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March 21st, 2006 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-03-21 20:58
  Subject:   [Digg] Will Wright on the virtues of video games.
Society, however, notices only the negative. Most people on the far side of the generational divide - elders - look at games and see a list of ills (they're violent, addictive, childish, worthless). Some of these labels may be deserved. But the positive aspects of gaming - creativity, community, self-esteem, problem-solving - are somehow less visible to nongamers.

I think part of this stems from the fact that watching someone play a game is a different experience than actually holding the controller and playing it yourself. Vastly different. Imagine that all you knew about movies was gleaned through observing the audience in a theater - but that you had never watched a film. You would conclude that movies induce lethargy and junk-food binges. That may be true, but you're missing the big picture.

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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-03-21 20:59
  Subject:   Rob Zombie, Mon Apr 17th, 7:30pm @ The Fillmore.
  Mood:...with the cawk out!

        I gots my ticket!
     \m/  /\  \m/

(That's someone headbanging and their long hair is flying downward - you filthy-minded animal! ;])
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