Quotes / Just One More Level

"I hate this game, but why am I playing it? Well, that's the question everyone has asked themselves. They all have the same reason; because you're angry and you wanna win. You wanna beat the Nintendo—but the cold fact is that nobody cares but you."

"The grotesque brown sludge of dirt, salt, and snow will pile upon the curbs and all the yuppies and helicopter parents will look up and shout 'plow us!' and I will look down and whisper 'Shut up, I'm playing video games.'"

"Fucking Minecraft. I have tried my best to see the good in Minecraft. 'It's Legos, but digital! YOU CAN BUILD ANYTHING!' And it's true: I would rather have the kids playing Minecraft than fucking Candy Crush or some other brain-eating shit-wheel of a game. But try getting a child to STOP playing Minecraft. It's like trying to pry a fucking lion away from dinner. I have seen people cry less when having their actual children ripped away from them. It's just a game, dear. And I spent the majority of my childhood waiting for gaming platforms that did NOT use shit-ass block graphics. You should really take advantage of the new technology."
Drew Magary, "My Kidís Insane List Of Reasons To Be Thankful, Annotated"

"It does come with a World of Warcraft hat, which will help explain to people why you disappeared for several months and returned as a manatee."

"I started playing at around noon, and emerged from my room sometime later to find that the authorities had declared me legally dead."

"You wait ages for a turn-based fantasy-themed strategy game to come along and then you miss the bloody bus you were supposed to catch because you havenít got around to putting your pants on yet because itís vitally important that you take just one more turn, and then just one more turn after that, and, seriously, forget it, I donít even know where the bus is going anyway and all my pants are at least as far away as the other side of the room, and thereís an ogre eating my livestock."
Rock Paper Shotgun (referencing Elemental: Fallen Enchantress)

"I decided to take it home to see what all the buzz was about. Big mistake. For the next few months, I spent every possible moment playing the game. Sleeping only a couple of hours a night, I would stay up 'till dawn playing, wake up minutes later and get right back into it. I was even going home from work at lunch to get a hurried hour in. It got so bad my roommates had a "talk" with me. Finally, I finished my first game, and proceeded to stumble about for weeks after, having paranoid delusions that aliens really were invading Earth, cautiously looking for a flashing red 'enemy in sight' warning in my peripheral vision."

"...as time progressed, the player still sat glued to that screen which displayed scores of rather simple yet complex atoms. Operating the joystick frantically, another level was conquered. And another..."
"...Staring at the screen in a bewildered fashion, the player continued. Another fresh cup of black coffee was put on the desk next to the computer - by someone whose face had a kind of weary, worrying look."
Unattributed quotes from the manual for the Puzzle Game Atomix

Mario: Well, I must say I find the music very relaxing, and I have just beat level 19! How long have I been playing?
Fafa: Er, seven hours.
Mario: WHAT?!