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Gaming News: "I Can't Relate"
Posted: Tuesday March 10th, 2009 by

I had seen the Above the Influence site before. I even applauded its existance and supported the message. But now they've got a specialized area that's supposed to speak to gamers about the downside of getting high and gaming.
Source: Above the Influence: Gaming High [ more info ]

Still, I support what the site is trying to do. But, someone really dropped the ball when they devised the plan to relate to gamers. They have two poorly animated video characters, apparently in a hospital ward, explaining how friends they gamed with got high and it pretty much ruined everything.

I'm not trying to bash Above the Influence here. I don't think they've done anything wrong. Well, except that they seem to have hired someone, who has never spoken to a gamer, to try to speak like a gamer to other gamers. But, "Sayonara swiftness"? Seriously?

So uhh... let me try to translate.

"I used to hit up Heroics with this guy that could melt faces like a CPU fan without heat sinks. Then he started getting baked before we zoned in and my repair bill went trough the roof. He can't even shadow me Icecrown dailies anymore."

So yeah, it's a bit extreme and ridiculous, but at least most of you could sortof relate right? Quite frankly, some of the folks that I've met in game play better when they smoke up. It calms them the hell down. So they don't end up wiping the raid with trash mobs. That's not me condoning the action... I'm just saying.

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