Gaming with Uncle Lester: Gamer Rage
Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesnÂt mean he isnÂt a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!
Hello and welcome to the third edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! IÂm your host of todayÂs show, Uncle Lester. So looking back at yesterdayÂs choice of broadcasting location, I probably should have thought that through a little more. I didnÂt think parking outside a playground would be such a big deal, but the officer that explained the issue to me felt differently so no more school yards for me! Thank the gods for my local DennyÂs busboy Â just donÂt ask what I had to do to get the password for their Wi-Fi.
Just like any gamer worth their salt, I watched every press release and game trailer that came out of E3 earlier this month. Maybe not *every*, but what do you expect when I donÂt have a permanent method of jacking into the net? Anyway, the thing that struck me as the most odd was all the rage coming fromÂ wellÂ everyone, really. When the hell did game conventions turn into a flaming pile of hate and condemnation? I understand people having concerns about different games, consoles, or aspects of either. At the end of the day though, how much does it really affect you though?
Is the lack of multiplayer in the next Xbox hit going to send your life into a downward spiral, get you hooked on crank, force you to drive your car off a cliff, give you syphilis, or give you an irresistible compulsion to expose yourself in the middle of your local grocery store? No? Then for the love of all thatÂs holy, get a grip and shut the hell up for two seconds. Take a deep breath and get over yourself long enough to remember that these are all just games and have no bearing on the things that really matter in your life. Unless of course youÂre a cranky game journalist and itÂs your job to spew off at the mouth. Then by all means, please continue.
ThatÂs it for todayÂs show but tune in tomorrow for more from your wandering wunderkind of the gaming world, Uncle Lester! Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!