Hype Analogy

Hype is a lot like alcohol. Some is good, but too much will ruin your fun. If you drink too much, you don’t blame your bartender. So why blame a publisher or studio?

Drink and browse responsibly.

10 Comments

  1. Ha! I don’t drink at all!

    • Okay, well, that’s not true. But maybe 1 or 2 drinks a year on special occasions, that’s practically not drinking at all.

      I used to though, like a fish. In high school my friends and I got drunk every Friday night and it continued in college. Then I got sick one too many times and just pretty much told myself I’ve had it. Kinda fits your analogy.

      • BrianNo Gravatar says:

        For all of those hungover mornings you never blamed anyone but yourself for drinking too much though did you? That’s the odd thing to me about hype, I always find myself getting pissed at the developer or PR firm and not at myself for watching the teaser or reading the article.

      • BrianNo Gravatar says:

        Oh and for the record, I’m a one or two beers a week guy. Sometimes I’ll drink a bit more or a bit less, but I haven’t been drunk since my bachelor part five years ago and I hope to never be again.

  2. AnjinNo Gravatar says:

    You are my hero, Blue. Nice job.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      Thanks! 🙂 This analogy has been floating around in my brain for quite a while now but every time I tried to write it, it turned into this huge preachy post that sat im my drafts folder for a week and then got trashed. Sometimes less is more, right?

  3. AmuntothNo Gravatar says:

    Seriously good analogy. I never thought of it like that, but it makes perfect sense.

  4. xXJayeDuBXxNo Gravatar says:

    I remember being super hyped about Halo 2. It turned out to be a huge disappointment for me. I have been hyped up for some more recent games that at first play felt like a disappointment but turned out to be pretty good. Retribution and Dragon Age 2 would fall into that category.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      Probably half of the games I played last year and loved were ones I hadn’t been following or looking forward to. Red Dead Redemption comes to mind right away. MMO-wise too, Champions was a game I had no inclination to play until right around open beta. Same for Rift.