Friday, August 01, 2008

Pointless primer #1: gaming comfortably

One of my favourite pointless activities is gaming. I’m a useless gamer, but I feel great when I get something right and achieve something within the game. However, as that achievement will not actually bring me any material, spiritual or long-term emotional rewards, what’s the fucking point? Still, that doesn’t make gaming any less enjoyable. After all, at a deeper philosophical level, real life is fundamentally pointless too.

Anyway, if you’re going to do something pointless, you might as well do it comfortably. Here’s my optimum gaming position – arrived at after months of experimentation:


Steve said...

You and your flat screen TV! I must admit I dip into Unreal Tournament every now and then. I have renamed some of the bots after loathed work colleagues just to spice things up a bit. Enjoyable, relaxing and cathartic all at the same time. Can't beat it.

Tristan said...

Yes, there's nothing like a bit of pointless virtual violence to de-stress oneself!