Sunday, November 1, 2009

A New Gaming First for Me

Having been a gamer for over 25 years, I've pretty much seen and done just about everything in video games. But "The Lost and the Damned" - a downloadable expansion for Grand Theft Auto IV - provided me with a brand new experience.


Yup, I was just minding my own business watching a cutscene depicting negotiations between a biker thug and a corrupt politician when what should appear in all its fully rendered glory but the politician's one-eyed trouser snake, dangling for all to see. YIKES!

I find it ironic that, given the misogynistic leanings of the gaming industry in general (not to mention GTA in specific), my "bare crotch viewing scorecard" now reads 1 for the gentlemen and 0 for the ladies. It's not the way I would have drawn things up, but such is the life of a gamer!

1 comment:

  1. You forgot to mention how furry the experience was. Oh my! Let's just say this is the kind of politician that doesn't trim around the edges.

    I think my favorite part (har har) was the explanation of why you got the extended (huh, har har again) look at my new favorite politician in his altogether, it was a demonstration of his honesty - he doesn't hide anything. What you see if what you get.

    Jeff also forgot to mention the accidental funny that followed this cut scene. He called in the momentous moment to me as I was in the other room and my response was, "Are you serious? Did you see it coming?" (cue raucous laughter) I simply wanted to know if it was totally random or if he was suspicious that digital wang was imminent but I suppose I didn't use the best phrasing.