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Posts posted by Darya

  1. It's silly, but back when Castle Crashers was a big thing, I purchased it with my hard-earned money from doing a crap ton of chores only to have my mom ban me from playing it because it was 'too inappropriate'. Second time was when I bought a handful of Xbox games (can't remember all the titles) only for our Xbox to break a few weeks later and my parents refuse to buy a new one. I've been much more careful since then. 

  2. I agree, this whole issue just seems like a way for a journalist to gain a little bit of attention- white male protagonists have never seemed to pose much of an issue before, why stir up controversy now? It's ridiculous, it's not racist, sure, a little bit exclusive, but nonetheless, nothing to get worked up over.

  3. Are there any video games/consoles that you expected to really dislike but actually end up loving instead? Maybe vice versa?

    Personally, I can't think of anything I had expectations for that were completely flipped, I've always found I've had a more open mind when it comes to video games (unlike many other things in my life such as books and movies).

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    That is amazing about your brother--especially that he can play that well without modified controls. How does he deal with the regular sticks and buttons?

    He can move his hands relatively fast but to be frank, I'm not entirely sure how he plays so well- I guess it's just him having lived so long like this that he's used to adapting to do things a bit differently? He's honestly so incredible when it comes to doing things without fingers.

  5. My parents aren't nearly that bad, but my mom certainly toes the line very so often, essentially blaming all the world's problems on children's usage of social media and video games, which is completely ridiculous, because if anything, they're what keep me sane with all the schoolwork I have to balance.


    Media attention doesn't always mean being in the loop in a meaningful way--there is a lot of misinformation out there. There was some kind of nonsense back in the 80s about Dungeons and Dragons promoting devil worship and suicides, and I grew up with parents who ate that shit up. Seriously ... who wouldn't rather their child be playing a nerdy, creative game of the imagination seated at the kitchen table with some friends than doing drugs in some back lot? Good grief. I have no idea what my parents thought an evening of roleplaying was comprised of (blood sacrifice?), but there was no possibility of setting them straight. I was an avid roleplayer growing up, and you can imagine the stupid trouble this caused for me.

    Interesting. I have never heard of that, and I play D&D every so often and I live in a religious household. But yeah, my parents are certainly glad that I spend my time in my room (even if it is avoiding interaction with others) rather than standing in a parking lot vaping like many of my classmates. To be honest, gaming and social media has kept me out of a lot of trouble that my parents don't want me in to begin with.

  6. 3 hours ago, killamch89 said:

    True, video games are a great way to connect with other people. Back in the days, parents never understood much about video games so they would overlook you playing games like Mortal Kombat but parents nowadays are quite informed about the more violent games because of the media making an issue about their existence.

    What do you think about the media making their existence an issue?

    I actually kind of like it, on one hand, it keeps parents in the loop, and I believe parents should be aware of what sort of games their child is playing (at least up until a certain point, at some point it gets excessive and overbearing) but on the other, I feel parents are becoming too involved in some areas of their child's life and not involved enough in others, or just over-involved in general, which doesn't foster a healthy parent-child relationship.

  7. The new technology that's allowing those who would be otherwise unable to play at the same level of those who are perfectly healthy is incredible, and I love that people are taking resources and time to work on these products in the first place. It's admirable and the inclusion we should all want.

  8. I myself am not disabled, my brother, however (a huge gamer) is. He suffered from severe burns as a child and therefore does not have fingers and yet he can do nearly everything, especially gaming, better than I can, with or without modified controls.

  9. I agree, it's better to purchase- first off, I don't think it's the safest thing ever, and secondly, it's unethical. People are making their living off of these games, and downloading them for free is equivalent to slipping an item in your pocket as you leave a store- it's stealing.

  10. It probably wouldn't affect me all that much- I play video games,sure, but they're certainly not my crutch. I'm on forums and social media far more than I'm gaming- if all internet/media was taken away, I'd probably get into some physical activity or pick up a musical instrument, to be honest. Or read more.

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