Tag: Trauma

  • Video Game Violence – A Personal Reflection

    Video Game Violence – A Personal Reflection

    Video games often get a bad rap. They are subjected constantly to a stream of criticism from many sources. They are accused of wasting time, encouraging violence or laziness, derided as simple entertainment – the list goes on. In particular, though, many people seem to believe that video game violence makes people violent. Sociologists and…

    Video games often get a bad rap. They are subjected constantly to a stream of criticism from many sources. They are accused of wasting time, encouraging violence or laziness, derided as simple entertainment – the list goes on. In particular, though, many people seem to believe that video game violence makes people violent. Sociologists and…

  • Childhood Gaming Traumas: The ReDeads from “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

    Childhood Gaming Traumas: The ReDeads from “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

    By Marshall Garvey Being born in 1989, I wasn’t introduced to the Zelda franchise until the blockbuster release of Ocarina of Time in 1998. Even when it came out, I had no personal interest in playing it, and only did so upon the insistence of my uncle Tim. With an N64 for Christmas that year…

    By Marshall Garvey Being born in 1989, I wasn’t introduced to the Zelda franchise until the blockbuster release of Ocarina of Time in 1998. Even when it came out, I had no personal interest in playing it, and only did so upon the insistence of my uncle Tim. With an N64 for Christmas that year…