MUD2MMO : Perspective (A livestreaming epiphany about the internet)



While livestreaming one night, I had a moment of “Wow, this is incredibly awesome!”  And I feel like I needed to explain why.

Yes, I’m old.

This is a “classic” show, in that I filmed it January, 2013.  The original feedback I got from it was pretty interesting.  

“I was talking with my father and for some reason the subject of that Chinese girl during the Olympics who broke the world swimming record was brought up. I told my father how annoyed I was that people doubted her skill and though it stupid they test her. My father countered with “The Chinese are known for lying.” This made me realize something interesting. I’ve met and played with Chinese people before and I never doubted them or felt they were terrible people. It made me realize that things are changing, we as a whole are becoming more connected.” -Paul D’Arbonne

I like to think that gaming is bringing us together like this, in spite of the occasional stumbles.

About the author


I'm a gamer. I'm a reality junkie. I'm a cynic. I'm a dinosaur. I'm a writer. I'm so much more than a paragraph can say. You want more? Ok. I started a video game show on the internet some time ago. See, I've played video games since Intellivision and Atari 2600 and PONG back in the day. Retro-gaming doesn't really fire me up as much as seeing how the community ticks. And after seeing way too many "I'm too young to have played this game when it first came out but it MAKES ME SO ANGRY" reviewers who would happily eviscerate my childhood for lulz... yeah I tossed my hat into the ring. the quickly scooped it back up, I'm told I have a bald spot that needs covering. Outside of gaming... yes I go outside shut up... I like to play paintball when I can. I snowboard a lot, when I can. I go mountain biking, when I can... seeing a trend yet? I prefer reality to video games, but at 4 AM it's hard to find a paintball game going on. Lately I livestream a lot, playing video games for an audience.