December 26, 2010

Getting kicked from the experience

On the night of Decem­ber 16th, three friends and I drove 45 min­utes and spend around 80 total to see Tron Lega­cy in 3‑D IMAX. The movie is one of my favorite of the year and the best use of 3‑D I have seen to date. But what ruined it for me was oth­er peo­ple. It nor­mal­ly hap­pens with every movie I go see and video game I play, some­one ruins the expe­ri­ence.
Movies, tele­vi­sion, video games, books, any kind of media are there to pull you into an expe­ri­ence, to take you to a world out­side your own. They take you mys­ti­cal and mag­i­cal places, wars once fought, the future of human­i­ty, to a race track going well over 200 mph; and all of this can be torn down in an instant by the out­side world.
Thanks to a sale on the Forza 3 car packs this week, I jumped back into dri­ver seat of one of the best rac­ers of last year. Fly­ing down a straight away in my Renault Mag­a­ne Tro­phy with tech­no pump­ing in the back ground and my phone rings. So I have to pause the expe­ri­ence to answer my phone, which I want to throw out the win­dow I am beside, and now get back to the game I am now aware I am play­ing.
Play­ing the Bad Com­pa­ny 2 Viet­nam expan­sion the oth­er night and I am com­plete­ly sucked into the expe­ri­ence. Final­ly got to play the most amaz­ing map in recent mem­o­ry, Hill 137, I am run­ning around, gun fire blaz­ing, grenades explod­ing in the back ground, try­ing to look for my team to help me and 7 out of the 12 guys are snipers and nowhere in sight. Even mul­ti­play­er games can be ruined by the wrong peo­ple.
This is one of my biggest annoy­ances, I pay mon­ey for games, to see movies, to read books and I expect for my expe­ri­ence to not be inter­rupt­ed. I have start­ed to take mea­sures to fix this, I bought a tur­tle beach head­set to ignore the out­side world around me, try to play with friends in mul­ti­play­er games to avoid peo­ple who are just there to bet­ter them­selves, and shut­ting off the ever annoy­ing phone. The worst expe­ri­ence I have had came from some moron while I was play­ing Halo 3 one morn­ing, just got my waf­fles and sat down to play some team death match and for 12 min­utes straight this ass­hole makes the most irri­tat­ing noise in the world; AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.  Real­ly do you have noth­ing bet­ter to do with your day then to piss off every­one in the world? This was before Xbox Live added the par­ty sys­tem, and every douche bag had a voice and it was a has­sle to try and silence them.
I am not try­ing to sit here and whine, I am just ask­ing for peo­ple to make my expe­ri­ence bet­ter. You make my expe­ri­ence bet­ter, everyone’s will be bet­ter. I enjoy escap­ing into worlds that are not real­i­ty and being told sto­ries in the most inter­ac­tive ways pos­si­ble. Please don’t be like the Halo ass­hole and ruin my waf­fles. Mer­ry Christ­mas to all the read­ers out there and have a hap­py new year.

1 comment

  1. ScrotusKilmystr - December 26, 2010 2:32 pm

    dude, I know my rant­i­ng and bitch­ing when we are online can be annoy­ing but i will ende­vor to NOT RUIN YOUR WAFFLES!!!


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