A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a puzzle videogame preview June 6, 2005 6:55 PM   Subscribe

A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a puzzle videogame preview wrapped in a shameless plug wrapped in a viral marketing blurb...
posted by Smart Dalek to Etiquette/Policy at 6:55 PM (18 comments total)

I don't understand. How is this any worse than the all too standard "APPLE RELEASES A NEW PRODUCT OMFG LETS ALL JERK OFF THINKING ABOUT STEVE JOBS IN A BLACK TURTLENECK" post?

I mean, there's plenty of precedence for shameless shilling.
posted by cmonkey at 7:39 PM on June 6, 2005


You vapid pricks! How can you talk about a new Gaidan as shill?! Comparing it to apple products. I can't believe...I can't...

posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:22 PM on June 6, 2005


also, t3h ninjas~!
posted by tweak at 9:06 PM on June 6, 2005

What Baby_Balrog said, only less "freaking flip-out crazy" and more "I'm not mad--I'm disappointed." I didn't realize liking video games was still so reprehensible. Have some dignity.

posted by jenovus at 9:42 PM on June 6, 2005

We need to remove anything supporting any commercial business, or anything that makes anyone money. It's the only way. Beyond that, any posts supporting the furthering of the oil stronghold on the planet should be removed as well. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Furthermore, stop drinking water. A friend of mine named Aaron says it's bad for you.
posted by angry modem at 9:57 PM on June 6, 2005

"Good business is where you find it." I agree with angry modem, don't drink the water (unless it's filtered).
posted by gsb at 1:27 AM on June 7, 2005

Not enough pirate ship games. Always with the f'ing ninjas.
posted by NinjaPirate at 2:54 AM on June 7, 2005

Another sage weighs in on the Water Question:
Water? Are you insane? - W.C. Fields

posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:40 AM on June 7, 2005

I think we should call a moritorium on discussing anything that is or will be sold for money. Also, anything that is related to anything having to do with money, directly or indirectly. Anything that can be bartered is also right out.

I'd say that leaves posts about philosophy, but you can buy books about that stuff. Oh well, at least there'll be less snarky callouts.
posted by Plutor at 5:45 AM on June 7, 2005

I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.

I stoled it from Say Anything and I don't care if you don't like it.
posted by schyler523 at 10:35 AM on June 7, 2005

Not enough pirate ship games. Always with the f'ing ninjas.

The recent remake of Sid Meier's Pirates! was very good indeed. Check it out if you've got the time and system.
posted by Ryvar at 11:37 AM on June 7, 2005

Baby_Balrog writes "You vapid pricks!"

I've got nothing else. I wasn't even going to comment. I don't play ninja games. I'm pretty bad at all the games. But this just had to be repeated. So, if we're on teams, I'm on B_B's just because of this. If we get issued weapons for our teams, I want those little claws you wear in the middle of your hand that help you scale walls. Or a big harquebus if we're the pirates.
posted by OmieWise at 12:17 PM on June 7, 2005

Not enough pirate ship games. Always with the f'ing ninjas.

not a game, really, but...

also, sid meier's pirates is a gem. If you'll want, I'll [the rest of this post has been removed by the fbi in accordance with a criminal investigation.]
posted by shmegegge at 12:42 PM on June 7, 2005

I'm pro-water, and I have the guts to say so.
posted by squirrel at 4:59 PM on June 7, 2005

I guess my first MetaTalk post gets to be in response to a callout. Neat!

Anyway, I never considered the 'shill' angle when making the post up, so if the whole thing comes off as me being a soulless puppet of Tecmo, then I apologize. It honestly wasn't my intent. I really

So, uh, we cool?
posted by Monster_Zero at 5:06 PM on June 7, 2005

Our people will contact your people.
posted by squirrel at 5:46 PM on June 7, 2005

I was thinking you were an intern for GameSpy or IGN.

But yeah, I guess we're tight now. : )
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:38 PM on June 7, 2005

MetaTalk: soulless puppets of Tecmo.
posted by dreamsign at 6:25 AM on June 8, 2005

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