Escapism and the woes of the gaming industry

Dillon de Menezes from ITF Gaming writes: Escapism. That is what gaming is to many of us. It provides a release of tension built up over the course of the day, which we vent with a resounding "Fus Ro Dah". As gamers, we can agree that reality is in fact a lot more boring than the virtual worlds that we immerse ourselves in on a daily basis, and as a result, we try to keep ourselves immersed for as long as possible whenever possible. Now bear in mind this does not only include your hardcore gamers (Level 85 Awesome)… but also your casual gamers, people who play for the fun of it whenever the urge strikes. Escapism, that’s what gaming is. Can gaming be construed as an addiction then? You might be thinking, "of course not I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to" and you'd be right, but in the same breath remember those people who died playing various video game titles, they didn't want to stop.

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Xof2148d ago

All entertainment is a form of escapism. And games are addictive. Most by intentional design.

This is not new. Or interesting.