Monday, February 20, 2012

the essay topic that i have chosen to write about is the amount of violence in the movie Gamer and how it socially accepted in the movie. i am going to relate this to our class theme of identity by showing how the violence in the movie is used to keep peoples minds thinking the same way and distracted. this relates to identity by showing how society in the film Gamer are all being show images of violence and thinking its okay in a way stripping people away from being an individual. i think that i persons identity is closely related to how much different everybody is from one another and how we all think in our own ways. so i think that the focus of my essay will show how Gamer society seems to strip people of their identity.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Response to "Gamer"

In the movie Gamer there is violence in almost every scene in the movie. I think why the director did this was to show how normal violence is becoming to everybody in the modern world. since the invention of the television it has made it possible for the broadcasting of violent images of war, murders, and racism able to be seen by anyone at anytime. Coming to more current times with the internet in our hands and with us at anytime we are able to see these images even more readily. That is why the movie Gamer is so violent and disturbing, yet everyone living in this world seems to see it as just normal. Things that happen in the movie Gamer would be seen on national television and even the front pages of the newspaper. (but people would just look it up on their phones anyway) There is murder happening on a massive scale in the game slayers and it has become like watching football or baseball with your family and friends. The point of the movie in my own opinion is to show how the availability of mass media and extremely violent video games is slowly making violence seem normal and even acceptable.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

As games are becoming more and more realistic and many more options for its users to change and manipulate their avatars. I feel there is a greater attachment to the games and the avatars that each user creates. Once a gamer gets into gaming and plays for hours a day i feel that they loose contact with their friends and become a bit anti social. I know this from personal experience, I know a friend who i rarely see anymore because all he does is play online games like world of warcraft and other games like that. before his introduction to video games i would hang out with him and all my other friends everyday. I don't think that video games make a person loose their sense of reality or blur their ability to distinguish the game from the real world. Many gamer's may loose track of time and not get enough sleep witch i feel may lead to some social disorders and cause them to appear to no longer be able to tell the difference between the game and real life. When a person is always playing a game and never really have time to socialize with people other than on their computers or other consoles. I feel that this is what leads them to always be thinking of their game play and their avatars witch as i said might make make them appear to have lost touch with reality. So i don't truly think that in the majority of gamers have those kinds of problems yet there is certainly a group of people who have indeed lost touch of reality and cannot function in the real world. yet i think that these people must have a condition that makes them unable to see this clear difference between the gaming world and the real world. I think think that not being able to tell the difference between the gaming world and the real world would be like someone not being able to tell the difference between when they are dreaming and when they are awake.

Alex Ostrovsky