I don’t think it’s very fair to criticise peoples interest in the Royal Wedding, since when they’re watching it I’ll be playing a recently released video game called Portal 2, which is even less defensible as a past-time. I am irritated by the media obsession with the wedding; we now have loads of journalists over in the UK who have nothing to do but cover the most meaningless events imaginable: ie, a corgi licked the Prime Minister’s hand.
If the media devoted this much attention to a video game like, say, Portal 2, we’d think there was something horribly wrong. But if you look at google trends, for a couple of days last week New Zealanders were – by this metric at least – sometimes more interested in Portal 2 than the royal wedding.
What if a corgi licks the hand of one of the Portal 2 game designers? Who will tell their story?