The Game Boy: Mind Games

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fullur

Why does it matter if Batman portrays psychology correctly according to what people in the industry claim it is? I know this may be hard to believe, but some people actually play games to have a good time, and not for the opportunity to psycho-analyze themselves or the game.

 Incidentally, Maslow was a selfish moron who wanted to continue being selfish and therefore came up with his "Heirarchy of Needs." The guy argued that people are basically good, and sick people (mentally speaking) are the result of a sick society. Where does the sick society come from? Society is nothing more than the people that make up that society. If people are only made sick by sick societies, then there can be no sickness.

And that in a nutshell is why I (even more than the fact that I like to enjoy my games) could not care less about whether they accurately portray Psychology. It's nothing more than people trying to explain away responsibility for selfish actions.

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xs0u1x

In this aspect, if done right, ghost in the shell would make a very good video game.

 

 

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gendoikari1

Note "if done right". How many licensed games are "done right"?

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Caboose

 Just wanted to clearify, Killer 7 is available on the PC. However, I'm sure not many people knew about it, but it is there.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Vahn16

Really? Awesome! *installs*

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Muerte

Hell I was just happy to see that he didn't use Multiple Personality disorder and Schizophrenia interchangeably.

 

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nekollx

 my big problem with psychology in games is it often is marginlized and used as a gimic. These are serious disorders that destroy peoples lifes but in flip side its this "magical reality warping power" Batman has a better feel and use i think, psychonauts is more liek dream walking.

 

I mean how would you feel if the stare of the newest game was some hot cheick with lung cancer that somehow gives her toxic breath attacks 'cause she has lung cancer duh!'

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Vahn16

This sort of zeroes-in on a problem with psychology in general. Or rather, people's perception of it. Just because something is associated with psychology doesn't mean it's necessarily a mental illness. Psychology exists to study the human mind in general. Granted, the examples I cited leaned more heavily towards illnesses and problems than anything else, so there's obviously untapped potential for videogames to use the other, lesser publicized side of psychology as well.

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nekollx

 to be fair thoughyou SPECIFLALY use biopolar disorder and Disasociative Identidy Disorder (former Multiple personality) as gameplay elements.

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