Gaming Continues to Blur Virtual & Real Life

We all are taught at a young age what’s real and what isn’t, but what if the very foundation of this teaching was flawed? We know when Mufasa died or Bambi’s mom died, that he wasn’t real and we shouldn’t be upset, but why did these deaths invoke all these emotions. The real part was the emotion, and this is where ones reality lies. No longer able to say what is real and what isn’t by physical boundaries, virtual gaming has pushed the digital envelope. Our reality should not be based on the physical, but based on the emotional.

Burn your hand and you feel pain…get your virtual character killed and you feel pain, among other four letter expletives. Virtual characters long had the stigma of ‘time-sinks’ or ‘sunk-cost-fallacy’ wherein the person behind the character wastes his time in his virtual persona. However, the exact opposite should be preached; these virtual personas/characters allow individuals to express themselves outside a world of human physical limitation. Don’t let others pigeon hole your expression and continue taking pride in your online personas.

So How do you get started expressing your inner self that is constrained by the ‘real world’? First, try and decide what type of character you want to portray. Do you want to be the feared dark assassin, or the cute friendly dwarf that enjoys healing his friends? There are many sub-categories but most people are soloers, group oriented, damage dealing, healing, or supporting. If you like to deal damage a persona that resembles power and strength such as a wise wizard or a buff warrior. Not everyone is like the “complete badass” from South Park’s WoW episode, but playing a character helps you exaggerate your own personal characteristics, or perhaps experiment with others. Is that sexy night elf rogue a 50 year old male, and is that buff warrior a 15 year old girl? This is the beauty of Online Characters. Experiment, role-play, and spread your virtual wings.

Next, go out and download a free online/mmo/mmorpg game if you are new to the gaming scene. Choose a game that fits your interests. There are many genres available from fantasy with dragons and elves to sci-fi with laser guns and teleporters. If you aren’t ready to create a character/avatar, try an online gaming website where you can post a picture of your persona and roleplay as he/she/it. With your new profile updated with pictures and perhaps a story behind your online persona you are now ready to chat with the virtual world.

In conclusion you can express yourself in many ways through virtual reality/games, but it is not without responsibility. Roleplay characters you feel comfortable with and accept the persona you have created. “You create your own reality” has never been more true. Have fun, test your roleplaying, download a game or two, and join a virtual forum. Unleash the “insert your fantasy” within you!

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Playstation 3 – The Most Luxurious Game Console

The competition within the game console industry is intense. Three game console giants battle against each other in order to gain the highest market share possible. This article will be discussing the console which is considered as the most luxurious console of all times – PlayStation 3. This will help you determine whether PS3 is the right console for your gaming habits.

Being sold at $500 per unit, PlayStation 3 is the most expensive game console ever, even 30 years ago when game consoles is only available at sky high prices. However, one should not look at the tag price, especially with this monstrous console that offers almost everything that you can ask for a total entertainment system.

Where else can you find a Blu-Ray player, allowing you to watch Blu-ray movies, built inside a gaming console? How about HDMI support, Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth 2.0? Well, if that is not enough to convince you that this is really the best console PlayStation also offer a massive 250 GB hard disk, cell processor, highest gross calculation power, USB and SD ports for added external memory (just in case the 250 GB is not enough for you).

The cell processor of PlayStation 3 is made by IBM and is exclusive only for PS3. The graphics engine of PS3 has the power to perform two trillion calculations per second, which will surely provide the best graphics possible today.

If these monster specs are not enough to amaze you, there’s more. PlayStation also has the latest add-on called Move, which allows the console to track your movements even without holding the Dualshock controller. Now you can play games and control characters using gestures. But there’s more! PlayStation Move also has a built-in camera peripheral and voice recognition to further enhance your gaming experience and to take game development to another level.

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