Friday, September 28, 2007

The Art of the Game

Sonosaur is a great video gamer, is programming, and ultimately wants to be a game programmer and designer despite my hopes that he'll become a psychologist making $200 an hour.

Yesterday he was sitting next to me as I worked on the computer, flipping through his gamer magazine and reading portions aloud to me on some of the newest developments in gaming. Finally he sighed and tossed the magazine on the desk, picking up another.

"You know," he said, "no one's coming out with anything original anymore! I can see a sequel - heck, I can even see a trilogy! But some of these games just go on and on and on! Do we really need a twentieth Tomb Raider?"

I pointed out that there were some young men who might disagree (in fact, *I* love the Tomb Raider series). He rolled his eyes in disdain, as he is a gamer for the art and the challenge only.

Then he said "Don't these game designers think any more? Everyone's doing a game based on a movie which is based on a book. Now ME - *I* am waiting for the game about a book based on a movie based on a game!"

I stopped typing for a moment and glanced at him. He gave me a quirky grin, and resumed reading.


Jamie Dawn said...

That last statement of his was pretty, darned intriguing and just, plain smart!

Some people in the gaming industry make big bucks.
$200 an hour might be chump change to him someday. You never know...

The Lazy Iguana said...


I am waiting for somehow get the money to buy a 41 foot power yacht with twin 400 HP diesel engines.

I would also need the money to pay for the fuel, and the money to pay for the marina wet slip WITH a boat lift so that the boat does not have to sit in the water.

Everything else on top of that is just gravy.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Jamie Dawn, some DO make a lot! And this is really such an overriding passion of his that I doubt I'll be able to dissuade him. He IS very smart, and lots of fun. :D

Lazy, it's good to have goals! :D I want Trump's empire without having to marry him (ewwww). Well, I'd like to see the books first: I suspect he's not nearly as well-off as he'd like us to believe.

R2K said...

What do you want to be In 20 Years?

The Lazy Iguana said...

Saur - If Trump really has all that money - then why does his (fake) hair look the way it does? Can't he afford an Alpaca fur wig or something? ANYTHING has to be better than that dead muskrat he is always wearing. That thing has to be pretty rank by now.

YO DONALD! It is OK to be bald.

M@ said...


michelle said...

You know my kid - the Wesmeister. Sonosaur and the Wesmeister could team up. What one isn't into the other is. What one thinks of the other can add to it easily. When it comes to gaming these two are at the same level, and the Wesmeiser rarely loses.

United We Lay said...

Smart kid. Original thought is a big part of what's missing from our society.