Most people are going to see this strip and say, “This premise is stupid; no audio receiver has a setting for role playing games.” Up until yesterday, I felt the same.

Then I saw the Yamaha RX-A1000BL, an audio receiver with a honest to goodness “Role Playing Game” setting. I’m not sure what the setting actually does in terms of changing pitch, but I can speculate…

I’ll put out the disclaimer that I actually like FFX; it’s a well crafted game with fantastic visuals, wonderful music, and solid storytelling. Equally awesome was that FFX (like FFVIII) featured an abilities system that could more or less be totally broken by games end. Whoever thought it would be balanced allowing Auron to have Quick-Hit must have been smoking crack.

You know, the good kind.