the answer. I think my trying to speed up the process, combined with the fact the question was like "the southern tip of North America, made it so my pseudo-dyslexia may have mixed them up.

Still, you get to see what it's like when I lose now.

Oh, and I've played the game enough.