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We are all broken cookies

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I’m proud to be a gamer, obviously. I am even proud to be a gamer who happens to have (awesome) boobs – call me a “girl gamer” if you must, but it’s still pretty awesome to be in a hot and desirable minority. However, we are a messed up group.

I’ve been reading about ย Soul Sacrifice, and it reminds me of so many horribly depressing games! How about the old school Oregon Trail – life is hopeless and players can die of a host of causes including dysentery or snakebites. Or the multiple endings in Nier when you realize what you’re actually killing, but still can’t stop?

Plus, we have a ridiculous obsession with the apocalypse. I understand that it’s the easiest way to have a “new world” without involving space exploration, but really?! Zombies and aliens and nuclear fallout, oh my! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy some post-apocalyptic excitement, but there must be something psychologically wrong with us for playing such depressing games.

Or perhaps we are actually approaching life with our eyes open. Similar to the Neil Gaiman quotation:

โ€œFairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.โ€

Maybe we are all too aware of how fragile our existence truly is – this is just our way of expressing it, and preparing for the worst. At least the first time I shot a shotgun I was prepared – it is my favorite gun in Resident Evil gamesโ€ฆ although it is rather different in real life.

Last Updated: May 2, 2013

68 Comments

  1. AndriyP

    May 2, 2013 at 14:33

    Im scared :/

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  2. Unavengedavo

    May 2, 2013 at 14:35

    How about a game that is about Zombies after a nuclear fallout that was caused by Aliens? ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Daniel Keevy

      May 2, 2013 at 14:46

      Isn’t that kind of Fallout?

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      • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

        May 2, 2013 at 14:48

        lol

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      May 2, 2013 at 14:48

      Sounds like an episode of Isidingo… ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • CaptainNemo42

      May 2, 2013 at 15:10

      Where’d you get the script for my game??

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  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    May 2, 2013 at 14:39

    Interesting viewpoint.

    I generally play for escapism and the more detached from real life the better.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      May 2, 2013 at 14:44

      Yeah, real life sucks…

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        May 2, 2013 at 14:52

        It sure does. I mean why do trashcans never throw out random bits of gold for me? Pfffff

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          May 2, 2013 at 16:41

          Every day I attempt to loot trash cans, boxes… and they contain a gold coin or a refreshing HP-boosting burger… #ShakesFist

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          • matthurstrsa

            May 3, 2013 at 07:42

            Ah so that was you I saw on Strand street. Good old Jim.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            May 3, 2013 at 19:12

            Hehehehe! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      May 2, 2013 at 14:44

      Yeah, real life sucks…

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    • Melasco

      May 2, 2013 at 14:59

      Agreed. I play for that sense of adventure, getting away from every day stress, and some light competition never hurts. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And this:
      http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4008/4439131582_87f577c372.jpg

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  4. OVG OfflineVideoGamer

    May 2, 2013 at 14:40

    runs out of room far far away to another galaxy where the most popular AAA games are games like OKAMI. The milky way can keep its zombie on-line FPS murder simulators.

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  5. OVG OfflineVideoGamer

    May 2, 2013 at 14:40

    runs out of room far far away to another galaxy where the most popular AAA games are games like OKAMI. The milky way can keep its zombie on-line FPS murder simulators.

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  6. Trebzz

    May 2, 2013 at 14:41

    Boobs or could be moobs lol. But i don’t see the whole fuss about ooooh gamer girls i must try my best to find one or i won’t date another women in my entire life. But before i go off topic which i like to do i shall say hello new girl which i have never seen on here before and keeping gaming ๐Ÿ˜›

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  7. Trebzz

    May 2, 2013 at 14:41

    Boobs or could be moobs lol. But i don’t see the whole fuss about ooooh gamer girls i must try my best to find one or i won’t date another women in my entire life. But before i go off topic which i like to do i shall say hello new girl which i have never seen on here before and keeping gaming ๐Ÿ˜›

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  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    May 2, 2013 at 14:43

    Much like the Aztec, who sacrificed their prisoners/slaves/etc/ before the sun set, I play because if I stop… our reality will cease to be. Thank your banana, that Banana Jim plays game for your existence.

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    • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

      May 2, 2013 at 14:50

      The butterfly effect. Now I need to hold your moms TV to ransom so I own your soul bwahahahahahaha evil laugh.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        May 2, 2013 at 15:07

        NooOOoOoooOOOoOOooooOOoOooOOOo!!!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      May 2, 2013 at 15:01

      Ok, I play way too many games. When you said Aztec, I immediately thought of Crysis instead of the people.

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    • Trevor Davies

      May 2, 2013 at 15:02

      All praise the banana, for he is mighty.

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  9. LordCaptainAwesomeness

    May 2, 2013 at 14:45

    Stopped reading after “…happens to have (awesome) boobs …”

    On a seriaas note, you make an interesting observation. I would have to agree (Bleh) with Rants-a-lot… Games more often than not, allow us to escape from every day issues, and let you do what you potentially can never do in real life (Unless you don’t mind 25 – life for shooting the crap out of everything)

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  10. Graeme Selvan

    May 2, 2013 at 14:45

    Welcome new face ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Martin du preez

    May 2, 2013 at 14:47

    “Awesome boobs” – Is there any other kind?

