I wouldn't be a tree- and animal-hugging animist had my earliest years not been infused with Squaresoft goodness.
I also taught myself Japanese (reading and spoken) with the aid of video games.
And I started playing the piano because... One Winged Angel knocked my twelve-year-old socks off and Nobuo Uematsu is cool as hell! Music is one of
THE most important things in my life and it has been for 14 years. I've had bands, played piano solo for crowds and love to muck around with home
When exposure to high-grade art on any level inspires you to explore the depths of the world and your soul, it's served its purpose.
My problem with a lot of games now is that they reek of Illuminati-infiltrated, life-hating drivel. Where have all the animists gone?
The stories in games aren't what they used to be (on a whole). The music isn't the same. But the graphics are Hollywood-great and games sell MANY MANY
more copies that way. Money spoils everything. I want an indie gaming revival.
Also, the upsurge in violent, empty-feeling games probably has a lot to do with the fact that, YES, there is a serious military interest in people
becoming skilled with that kind of interface.
Times change. *sigh*
I just finished a playthrough of Chrono Trigger not that long ago, and it was righteous. You know, in those moments between working like a dog, using
my brain, writing novels, playing piano, seeing my friends, and eating... healthy foods grown congruently with Mother Earth.
Edit: Also, when I was a kid, I totally faked sick to play video games. I'm sure it had to do with craving the mental stimulation public school often
But I also spent lots of time at the pool, riding my bike, hanging out with friends and I was still an A student.
Gaming is bad if you can't get away from Everquest for three minutes so you start peeing in the corner of your computer room. That's when gaming is a
I also don't like to see kids glued to a hand-held gaming device at a dinner table, and totally incapable of communication. That's not good.
I think the way people are addicted to cell phones/smart phones/ipads/whatever can get much worse than a gaming addiction, too. Those suckers are
portable and trendy.
edit on 25-12-2012 by manicminxx because: (no reason given)