Tag Archives: Video Games
Death by video game in Taiwan is becoming less of a rarity and more of a trend after the second case so far.
On July 15, an attendant at a cyber cafe in the country found an 18-year-old gamer, last name Chuang, passed out in a room he had rented to play the PC hack ‘n slash title Diablo III. Chuang was woken but collapsed when he tried to walk, and died shortly after being taken to a hospital. The cafe informed authorities that Chuang had been playing the game for about 40 hours straight.
Dragon Age 2 caught a lot of controversy for its free love policy, which basically meant you can do whomever, whenever. And this guy may not be ready to turn the page on that policy.
[U]ltimately, I decided that love and passion were human universals and I was going to write the male-male romance as romantically as the female one. When the game came out, we got a letter from a fan, a young man who was coming to terms with the realization that he was gay.
If you were two guess two things in every teenage boy’s bedroom it would be porn and video games, but do they have anything else in common?
They are “arousal addictions,” where the attraction is in the novelty, the variety or the surprise factor of the content. Sameness is soon habituated; newness heightens excitement. In traditional drug arousal, conversely, addicts want more of the same cocaine or heroin or favorite food.
Occupy Wall Street was for some a pivotal time for our country to exercise free speech and for others it was time to try to hook up with lower class pot heads in public parks. Now for everyone alike, it can be a video game.
Three developers based out of the Bay Area on America’s West Coast have slaved over codes and computer parts to put together a video game in the style of classic 1980’s arcade culture. Rather than programming a Pac-Man to gobble ghouls or creating a coin-hungry plumber to pursue a princess, these designers have instead developed a game that they say was motivated by Occupy Wall Street.