If ever Movie Bob
comes into the conversation, the word "fanboy
" is never too far behind. It can hardly be argued that the man is enormously biased; although he seldom praises Nintendo
more than they deserve, he does praise them constantly
, and he attacks other aspects of gaming culture (particuarly first-person shooters and their fan base) with out-and-out vindictiveness
and little to no provocation. He's got an ego the size of his head, which was quite something even before
it became inflated following his rise in popularity; the first Screw Attack episode is indeed a pretty bad offender, as is his review of Sherlock Holmes
, wherein he has the sheer 'nads to compare himself to the Great Detective.
But this is a good opportunity to remember that, hey, nobody's perfect. Bob may like himself a bit too much, and he's warlike
about his opinions, but that doesn't change the fact that his observations about gamer culture as a whole
are deeper, better thought-out, and just plain smarter
than those of just about everyone else who ever picked up their mic to talk about video games on the Internet. Everyone
has something to say about their favorite (and least favorite) video games
, but how many of them stop to ask, Yes, but what does that say about us as people?
What does it say about gamer culture? What does it say about culture, period? What will our games say about us to our grandchildren? What will their
games say about them?
You can count these people on your fingers. Substract the ones who feel negatively about video games, and we're left only with Movie Bob
When Bob discusses something objective, he is always truthful, and when he discusses something subjective, he is always sincere. If you're a fan of Halo
or Call Of Duty
, for instance, you may not feel that Bob is the kind of guy you'd like to hang out with. But beware of the ad hominem
fallacy, my friends; even at his angriest, Bob has something worthwhile to say. Take it from this Nintendo-loving Yahtzee
fan, and enjoy the show.