Many of my friends know how much of a game (and films) junkie I am. I must admit, however, that lately I haven’t been junkie-ing to the max due to an overflow of deadlines at work and school. That’s also the reason why I haven’t been blogging as much. Plan to graduate in less than 2 months so it’s Panic Time, Hell Week and Obsessive Mode all in one. Pretty soon I will lock myself in quarantaine mode for 10 days or so just to feel in control again (and finish all deliverables of course!).
But I just can’t deny my nature if I don’t play so now my solution is to play short, fun games. Classics like pinball and minesweeper ;-p and all those cool and creative games from www.orisinal.com
Simple, creative, fun and totally addictive. Check out Bugs and that shooting game (forgot the name)… These are my temporary replacement for RPG’s and my way of comforting myself because I haven’t gotten round yet to buying Oblivion! ;-( Oh well, that will definitely be something for after graduation…school gets in the way of gamng y’know ;-p Besides, this latest game from Elder Scrolls requires total devotion and commitment
On another note: I am curious as to how game themes and narratives will be influenced by religion and spirituality. Seems that this particular theme is gaining more ground everyday. From godcasting to real-time strategy games, religion, spirituality and philosophy are starting to inhabit the gaming world. Not surprising given the fertile ground of games for conflicts, morality and world views. Besides, these themes are already part of the stories weaved around different games. I wonder, however, if these will truly be alternatives to games typically marked by ‘violence’ and sex. Check out this MSNBC article for more info: