Video games feel like they’ve been around forever. Sure, they might not always have been electronic, or in a sense (lost) “video,” but people have always used games as a distraction. What I’m trying to say is this: painting the Sistine Chapel was no different from a marathon run of World of Warcraft. Michelangelo was bored (for four years), and this was his distraction.
I guess that’s the essence of what I’m getting at… video games, or the need for distractions, is eternal. Well, maybe not eternal. Only since we as a human species haven’t had to worry about getting eaten by wild animals, die from the simple cold, or basically fight to survive. Wait. Scratch all that.
What I really want to say is thank Pong that video games exist. And thank Pong this game doesn’t:
And thank Pong this kid recorded his experiment in tastelessness (perhaps) and ignorance (definitely):
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Do you think I’d get the same response if my gamer tag was PongDiedLOL? Or what if instead of painting this:
Ol’ Michelangelo painted this:
Also acceptable (and probably the better joke):