The Stone Age Gamer

This article originally appeared on TheSixthAxis on July 25, 2008

Let’s talk tasty treats for a moment, shall we?  The general consensus is that as tasty as vanilla is, it just has to be chocolate.  Chocolate is so much richer and decadent than vanilla.  Right- keep those thoughts of ice cream and chocolate in the back of your mind for the minute.  All shall be revealed in due course…

I had a discussion the other day with a fellow PS3 gamer.  You’d have thought that we perhaps shared common ground?  Wrong.  Very wrong indeed.  I was talking to this gamer about the latest PS3 update and the Trophy system that had been added.  I received a blank look.  That wasn’t a good sign, I thought.

I then venture out and ask whether he’s played online at all with his PS3.  He said he hadn’t.  It turns out that he hasn’t even registered with the PlayStation Network!  This means, my friends, that he has not experienced the soft, blue glow of the PlayStation Store containing all the latest PS3 game demos, PSN games, film trailers, themes and more.  He will also not be able to collect Trophies without registering, let alone play any games online- the bread and butter of the online experience.

I mentioned all of this to him.  He didn’t care.  He told me that he ‘just wants to play games’.  I have to admit that it had never occured to me until now that there were gamers out there who didn’t care about what else they could do apart from play games.  In my opinion they are not getting the fullest, richest experience.  They are munching on plain vanilla ice cream.

I however, am indulging on the rich chocolate experience of the PlayStation Network which is a glorious feast for the senses and showcases some simply cracking entertainment.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.  This writer is a trully next generation gamer, not stuck in the Stone Age.

This leaves me wondering: which category do you fall under?  And do you know any other gamers who are like this?  Feel free to leave a comment on this subject, or send me some hate mail if I’ve really rattled some cages.  Till next time!

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