Steve: I'd love to see a To Catch A Predator videogame adaption. There could be a lecturing level with Mass Effect-ish dialog trees.
Steve: I just don't know why this trend couldn't have started 10 years ago. We'll be forever poorer without a Sliders game.
Jeff: They tried to make an Entourage game, but it was too easy. You could never lose.
Steve: The Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader game is basically a rebranded Math Blasters.
Jeff: There's no mystery why they keep making these. Despite a 57/100 average on metacritic, the Lost game will almost certainly sell more copies than something new and unfamiliar. The question, then, is why do people continue to buy them?
Steve: Maybe there should be a law that grandparents are no longer allowed to buy videogames. Are there any good TV show games?
Jeff: The Simpsons has a long and proud tradition of mediocre games. I think the last one I really enjoyed was Ducktales. Actually wait Ducktales 2.
Steve: Sorry Everquest, but Dungeons & Dragons is the original nerdiest thing of all-time.
Steve: Before D&D, you were actually looked down upon if you were openly talking about white mages and cure spells.
Jeff: It's difficult to sound respectful without sounding dorky, but let me try. Gary Gygax created an entire genre of gaming, much like how the dark lord Talos willed the realm of Abeir-Tor into existence.
Jeff: You can see a little bit of things Dungeons & Dragons did first in almost everything. fun. In Mass Effect, you start the game by defining your character. In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you have to level up your character if you want to do anything. Plus, the gang leader is Bozak the Frost Dragon.
Steve: Massively multiplayer online games are basically D&D without the awkward real world socializing.
Jeff: Does that mean Dungeons & Dragons is cooler than World of Warcraft? D&D involves real-world human contact, but WoW provides the opportunity to meet and befriend new elves.
Steve: Gary Gygax founded a fantasy world where you no longer are bound to your race, gender, or species.
Jeff: Dungeons & Dragons didn't make it cool to be nerdy, but it allowed us to start reappropriating the word so it wasn't an insult.
Steve: Gary Gygax may have died, but his memory will live on forever in videogames. That's because i recreated him as a an elven druid in World of Warcraft.
Steve: This is like trying to pick your favorite band. Except easier. Best ice level is Mega Man.
Steve: You also got to meet Mario's most non-descript foe, circular white guy.
Jeff: If we don't do something about global warming, we'll no longer be able to enjoy ice levels. Some games, like Lost Planet or Ice Climbers, are one big ice level.
Steve: It's scary to think kids could grow up not knowing that when an ice stalactite starts to shake, it's about to fall.
Jeff: Another potential title was Minecart Level, but I'm not sure if everyone played as much Taz-mania and Donkey Kong Country 2 as I did.
Steve: Be wary of games that don't have ice levels. Just look at the Lost game.