We all love games because of the experience they offer us, the graphics we are allowed to see and the atmosphere that (when done right) pulls us in and never lets go.
Game series like Elder Scrolls are so immersive I actually have to pinch myself every twenty minutes to remind myself that I am not a 6’2 Khajiit called ‘Tamra’ da’ whose pastimes include, spearing people in the spine, robbing their dead bodies and then setting their bodies on fire but am in actual fact a 5’11 Nerdy little fellow with an inferiority complex and bad hair, I digress.
Coming back to the point, games like these are most probably the cause of most break-ups and fights in today’s modern world, after all, if you had the choice between going on a three-hour quest with a tall, beautiful elven warrior to save their parents or staying with your partner and watching awful television repeats, which would you choose?
Fallout and Elder Scrolls are (without a doubt) the most immersive and enjoyable open-world games to date, but you have to ask yourself this, where does it stop?
Will there come a day when we no longer leave our houses but instead sit in front of a television, talking to eighteen year old’s from around the world who have no concept of historical events and their outcomes?
At a time when The Smiths and Wham were fighting tooth and nail for the top spot in the charts, people wore very long socks and bad movies came out starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a ‘Commando‘, something else rather magical and disastrous was happening with video-games.
I am , of course, referring to Virtual Reality, the reason behind this concept was that game developers decided it wasn’t enough to ‘play’ the game, you actually had to be ‘in’ the game, needless to say the business wasn’t ready for the ‘five mile wide helmet’ and ‘terminator’ gloves you had to don everytime you fancied a go on ‘Flight simulator’ or ‘Virtua Fighter’ so the idea was gagged, shot and buried in the garden.
Recently, this idea has started to emerge once again, but instead of putting you in the TV, now the TV ‘Surrounds’ you, making the experience ‘more immersive’ and ‘detailed’, bollocks. If I was to use the 3D function on my TV and play, say Arkham City, I would crap myself!
The last thing you need if you are a paranoid shut-in who thinks the world is against you (like me) is badly animated villains from comic books galore, sitting in your front room and shouting abuse at you, as you try and conquer the second Riddler challenge you have attempted today because the first time the green git cheated, I digress.
3D Television is evil in my eyes, it signals the second coming of The Devil and the end of the world as we know it, it just proves that everything returns to the point that it came from, so by that logic, I will stop being a witty and fun writer and revert back to what I started as, a small fat kid from a council house.
Games are going too far and eventually, they are going to cross the line between virtual and reality, chaos will be upon us and we will have to defend ourselves with little bits of bark from trees that have been blown down by the radioactive console that you used to play Guitar Hero on well, I hope I have been dead a long time when the world gets to that, so should you, thin about it developers, if the world ends, it is YOUR fault!
I’m Jordan and that is MY view.