Monday, August 2, 2010

Alex Writes About Video Games...Kinda

Despite evidence to the contrary, Nathaniel and I actually plan out who is going to post on what days, and we even coordinate posting topics (sometimes). So when he emailed me on Friday morning to say that he’d take the weekend, I answered that I’d take Monday and Wednesday, if he could take Tuesday.

I knew what I wanted to write about for today--which almost never happens with my posts. Because it’s Monday, I figured I’d make things easy on myself with a nice, quick link post this morning. I’d write it up first thing--it would take ten minutes of my time, tops.

That was the plan, anyway.

But then Nathaniel and I hung out over the weekend and he reminded me that this was going to be the week we’d write about video games. So, immediately after talking to Nathaniel about said video game posts, I tried my best to find someone willing to write a guest post about video games.

Mostly because I haven’t sat down and played a video game least four months, but probably longer. And that was just once, to try out the new baseball game on Playstation 3, MLB The Show 2010.

Which is great, by the way.

Before that, though, the closest I’d come to actually playing a video game was when I bought Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PS3 sometime last year. Since then, I’ve watched other people play the game for a few minutes, but my copy has sat in cellophane (it’s mint condition!), under magazines and books and who knows what else.

So I did what anyone in my situation would do. I passed the buck along. Hopefully, I’ll have a solid guest post squared away for this week. If not? Well, if not, I guess I might just have to crack open that Batman box and try it out.

In the meantime, though--and because I am a man of my convictions (oh, and stubborn and lazy, too)--here’s my original link post, presented to you complete and unedited.

I found a site called Fanboy Scouts after listening to the great 11 o’clock Comics Podcast, and right away I knew I’d need to do a post on it.

In a nutshell, Fanboy Scouts creates and sells “geek merit badges.”

And they’re awesome.

Check them out.

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