Happy Memorial Day, from Another Gamer.
Hello, folks, and happy Memorial Day to you! It’s a day we all get off, to drink beer and eat some delicious barbeque. If you’re lucky, you get to play some Halo, CoD, or Super Smash Bros with people you’re fond of and have a good time.
But, loyal readers: let’s not forget the reason why we have Memorial Day. Sure, we talked about the heroes of video games last week. We should all acknowledge the fact that there are real heroes in real life, and they are the ones who fight to preserve this nation and who gave their lives in that same service. Be proud of them, even if you don’t support the military goals of whatever country you happen to be from. Armies are made up of people, and people who do THAT MUCH willingly are people I’d buy a beer for if I had the chance.
Go out and have fun today, but don’t forget to remember. Happy Memorial Day.
P.S. In the interest of not being a complete buzzkill, let’s not forget all the heroes of video games that gave their lives in service of, well, YOU!
Kaidan Alenko/Ashley Williams
All the people who die in ME3 (whose names I won’t mention)
Cortana (kind of)
Tellah, from Final Fantasy IV
Tidus, from Final Fantasy X
Uther Lightbringer, from Warcraft III
Tassadar, from Starcraft
Everyone who ever helped Link in any of the Zelda games
The Metroid from… Metroid
Crono, from Chrono Trigger
And all the nameless heroes from games I haven’t played. You went into that fight knowing you weren’t going to be in the sequel. We salute you. Happy Memorial Day, or whatever the heck they have in the Mushroom Kingdom.