Now, I’m not one to blow my own trumpet. It is a saying I’ve never really liked, just look at trumpeters for God’s sake, but even if I did, there would be others to do it for me. An entire brass section, purely to blow my trumpet for me.
But enough about trumpets.
My name is Mercurio Silver, and I am the best thing about this site.
Some people will disagree, they will cite “Phill Cameron” or “Chris Evans” as the best parts of The Reticule, but they are entirely wrong. I ask you to look objectively for a moment: one of these men is named after a ginger DJ, the other cannot even spell his own name correctly. I’ll leave it to you to work out which is which.
My job on this site is to tell the hard truths that other writers are afraid of telling. There are conventions in the gaming world that have gone on too long, things that are just accepted because “that’s what gamers do”. I’m not having it. I play games, from time to time, and I refuse to be tarred with the same brush. If you aren’t going to stand up and be counted, then I’ll have to do it for you.
I’m a visionary really. Rich, talented and intelligent. I am not, however, famous, which may come as a shock to you. You can get rich without being famous, but the time was you had to be rich to be famous. Now even the poor can get famous through appearing on whichever reality show is “hot” this month.
I mention this because I feel it is part of the problem. There’s a veil if you will, obscuring the truth for you all. I’m free of this veil and, like Plato’s allegory of the cave dictates, I’ve come back to help you, to lift your veils and point out to you why these things are wrong. Don’t worry, I’ll do it in language you understand: I’ll link it all back to video games in the end. Just you watch.
My name is Mercurio Silver, and I’m here to save you.