Posts tagged “nerd

The Game of Geeks


I’m getting a little fed up with how trendy being a geek has suddenly become. Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms nowadays. ComiCon is suddenly THE place to be for all things “cool”. Fantasy books are all the rage. Technology is hip and happening. C’mon! Gimme a fucking break. As if we’re about to forget the centuries of malicious torment people have put us through for our eclectic tastes.

Yes I say we.

I belong to an exclusive club that was formed long before man became civilized. When the monolith suddenly appeared on the rocky outcropping, we were the ones scrawling pictures of it on the cave wall while the others beat each other to death with bones. Geeks and Nerds banded together to bring forth the Renaissance. Who else would question the world being flat? We accidentally triggered the Spanish Inquisition and Salem With Hunts because people came across some of us LARPing in a fields. And yes, we united with the Nerd Brotherhood once again and brought you the Interwebs. They wanted to prove it could be done, we wanted unlimited access to porn.

We do not take kindly to people referring to themselves as geeks. The first rule of Geekdom is that thou can not call oneself a geek unless thou art christened a geek by a geek. Just saying you’re a geek gives you no credibility. Your actions and words must be deemed worthy by a geek of equal or superior heraldry. We recognize, protect and govern our own.

You must also realize that we geeks have many clans.  We can specialize in various areas but rarely more than three or four at a time. Anymore would tread upon the hallowed ground of Nerdom. A Geek-of-all-Trades is an often coveted but rarely obtainable position. Techies, dweebs, movie geeks, lit geeks, tv geeks, comic freaks, fanboys (or girls), trekkies, LARPers, video gamers, deadheads, gearheads, potheads, vampers, roleplaying gamers, bunny huggers, tree biters, non-hostile celebrity stalkers, impersonators, mimes, geographers, professional wrestlers, chefs… we go by many names.  I am an artist and a movie geek which gives me an almost archon-like position in our caste system. Though I have not achieved the rank of “Movie Geek of Epic Proportions” I strive towards it daily. Not a day goes by where movie dialogue doesn’t filter its way into my conversations. I am a quote machine and have an uncanny knack for recognizing actors before they were famous and predicting if they’ll skyrocket (Hi Jessica Alba – Remember Flipper?). My redundant movie knowledge qualifies me as a living breathing IMDB which makes me utterly awesome at parties.

Tread carefully when you refer to yourselves as a geek ladies and gentlemen. The real geeks out there don’t take kindly to your fly-by-night trend whoring. We are proud of who we are and dread having the bandwagon tip over from all of you jumping aboard. Do not sully what has taken us a millenia to cultivate. We like what we like because it makes us happy. Not because it’s cool. It’s always been that way. Always will be.

Piss off and get your own culture.


Geek Zone Exclusive – Bring on the ZEAT!


As if staging a Halloween costume party-slash-wedding with a post apocalyptic theme wasn’t a tell-tale sign of utter geekiness, we naturally took things a step further. There’s a fine line geek and loser and I’m proud to say that my happy feet stomp that line like the Lord of Dance himself. There were missing persons posters and contamination signs, windows boarded with fake wood planks, intricately cut out pumpkin centerpieces and even a “First Aid” trunk packed with pop. My lovely wife even managed to lay out a full-on candy bar with little take out containers and the whole shebang.

Always trust a diabetic when it comes to candy selection.

Having a post apocalyptic theme is superb because a mess is exactly the look you’re shooting for. At the end of the night things looked more perfect than the start of the festivities. With a dub wasteland 80’s funk wrapped in hip hoppy goodness playlist playing throughout the night – every so often interrupted by custom radio transmissions about alien invasions and zombie uprisings – the icing on the cake was the ZEAT  left at everyone’s table.

What is the ZEAT you may ask?

Quite simply it’s an acronym for the Zombie Epidemic Aptitude Test. Yes geeks of all ages I actually compiled, printed and bound little questionnaire booklets for the reception. I figured it’d be a fun little diversion for those who had a bit too much to drink. The ZEAT is a comprehensive exam based on a wealth of redundant movie and book knowledge. While some may disagree with some of the conclusions or answers it’s still fun to use. I was digging some old papers and came across what I believe to be the last printed copy of the ZEAT. In honor of my sick fascination with the genre (and to enable the addiction of others who suffer from the same terrible disease) I present to you, the adoring masses, the ZEAT:


Z . E . A . T.

