Let me ask you something: Do you know what a bumper is? You might not think that you do, but trust me, you do. A bumper can be defined as a 15-30 second piece that airs on a television channel that tells you the channel that you’re watching. These can often go unnoticed by the viewer, but these things can really enhance the TV viewing experience. You may find yourself remembering a catchy jingle or remembering some imagery from these, and you may not even realize it. That may be because we saw many of these as impressionable children on channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
If you’re like me, then you enjoy a challenge.
Not a lot of things are more satisfying to me than becoming skilled at a video game, especially becoming skilled in an aspect of the game that’s more difficult than all others. If you are unfamiliar, almost every Call of Duty game comes with a community of gamers who specifically use a sniper rifle.
Well, what’s the fun in that? Sitting in the back of the map scoping out enemies for 10 minute periods of time? That has to get boring.
As a young lad, I spent many an hour playing the original two RollerCoaster Tycoon games on PC. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, RollerCoaster Tycoon is a game where you manage a theme park – building thrill rides, roller coasters, refreshment stands, and the like. The goal of the game is to accomplish whatever the game asks of you, depending on which area you selected. For instance, the goal might be that you have 500 guests in your park by the end of year two. The game goes by pretty quick, so you can beat a number of these scenarios in as little as an hour.