2019-11-01 at 6:29 AM UTC
I mean games that can substitute reality, not that spatial sensor headset.
Does anyone like these types of games?
I do and I feel really depressed about it. Sometimes.
Games like GTA, Sleeping Dogs, Yakuza. Not necessarily all open world games. Far Cry doesn't seem to cut it. Well, Farcry 4 did, I could fantasize I was some brown person raised in the USA and unknowingly indoctrinated in to doing the dirty work of the CIA for them.
But I mean with these games when compared to real life, in real life you:
When you go out and wear nice clothes, you're not doing anything special or being anyone special, you're dressing jn a way or going to places where you encourage people to identify you with a stereotype or subculture. Your trying to let people think you're cool, rather than do anything worthwhile.
But then these games come along, and if the story isn't too outlandish you can wish it was your life. The fact they have cities and whatnot means you can relate to the world you are immersed in. Depending on the depth of character.
Sleeping dogs had it all. Nothing was so outlandish as to be implausible.
Watch dogs 1 and 2 was a bit gay
Yakuza was okay, it was relatable, but the yakuza theme was over romanticised. But the fact you were in a city and had to buy food from convenience stores made it relatable the next time you went out for a night.
It makes me feel kind of sad.
But then I realise entertainment is supposed to be entertaining and is created by script writers.
Also on days gone you'd live vicariously through TV shows like Saved by the Bell, before that it was books. I guess games are the evolution of the idealised or fantasy world.
Games like The Witcher just made me feel socially isolated if I got too attached to them.
Does anyone else get this from games or do you just enjoy the drug...
The pretty colors and flashing lights and curvy female silhouettes and the things they do to your brain to keep you hooked...
2019-11-01 at 7:35 AM UTC
How is Minecraft enabling vicarious living?