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Gaming Grows Up

Jesse Singal of Boston.com writes: Traditionally, video games have showcased the alien or the weird. From Italian plumbers hurtling through oversize green pipes to gun battles set on distant planets, part of the appeal of games has been the escapism they provide.

So it’s surprising, at first glance, that two critically acclaimed, recently released video games deal darkly in the least escapist - and least escapable - subject imaginable: growing up. “Limbo’’ and “Catherine’’ are different in many ways, but their positive reception, and the simple fact that they were made in the first place, suggest that as the people who make and play video games grow up, their subject matter will only get more sophisticated.

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TheShow172304d ago

I totally agree. I might be a little old school, but I definitely prefer solo campaigns for mainly this reason. I've tried online on multiple games, but they just doesn't foster a good environment for new guys to get into.

Also, it seems that more people are concerned with their k/d or win ratio than actually enjoying themselves. After a 12 hour shift, I play to relax. I don't play to get called out by some stranger because somebody better than I had better position and took me out.

kza2304d ago

well said i dont like online that much aswell its full of kids lookinng for the cheapest possible way to win, its not even about skill these days.

pixelsword2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Yeah; I hate camping: I figured out a way to get rid of camping altogether, but I want to make it a game, so I have to keep it a secret.