Weekly Nuke Wrap-Up: Summertime
Time for a wrap-up. For the Weekly Nuke’s first outing in a while, I asked about the games of summer, and we got some pretty cool responses.
Meagan took a trip down memory lane:
The summer before I moved away to go to college, I played A Link to the Past all the way through twice. Best. Summer. Ever.
Wesley talked about finding ways to avoid direct sunlight:
Multiplayer games. Be it Halo, WarCraft III custom games that go on without end, Splinter Cell, or World of Warcraft. There’s just something about bringing computers/CRT televisions and game consoles over to a friend’s house for days at a time and just hanging out, eating junk food and playing the aforementioned games screams “SUMMMERRRRR FUCK THE BEACH AND SKIN CANCER” to me. That said, when it gets over 100 I sometimes just lock myself in my room and replay Silent Hill 2 and Amenesia over and over again, coming out and realizing it’s the middle of the day and that I’m fucking terrified of anything that moves.
But our winner this week (I’m giving away prizes for these, remember?) is Shakerag, who wrote a summer spent playing the FPS classics:
The one game I can think of that screams “Summertime” to me is Quake II. I was back in high school, and there was a little computer cafe just a block away from said school. A group of buddies of mine and I would make a beeline for that place almost everyday after school, where we’d frag each other silly for a couple of hours or so. We played so much… we had an inside joke that one particular buddy in this group would be willing to skip prom for a game of Quake. So, naturally, come summer our obsession poured over into our freetime. Only now, in addition to hitting up the afore-mentioned cafe, we’d pile over to someone’s house to LAN it up for more Quake goodness. Without trying to toot my own horn, there were threats of physical violence if I ever even looked at where the BFG spawned after a while.
The crowning moment of all this Quakery? During the summer, the computer cafe we all haunted decided to have a local game tournament. The game they chose, much to my teenaged excitement, was Quake II. The thrill of the whole tournament lasted much longer than the computer time credit first place awarded.
Honorable Mention: Goldeneye/Perfect Dark. Many summer nights spent with many buddies piled around the 64 having threats of a very uncomfortable Nintendo 64 controller being shoved up my ass if I killed particular buddy one more time.
So there you have it.
Shakerag, get in touch with me (twitter, email, whatever) and I’ll get your prize to you ASAP.
I’m still trying to decide on a good schedule for these posts, but look for the next topic to go up by the end of the week.