Not exactly what you might think, but it’s fitting, to a point.
Found it very odd this last weekend when I was in the city. Among the stops that I made with Pearce to the farmer’s market, the burlesque show, visiting and hanging out with friends, I also made stops at 8th Street Books & Comics and at one of the EB Games locations in the city. I was just like a kid in a candy store at 8th Street. They moved into a larger location, which is great because it’s so much more wide open than the old location. And all the stuff they had. I just wished I had enough money to buy all the books I wanted to buy. Perhaps that will be on the next trip into the city, which will be this weekend.
I managed to pick up a few trades, all of them collections of the Green Arrow Black Canary series. Always loved the writing for the character and this was no different. I pretty much poured over them when I returned to Outlook. And I know there’s more that I could pick up, along with the trades for Sandman Mystery Theatre. I need a wad of a thousand dollars and walk into there one day.
At EB Games it was very different. I used to walk in and have the same attitude as 8th Street. But this last weekend it was a big pile of meh. Nothing really jumped out at me, and perhaps that’s because I feel a little cynical about video games. I used to get pumped about a new video game on the market. Tomb Raider, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Unreal Tournament, Freedom Force and so much more. Now I feel so much disinterest in video games. The only one that sparked any interest at all was Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold edition, but I’ve already got the first game and would only need the expansion.
I think part of it’s been my current play with MMO’s. Lately, they’ve completely underwhelmed me. I used to role play a lot in MMO’s and in games like NWN (the original Bioware product) on persistent world servers. But now, I’d rather just play, earn levels, have some fun. City of Heroes isn’t cutting it for me anymore, really. I’ve even been playing Champions Online, but really, how can you play an MMO where everyone’s treating it like a single player game. At present, MMO’s have become a great big money sink, and nothing more. Which is rather disappointing because I shelled out the bucks for the pre-release of Going Rogue. Now, I’m not sure if I want to play the game anymore.
There’s other factors involved, but right now, I find more interest in books than I do in gaming. Maybe that will change, but something tells me it won’t. I’ve been playing online games now for over ten years, the end game has come.
And sadly, it’s boring me to tears.
Until next time…
…keep ‘em flyin’!