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CONSCIOUSTOID #2: When I was your age…

I think it’s safe to assume that every gamer has some experience with a real-time strategy game of some fashion. For me, Command & Conquer: Red Alert was the first game I played online. Likewise, every gamer had a buddy who played Starcraft and made them at least try it. Being more of a console man myself, there was something about using your brain on a large scale that had me going to my buddy’s house to play Red Alert on his computer (mine sucked too much). Suffice to say, they are not easy. Even the much simpler early generation games of the genre were by no means a cakewalk and if you just don’t have the knack for it, no difficulty setting is going to save you. As such, the multi-tasker’s paradises of these games have been used to study the acquisition of complex skills. But you can’t just study these things in normal gamers…where’s the fun in that, right? Segue…

The Ask: How into your games do you get? If you do get right into a good game, do you find your responses stronger than other media, like a movie? Are you the gamer who games for the mindless hack 'n slash, or are you the gamer who games for the art and experience? Which do you prefer? I'm more of a narrative man myself having recently played through Uncharted 2 again, but there is definitely a time and place for some mindlessness getting back into Just Cause 2 for fun. Comment away!
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About NeuroChemsone of us since 11:28 AM on 12.14.2010

I play video games. I live in the barren wasteland of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and I'm pretty much only here for being a graduate student in neuroscience. I also enjoy being a musician and a part-time sportsman. Gaming outlets currently frequented include Xbox 360 and PS3, but is known to mooch a DS for Pokémon, play a Wii with girls and at parties, and also some Minecraft on my Linux machine.

Nonsense list of favourites: Halo, Elder Scrolls, Uncharted, Fallout, Gran Turismo, Minecraft, Assassin's Creed, Onimusha, Dead Space, Forza, Marvel vs. Capcom, Torchlight, Donkey Kong, Command & Conquer, Pokémon, Castlevania

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