NCIS Writers Successfully Troll PC Gamers And MMO Players

Surely, the writers of CBS crime drama NCIS know what a massively multiplayer online role-playing game is, right? And that they don't involve "high scores" in the Pac-Man or Galaga sense? Of course they do, so we're taking this recent cameo of faux-MMO Fear Tower 3 as good-natured ribbing.

It may be the most successful on-screen trolling of video gamers sure to be offended by discussion about 16-core PCs and 10-meg pipes and online role-playing gamers that dominate the high score table like "MaxDestructo" here. It's some of the best video game television comedy writing we've seen since Life and The Ghost Whisperer had their video game episodes.


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    Nerdgasm at it's finest

    You're... -pause- -gasm- ...awesome

    I honestly didn't know whether to laugh or cry by the end of that episode.

    So glad to be finally accepted by mainstream media. Thanks, Kotaku :)

    Wow I stopped watching this show years ago. Looks like the guy that plays McGee has a crack problem or something.

    My mother watches this show, even... buys the DVDs... I actually thought it was a parody of regular cop shows until I realised it wasn't a parody. It was just bad.

    Writers, this is why you do so about topics you know as opposed to ones that make people facepalm in embarassment for you.

    I actually read somewhere that the writers of these shows do this on purpose (I know they did similar things on shows like Lfe, CSI and Dexter). Something about trying to out-bullshit writers of other shows. Some of the responses I've seen to this video prove that the writers have successfully trolled many.

    Yeah, i'm guessing that shows that pull in 50+ million viewers around the world each week rarely have anything in their script by accident. But let's face it, as much as we wouldn't change it, truthfully portraying our gamer culture would probably be even lamer than this scene! lol!

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