Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Hug an XBLI Dev
Somewhere, out there, in the cold, is a hungry XBLI dev.
But he doesn't want food, or shelter, or beer.
All he wants is to entertain you.
He wants to give you a game that you can play with your friends, and laugh and have a good time. And that's it. A smile on your face is like a sunrise for the otherwise bleak and empty existence of an XBLI dev.
Remember: XBLI devs are special. It's not like they're talented game designers. Nobody will ever love them for their ability to create an enjoyable 2D platformer. Have you seen how many reviews most of those guys get? Like, maybe 100 tops (200 if they can draw anime tits), and you know those are just all the other XBLI devs giving their inbred criticism.
Does the XBLI dev deserve your support? Fuck no.
But he wants it. He wants it so badly.
So here's what I want you to do:
I want you to go outside, find an XBLI dev, and give him a big hug.
Better yet, instead of starting a flame war over how awesome BF3 is going to be over MW3, how about you expend that effort in telling everyone how awesome some random, crappy XBLI game is.
Will EA ever give a shit that you spent the better part of your free time defending their it-already-pre-ordered-enough-to-make-a-profit AAA title? Fuck no. Are you kidding me?
But you do just one semi-positive tweet for an XBLI dev's game and I swear he will stalk you 'til the day you die.