The Dark Side Of Gaming – Addiction To Anything Is An Illness

It is often the case in the gaming world that we describe a game – by way of a compliment – that we should play it because it’s wonderfully addictive. And it’s true. We often get drawn to games that can capture our attention enough for us to forget everything else and simply focus on the game alone. It is a release, an escape. A welcome change to our sometimes often humdrum lives. And it’s all true too. No one’s denying the fact. However, it is prudent to note that “an escape” and “a release” is often how people describe their dependency and justification for abusing alcohol (and other dangerously addictive substances) as well.

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Out of the Sewers and onto Escape – The Second Part of Riddick’s Escape in ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’ Video Game

“Riddick” is the main player character of the highly popular video game ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’. He is strong, stealthy and resourceful, and his aim is to escape the maximum security prison of Butcher’s Bay. A first person game that prioritizes stealth, it is a “break out of prison” game in the most basic sense of definition.

The other notable characters that tie into (this next part of) the video game’s story line are Abbott, the prison guard, William Johns, the bounty hunter who’d captured and sent Riddick to this high security hell-hole of a prison, and Hoxie, the prison warden.

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‘Gone Home’ is a Video Game Adventure Story that Revolves around Family Secrets

As a first person, role playing game, ‘Gone Home’ deviates from the norm by basing its premise on an adventure than unravels at its own pace in the form of a story about the family members of “The Psycho House”. However, this deviation hasn’t reduced anything from the game, if the great critic reviews about the game is anything to go by. If anything, this video game purports the importance and power of a great story line in a video game, and also shows that it isn’t only blood, gore and shooting that rules the show in the gaming world.

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The Ins and Outs of the Video Game ‘Gone Home’

Gone Home” is an adventure video game that is designed in the style of an interactive and investigative story game. It is a first person, role playing video game, and in Gone Home, the player takes on the Role of Kaitlin, who has just returned home after a year’s trip abroad. This video game received critical acclaim for its story line and interactive gameplay – but particularly for its engaging and intricate story line. The video game’s world is set approximately in the year 1995, and the main premise of the game is to explore the family mansion that Kaitlin has just arrived at. The player, as Kaitlin, will have to examine and interact with various household items around the manor and uncover the story and many implied family secrets about the members of Kaitlin’s family.

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Death of Gamers Caused by Obsessive Gaming

As a gamer, we would all, at one time or another, have had the experience of losing track of time and our surroundings to simply play a video game for hours on end. In a way, this is what makes video games appealing in the first place – giving us the opportunity to lose our sense of reality and just enjoy ourselves for a time. It’s really no different from how someone might lose track of everything while reading a good book, or listening to music, or even while daydreaming. Continue reading “Death of Gamers Caused by Obsessive Gaming” »

Into the Sewers – The First Part of Riddick’s Escape in ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’ Video Game

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher’s Bay is a game that focusses on stealth and action. It is a first person, role playing video game set in a futuristic world, and it is a tie-in to the movie “Chronicles of Riddick”. This video game falls squarely into the categories of science-fiction video games and action video games.

The game basically follows the story of Riddick, an anti-hero, as he tries to escape from “Butcher’s Bay”, which is a maximum security prison. In order to separate this game from the movie however, the game designers focussed more in the character of Riddick and his imprisonment and consequent escape attempts. So it is basically a “break out of prison” game.

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‘Gone Home’ – An Interactive, Investigative Story Game that Highlights Relationships

Gone Home

‘Gone Home’, like the title of this article states, is an interactive video game that investigates the story of Kaitlin’s family. The game works by the player guiding the main player character ‘Kaitlin’ through her family house and look at objects that slowly unravel the story and various details of her family, along with information about the house itself. The game received critical acclaim for its engaging story line. And the relationships hinted at and described in this game are touching, mesmerising, and even tragic, depending on how one sees it. This is truly interactive story telling at its finest! Continue reading “‘Gone Home’ – An Interactive, Investigative Story Game that Highlights Relationships” »

‘Rogue Spear’ takes RAINBOW’s CTU to the Soviet Union

‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear’ is the second installment of the Tom Clancy Rainbow Six video game series and is a sequel to the original Rainbow Six video game. The ‘Rogue Spear’ installment, like its predecessor, is a first person shooter game.

The main premise of the Rainbow Six series of video games is to have RAINBOW’s multinational CTU (Counter Terrorism Unit) fight against various international terrorist groups and organizations. In most cases, the terrorist group either has a weapon of mass destruction with plans to use it against the world (which the CTU must thwart), or has taken hostages, or both. As a tactical game, planning and stealth and prioritized in the gameplay’s design.

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The Mines, the Triple-Max, and the Final Escape Attempt – The Final Part of Riddick’s Escape in ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’ Video Game

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’ is a popular video game that squarely falls in the action and adventure genres of video games. Set in a futuristic world on a desolate planet that houses a maximum security prison called “Butcher Bay”, this is a first person, role play video game that focusses ten times more on stealth and tactics in its game design rather than on fire power. There’s plenty of blood and gore in this video game, and the visual graphics are mind blowing! So if you haven’t given this game a go yet, you’re really missing out.

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Sometimes Video Games Can Make You Wonder

For all those who thought that title meant this article would be glorifying the wonder of video games, sorry to disappoint you, but no it isn’t. (Although, that doesn’t mean we won’t have another article some time that does. Video games are amazing after all. We just have to look at the nutty and gritty aspects of the gaming world sometimes too.) Continue reading “Sometimes Video Games Can Make You Wonder” »