We can feel free to acknowledge that the thought of truly violent and insane people playing and enjoying games about killing makes the stomach churn, in the same way we might be discomforted to find out a killer enjoyed beloved but violent movies. We can stop obsessing over the media blaming the games industry — it hasn’t had real consequences in this country before, and it’s doubtful that it will anytime soon — and take a moment to consider what’s it’s become, and what it should be. This is good. And so is this.
Most of all, we can let the media say it loud and clear: Adam Lanza played games. Probably violent ones. Stating that fact is not a problem. Pretending that it doesn’t — or rather, absolutely can’t — tell us anything about a person? That is”
10-year-long game creates ‘hellish nightmare’ world.
I’m so glad CNN picked up on this. When I saw this guy’s post on Reddit, I immediately shared it with everyone I knew who played Civilization/Civ II, which was approximately two people: my dad & my sister. This guy has played Civ II for 10 years - and started a Reddit chain based on what was left of the world (“a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation.”) Bleak, but fascinating.
All these sexist gamer dudes are some shook ones.
Jay Smith speaks the truth with his latest video on “why dudes need to tell other dudes to stop making asses of themselves on the internet.”
Just one more game… Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games.’
Game-studies scholars point out that games tend to reflect the societies in which they are created and played and in this article Sam Anderson writes, “Today we are living, for better and worse, in a world of stupid games.” From Tetris to Angry Birds, from games like Monopoly to gamification like McDonald’s Monopoly promotion, gaming is becoming a bigger and bigger part of our everyday world. This article sums up everything you need to know to talk gaming and gamification.