Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm not the only one!

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who makes up stories while playing video games. Games seem meant for narrative to be placed on them. Whether you're fighting the onslaught of the great alliance between the Aztecs, French and Zulus or readying your chasm spell against the Shadowbringer, you're the star of a story. It may not be newsworthy, but it's interesting-- a snapshot of how we live now.

I read an article critical of Farmville recently as well, and I thought "Duh! Farmville is escapism and not in the way this author is talking about.". I mean, I played Farmville's ancestor Harvest Moon into the ground, and I must say that pretending to farm is a very meditative and restful experience. And yes, I made up my own stories- "yes, just selling my pineapples! Better run over to the Inn to give Ann some eggs".



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