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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:29 PM
Anyway, I also play games because there addictive and fun and they are just entertaining
I play strategy games which I like figuring out tactics and strategies to beat my friends and opponents and I also like playing action, fps games which are fun cause you really want to shoot your opponents in the head which is fun and when games give you a target and you got to complete that target it glues you to the game until you complete the target cause you want to acheive something after playing so long on a game until you get bored
Other games like single player games, people play them when they get bored and have nothing else to do.
For the 24/7 hour games like WoW, people play them because they don't have a life, which is true because every day of their lives there playing WoW. People play games for their lives because they simply think their lives have nothing to work for and they are not confident enough to go get a job and start a real life
Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:36 PM
Wow, great set of thoughts on why people play games. Here is a quick summary of the blogged thoughts:
We play games ...
- to find mental stimulation
- to pass time / to waste time
- to be competitive (even amongst friends)
- to busy / occupy the mind
- to have fun; for the entertainment of it
- to enjoy creativity
- to be able to escape the drudgery of life (escapism)
- to be able to do things that are impossible or difficult in real life
- to relieve stress
- for the thrill, rush
- to vent real-life stress, rage, tension
- to be able to control an environment (even if it is fantasy or microworld)
- to be able to make meaning of things (at least in a fantasy world) ... When the real world is too overwhelming and beyond understanding
- to bury extra (surplus) energy
- out of habit
- to be able to interact with others
Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:46 PM
Usually like some strategy games where you need to build something.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:16 PM
The fact that games (especially MMO's where you start with nothing and grow) allow your character to grow gets me hooked. I agree with Herbert about why video games are more exciting and fun than real life.
I am starting to become thankful that games are starting to bore me and I cannot play them for long periods of times that I used to play video games for. For the time I spend on video games, I will spend researching different things, practicing some hobbies, etc. I find all of these activities more productive than video games.
Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:42 AM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:30 PM
first of all I want to say that game is a vital thing in our daily life. Game is a part of life. According to me the fullform of GAME- Great Activities for Man in Exercise.Game denote "Health is Wealth". It is really good for health & good for enjoy. After playing game we feel extra energy in our body like play football,cricket,vollyball etc. This is called outdoor games. Indoor games like ludo,chess etc. Hence we get some sharp brain .-reply by diptiman oraon
Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:32 AM
It was fun at first to keep yourself entertained, and now it is a lifestyle choice. I think you like games, or you don't.
Off the electronic series, I love to play board games and card games, too. So anything to keep me interacting.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:50 PM
I play games for that thrill and rush of the chase.
Such as when you're playing Counter-Strike. Chasing the guy with your silenced M4A1 and headshotting him.
And yes I agree with Aequitas. People are starting to take games really seriously. Like when that kid who
couldn't join the other faction on WoW and commited suicide after playing for 48 hours straight.
Here is an article for why people are taking so seriously.
People play games because the world that we live in has so many limitations; existing past times don’t provide adequate scope for our growing levels of intelligence. This includes Religions that just separate people and create wars, Education just reproduces the same proletarians and students want to break out, Money just replicates misery and this is all we see on the MEDIA such as the TV. Thus the Mega drive generation that is I began a movement, which never stopped.
I hate it when the media blames Video games because it’s because of the MEDIA, which is so boring, predictive and controlling that we choose Video games. We are not escapists; we are a creative generation that chooses alternatives to the TV that is just a control in society. We want to be in control of our world, and if we have to submerse ourselves in Video gaming technology to do that we will. That is probably why in China there are so many cases of Video game addiction; people want to have a sense of control in their lives!
Another key point; children only choose Video games over family because their existing family relationships are meaningless. If children believe that video games are real its because something 'real' is missing at home not because video games are evil. The media always blames Video games; perhaps if the media gave people a real voice we could hear a real viewpoint.
The media and politicians feel threatened by everything that gives people are sense of purpose. I choose my games console over the News any day....
Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:48 PM
Why People Play Games?
I know people who play games to procrastinate, fear of many other things, like success or failure...So they avoid.
I use to play games all the time...I quit cold turkey because my life was passing before me...Opportunities.
If gaming out is productive and makes your life better...All the better...
But what game does that?
-reply by manifest
Posted 06 May 2007 - 03:04 AM
On the other hand, if I had a large chunk of time on my hand (say during the summer break), then I wouldn't mind playing a more addicting game, as long as the addiction was controlled and didn't last longer than several days. If it did, then the addiction would probably spill over to school days as well, which causes some rather...mind-boggling issues.
I usually prefer games that require some amount of strategy...those just seem more interesting than repetition over and over again just to achieve some great goal in the end. (Though real life is probably more like the latter...but the point of games is to escape from real life, right? XD)
I have met people who play games to nullify some of their rage and relieve stress, but that has never worked for me. I always find that a game tends to cause more stress than it actually relieves (let's say I fail just before I can achieve some sort of rank--it's much more likely that I'd be pissed, causing more stress than calm). Therefore, I can only play games when I'm really calm or else my anger will just go overboard.