Posts Tagged with "xbox"

Video Game Logic: Running

March 16th, 2015 at 5:45 pm by Mark
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As much as consoles have improved over the years, some Video Games still make no sense on a regular basis. Many times it’s like, “Oh, you can’t pick up that scrap of paper,” but you’re carrying 15 hunting rifles, 8 sniper rifles, 100 grenades, 20 assorted pistols and 30 submachine guns … in your pockets…

Video Game Logic: "Soldier in Nanosuit worth Millions can only run for 15 seconds. Overweight Itlalian plumber can run forever."
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Online Gaming Tantrums

January 29th, 2015 at 5:57 pm by Chered
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Can video games stress the nervous system enough to cause mood changes? Tantrums? Explosive behavior?

Let’s be honest. By age five, these kids usually have the mouths of sailors. A wise man once said that a normal person, plus anonymity, plus an audience, equals…F@#$%wad. The tendency for anonymous crowds to be abusive is well-known, and adding in the competitive nature of online multiplayer games doesn’t help things.

You may have experienced it yourself, that player in the chat who gets angry and aggressive; calling people names and filling the screen with lines of typed abuse. If you’re on voice-chat, it could be shouted insults filled with curses, or sneered commands from someone convinced they’re superior.

This environment can become overwhelming for some, and many decide to drop out and play something else. At first, you might be driven by your emotions and react the same way, but after you realize it’s just a game and it’s not actually worth it, you’ll start looking for different online games that will not have these kinds of upsetting interactions with other players.

Gamer Level: Preschool.  "I HOPE YOUR MOM FORGETS THE PUDDING IN YOUR LUNCH!"