Zombie Epidemic Aptitude Test

The following 50 questions could save your life in the unfortunate event of an Undead Outbreak. Answer each question as honestly as possible. Your responses are not being monitored, recorded or stored and are for your personal use only (unless you designate otherwise). This is not a scored exam but more rather an aptitude test to gauge your cognitive knowledge on this horrific situation and whether or not you are physically, mentally and/or geographically prepared to handle a sudden outbreak. Once you have completed the exam please compare your responses to that of the Z.E.A.T. Answer Key to see how well you did.

Physical & Health (select one answer per question)


How old are you?
__ 12 or under
__ 13 – 30
__ 31 – 45
__ 46 – 64
__ 65 or older

Do you exercise regularly?
__ Gym Rat (in the gym 5 – 7 times a week)
__ Gym Dedicated (in the gym 2 -3 times a week)
__ Hard worker (work daily in a physically demanding job such as sports or construction)
__ Casual (in the gym once a week or work out at home occasionally)
__ Light (go for walks or jogs regularly)
__ Couch Potato (rarely exercise)

Do you smoke?
__ Yes – Hardcore (several packs a week)
__ Yes – Casual (a pack every week or bi-weekly)
__ Yes – Sorta (No cigarettes, but something else…hehe)
__ No (I don’t smoke anything)

Are you an active prescription medication user?
__ Yes (pain killers, heart meds, antipsychotics, insulin, etc)
__ No (clean)

Do you suffer from any substantial ailments or injuries?
__ Yes (such as cancer, diabetes, need the aid of a cane, etc)
__ No (nothing too serious)

What is your weight or build?
__ Obese
__ Overweight
__ Husky
__ Average
__ Slim
__ Underweight
__ Frail

Social & Habits (select one answer per question)


How many people do you currently in your household?
__ Alone
__ Wife/Husband or live-in boy/girl friend
__ 3 – 5 people
__ 6 – 9 people
__ 10 or more people

Do you have a pet?
__ Yes
__ No

Are you socially active?
__ Social Slut (have many friends and family members that you keep in constant contact with)
__ Socially Sound (have a nice circle of family and friends that you keep in constant contact with)
__ Socially Guarded (have a handful of family and friends you keep in somewhat good contact with)
__ Social Deviant (can count the number of people you keep in contact with on one hand)
__ Loner (no real contact with family or friends)

Do you actively follow the news?
__ Absolutely – I actively read the papers every day, watch the daily news and frequent news sites
__ Pretty much – I keep up to date either online or with news tickers
__ Not Really – I have a general understanding of what’s going on in the world
__ Nope – Do don’t really keep up with anything

Do you watch movies or play video games often?
__ Totally – I’m a movie buff and play games regularly
__ Pretty much – I’m watch all kinds of movies and play video games occasionally
__ Not really – I don’t watch certain types of movies (Horror, comedy, etc) and rarely play games
__ Nope – I don’t care for movies much and haven’t picked up a controller in ages
__ Training & Special Skills

Do you have any hand to hand combat training?
__ Yes – Formal (military, wrestling, boxing, martial arts, etc)
__ Yes – Informal (street fighting or brawling regularly)
__ No (no training other than maybe a fist fight or two years ago)

Do you have any firearms training?
__ Yes – Formal (military, police, etc)
__ Yes – Informal (sport hunting, self-taught, etc)
__ No (Rarely if ever held or even fired a gun)

Do you have any melee weapon training?
__ Yes – Formal (military, police, etc)
__ Yes – Informal (sport hunting, self-taught, etc)
__ No (Rarely if ever held or used a melee weapon)

Do you have any First Aid training?
__ Yes – Advanced (Doctor, paramedic, EMT, nurse, etc)
__ Yes – Basic (life guard, book or class educated, work safety officer, etc)
__ No (nothing more than knowing the difference between an abrasion and a laceration)

Do you have any training in any field that could prove useful in complete society breakdown (Such as electrical, mechanics, carpentry, engineering, etc)?
__ Yes
__ No

Home (select one answer per question)


General climate in your area?
__ Tropical Moist: all months have average temperatures above 18° Celsius.
__ Dry: with deficient precipitation during most of the year.
__ Moist Mid-latitude Climates with Mild Winters.
__ Moist Mid-Latitude Climates with Cold Winters.
__ Polar Climates: with extremely cold winters and mild summers.

