Silence! Game Designer Derek Smart's Name Must Only Be Spoken in Hushed Tones!
December 13, 2012 7:39 AM Subscribe
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GameSpy's long-defunct Daily Victim was a daily first-person essay and illustration (by Dave "Fargo" Kosak, now of Blizzard Entertainment, and Michael "Gabe" Krahulik, then and still of Penny Arcade) which paid humorous tribute to the various individuals one meets online. Users would vote 1-5 on each one, and on the weekend, the top-voted Victim would get an additional essay and a properly colored and shaded image, often feeding into an ever-growing continuity. This website
presents an archive of the complete series, along with some explanatory articles, all long gone from Gamespy's website, and in so doing provides a glimpse into the internet culture of a decade ago.
In case you don't want to read hundreds of entries, here are some personal favorites:
I've Been Defending This Flag since You Were in Your Father's Scrotum
Why, Yes. My New Job Title Is Just an Excuse to Play Asheron's Call All Day.
Tell Me about Your Day, Honey. I Promise Not to Fall Asleep This Time.
I Am Right and You Are Wrong, as Evidenced by the Immense Combined Power of the Diablo Characters Listed in My Signature
Hot Diggity! This New Matrix Action Figure Sitting on Top of My Monitor Will Affirm My Status as a Badass!
I Have Several Theories as to How a Counter-strike Dedicated Server Managed to Find Its Way into Our Network Closet, Perhaps I Should Elaborate?
Mock Ye the Arcane Arts of Unix Server Administration!?
Woe, I Say, Woe upon Thee Who Trifle with the Devine Server Administrator!
Watch Me Now as I Sing along with the Deus Ex Theme!
Why Doesn't This Warez Server Have Any Decent Customer Support!?
As an Arcade Attendant of Five Years, I Can Say with Certainty That Creeping Horror Is Not a Usual Fixture of Palace Park Amusements.
This Game You Bought Me Isn't SSX. and You're Not My Real Mom.
National Security Reasons Demand That These 'Punkbuster' Workarounds Do Not Fall into Enemy Hands
Our New Office Passtime Is Messin' with the Guy Who Plays Majestic
Thanks to Unreal Tournament, I Was Kicked Out of the S.A.T. Exams