Should I get a Masters in Political Science or enroll in the Klingon Language Institute?
What if Locke is wrong? Should I go with that douchebag Jack instead?
Well, Captain America is dead now. Would it reflect poorly on me if I just started trying to be cool with Iron Man again?
Yeah. Life provides many serious questions, and for card-carrying nerds like myself, such quandaries can run pretty deep. One bad decision can put our fate into a spiral of time-paradoxes. One good decision and we could be jumping on Frodo’s bed with the rest of the Fellowship (ugh). But is there a line? When do the questions go too far? When does your geek outweigh you wallet and the basic needs of survival?
This past week, the gaming world unleashed the long anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom 3
, part of a fighting game series that has been a dusty mainstay in my personal gaming library. Having collected the entire series
since high school (which includes Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter,
and, of course, Marvel vs. Capcom,
and Marvel vs. Capcom 2
) it’s hard not to get a little overzealous about the latest installment. But why oh why
did it have to drop the same week I make my monthly exodus to Safeway to replenish my refrigerator?
|Fate of Two Worlds? Yeah…financial reality and selfish escapism.
To a non-nerd (ew, get away from here) the choice may seem simple — feeding yourself the way God intended seems like a pretty solid reason to prevent yourself from that impulsive trip to Best Buy for a video game. Or is it? Let’s use a poorly assembled system (thanks, Windows Paint) of checks and balances to weigh the pros and cons of keeping your inner-fanboy in check. This is…
Marvel vs. Capcom vs. My Groceries!
|Yeah, yeah. It’s too small. Click on it! Stop acting like you’ve never used the Internet before!
Advantage: Marvel vs. Capcom!
It was a tough one but gaming has no expiration date…er, unless you purchased one of those first generation X-Box 360s. Besides, there is still oatmeal and taco shells in the cupboard. At the least, that can be lunch for the next three weeks.
|Starving children in Africa? Pshaw* Clearly they don’t have PSN then.