Where do you live?
__ City – Large (population in the millions)
__ City – Medium (population under 1 million)
__ City – Small (population under 500k)
__ Town – Large (population under 250k)
__ Town – Medium (population under 100k)
__ Town – Small (population under 50k)
__ Suburbs (a bit of a way from a town or city)
__ Rural Area (not near any significant population)

Scale of home or residence?
__ House – Large (2 or more stories)
__ House – Large (1 story)
__ House – Small (2 story)
__ House – Small (1 story)
__ Apartment or Condo – Large (5 or more stories)
__ Apartment or Condo – Small (4 or less stories)

Age of residence?
__ Old (pre-1950)
__ Contemporary (1951 – 1990)
__ Modern (1991 – present)

Does your home have many ground level accessible windows?
__ Many (more than 10)
__ A few (4 – 9)
__ None
__ Does not apply (live in an apartment that is not on the ground floor)

Do you own any firearms?
__ Firearms – Multiple
__ Firearms – Single
__ None

Do you own a vehicle?
__ Truck – Large (freight truck, cube van, etc)
__ Truck – Small (pickup, van, SUV, etc)
__ Car – Typical (any standard sedan)
__ Car – Small (luxury, 2 seater, etc)
__ Motorcycle or Moped
__ None (other than a bicycle)

How many non-perishable goods are currently in your residence?
__ Enough to last months
__ Enough to last a few weeks
__ Enough to last a week tops
__ Enough to last a few days

Do you own a toolbox?
__ Yes – Advanced (Mechanic level tools and accessories)
__ Yes – Basic (Standard tools and accessories)
__ Yes – Minimal (Hammer, screwdrivers, etc)
__ No

Do you own a First Aid Kit or have an Emergency Response Kit prepared?
__ Yes – I have both
__ Yes – I have a First Aid Kit or an Emergency Response Kit
__ Not Really – I have basic medical supplies such as band aids, a flashlight, simple meds, etc
__ Nope – I have nothing substantial

Does your home or residence have a backup or reserve power generator?
__ Yes
__ No

Situational & Judgment (select one answer per question)


Safest floor in a home?
__ Top floor of an apartment building
__ Top floor or attic of a house
__ Ground floor of an apartment building
__ Ground floor of a house
__ Basement or a house or apartment building

Best weapon to have on hand at all times?
__ Grenade
__ Handgun
__ Molotov Cocktail
__ Rifle (automatic or semi)
__ Knife or edged weapon
__ Blunt object

You’re unexpectedly thrust into violent zombie outbreak in your neighborhood, community or immediate area and are currently outside in the middle of all the commotion. What do you do?
__ Fight back, hold your position, and wait for help
__ Be a Samaritan and save as many as possible, wait for help
__ Go into hiding locally
__ Flee the area immediately (leave the city or town)
__ Flee the area immediately (head home)
__ Gather a few people, hold your position, and wait for help
__ Gather a few people, go into hiding locally
__ Gather a few people, flee immediately (leave the city or town)
__ Gather a few people, flee immediately (head home)

News of a zombie outbreak in your area is announced. What do you do first?
__ Head home (or if home already start securing it)
__ Head to family or friends
__ Head to police, military, fire station or designated rescue facility
__ Follow others and conglomerate to a meeting point
__ Locate nearest secure facility and hunker down
__ Flee the city/town

You’ve managed to fortify yourself (and your companions if applicable) for a few days now during the initial outbreak in a semi-secure building. However you hear cries of someone in distress coming from outside. What do you do?
__ Venture out immediately and attempt a quick rescue
__ Observe the situation from a safe vantage point and determine if a rescue is feasible
__ Do nothing, stay quiet and wait for the commotion to pass

Home base supplies are running low and you’re in danger of starvation soon. What do you do?
__ Venture out alone to raid small local shops
__ Venture out with a small group to raid small local shops
__ Venture out with a large group to raid small local shops
__ Venture out alone to raid large local stores
__ Venture out with a small group to raid large local stores
__ Venture out with a large group to raid large local stores
__ Relocate, abandon your position and search for a new base of operations

