Weekend Quencher 07/21/12 – And We Shall Continue Gaming, Edition


I wasn’t the only one in my family who played videogames, but I sure started the trend. It was because of my incessant love for the pastime that my younger brother, and many of the cousins joined in. But here’s what I saw: I saw videogames keeping young boys, who otherwise would find all sorts of menacing things to do, well behaved, in the house and out of trouble – and even when we escaped our parents protection, we’d go to videogame arcades.

We had vibrant, youthful lives, that’s for sure. I played Basketball while my younger brother and cousins were interested in other sports. Our youthful days (they are still young, so am I) overflowed with activities and enjoyment, but by the end of the day videogames kept us busy. It kept us miles away from the trouble even as we dominated our schoolwork, it kept us sane.

I’m saying all of this to make a point about yesterday. What happened in Colorado at Dark Knight Rises premier should never be forgotten. We should also look into ways of preventing such calamity to take place, and getting guns off the streets. But we, as a powerful gaming community (I speak of gamers the world over and here on Games Thirst), should never stop playing, because gaming is not the cause of the problems in the world; if anything, it could be part of the solution.

Have a great weekend, everyone. I’m in St. Thomas with my beautiful wife today. Performed at Kingdom Life International Ministries last night and it was a blast. Staying at the Windward Passage Hotel, in a suit with a rather nice view so if you’re ever in St. Thomas, it’s a nice place to stay for a decent price.

What are you guys up to this weekend? Share it!

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Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!

5 Comments on "Weekend Quencher 07/21/12 – And We Shall Continue Gaming, Edition"

  1. Wolf1888 July 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm -

    Sounds like a nice weekend for you!

    On my part, I plan on working on some stuff. My grass needs to be cut, my pool needs a nice cleaning, and I’ve got some fun projects to work on.

  2. SHADOWBOXER July 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm -

    Kool man, me and my girl are going to a dinner party tonight, then getting our tickets to dark night and for a jazz concert. So its gonna be a pretty chill weekend, Have a good one everyone!

  3. benzo July 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm -

    Well we wont be sunning in St Thomas,but having a bday party for the kids and probably play some Borderlands. Try to find a good deal on Witcher 2 and come up with a new way to thwart my arch enemy Nick!!! Just kidding Nick.

  4. nick July 22, 2012 at 5:01 am -

    disappointed, i wanted to go get my new computer today but the store shut down.
    cant understand why dell keeps doing this.
    they open up a store, keep it open for 2 or 3 weeks, than close it.
    than a few months later there back, then gone again, then back, than gone again, than back, than gone again!
    i mean you would think ok maybe there not making enough money to cover the costs.
    but if that was the case than why do they keep coming back?
    annoying, they were 10 minutes away from me now there gone the only other store is 2 hours away!
    need to get it done before thursday too because there offering discounts and upgraded RAM for those who order before thursday.
    really stuffed me up because im selling my laptop too tomorrow, and i wont be able to go in and buy it till thursday.
    so now im going to have no computer for 4 days, and im going to miss out on the discounts and upgraded RAM.
    oh well, maybe its time i tried to install linux on my ps3 and do my work on that for a while!
    i got into the LBP karting beta a few days ago, its interesting.
    its allot of fun, its just a shame its so simplistic and basic.
    allot of the track complexity and jumps, allot of what made mod nation racers so compelling was its complexity and difficulty.
    i know this is a LBP game, but its just far too basic!
    its a shame, i really thought it would be MNR but with the charm and artistic style of LBP.
    but its not, its a basic boring mundane kart racer, in the skin and artistic style of LBP.
    needs allot more meat to the bare bone!

  5. Ernice Gilbert July 24, 2012 at 6:36 am -

    I had a great vacation in St. Thomas, guys. Came back late yesterday – that’s why there were not too many posts on yesterday.


    It was actually my best vacation, ever. Seriously! But I’m back!

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