Author: Amburger

um......im a Digital Media major....and i like to voice act!

What’s the Point of “Scary” Art Games?

We play video games for our own reasons: because they’re fun, because we’re bored, because we’re procrastinating, because we need something to occupy our time until an event occurs. However, some of us play games as a way to escape our daily stresses, or to break away from reality itself. In this sense, video games act as opiates, taking our mind off of the circumstances that we don’t wish to face. When I use the term “opiate” I’m referencing sociologist Karl Marx’s “opium of the masses” quote, explaining how humans have forms of self-releases to cope with their struggles or, in his words, a “sigh of the oppressed creature.” Although his quote is about religion being the “sigh” for some people, I believe this concept could also apply to how some view video games.… Read the rest

Facing Adulthood the Hard Way (The Path)

“Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. -Lyman Abbott

 

What is innocence? According to Webster’s dictionary, the word “innocence” is defined as “Freedom from guilt or sin through being unacquainted with evil.” In this state, one can easily be manipulated by the allures of temptation, and remain ignorant of the potential hazards. To avoid these consequences, all one has to do is steer clear of the negative indulgences and remain completely naïve. Easy right? But with all of the irresistible temptations surrounding us, is this really possible? Can anyone really remain innocent?… Read the rest

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