I am legitimately fascinated by bears in video games. Not just because I love bears, although that’s true too. I’m fascinated because in the real world, bears are the closest thing we have to an end boss. They’re enormous piles of claws and muscle that can knock your head off without even trying very hard. And yet most games treat bears as just whatever, not tremendously dangerous, often low-level enemies.
I’m just saying, if I see a guy walking around with a pet bear, my reaction should not be “ah, that’s a Hunter pet, excellent tank choice.” My reaction should have more to do with being aware that any gentleman with a bear as a walk-around pet is no one to mess with.
What Are You Playing is not an exercise open to bears, chiefly because very few bears are able to operate keyboards. But I’m guessing most of the people reading right now are not bears, and you are more than welcome to let us know what you’re playing down in the comments. If you are a bear, you can still let us know, but please be aware that sleeping for 36 hours and then snurfling at a beehive is not a “game” in the strictest sense. Read more