Sunday, September 19, 2004

call of my brain

i have spent time..too much time...playing this computer game called call of duty, it's this world war 2 first person shooter game that you can play online. while playing i can feel my brain cells slowly popping and deteriorating, and after a while of crazy violence my head feels like its been pounded with an aluminum bat, but i love it. while playing a long session of call of duty online i read some "gamers" chatting about whether all democrats are "faggits," or only most of them, and i was reminded of certain personal stigma ; i hate 90 percent of the people who play these type of games. this is disturbing to me for the obvious social implications, and also forces me to question the artistic potential of digital games. overall call of duty is fun, but in a trashy mirror on the ceiling kind of way.


Blogger calvintreesize said...

when you say call of duty do you really mean masturbating and crying?


September 20, 2004 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Disses aside (*rolls eyes at above comment)-- I find it very interesting that you feel a kind of distance from 90% of the community for a game you otherwise really love. How important is your sense of community to your play experience? Are there design choices that would change your perception of other players and the way they affect your experience of the game?

Also, would be great to see you working with some of Avedon's or Costikyan's ideas here, and in your Surrealist game post. Love to see what you can do with the readings. Feel free to edit your original posts to bring in the readings! Thanks.

September 21, 2004 at 11:25 PM  

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