Submitted by CaViE 724d ago | opinion piece

Why Do You Game?

An opinion column via eGamer.co.za in which the author attempts to answer a simple question involving game completing, by delving deeper into the complexities of gamer types and what they might consider to be completion.

Quote: "When someone says that they have completed a game, what do you think they mean?

I’ve recently asked myself this question and I have to say, it got me thinking for far longer than I ought to have considering what a simple question it is. It wasn’t because my mind was preoccupied with other thoughts, as it usually is, nor because I was distracted, nor indeed because I’m an idiot (have to cover all bases) but rather because it actually has something to it. " (Culture, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

LordHiggens  +   724d ago
I always say to skeptics of games...

"You like movies right?"

"Yeah", they reply

I say, "Well what's better than being in a movie and getting to play the lead...sometimes even directing the entire narrative yourself?"

This is why I game.
dboyc310  +   724d ago
I agree. It just allows you to escape this shitty world we live in. Same reason I enjoy reading books, and watching movies. Plus some games like any other forms of media make you look pass the obvious in it's content which I truly enjoy as well.
sprinterboy  +   724d ago
I game as a way of escapism from the real worlds day to day bullshit we have to endure at work etc each day, 2 hrs in the evening of living out a adventurer Uncharted Series, Gran Turismo Nuremburg are excellent ways to relax imo before the next hectic day at work which pays crap, bullying bosses lol.
_LarZen_  +   724d ago
I play game's to escape everyday life, a boring gray existence with murder, violence and misery at every turn.
AWBrawler  +   724d ago
I game to have fun! And to live out lives I'd never have in real life. I can't be a giant killer bee in real life unless I'm a mascot for a sports team, and thats not even the same thing.
Totoro17  +   724d ago
I game because gaming has given me the confidence to tackle the real world. From guiding, leading, making difficult decisions and working as a team. Without games, I don't think I'd be the person I am today.
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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   724d ago
Inspiration for artwork and stories as well as escapism.
Heisenburger  +   724d ago
Well I love my life. I play video games for the same reason we all watch good television, go to the theatre, listen to music... I enjoy it

I love media that makes me FEEL something. Whether it's music, film, games, ect ect.

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