You (and your party) have managed to survive the brunt of the undead outbreak in a well fortified complex with substantial supplies and a means of producing fresh water and food. A couple of months have passed and, while the zombies are still present in great numbers, they can’t breach your facility. What next?
__ Stay put and wait it out
__ Organize ‘kill missions’ to start exterminating batches of zombies daily
__ Plan a mission to abandon the fortification and head to the mountains

A relative or close friend is bitten. What do you do?
__ Kill immediately and mourn later
__ Sever and/or cauterised the afflicted area in an attempt to stop the viral spread
__ Isolate or contain the injured individual and observe
__ Patch them up and use them for as long as you can till they turn
__ Patch them up and bring them to a medical facility (if applicable or possible)

Best protection to wear:
__ Plate Mail
__ Chain Mail
__ Shark Suit
__ Bulletproof Vest
__ Kevlar Covers
__ Loose comfortable clothing
__ Tight fitting clothing

Safest public building(s) – Check all that apply

__ Hospital

__ Office building

__ Police station

__ School

__ Retail store

__ Supermarket

__ Shopping mall

__ Church

__ Warehouse

 
__ Pier or Dock

__ Shipyard

__ Bank

__ Cemetery

__ City Hall or Capitol building

__ Military base or complex

__ Prison

__ Off Shore Oil Rig

When venturing into a zombie hotspot it’s best to:
__ Travel in a large group
__ Travel in a small group
__ Travel alone

True or False


Your home is the best place to weather the initial outbreak.

Swimming (in a lake or pond) is a safe way to avoid zombies.

Fire will cause a zombie to hesitate.

Zombies retain knowledge of their past lives.

Zombies can see better than the living and/or have night vision.

Zombies hunt using their ears and sense of smell.

Zombies can be domesticated.

Zombies eat humans only.

Zombies possess supernatural strength.

Zombies are fueled by or gain nutrition from the consumption of flesh.

A Zombie bite can be treated if proper medical attention is delivered immediately.

It’s safer to travel at night than during the day.


Please bear in mind this is all for fun and the love of the genre. Don’t harass me about facts and figures and probabilities. It’s for entertainment purposes! When the shit really does hit the fan we can discuss semantics then. I’d like to thank my mom and pop once again for dealign with a troubled child all these years. I’d also like to thank Max Brooks, George Romero and zombie fanatics across the globe for continually breathing new (after)life into the genre.

Oh yeah…

I suppose you want the answer key, eh? Well you have to download it. I’m done with this post. Enjoy the fact that I have stolen this time out of your life that you’ll never get back. >:p


Geek Zone Exclusive – Dead Nation


Warning you may experience bouts of nerdiness by proceeding further.
Viewer discretion is advised.

Well lookie here. Another post. Don’t get too excited. This could very well be just another flash in the pan for all I know. In any case I decided to stick with this theme of getting back to my roots and present you all with some good old-fashioned zombie goodness. What better way to officially christen my aptly title GEEK ZONE.

I bring to you, oh ye fanatics of brain nom nommers, the game Dead Nation for the PS3.

This little gem came into my possession as a result of the infamous Playstation Network Hack a few months ago. No I didn’t illegally download it or circumvent anything. I’m flattered you’d think that but I’m not nearly skilled enough to do anything like that. No, this wonderful little game came as a compensatory gift from Sony during their Welcome Back Program. For those unfamiliar with the whole matter, the condensed version is Sony’s game and music network was hacked and some shifty nameless people gained access to a lot of personal data. The network was shut down for a month and change and kiddies (big and small) across the world very very angry. As a gesture of good faith for the inconvenience it caused (and to brush over the whole intrusion incident) they announced a Welcome Back program that would give all registered PSN users 2 free game downloads.

Needless to say I pounced on that like a fat man at a chinese buffet.

For some odd reason (I have no idea why) I was immediately attracted to the title of this game and the fact that it had a picture of a dude with shades blowing a pussbag’s head off. So I said why not. It’s free, right? I’ll start by saying it’s not a groundbreaking game. It doesn’t have stellar CG cut screens or dramatic dialogue. In fact their cut screens are pieces of artwork. The gameplay however is kind of funky. It’s a two stick directional shooter where you, a survivor of a zombie outbreak who is immune to the disease, fight through hordes of ravenous zombies tying to uncover the mystery of Patient Zero. I had a feeling I would like this game just based on the fact I gave out a Patient Zero Award here on WordPress many moons ago. Although the controls are painfully simplistic I must say that the gameplay is slightly addictive. Firstly the actual graphics are pretty tight. Although the game camera is always at an arial view, the level of detail in the zombies and settings are quite impressive for such a small game. The lighting and fog effects are also unnerving at certain points as well. It pays very close attention to lighting detail to the point where if you accidentally (or purposefully) destroy light sources you get plunged into very creepy scenarios where you only have your flashlight to guide you.

