Butterfly Effect

Alternative realities are very cool. If any of the complete and utter bullshit published by 'Academics' on the internet has even a modicum of truth in it, there is a possibility that there are an infinate number of alternative Earths where me, you and even Noel Edmunds live totally different lives. In a similar way, there is probably an Earth where the gaming masses aren't brain-dead sheep who's minds are so susceptible to advertising and hype that they ignore truly revolutionary console design in favour of boring, EA funded Sony-manufactured white elephants. On this Earth, if you walk into Gamestation or GAME, you are likely to see the following adorning the shelves:



Good eh?! Also, in this reality there is no such thing as PAL and NTSC - everything is universal! The only problem is that the only edible substance on the planet is Fray Bentos pies. Still, you can't have everything.

8 comments:

Ross said...

Hopefully Rally Racing would be forgotten in an alternate reality as well - even though I never hear about it or know much about it, I'm sure its nothing but evil. Colin Mcrae who? Lol.

Tomleecee said...

The Colin McRae games are really very good - more of a rally simulation than Sega Rally for example. I really enjoyed them up until Colin McRae 2005 - it just seems nowadays that Codemasters just bring out the same game with a few new menu screens! Also, McRae hasnt been involved in the World Rally Championship for some time so why continue to use a licence that is out of date?! I don't think it has much appeal in the US because I'm pretty certain from your comments that Rallying has little or no impact. I suppose it's like releasing a NASCAR or Indy Car game over here - the average man in the street wouldnt have a clue who the drivers were. But as the old saying goes - Familiarity breeds contempt! lol

Tomleecee said...

As a footnote, It's funny you shoul mention McRae - Colin McRae 2.0 was another canned DC game!

Ross said...

We have the same problem with the Madden football games here... same game every year with new stats...

My friend rented one of the Colin Mcrae Rally games for the PS2, and I only played it for 10 minutes or so, but I couldent really get into it. Maybe if I gave it more time I might have liked it, but like the points you bring up, maybe not...

Ross said...

I'm usually willing to give unfamiliar sports games a try, even if I usually dont end up enjoying them... Rugby 2004 comes to mind.

Tomleecee said...

No, Rugby is shite. Never play a Rugby game. Rugby ranks even higher than Cricket in the 'Watching Paint Dry' league. Rugby World Cup '95 on the Megadrive was enough for me. Saying that though, I did give NFL Blitz a go and found it to be quite enjoyable - I even went as far as reading the actual rules to american football. Now thats dedication for you!

The NHL related hockey games always kick very large amounts of ass though.

The GagaMan(n) said...

man, I would love me some Dreamcast VF4 lovin'.

fatherkrishna said...

In an alternate reality I would be a stick thin male supermodel with a propensity for clocking every DC game that came my way. I'm CERTAIN that it exists out there in some other dimension...but the ballbreaker is that in this grim shithole I will never experience it. However Seaman, Shenmue and the DC itself replace the reality where none of the above mentioned never existed...so I guess life goes on. Any more thoughts in this particular arena make me disappear up my own butt which is a place I for one would NEVER choose to be...