[ExI] video games take 2

Tara Maya tara at taramayastales.com
Sat Aug 5 19:04:39 UTC 2017

Yeah, critics of video games tend to emphasize how they keep people apart and isolated. But they can also bring people together.

I mentioned one divorce I knew of that was caused by video games, but I should have added that I also know of one marriage. A friend of mine met her husband in one of the big games (it might have been WoW) and they fell in love online. He was from another country and actually moved to marry her. Kinda romantic, considering her avatar was a giant orc. LOL.

My kids all play on their separate devices, but usually in the same game. My husband and I also are on the same “team” in a game, and although we work in separate places, we can sneak into the gameroom during breaks throughout the workday to relax and play together. It’s fun.


> On Aug 5, 2017, at 3:24 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> As Christian mentioned, these games are also social games where
> friends chat, form alliances, combat opposing groups, plan campaigns,
> etc.  They are becoming more and more like a 'better' version of
> real-life, involving real people communicating with each other.
> And at this stage these games are played on screens. When immersive VR
> arrives, putting on the headsets will really be like entering a new
> world. When this is available it will become more and more difficult
> to tear off the headset and return to the grey colourless real world.
> BillK

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