Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Video Games
The title may take you by surprise, as for how can there be any health benefits of video games. 148 more words
I’m about to type something that might prove…irksome.
I don’t get Shadow of the Colossus.
Oh, I heard that gasp! alright. But hear me out. 866 more words
In gaming, there remains something special about cracking open a fresh, new game on day one and playing it along with everyone else in the world. In the past, that "world" might have only consisted of a small group of friends; nowadays, when we play a new game, the literal "world" plays with us. This I contemplated recently on Virtual Bastion, particularly as much of my present gaming has been spent in the past. Is there something to be said of playing games past their prime?
This past March, in the few weeks leading up to Mass Effect: Andromeda's release, I opted to take on the challenge of playing through as as much of the original trilogy as I could. But with time being short, and those games being long, I was faced with only one choice: speed(ish) runs! (Relatively speaking.) With rules, of course. (Otherwise there was no way in hell I was going to be able to reign myself in!) Surprisingly, I managed to make it through both ME 1 and 2, and I documented my progress on Virtual Bastion. Here's part 1 of my 2-part post.
Whether playing video games has negative effects is something that has been debated for 30 years, in much the same way that rock and roll, television, and even the novel faced much the same criticisms in their time. 374 more words