Author: aallen13

What’s With All The Crazies?

We all know that not all but some (or majority) of video games are pretty violent, and that violence typically stems from the protagonist.  Now, I would like to say that I do know a decent amount of games of various kinds and the characters background, but why is it that some just seem completely crazy? By crazy I mean all kinds of crazy like psychopath killer and there’s something wrong with you crazy.new-super-mario-bros-2-gold-classics

 I was curious to find out if there was any sort of list, large or small, of crazy protagonists and what makes them crazy. I found two lists with the top eleven and top nine most insane video game characters, along with a article discussing this topic.… Read the rest

Are Video Games A Weight Loss Fad?

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Americans are always trying to find the best and sometimes easiest ways to work out without going to the gym.  One of the more recent trends is using your game console, whether it’s Xbox 360, Wii, or PS3 etc., you can now exercise using video games.  Nintendo’s Wii Fit, EA Canada’s Sports Active, Ubisoft’s Your Shape Fitness Evolved, and The Biggest Loser’s Ultimate Workout are just a few examples of exercise games.  I personally have never used any sort of exercise game due to my mixed feelings-whether they actually do help with weight loss/staying in shape or it’s just a gimmick.… Read the rest

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