||[Aug. 10th, 2009|08:34 pm]
Watching Second Skin right now. Only about 10 minutes into it and it's kinda sweet all the couples who met through MMORPGs. Sorta creepy, but sweet too.
Okay, this next part about addiction is rather frightening. I'm starting to think "World of WarCrack" is actually a rather apt name. I guess it's just not my drug of choice.
God, I hope I am worrying about nothing.
i thought this movie did a fairly good job of showing both the good and bad effects this game has on users lives...
it is addictive, like the chick said, they are designed to get you to stay in game once you are in...there are actual addiction centers for gamers in asia somewhere...(not like the lady in the video, who seemed a little cookoo.)
i have seen many different people from different walks of life get addicted to mmorpgs...some worse than others..i had a relationship fail (mostly) due to EverCrack....the whole idea of "gamer widows" is actually an apt term for something that has been going on for a long time.
i do think one of the awesome things about the internet in general is the ability to meet ppl you would have never met otherwise...and it opens up worlds to people who aren't able to leave their houses for whatever reason...or like the guy who couldn't talk...
but i also know that there are children in my life whose parents play wow together, so much that it is a determinant to those kids...
and i actually play wow...i was fairly into it for awhile...not like i was into FFXI years back...but it is hard to not associate the game with negative things now...i played for like an hour today...maybe two..for the first time in months...i am actually thinking of canceling my account..i don't play enough to justify the expense..
hrm...speaking of essay comments...
Edited at 2009-08-11 08:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was a well-rounded movie as far as perspectives go.
I agree with you about the internet being a great place to meet people. ie. all of my wonderful LJ friends! And I probably do have a bit more of an online social life than a real-world one, but I mark that down to my social anxiety. It's a lot easier to be yourself behind a keyboard when you don't have all the other anxieties of social interaction to worry about.
I did like the statistics they included in the film.