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Ok - I''m sorry to rant, but I recently saw a thread that really took me. It was some kid whose ideal game was like the sims, except more expansive and was online so that other people on the internet could be in your world. And I just got to thinking - my god, is that what we have come to in our American society? I mean we already have reality shows where Americans can watch other people live their lives, but now games where the idea is that you live in a completely digital world not too far off from the real world. Kid - if you want to play a game where you live in a society and can talk to real humans, it''s called step out the front door. Games are a way of allowing us play roles that have no consequence, so have we gotten to a point in our society where people just don''t want to take the consequence of actually living?

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It was just one person''s opinion on their favorite game.

I doubt very many people''s lives, if described in terms of what their favorite things are, are going to seem very glamorous. You never know where a person''s interests will lead them.

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First - yes - it was just one persons opinion, but nobody else saw this idea of a fanatsy game as a means of escapism.

Secondly - "where a person''s interests might lead them" - what is that supposed to mean? Are you trying to state that by this kid making this game he might make it big, because that supports my idea that I this is the way of America. Or do you mean that him being interested in a game that allows him to hide away from his real life might lead him to being some hot shot in the game?

To furthur my distain for the kid''s game, I think that reality shows and games like his or even a game like The Sims are games that completely depict how bad our era of American history is. It makes sense that people want to escape their real lives because we have a president that has turned our lives and our society into a mock 1932 Germany, and has made it that thousands and millions of people have lost their jobs, and that we are being thrown into wars that have no base, and that kills are environment.

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"because we have a president that has turned our lives and our society into a mock 1932 Germany, and has made it that thousands and millions of people have lost their jobs"

back up your claims buddy, how and why are we a mock 1932 germany? and your "thousands and millions of people have lost their jobs" quote is outright wrong, look up the facts...

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Original post by bigwiger
my god, is that what we have come to in our American society? I mean we already have reality shows where Americans can watch other people live their lives, but now games where the idea is that you live in a completely digital world not too far off from the real world.


Oh how i wish i was just US, but its not, its a rash all over the UK and Europe as well.
the whole ''reality'' thing, be it TV shows or games, its probably the greatest commentry on where the ''western world'' is in terms of our socialitys evolution, the fact that people will sit around for hours at a time watching a show about a bunch of people in a house or, in the case of one TV show, about a Salon in london I think shows a definate problem.
For my part, i''m not engaging in it, and while my life might not be the most social of things, at least i can take heart in that it hasnt got to the point where i find shows like that ''entertainment''.

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It is like Nazsi Germany in the sense that our president - and he did this jsut today - will give tons of money to media stations in order to slam Dean, and the reason why you haven''t heard of it probably is because the media once again is scrathin'' Bush''s back for the money he and regulations lifted off them. Also - why don''t you support your claims that my saying that hundreds of thousands of people have lost jobs as ficticious? I don''t know about where you live, but in most America, we are suffering what is called a recession where people are loosing jobs.

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Sometimes things like this make me happy that I don''t live in the US, don''t get ANY tv, don''t have a descent internet connection or computer...

I completely agree. Americans (myself included) have become overly dependant on the media for information, or disinformation. We have become independant on technology for recreation, and are accustomed to immediate self-fulfillment. In essence, we are a hoard of couch-potatoes who are too lazy to live our own lives, but instead prefer to live the lives of others at our own expense.

Dah.

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heh, I love it when people just start bashing everything...

[waa]
our country sucks, the media sucks, things are so wrong
we are killing innocent people, more government, less government
[/waa]

who cares.

don''t like it?

do somthing about it.

spend your time trying to get somewhere in life so that you can live out your dying years in relative comfort.

thats my 2 cents =)


Raymond Jacobs,

www.EDIGames.com

www.EtherealDarkness.com

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He's directing the post towards me obviously. However I do agree on the whole reality show thing. I personally hate reality shows, there stupid, uncreative waste of time. For my proposed "game" it's not supposed to be the hot new version of "The Sims", it probably never will be. I (or anyone else working on it for free) just don't have the time for it. It's more of a open source experiment to see how far we can push the genre. I for one don't want to see the market flooded with a whole bunch of "Sims" clones like they did with the FPS genre when the DOOM and Quake series came out. A lot of people don't like that. But I think you sorta took my post the wrong way. My game is nothing more but a "small" experiment to do in whatever free time I can get. Everyone has there own opinion but the "GET-A-LIFE" quote is on some other shit. I'm with EDI, relax, and get money , people are going to always do stuff you'll disagree with but just let 'em be and keep it movin.

Don't get it twisted.

LKD/Myriad,
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[edited by - lkd85 on January 23, 2004 7:40:50 PM]

[edited by - lkd85 on January 23, 2004 7:46:13 PM]

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