SPENT: Could you survive on a low income?

SPENT: Could you survive on a low income?

The way I see it, video games can be a very good medium to tell stories. Since players are participating actively in driving the narrative forward. The online game Spent attempts to make use of this in a different manner, by placing us in the struggles of a person with low income in the US.

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Video games aren’t just for the self-indulgent and the nerdy

Video games aren’t just for the self-indulgent and the nerdy

Think video games. Then think of the person playing the video game, who do you see? For a long time most people will have imagined an unhealthy looking, spotted geek – someone who has clearly seen too little sunlight and too few mornings. Well, I suggest that this has been, and is changing; in the same way as video games themselves are changing.

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On empathy, games and evolution – Star Wars (KOTOR)

On empathy, games and evolution – Star Wars (KOTOR)

This post is not going to be exclusively about Star Wars KOTOR, but it is linked to my previous post on the game and my experience with the game. In that previous post I talked about how I felt bad playing it because I made choices that hurt others, in quite an evident way. In other words, the game invoked empathy for some of the other characters. At the same time I was the cause of these characters pain (which was what caused my empathy), so imagine the emotional toil of going through that! Good thing it was only a game.

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