While some zombie purists may take exception to this, the game does introduce some special new types of undead. The majority of the game you deal with your typical slow plodding ones but every so often you get to match wits with Runners, Mouths, Jumpers and the utterly hilarious Bombies! They add an interesting dynamic to the whole zombie apocalypse theme making it great kill’em all fun.

The game’s greatest aspect is the chaos that ensues in each zone. It takes me back to the days of old Arcade shooters like Gauntlet. Is anybody even old enough to remember going to arcades? I liken the madness in this game to one of my most favorite arcade games Smash TV. Dead Nation takes the concept of being overwhelmed to a whole new level. There’s nothing quite like getting surrounded by literally hundreds of zombies and having to fight your way out. It’s totally unbelievable and outrageous but insanely fun. There’s something profoundly therapeutic about mowing down a field of brain chompers with a sub machine gun after a stressful day. It’s an easy game to learn how to play but can be incredibly hard to complete especially on higher difficulties.

As if that isn’t enough it has online co-op capabilities where you and your buddies can wreak as much havoc and mayhem as you want. There’s even an online meta game that tracks your country of origin’s progress versus the zombie epidemic against other countries. All in all it’s one of the best game downloads I ever got my hands on and definitely a crowd pleaser for zombie fan boys and girls out there.

Dead Nation is Geek Zone Approved!


In the beginning, it is always dark…


Picture it…

Several socially dead, introverted, painfully single, male geek-o-phile teens gathered around a table a dimly lit basement. Posters of scantily clad movie and game vixens adorn the walls. The air is thick with the smell of Mountain Dew and Cheetos. The Highlander plays on a old Zenith 27 inch TV with no sound is coming from it. The images dance across the screen to the tune of Master of Puppets playing in the background. Amidst all of this the tension is high.  Some of the teens are clad in paraphernalia ranging from gauntlets to weathered helmets. A mint condition Scottish claymore hangs on the wall behind the most elaborately costumed nerd draped in a dark cloak. They stare at him with a stoic intensity hanging on his every word. The table is littered with documents. Important documents. In an instant, the Head Geek barks out a command and one of his subordinates quickly responds. The sound of rattling interrupts the heated exchange as the Lesser Geek casts his dice along the table…

My apologies to whoever this is... you just fit the stereotype to a T.

Fail.

Welcome to the perceived world of RPGs (Role Playing Games). Before Xbox. Before Playstation. Before Sega. In the days of Collecovision and Atari gaming often referred to those ridiculed few who enjoyed playing role playing games – not video games. Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, Vampire: The Mascarade, Palladium Megaverse… these are just some of the thousands of role playing game systems out there that people have enjoyed for decades.  Ever since the first Game master cracked open a book and ran his or her first campaign gaming has been the butt of endless jokes, non stop criticism and a source of contention to the masses. Why is that? Fear of the unknown is the basis for prejudice and that seems to be the case with gaming. Gaming has had such a stigma cast on it that I doubt anyone can ever truly and proudly admit that they like RPGs.  I figure I’ll do my part for those repressed masses who game in clandestine locations and have long suffered because they can’t come out of the Dungeon.

Let’s start off first with understanding what a Role Playing Game is exactly. Wikipedia defines it as the following:

A role-playing game (RPG) is a broad family of games in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting, or through a process of structured decision-making or character development. Actions taken within the game succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines.

In order to understand gaming you have to understand that there are two forms distinct forms. You have the Classic RPGs (often called pen-and-paper RPGs) that involve (you guessed it) pen, paper, character sheets, and dice. The often gather in a comfortable, preferably indoor, setting with and basically get involved in an interactive verbal story.

