Lion of the Blogosphere

Middle-aged man kicks ass at Overwatch

8 kills with only one death. Take that you snot-nosed teenagers! Fear the middle-aged gamer!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

Posted in Nerdy stuff

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  1. Lion, very lately you have taken to referring to yourself as a middle-aged man. When you started this blog would you have referred to yourself as such?

    As for myself, as self reference, I skipped the middle-aged part and went directly from young man to old-fucker. Better to face the inevitable decline with gusto.


    March 14, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    • So true, as I age I desperately hope to transform from meek young man to a nasty old bastard myself.


      March 15, 2017 at 4:12 am

  2. BTW Lion, you still right like a young man, if that is any comfort.


    March 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm

  3. how old is middle age?


    March 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    • Too young, for shooter games, but such is life. In the classical world, Jesus was mocked for not even being 50 yet, so the context varies.

      Depends on if you’re SWPL or prole. 🙂


      March 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

  4. Why are you playing some pointless shoot-em-up game that’s nothing but action? Why don’t you play some of these action-adventure games that have plots and characters? I’m currently playing my way through the Uncharted series and enjoying it immensely.


    March 14, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    • Because it’s the most popular new multiplayer game.

      Saying that Overwatch is pointless is like saying basketball, football, or baseball are pointless.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 15, 2017 at 12:24 am

      • Basketball, football and baseball are pointless. And boring.

        Video games are boring to me in the same way that slot machines, gambling, card games, puzzles and 90% of TV are boring. But, to each his own.


        March 15, 2017 at 2:38 am

  5. I haven’t played Overwatch, but I know that Elon Musk, who is about your age (and who may read your blog), also enjoys it:

    Despite being an AMD shareholder, I have a recent i5 and a GTX 1060, but the only modern games I’ve played so far are Obduction (2016 game by the Myst people) and Resident Evil 7. I chose Resident Evil for much the same reason that you chose Overwatch, i.e., it’s popular. Given the fun you and Elon Musk have had with Overwatch, I may try that next. Prey looks neat, too. If you have Amazon Prime and are interested in that or any upcoming game, if you preorder the physical release, which, if there even is one, is probably just a case that comes with a download redemption code, you can save up to 20%.


    March 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm

  6. Post late seventies electronic ping-pong, the charm of video games completely eluded me.


    March 15, 2017 at 4:16 am

  7. “Overwatch” is legitimately fun, and I like that they designed the game so that matches rarely take longer than 15 minutes.

    There’s always this interesting tension when selecting a character in the game between playing what you really want to (maybe you just want to fly around as Pharah) and playing what your team needs (another tank, another healer, etc.)

    Lion — I’m not a teenager either, but remember that the system will always try to make sure you win 50% of the time and lose 50%. You will soon start getting matched up with people of your skill level — it looks like that’s already happening.

    Stick to the casual modes (“quick play” and the arcade sections) as it’s understood by the community that it’s okay to be learning/trying things out/etc in these modes. If you are severely hurting your team in Competitive mode you will get chided by your teammates.

    It’s partially a game of COUNTERS. I’ve had many games where my team comes back to win because I realized my hero (this is when I pick a DPS or a tank) isn’t working out and I switch to some other character that fulfills the same role but has different abilities (Like switching from Reinhardt to Winston, because Winston can hunt down isolated DPS characters.)

    Also the game is referred to kiddingly as a “waifu simulator” because of all the cutesy female heroes like Mei (who is super-fun to play on control-point maps.)

    Happy gaming!


    March 15, 2017 at 5:28 am

  8. Lion, the moral of the story is 1) that Beginnings are difficult but practice makes perfect, 2) you’re used to quick result in whatever technical stuff you try, meaning you’re gifted and don’t try enough new things and 3) you’re more of a realist/pessimistic while tenacious.

    Well done !

    Bruno from Paris

    March 15, 2017 at 5:41 am

  9. OT, but are you aware Ublock Origin puts a boatload of spyware on your computer? I run SpyHunter each morning and get over 170 pieces of spyware from it. AdBlock Plus doesn’t put any.


    March 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    • Now that I’m aware, I will revert to Adblock Plus, remove it, and run Malware bytes. Thank you.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    • Wikipedia “spy hunter” disambiguation page: “SpyHunter 4, a computer program that’s advertised as a free anti virus program at some internet sites and as a potential malware at other sites.”

      I don’t find other recent claims that uBlock Origin is spyware.


      March 16, 2017 at 1:44 am

  10. I was thinking that most astronaut are more than 50. Peggy Whitson who is out in space is 57 and the youngster Thomas Pesquet is 39 !

    Bruno from Paris

    March 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

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