This was a fun one. I have to admit that this is one of the first posts I’ve written that I don’t hate. After spending time with my little boy, I’ve learned much about him and his perspective on life. While I can’t say that I agree with all of his viewpoints (I’m not an adult), I think that he is a good person and that he is probably a really good dad. I’m not sure if I can say the same for me.
I can’t really bring myself to hate him, but I can say I can relate in some respect. I spent a lot of time with him and I feel that I understand him more today than I did when I was a child. But that’s just me.
We all have our own problems, our own baggage, our own baggage, and our own baggage baggage. What a lot of the kids Ive known and loved growing up were just baggage. We are all baggage. Even if we are the best baggage we can ever be, we are still baggage.
There is a reason that some people find their baggage so objectionable. It can be pretty painful. It’s what we call baggage from the past. But it doesn’t have to be. You can have a lot of the best baggage in the world, but the things that make us most unhappy aren’t even the things that make us most happy. We can never escape the past unless we let go of the past.
I think this is going to be one of those big ‘ah hah’ moments. To think that our baggage can be so easily discarded is to think that we are the most amazing, beautiful, precious beings in the world. And yet this bag is only just holding us up. The baggage that we are carrying is our ability to see and feel and think and live. That is the thing that makes us unique, and that is the thing that our baggage is trying to protect us from.
He may be a hero, but Charles Hapgood is one of the most infuriating characters in video game history, so we should give him his due. It’s like the moment when the hero has to go into the burning ruins of a city to save the heroine, and it all goes wrong. It’s like the moment when the hero is able to jump from his plane to the city and save the heroine without the hero touching the ground.
We have to give Charles Hapgood credit. He did some things that have had people very upset. He helped stop the nuclear war in the first place by making a deal with the government to not use nuclear weapons. Its like that moment when the hero has to save the damsel in distress without touching the ground. Its like the hero having to jump from a plane without landing. Its like the hero having to use the parachute without touching the ground.
It may seem odd to be writing about Charles Hapgood, but he’s had a lot of people upset, including some of the biggest names in gaming. Hapgood is a game designer who also did some work on Portal. And we have to give him credit for the original idea for the space simulation game called Galactic Quest. He helped put together the first version of the game. He also helped put together the first multiplayer game called Space Quest.
But more importantly about Hapgood, he has a reputation for being a bit of a bully. In fact, he was banned from a lot of conventions over the years, including the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the biggest gathering of game developers in the world. And this is the guy who just recently did a presentation at the 2013 Game Developers Conference where he called gamers “lazy, lazy, lazy”, and implied that “video games are just like sex.
Hapgood isn’t just a bully, he’s an idiot. He’s a lazy, narcissistic, self-absorbed, arrogant, selfish, and self-contradictory douchbag. I don’t know how much of that is about his personality and how much is just a matter of his behavior, but either way, it’s unfortunate.