You remember that movie where Keanu Reeves realizes he lives in a computer program?
It’s the perfect fantasy film. The movie begins with the hero getting chewed out by their boss after having had to stay up late surviving by selling pirate software. Think about how the authority is portrayed and how dislikeable they are. The typical angry boss. A power smug prick treating Neo like a child:
Then by the climax of the film Neo is neck stabbing the very same stereotype while Trinity is living out the murder fantasy:
I think the film was called Avatar.
Anyway, this movie perfectly reflects the common fantasy that almost every media aims to convey. The overcoming of objectively unreasonable people and hopeless situations.
The problem is how the ‘Heroes’ get there. Continue reading The Hero’s Journey – how hardwork is for arseholes
I mentioned some time ago that I wanted to change the direction of theboilingpot; however, I have been struggling with the direction I want to take. Initially I wanted to write about the relationship people have with computer games.
Many of the articles I wrote turned out to be wanky, to be frank, so I just didn’t publish them. Judgemental soap boxing that I would rather avoid.
So I went back to reviews. As seen by the previous FFIV review. I think I’m back to the drawing board with the site though. I will write reviews when I feel the need, I still find it enjoyable. But regards to what this site ‘turns into’. I have no idea.
I might replace the site entirely, but that will probably take a long time, and only after/if I’ve advanced into a different career. For now, theboilingpot continues as it started, playing and reviewing games and giving thoughts on gaming as a medium.
FFIV grabbed my interest when I realized that the protagonist was a terrible bastard. Cecil, a Dark Knight that commands the king’s fleet – begins the game invading and robbing weaker kingdoms for their precious Crystals by order of the King. He expresses doubt regarding the King’s judgement but continues to follow orders anyway. Eventually Cecil’s actions unwittingly result in the deaths of many innocents.
Continue reading Final Fantasy IV
This is a re-write of the first game I reviewed 3 years ago. I’ve edited the older review with my present experience and mindset. I also wanted to remove overly critical fun-making (which isn’t as helpful as I wanted to believe) and lots of redunant stuff. The original review contained 4043 words. This contains 960.
Continue reading Hexen: Beyond Heretic – Review Deshitified
I promise this to be my last major rant on Fallout 4 Continue reading The Disappointment of Fallout 4
I’ve created a ‘Time Wasters’ category in my steam list, which I find is growing at an alarming rate. This is the category where I discard games that attempt to flush away my time away with insubstantial, repetitive bloat. The larger this list becomes the more I visualize burning money and time subtracted from my trip to the grave. Continue reading 6 video game elements that exist to waste my time
Everybody needs to calm down about doom.
Look, the new Doom is a great shooter, I enjoyed it almost start to finish, but it’s quickly gaining the admiration and praise of a charismatic cult leader. The kind we awkwardly pretend we never liked after realizing the con.
Continue reading Let’s all calm down about Doom
I’ve experienced a renewed sense of purpose since returning from a recent vacation and have decided to finally renovate my apartment ( I moved in 3 years ago).
This is a solo job that will take weeks, but I will be working on a new article between break periods. It’s about how the Matrix is a true story, but in the shittiest sense possible. Similar to how ‘The Revenant’ is based on the true story of when a guy shot a bear once. Fantasy will always be more romantic than reality and the human race will be less disappointed in general once we all internalize that fact.
But I’ll not spend the ammo of that article here – that’s just a teaser until it is posted in a month or so. In the meantime I wanted to quickly break down the games I’ve been playing:
Continue reading Upcoming article, Current games, and why we all need to calm down about Kojima
A strange form of aggression infests Gaming culture whereby you can’t just hate someone because of the games they play. Gaming Aggression is far more personal. If a persons has a conflicting opinion then it’s common to go straight for the throat.
Continue reading Gaming Aggression: How We All Fuel the Fire
There’s going to be some changes around here….
Continue reading Take 2