‘Ah-merr-ica you’re gettin’ burger hungry’
[Samus and the burger by Evazhou]
If you live in the Northeastern United States, you are well aware of the historical snowfall we endured this winter. Everyday existence in Boston this past February was like living inside of a stereotypical videogame snow world. There was no way you could escape the slippery, freezing cold level design of your life.
Whenever something terrible happens to me, my first instinct is to make a video record of it. Thankfully, Maddy “Samus” Myers was up to the challenge, and before we knew it, we were in a field of two-foot deep snow during of one of our last major storms, staring down one of Metroid Prime‘s most memorable bosses.
The underlying themes of this episode include the ridiculous-but-commonly-held notion ofgaming as taboo and/or guilty pleasure,how silly it is to feel disgusted/threatened/affected by other people’s personal tastes in game and/or sex practices, and how a hater’s hate often melts away as soon as they feel included and appreciated. At least I think that’s what’s going on here. It also might have just been an excuse for us to bleep out a bunch of swears and reminisce about the TurboGrafx-16’s most beloved mascot. Maybe it’s all of the above.
Special thanks to Sebastian Alvarez for the amazing Tiger Shot graphics, and toJulien-Gfor the Smaus Rann art.