Important Disclaimer: Nobody is bashing Call of Duty: Black Ops II in this article. We at PSXE have every confidence that it will be a fine game, and millions will love it.
All right now, come together, gamer brothers.
We are in the process of creating a mild rebellion in response to the upcoming blockbuster that will be Black Ops II . We say "mild" because we bear the CoD franchise and the makers of its game no ill will, nor do we have a problem with those who enjoy its games. We do, however, believe firmly that various old-school styles of interactive entertainment that deserve to survive have all but died. We also believe that once upon a time, before this industry went full-on mainstream, there were memorable experiences that would seem alien and even comical in the eyes of today's youth.
So on November 13, a gigantic number of gamers will be lining up to purchase the biggest video game of 2012. One could be all bitter and cynical and say that such lines will consist of ADD-riddled teens who can't play any game that doesn't involve constant shooting. But we won't say that. We're just going to create this nice little club, see, and this club will not buy BOII on launch day. Instead, each member will sit down and play a classic of their choice. It can be anything (although it may not be in the spirit of the club to pick a shooter). It can be any game that brings a tear to your eye, either because you don't see that type of gameplay anymore or because the memories are thick…or both.
You don't have to finish it. You don't even have to play it beyond that day. Just sit there, playing your favorite classic, knowing that you're having just as much fun (if not more fun) than anyone playing Black Ops II . Plus, it's a nice homage to the past. If you'd like be a member of the club, simply state your commitment to the idea and the title of the classic you plan to play on November 13. Thank you for your support. If you're wondering, my choice is in the upper right of this article.