video games

Like Clockwork: Video Games Are Bad For Society

In light of the two recent violet shootings that happened in El Paso and Dayton, President Trump and many other politicians are shifting the blame to video games; which sparks the debate- are video games bad? are video games the root of all evil? should we demolish video games altogether?

The answer is no. Video games are not evil, brainwashing people into a life of violence, or causing people to develop physiological challenges. If that was the case, I would be outside trying to slay dragons or fighting evil spirits. Instead, I wake up at 6 in the morning every day to feed and spend time with my daughter, while getting ready for work; that is my life in a nutshell. I try to get in my gaming time when I can during my free time. Sometimes, I would live-stream my gaming sessions on YouTube. I enjoy playing video games. Video games help me relax after work.

There is no linked evidence between people with violent tendencies and video games. There are many other factors why people turn to violence; mental health challenges, lifestyle, negativity on social media, lack of resources, etc. But, video games are NOT the sole reason why people lash out at the rest of the world. People and politicians need to take a look at the individual behind the gun, and figure why did this person think it was okay to take the life of others?

I have played video games since I was 6 years old. My dad bought my first Nintendo console with Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt. Every day I would play these games every day (mainly because it was the only two video games I ever owned). Then, I upgraded to the fist Sony PlayStation, now PlayStation 4. Video games have been and will always be in my life, and I am a healthy female with a child. I have no urge to punch a stripper in the face on the street, or eat magical mushrooms and see what happens. That is not me. That will never be me. It is not in my personality.

If you, someone you know, or notice someone with mental health challenges or just need someone to talk to, help them find the resources needed to help that individual feel better. Be the bridge to success. Reach out your hand of peace and help that individual find better solutions. It is possible to show an act of kindness.

Let’s stop blaming video games or other irrelevant issues to justify violence. Let’s all be better people, and show an act of kindness.

My Top Picks of E3 2019 Exciting Games

My Top Picks of E3 2019 Exciting Games

This week I have managed to find some time after my day job to catch up on the excitement of E3 2019. Based on the trailers that I have seen, I am very excited for these upcoming games. Although I do have a backlog of games stored on my PS4, I am going to make it my 2019 mission to complete the old ones before moving on to the new games. No worries! I am still going to livestream and record my progress with you.

Cyberpunk 2077

Keanu Reeves is having the best moment right now; John Wick 3, Always Be My Maybe, and now…… The headliner of Cyberpunk 2077 coming on April 16, 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world RPG where the player must fight and survive through the dark world of Night City. Junkies and thugs of Night City are addicted to a new illegal drug….. a new form of getting that quick high: The Braindance. The braindance is a form of chip that records someone else’s life; lifestyle, emotions, experiences, etc. You are LITERALLY walking in someone else’s shoes. The story moves based on your choices.

Gone Home

Gone Home

Gone Home has become one of my favorite short story based video games. I have played Gone Home a few times, and I love it each time. It does become challenging each time, because I enjoy the exploration aspect more than just rushing through the story. The first time I have ever played this game, I immediately thought it was going to be a horror/suspense game based on the picture. After my first gameplay, I realized that Gone Home is about following your heart, growing up, and discovering yourself through new experiences.

SUMMARY: Kaitlin comes home from Europe, to discover her parents and sister Samantha is nowhere to be found. While exploring and trying to find answers of her family’s whereabouts, Kaitlin starts to pick up clues about Sam and her relationship with Lonnie through a series of journal entries.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Gone Home is truly a heartfelt story. Gone Home shows that it is okay to develop same-sex relationships, learn about yourself, and discover that you are never alone. A story that I believe we all need right now. It is a short game; took me 2 hours to complete. You can complete Gone Home in less than half a day. The story is immersive, the music is beautiful, and you will immediately start to connect with the characters. I highly recommend Gone Home to everyone.

what are your thoughts about Gone Home? leave your comments below. Thank you for reading. Be Beautiful & Geeky :)