Image courtesy of http://www.ifgs.org

The other form of gaming is called Live Action Role Playing (or LARPs as they like to be referred to as). Here people often dress up elaborately and perform their actions physically. Although both use a similar base format in having an arranger (or Game master) who serves as pseudo-referee that conveys the storyline, setting and progression as well as establish the rules these two forms of gaming are often dumped together in the same category to the chagrin of both parties.

I too suffer from the prejudice of not knowing what LARPs truly are. I’ve never participated in one and the only exposure I’ve had to them comes in the form of the movie Role Models (which paints a not to flattering but seriously hilarious portrait of the LARP world). I solemnly admit to poking fun at them behind closed doors. Again that stems from not knowing. Many LARPers take their gaming seriously and to piss on their Cheerios just because I am uninformed makes me no better than the people who bash Classic gamers. So, my apologies to thee, O’ LARPers of the world. Please enlighten me so that I can see the whole picture.

The best way to dissuade the stigma of gaming is to play Mythcrusher. I’d use the other myth title but I fear being sued for making reference to it without their permission.

  • Classic Role Playing Gamers and LARPers are the same damn thing.
    False. Don’t let either side hear you say that either. Gamers rarely get up in arms about criticism but mixing the two up is liable to get your stabbed in the throat. Both are very proud of their respective ways of gaming and while there are crossovers the general relation is in name only. To each his own, as it is said.
  • Gamers are all male teenage douchebags with no lives and no girlfriends.
    False. You’d be surprised at how many over-18 active gamers there are out there. In fact there are probably more young adult and middle aged gamers than teenage ones at this point in time. Mainly that’s because all the formerly teenage ones in the 80’s and 90’s are all old now. Once a gamer always a gamer. RPGs are all about creativity and it’s a perfect outlet for those who simply like to write. Women comprise a huge portion of the gaming community. In fact, female game masters tend to have the most elaborate and detailed campaigns ever. Don’t fool yourself. Hot chicks do game. It’s true.
  • Gamers dress up and take that shit too seriously.
    True. To an extent. LARPers dress up. Classic gamers don’t. Both do however take their crafts seriously when playing. It’s like any video gamer out there now. Try to interrupt a person playing his or her Modern Warfare 2 or Halo and see how serious they take it. As mentioned earlier gaming involves a lot of creative input from all parties involved therefore people tend to feel a bit of ownership with regards to the story itself. It’s like owning stock in something. As with anything in life there are those who do go to the extreme but those are few and far between.
  • Gaming is too expensive and complicated to get into.
    False. This needs a bit of clarification though. Role playing isn’t hard. It just takes getting used to. It’s no different than playing a role in a movie. You pretend to think like someone else. Equipment is another story. Gear can get to be expensive for LARPers from what I hear. Depending on how intricate or detailed you want to dress it can run you a pretty penny.
    For classic gaming, as a player, your tools are inexpensive. Typically all you need are your own dice. The system you’re playing determines what dice you’ll need but generally speaking they’re cheap to purchase. As a game master though, it can get to be quite expensive. Game systems often have Source books and Compendiums that are often needed in order to run a detailed campaign. These books can run anywhere between $20 USD and $60 USD each.  Only the truly dedicated (and financially comfortable) are able to load up in that department. In any case though the books (especially the source ones) are very entertaining reading material on their own. If you’re into the whole True Blood vampire craze try reading some White Wolf RPG books. They’re highly entertaining and insightful. If you’re into that Vampire Diaries or Twilight crap, leave my blog now and never return.

Despite the reputation gaming has received over the years the majority of the criticism stems from people who have never gamed a day in their lives. They’re often narrow-minded individuals with little imagination who get off on building themselves up by putting others down. Gaming inspires creativity. It promotes imagination.  It’s for writers who want to express themselves and regular people who just want to get away from the ills of the world – even if just for a few hours. It makes me laugh when they lament how socially challenged gamers are when in fact gaming promotes social interaction more than anything else. It was the original social network. If more young people got into gaming we wouldn’t have the grammatically devoid cesspool of a “writing community” known as Twitter.

Let them call you nerds and geeks.  Let the naysayers spread nasty stereotypes and pontificate how you have no lives. I always say, if it’s not true then why get offended? If gaming makes you happy, then game on my brothers and sisters. Unite with other games under a common banner as you have for decades now. Continue to do what you do.

My name is Ian… and I am a Classic Gamer! Hallelujah!