How Skyrim Helped Me Cope With My Father’s Passing

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released on November 11, 2011, a week before my birthday. I purchased it at midnight from the local GameStop, took it home, played it for awhile, and then put it aside for a while. Because of what was going on at home I didn’t have much time to play video games anymore. I would play it occasionally, but never for more than an hour or so. I enjoyed it, it allowed me to transport myself to another place, away from what was going on in the real world, my dad’s cancer. He had been diagnosed with it that February and was given six weeks to live. He beat out the diagnosis by nine months, finally passing away in December of 2011 at the age of 60.

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Ripsta7th1646d ago

Sorry for the loss of your father article writer. Games do help with emotional pain , but you know fox news says it just teaches people to become more violent and never talk about the positive

jollygoodchap81646d ago (Edited 1646d ago )

Certain news stations sicken me.

The edits they do to positive clips to spin it into completely negative clips is atrocious.

Its like N4G articles...Make up garbage or spin it completely to get hits.

On topic...Oddly enough RE:Code Veronica helped me through when my brother died. He watched me play it for hours...he didn't see how it ended but he was so immersed it the story when (spoilers) Steve died. I play it every once in while as a remembrance.

TheSaint1646d ago

I know, it amazes me that the world coped when violence was introduced after Pong launched.

jazmac1646d ago

Too much gayness...must stop! can't! stop!......arrrrgghhh!!!!

Rimgal1646d ago

Dafuq is wrong with you?

He's talking about his father died and you felt the need to make a stupid comment about that? Seriously grow the f%ck up. And I hope no one acts like an asshole when someone close to you dies.

jazmac1646d ago (Edited 1646d ago )

I hope they do joke if someone I know dies, it always annoys me that people feel the need to tip toe around certain discussions.

My philosophy is no holds barred on any topic.

Rimgal1646d ago

Oh I'm sorry, how many times did your parents drop you when you were a baby?

Studio-YaMi1646d ago

By the way he thinks,probably a LOT.

cpayne931646d ago

You are one messed up individual.

thepluggy1646d ago

i can totally relate to this story,Mass Effect helped me get through the passing of my mother,its great that games can be an outlet to help us cope with our grief.

DragonKnight1646d ago

This is just continued proof of how much games can help people, while no proof has been linked to games hurting people.

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