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  • This is awesome & perfect for Halloween fun!

  • The Sims 4 team aren’t at Gamescom this year but that isn’t stopping them from getting in on the magic of Colognes biggest gaming convention by dropping a trailer today for The Sims 4 Realm of Magic – what ma […]

  • It’s a very broad subject indeed that often becomes too vast for folks to really sit down & even think they could help but every little bit does matter starting with chatting openly about this no matter our own beliefs/habits. I don’t think all parents don’t care many just might be too busy/too stressed making ends meet to realize that the game…[Read more]

  • As I said in the article its not about looking for blame but looking for solutions in a society that’s been steered by written words, then visual words for millennia. There are also factors I have not mentioned but I’m more interested in the ones gamers & game developers can resolve on a gaming site. We can’t turn off media for example, we can how…[Read more]

  • So hyped for this!

    Man the old team members still with Gamigo kept at it for us & I am so happy! THANK YOU IF ANY OF YOU READ THIS! Lets go! Lets freaking go!

  • It’s happened again, more times than we all would ever want to believe, twice in one weekend. The USA is experiencing the most horrific of crisis’s, the loss of innocent lives in broad daylight on everyday […]

    • I do agree that we need to reflect on how violent our games have gotten. It’s just just FPS games, it’s also some adventure/RPG games as well. I think the world in general has gotten more violent or at least the media has made it seem that way. I think it’s started with the news and them only caring about ratings and would put on any violent thing just to boost ratings. I think the world in general has gotten more violent or at least the media has made it seem that way. I think it’s started with the news and them only caring about ratings and would put on any violent thing just to boost ratings. While I do think games have gotten a little to extreme I also think parents just don’t care enough to learn about the games before buying them for the kids. Also I think the massive amount of information that is available now that never used to be is a big problem. Like the older generations that truly believed In the mainstream news media and whatever was printed in the newspaper as facts got hurt when they found out it was all mostly lies and used for propaganda or to hide something. I think it’s made people bitter, scared and violent.

      • It’s a very broad subject indeed that often becomes too vast for folks to really sit down & even think they could help but every little bit does matter starting with chatting openly about this no matter our own beliefs/habits. I don’t think all parents don’t care many just might be too busy/too stressed making ends meet to realize that the game their child is playing for hours that might be cheaper than a babysitter actually has the potential to put their child in harms way/in the same room as volatile people that could influence them. Aaahhh information overload. I can’t imagine being a kid with a phone attached to my face 24/7 – well I can, I just can’t fathom how I would cope with it as a kid. Appreciate your time and consideration.

    • While media does influence culture, the kind of mass shootings that the US has been under almost all are tied to domestic terrorism and the majority are tied to ultra right wing movements or, in a few cases, Trump’s rhetoric directly-as in quotes and pictures from his rallies and promotional materials.

      If your political leader says these people are villains, they’re awful and a blight, what unthinking patriot wouldn’t try to help him rid their beautiful country of these “vermin”?

      Video games are typically anti racism, anti discrimination and you’re usually a good guy fighting for moral reasons. If you’re a bad guy-you *know* you’re a bad guy and what you’re doing is wrong.

      There’s not a lot of grey area games that are set in the modern world (quite a few fantasy and sci fi ones though). Those that are tend to explore morality, rather than telling people to do specific things-and they usually show you the consequences via gameplay. Unlike real life.

      If we really start on the media and violence angle, the first thing to be censored should be all news. Because in the news, the violence, the bodies and the ravaged landscape are REAL.

      If we aren’t going to tell the news they can’t show actual clips of actual violence, then why are we saying we can’t show fake stuff, but real stuff is A-okay?

      There’s a lot of politics going on with this one, and you got part of it, because video games are a big industry. THey’re also a faceless industry with no unifying voice, so it won’t speak out. It also doesn’t pay for lobbyists like fuels and military hardware, but largely, it’s a new medium.

      There were the same complaints about literacy and the written word, later the same complaints about radio, then film, then TV. Every medium gets demonized when it comes into being. The internet is still recovering from it’s span of being blamed for everything now.

      Media will change a culture, but it is slow and pervasive. Not sudden shootings erupting. It’s what leads to things like changes in basic economic structures of countries and ranking by caste/class/etc, and other stuff like that.

      If you want to blame anything for violence, we should all probably blame the people who are actually inciting and promoting violence, rather than the new media of the day.

      • As I said in the article its not about looking for blame but looking for solutions in a society that’s been steered by written words, then visual words for millennia. There are also factors I have not mentioned but I’m more interested in the ones gamers & game developers can resolve on a gaming site. We can’t turn off media for example, we can however look at our own platforms etc We can’t control parenting but we can look at the education of parents – maybe apps installed into games so parents learn more about online security & care? (etc) We can also suggest developers take control of where they join in to share their games etc encourage them to hire professionals, data specialists etc and look at the influences they are encouraging in a market/industry that is now built on influence itself. Starting conversations is all this is, planting seeds because if we don’t slow down deliberately, thoughtfully and cultivate gaming culture no matter our differences then we go every which way but forward.

  • I was 8 when the first Friday the 13th movie aired in 1980 so Jason Voorhees ended up haunting my teenage hood for years making me wonder why anyone in America would go camping! Ice Hockey also isn’t a popular […]

  • I can’t wait for this up date, those devs are working so hard and this update is FOR FREE!!! Crazzzzzzy good!

  • Anyone and everyone who has been drawn to live streaming game play has more than likely started off the same way “hmmm, OBS or Xsplit?” – off to social media I go to ask!

    Once you make that first decision […]

  • Sims 4 has been jam packed with fashionable updates this year & it looks like there is no slowing down!

    Officially announced during EA Play on June 8, 2019 The Sims 4: Moschino Stuff will be the  fi […]

  • Social media platforms are ablaze with the announcement that Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has begun streaming on Mixer.

    This is a major shock to the gaming world as Ninja has gathered 14 million follow […]

  • Can’t wait for this game, need it already!

  • It’s been a tragic year for dragon adoring gamers throughout the world thanks to the TV series Game of Thrones and I thought I had moved past that until I played Golden Treasure – The Great Green by Dream Door S […]

  • Beat me to it was going to put this all up today! Very hype for this update tomorrow!

  • Looking forward to this one also! Watching daily to also see what the Origins team has been up to, can’t wait to see when they share that info!

  • The Amazon Prime Day celebrations kicked off last night with 2nd annual Prime Day Concert that included performances by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G.

    Prime Day started in 2015 to celebrate A […]

  • The 2019  ESPY Awards show where the fans vote for the winners are being held Wednesday, July 10. Leading sports teams and individuals will be gathering at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

    The 27th […]

  • Disney released the first teaser trailer and official poster for the studio’s upcoming live-action remake of its 1998 animated classic Mulan on Sunday.

    Starring Liu Yifei as the heroine the trailer itself is f […]

  • Summer arrived spectacularly in the Sims 4 with the launch of the latest expansion pack Island Living! As you most likely guessed – Island Living is jam-packed with ocean theme, tropical flavors which this […]

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