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Gender Roles in Gaming

I'm not talking so much about feeling insecure or not about one's masculinity, as about feeling repressed (and ending inhibited) in the expression of your emotions, feelings (amongst other things).

Gender Roles in Gaming

So every one gets brainwashed, but reading this article i really had the sense it wanted to deal with the fact that machism is also (if much less than for women) damaging to men, no?

Gender Roles in Gaming

I agree with you, in the world of machism, it isn't that fun to be a man, but its not as bad as being a woman! I think this topic could be really interesting if it leads to men expressing how much and how it affects and burdens them to live in a society where that type of behaviour is expected from them.

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The myth of games as escapism

author=nahor23
this is such a misguided argument. its purely subjective whether you find games to be art, escapism or whatever. All I see is a bunch of people forcing their opinions onto others whilst trying to be philosophical about it all.

Totally unlike you! sorry, but seriously, read yourself............!

The myth of games as escapism

Yes, i don't know how it works, but, i also have the impression we're "flying off-track again"! i intended to stop posting for that reason, but reading that made me laugh(true!)! Maybe the subject is to wide to embrace, but in fact i had , from a different angle, somewhat the same idea : i wanted to add : it depends how, but it also depends what game(i was thinking in terms of good or bad, i don't want to offend you, Radnen, but particularly, in terms of creative or not, lets say, arty or not), but, right there's the social video game like any other social game, video or not!!!

The myth of games as escapism

I would say the immersive games are the ones some people get most addicted to and they allow for much greater escape
This said i also have the feeling we're getting somewheres, but i would say (maybe) its that all video games players (you're speaking strictly from the makers's side) are not "escapors" or/and not always, as obvious as it may seem, i think its something that is not totally acquired today.

The myth of games as escapism

Maybe the difference is not so much in the games as in the way and in which circumstances you play them
Maybe it is an escape but one that is not devoid of interest........................... there are a lot of ways to escape reality, reading 24h/24 can also be an escape which would mean its all in the manner

The myth of games as escapism

Didn't think of that, makes sense. In fact i remember thinking that the only thing worthwhile on tv as fiction goes were the cartoons (and i'm not exactly at an age where you watch cartoons!). Maybe also the technology involved in video games puts a lot of people off, this is all still quite new

The myth of games as escapism

Movies, photography didn't exist either when the word "art" was invented, they're definitely a form of art.
The fact that the best of the amateur rpgs ARE a form of art is not sufficiently taken in account, i find, particularly in the way some of those are so violently attacked by the commentators that their authors go all the way to cancelling or, maybe worst, redoing, but in a totally increative and uninteresting way , this time, their games. Nothing is more personal then artistic expression , and at that level anyone is really fragile. So, if some games are incomprehensively overpraised, pity for the really creative ones and their authors. Breaking those is the best way to make amateur games nothing worthwhile.