Both Sim City and Minecraft, and probably other games too, offer a 'creative' or 'sandbox' mode. This means that the game turns off all the monsters and disasters and gives you unlimited access to materials. With all that potential wealth at your fingertips, why would people play any other way? During my recent bout of Sim … Continue reading Once you go Creative, why go back to Normal?
The Game vs Real Life
Should I worry when the line between real life and a computer game seems to blur? My boyfriend and I were walking along the street, chatting about this and that, when I saw a sign in a store window that contained the initialism, "GSI." Earlier that morning he and I were searching in the game … Continue reading The Game vs Real Life
My Occasional Obsessive Tendencies
Allow me to share with you my list of activities for the last five days: Sleep - six hours a night Eat - about two hours a day Play Sim City - half of all the remaining time Play SWTOR* - the other half of the remaining time Is this obsessive behavior? (A brief aside for any … Continue reading My Occasional Obsessive Tendencies