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Dunno if it counts as a real game, but draw something has been devouring my time. Good thing I turned off push notifications or my phone would be buzzing off the hook. I would be lost without mobile games on the bus to work, say what you like about them killing the console market but once I'm home, consoles all the way baby!!!
So, what's everyones favourite game and why?
Mine's got to be Resident Evil 4. This was my first step into the Resi world, and I could easily dedicate myself to the game for days on end. With the tenseness that came from having to run THEN gun and the near absence of ammunition on the tougher difficulties it created one of the few genuinely exciting experiences in my collection. Couple that with the satisfying squelch of caving in a zombies head with your trusty shotgun, and you're definitely onto a winner.
Its not an uncommon sight to see video games being brought up by the media as a thing of pure and blackened evil, how they rot our brains and corrupt our young, but how much of that can actually be attributed to the games themselves and not the people that play them? The key here does not perhaps lie with the games themselves, but instead the parents who allow their parents to play these games. Having worked in game retail, it was an all too common sight to see parents buying games with 18 ratings, a la Duke Nukem, for younger children and ignoring my advice on the ratings, almost offended as if I questioned their ability to raise their own child.
Without demonising parents or games we need to as an industry understand that the games made have implications on those around us, whether they be young or otherwise susceptible to the images in gaming. on the flip side of the coin the people that buy the games for the young children in question need to really look at themselves and see that allowing children to play these games can have a negative effect.
At no point do I want to argue with the ability to parent and the choices they make but the issue is never as black and white as the media makes it just look below.
Right, first post, so a little about me. My names Nathaniel, I'm 19 and I used to work in GAME in the UK. My love of gaming started with Sonic the Hedgehog back on the Sega Mega Drive (that's the Sega Genisis for my American amigos.) From there my love of games grew with me through Pokemon Blue to Simcity if it had a screen I would spend my days in front of it. These days I spend my hours when I'm not working playing games and looking for my way into one of the fastest developing industries in the world. So, here's me stepping off into the big deep pools of games writing, hopefully I won't be too boring...