JumpStart by Robb Armstrong


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  1. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, about 4 years ago

    The sadder thing is that the story elements of these games are being overlooked and discarded by halfwit gamers.

    There’s a reason these games are rated “Mature” and it’s not because of the blood and gore. There are adult issues that have to be faced in these games and the stories are written to reflect that.

    Academics in Oxford are trying to pioneer the idea that video games should be treated and studied as an academic discipline.

  2. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 4 years ago

    I wonder if kids would enjoy these types of games so much if they had to write “game reports” on them after playing them — talking about story, themes, characterization and such — the way we had to do with “book reports” in school.

  3. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, about 4 years ago

    @Michael Thorton

    You made great points. The sadder thing still is that many parents either don’t know what the rating mean, or they don’t care to check, and then they get made at the makers of the game.

  4. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    Karl Fairburne: The American Psychological Society refuse to acknowledge that video games are addictive, despite studies showing they are; yet they describe the psychiatric specialty of treating this addiction as a “hot career”. The tabletop role-playing games, originally targeted for every crime and abnormality, actually avoid these problems by involving more than one player. It is hard to get even a small group to go for double-digit hours on a game, and thus creates a cap on involvement.

  5. tegm

    tegm said, almost 4 years ago

    hehehe, sounds like a pretty cool game!

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