The gaming community has grown exponentially over the years, especially with the sudden spotlight on geek culture with popular TV shows like The Big Bang Theory and the myriad of comic book films hitting the big screen. The awesome part of all this is that more people are taking a jump down the rabbit hole of gaming, comics and overall nerdiness. With this new surge of fresh blood in the gaming community I’ve deemed the term “Gamer” no longer specific enough to describe such a large dynamic group. So I’ve taken it upon myself to classify our hierarchy into six distinct categories. So I’ll start with the loneliest of gamer.
There are five fantastic games that have truly influenced my life over the years. Now, the influential power has not always been used for the betterment of humanity but it has surely made me the fantastically awesome person I am here today.
So without further adieu, drum roll please.
5.) Monopoly: Labeled as “The Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game”, In which they really mean to say “who the [BLANK] is a cheater-face and how the hell do I make change out of a 100 game.” Keep in mind when I started playing games I was very young. My parents decided it would be the perfect way to teach me valuable life lessons and skills. Like math and bullshitting people. This age-old classic has ended many grade school friendships and given me the mutant like ability to calculate the correct change before a cashier at the supermarket can say “do you need stamps or ice today?”. Thank you Monopoly. I shall use your powers to never be shorted change again. (Also as a note for future gaming generations: No one likes hearing “making it rain bitches” as you sprinkle your monopoly money all over them after you win a game. Continue reading 5 Super Powers I’ve Absorbed from Gaming