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    • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

      May 2, 2013 at 14:51

      long droopy ones that hang under the armpits like those photos from America Wall Mart ๐Ÿ™

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      • Martin du preez

        May 2, 2013 at 14:54

        Goddammit OVG ๐Ÿ™

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        • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

          May 2, 2013 at 14:58

          Now on the other Hand wink wink OTHER HAND. GOOGLE

          Camilla Luddington – Nude – Californication

          NOW THOSE ARE… lets just say that God did not dam them puppies

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    • PointMan

      May 2, 2013 at 15:08

      Think back to a movie by the name of “There’s Something about Mary”

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    • HvR

      May 3, 2013 at 12:11

      Gabe Newell’s boobs.

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  12. umar bastra

    May 2, 2013 at 14:52

    NIER SPOILER!……….no man lol well small spoiler

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  13. Ultimo_Cleric_N7

    May 2, 2013 at 14:55

    Deep emotional thread is Deep

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    • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

      May 2, 2013 at 15:02

      lol I think Zoe was forced into making everybody tea over at LG HQ while trying to live up to Yodeling Yolanda by baiting the double balled brethren with BOOB talk ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. umar bastra

    May 2, 2013 at 15:00

    I for one do not consider it depressing, Game today lack any sort of real emotion. Nier was such a great experience, it had such heart and yes, it was pretty depressing, but if you look at the game, as a father , to what ends would you go to protect your daughter?
    Ni No Kuni, your mother, the one that gave birth to you, cared for you…died for you; would you venture into a new world to save her?
    Dead Space 2 was utterly amazing in the way it showed Issac’s conflict with his dead girlfriend
    I would prefer these type of games to the cookie cutter stories of today.
    Sure we are fragile being but these games makes us question our morals and who we are. These video games are life lessons, and you don’t actually realize that you are learning something while playing

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    • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

      May 2, 2013 at 15:08

      As much as I think the game is over hyped and dated, I will vouch for Final Fantasy 7 and its deep toa buddhist gia undertones. DAM that shit was mature and kids played it. Unlike the kids games we get for kiddies these days.

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      • AndriyP

        May 2, 2013 at 15:17

        << AMEN

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      • AndriyP

        May 2, 2013 at 15:17

        << AMEN

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      • umar bastra

        May 2, 2013 at 15:17

        that game is insanely over hyped, but I love it just as much.It was very mature, It was amazing for it’s time. It dealt with so much real life things, death,love, politics, religion, honor, friendships, growing old and your dreams (poor cid,lol). I agree, kiddies games these days are so detrimental to the kids’ brain. I don’t think it teaches them anything at all …. My kids will never play COD

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      • Matthew Figueira

        May 3, 2013 at 00:57

        FFVII was the shiz ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Anon A Mouse

      May 2, 2013 at 15:21

      I will throw in Spec Ops: The Line as well. Man that game left me gutted after that white phosphorus stage. This is truly the only game where I felt like a complete ass for killing everything in front of me. The other games really doesn’t let me think much about my actions because in the end you still going to get your, green, blue or red ending.

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    • Anon A Mouse

      May 2, 2013 at 15:21

      I will throw in Spec Ops: The Line as well. Man that game left me gutted after that white phosphorus stage. This is truly the only game where I felt like a complete ass for killing everything in front of me. The other games really doesn’t let me think much about my actions because in the end you still going to get your, green, blue or red ending.

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  15. Anon A Mouse

    May 2, 2013 at 15:06

    I stopped reading after awesome boobs, so ja what she said….

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  16. brad coetzee

    May 2, 2013 at 15:33

    what about a game about aliens coming to invade earth but earth is in the middle of a zombie apocolypse and now the aliens face their deadliest adversaries yet. Can call it ZomSquad or something.

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  17. RedJoker

    May 2, 2013 at 15:40

    Awesome boobs???
    I call for proof upon this statement! Backed up with video evidence! This is a serious statement, on a serious news forum. All statements need to be backed up with faultless evidence of truth.

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  18. FoxOneZA - The Chosen One

    May 2, 2013 at 16:09

    The problem with this gen is there’s been too much of hype on every side off the fence.

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  19. Andre116

    May 2, 2013 at 16:40

    I also have boobs…but nobody cares.

    I have a special place for Post Apocalyptic games. The Fallout series being one of my favourites. For me the appeal lies at the idea that the world has pressed the reset button and everything starts over.

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  20. Sageville

    May 3, 2013 at 09:40

    Pneh, I view gaming as future life training.

    When the zombie apocolypse comes, I’m ready.
    When aliens invade, I’m ready.
    When dragons come to town, I’m ready.
    When all the surgeons are gone, I’m ready.

    Only problem is, all this training is killing my figure.

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