I'll Be Me, You Be Ron Gilbert

To: Brian
From: Stephen
Re: Holy Crap The U.S. Dollar Is Weak!

Sorry our dollar is weak! Maybe we should all switch to using Microsoft points or trade-in-able copies of Need For Speed.

You're a movie guy. Let me bounce this off you.

Last week, game designer Ron Gilbert Tweets:

Why do so many more comic books than games get turned into successful movies? Are we that bad at telling stories and creating worlds?


I Tweet back with this:

@grumpygamer How many comics movies adapt comics stories? They adapt characters. The question may be whether gaming's characters are worthy.

No response. So... YOU be Ron Gilbert and tell me the answer!

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Here's my best shot:

For the inherent truth of how we portray characters in games, and what structure we build in our worlds to support them, our diligence and duty to the gaming world is not larger than the sum of our own existence.

Discuss this in terms of Deathspank and get back to me with a full report.

I don't even understand what I wrote, but it sure sounds good.