Eulogy for a video game fan
November 4, 2011 10:47 AM   Subscribe

So many onions.
posted by Cosine at 10:51 AM on November 4, 2011

that was really nice.
posted by h0p3y at 10:53 AM on November 4, 2011

A Claptrap is making it dusty in here?

I've never had so much respect for a game developer or any company as I do for Gearbox, and they just keep on justifying that.
posted by cmoj at 11:10 AM on November 4, 2011

Just uh, avoid bringing up Duke Nukem Forever.

(I blame George Broussard for DNF a lot more than Randy Pitchford and Gearbox, but you don't have to go out of the way to defend that shit, guys.)
posted by kmz at 11:21 AM on November 4, 2011


What a cool and sweet thing to do. Next time I hear a Claptrap repeat, "I'm dancin', I'm dancin'!" I'll try not to get so frustrated.
posted by snapped at 11:24 AM on November 4, 2011

This has been a thing for like, forever.

In Airwarrior, airfields would be named after noted virtual pilots. In WoW, there are statutes and memorials as well - this one is particularly touching.

On in particular that stands out for me is Terry Naughton. I joined the Air Warrior community right around the time of his death in 1996 - I never knew him in any real sense. But his writings - archived here - are a real gem.

The best are "I go Diving Down" and "I was there", which talks about his time working for NASA in the late 50s.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 11:52 AM on November 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

Damn Claptrap P. Claptrapington... you've thrown sand in my eyes.
posted by RolandOfEld at 1:39 PM on November 4, 2011

Every time you think the world sucks, BAM!! there is still goodness.
posted by real_paris at 2:39 PM on November 4, 2011

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