Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Joke



There's a video game that is topping the charts for years here let me explain it to you,
You only get one life and you have to make decisions at every turn some people have made it to 122 years but nobody has beaten the game, it's called “The Fine Game of Nil”

The joke is that the game is “Life” itself but the other part is that no one has found the meaning of life The Fine Game of Nil is a respelling of The Meaning of Life.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Why can gamer only be killers?

All I hear today is video games creates killer but there has yet to be any real life evidence to show this is true and most of these accusations are because of games like Grand Theft Auto, and Saints Row where the premise of those games is to do bad things and even sometimes you can do good things in those games like GTA's random events where you can choose to help other people with common crooks. But since games are getting closer to portraying reality it just scares anyone who doesn't play these games, with any media if people don't understand it fully then they are scared of it "like my dog against the vacuum cleaner"

So if it is true then why cant gaming train us to be heroes there are just as many games that you are the true hero in and not just some murderous killer.

Fable, this game teaches you that your actions have consequences, of course you can be evil in this game but the people in the game will treat you different some will be less favorable to your plans if you just killed half of the town.

The ending to the game (Spoilers) is a usually two different choices you either keep a mask the main villain has been using to torment people or throw it into the fire. If you keep it, you become the new villain, but if you don't you become the hero that everyone favors.
The reason I point this out is because the choice is in your hand the game isn't forcing you or exactly applauding you to be evil.

Another game is Fallout 3 in this game everything you do is your choice and you get more rewards for doing good things than bad, a radio station call Galaxy News Radio will also applaud you for being a "Hero of the Waste" and will scorn you if you do anything wrong in the world or just kill people out of random.

Bring up bad and good Fallout has a karma system that details how people treat whether or not they will join you as a companion. Each time you steal, kill, lie, and cheat you lose karma and opposite for good karma.

In the end I feel that if gamer's can supposedly be murders then we can also be heroes and the same thing here can apply to any other media.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"How Immerion works" Short Story

Ever since I was born I played video games, games of all kind from Mario in the mushroom kingdom to battling Pokemon in pallet town. Now that I have my own home and means of making money I can now buy any game I want and I know just the one Fallout: New Vegas, the game was a role-playing game set in post nuclear Nevada.

I put the game in my console and let it load as it updated (Like games now-a-days do) and grabbed some batteries for my controller so I could be prepared for an all nighter. I came back with snacks and drink in hand, plopped myself down on my couch and started my new adventure.

"War. War never changes.
When atomic fire consumed the earth, those who survived did so in great, underground vaults. When they opened, their inhabitants set out across ruins of the old world to build new societies, establish new villages, forming tribes..."

I found myself no longer sitting on my couch, but down on my knees with my hands bound.

"You are a courier, hired by the Mojave Express, to deliver a package to the New Vegas Strip. What seemed like a simple delivery job has taken a turn…for the worse." 

Three men stood in front as I looked up at them one in a checkered suit the other two in biker outfits.
"Guess who's waking up over here?" the man in the checkered suit turned to me. 
I was terrified because I had no recollection of how I got here and I couldn't speak either, like I didn't hear my own voice when I tried.
"Time to cash out."
"Would you get it over with-" the man in the suit cut off his companions sentence with his own.
"Maybe Khans kill people without looking them in the face, but I ain't a fink, dig?"
He then proceeds to pull out a white poker chip out of his left pocket.
"You've made your last delivery kid."he puts the chip back.
"Sorry you got twisted up in this scene." he then reaches into his right pocket and draws a gold painted handgun.
"From where you're kneeling it must seem like an 18-carat run of bad luck. Truth is...the game was rigged from the start." He pulls the trigger and I see my life flash before my eyes. I fell to the ground but the ground wasn't dirt... it was carpet

I got up back in my living room, past mid-night.
"I must have dosed off"




Friday, October 2, 2015

MOBA Rage. Response

For the most time I knew their was a lot of hostility in MOBA's (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) but never did I imagine how close it was to me. Recently when playing a new favorite of mine ,Smite, now that I have reach the higher I started hearing a lot more talking and team work but also a lot more of bad mouthing and rudeness in my matches. For me these attacks are harmless and mainly shows how childish people can be but for some these hate spewing people can be very harmful.
This is a showing of similar attacks I've heard 

So many new players to these MOBA's have been turned away do to the toxic nature of people who would just rather yell at them for doing something wrong then try to teach them. A friend of mine who I recently introduce to the game has told me of the many times he has been told that he is a "Noob" (New Player) and only a small amount of people have tried to teach him on how to play. Since then I have personally taught him how to play well, but I was very upset at the things he told me.
Many other people have talked about this topic and ways to make it stop though if I'm still seeing it then those methods might not be working very effectively. Extra Credits have made a very well done video on this issue. But like I said before if I'm still seeing it then it hasn't stopped.    
Even I get frustrated sometimes wit
h these games but I am able to hold my tongue, so don't rage when you see trolling or bad players "Just carry harder."