Kingfish wrote:Name it: The Platform, The Game, The Version, The Characters, and Why.
Next question: Are you married or have a significant person in your Life other than your mother? On second thought, don’t answer that – we already know based upon your gamer tag.
It’s a long list. Suffice it to say I’ll cut it short, list only the last two and call it good: Skyrim and Mass Effect 3, both on the XBOX. I like a good game that goes on for weeks providing rich entertainment and interactivity. ME doesn’t truly allow reentry of past conquests without starting a new play-through, and Skyrim is limited as well with partial refill of cleared dungeons. Still, to me this is dang good gaming. The XBOX though is reaching the end of its’ service life and I am looking forward to the next version, and to where platform gaming will go. As a UI/UX-guy, I enjoy the virtual immersion into realms of possibility: of flight, of swimming, climbing or looking down then leaping from high vistas (definitely a visceral sensation)… the extensions of our super-humanity and all that goes with it.
John in CR wrote:Before SuperV my favorite game was one I've never gotten to play, which is see how long it would take to destroy every time wasting social skills retarding video game and device used for video games within a 50m radius.
mud2005 wrote:John in CR wrote:Before SuperV my favorite game was one I've never gotten to play, which is see how long it would take to destroy every time wasting social skills retarding video game and device used for video games within a 50m radius.
from 'the king of kong' : "everyone games" if you don't like games... it's pretty much impossible. some don't like games with a controller and screen, but I'm sure you would like a game of cards, darts, pool, whatever. and it is a social thing.
John in CR wrote:I like games just fine, but anything that is just an electronics device that makes a person sit alone for hours on end pushing buttons to no real world outcome or benefit isn't a game, just a time waster and time is all we really have on this planet. The multi-player games provide some competitive release, which can be healthy especially for guys, but all video games are designed to be addictive and stimulating the addictive trait is horribly destructive for a significant percentage of people.
Before SuperV my favorite game was one I've never gotten to play, which is see how long it would take to destroy every time wasting social skills retarding video game and device used for video games within a 50m radius.
Philistine wrote:I just don't understand why role playing games are so fascinating to people
It's not hatred. There's nothing wrong with video games in moderation. While you and I may be trying to limit our kids in these non-productive non-learning activities, to a large extent the world is allowing video games to be their children's friend and babysitter. The social impact this brings is only beginning to be recognized. Then there's the opportunity cost. Don't you think something productive could have been done with the 5 million odd man years spent playing WOW, and that's just one of the many games.
Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Fail: Molecular Structure of Retrovirus Enzyme Solved, Doors Open to New AIDS Drug Design
ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, 2011) — Gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for more than a decade. The gamers achieved their discovery by playing Foldit, an online game that allows players to collaborate and compete in predicting the structure of protein molecules.
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