A Note About This Week

by on April 19th, 2013 at 7:31 am

Morning Schmamers! This is where I’d usually toss up a silly little article about some random trailer I found on the internet and spew a couple of hundred words at it about just how sexy it was, or how childish it is, or whether or not I’d taken a big poo this morning. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of that in the works.

But considering recent events here in America, and just the state of things in the world at large, I felt it would be nice to just take a morning off and spend some time talking to you. From all of us at Gamers Schmamers I would like to say that no matter how small our audience may be, we very much appreciate your continued support, feedback, and respect. While I’m pretty sure Adam would do this regardless of audience size, we do it because we like sharing ourselves with you. So thank you for giving us the chance to do that.

As for all the absolute garbage going on in the world, yes. It’s awful. Horrible. Despair inducing, even. You should see the shit I toss up on my Facebook page on a daily basis. It’s a wonder I don’t come home every night and drink myself into a sleepy stupor. And why I don’t is because I have video games. Call it cliche, but part of the wonder and beauty of our chosen medium is that not only can we escape from the world from a time, but in doing so we’re giving ourselves the tools and the time needed to process all the horror in the world, or in our lives, or even to just take the edge off a shitty day at work. Much as we think of video games as experiences to be had and to be shared, we shouldn’t forget that like any art video games can teach us, help us improve our lives, give us bouts of self reflection, and give us the tools needed to face a complex and often scary world.

So. The world may seem bad. And it sometimes is. But there’s so much good in it, I just wanted to take a moment to remind you all of it.

Stay happy, stay safe, and schmame on.