Is the environment in which we game changing? In my eyes, the post Pokemon Go world is becoming filled with games that incorporate fitness into it, I’ve been following maps searching for nukes and now im mad about stealing and defending “virtual land” in my area with the new Takers app.
What are your thoughts on this? Is the gaming world changing? If so, for the good or for the bad?
Banal question as per your opinion.
In response to your comment: I care.
But please by all means, continue posting more interesting questions, don’t worry yourself with mine.
Lots of love,
I I’ve never played any of these games, but I can’t help feeling that anything which gets kids, in particular, outdoors and active has to be better than having them sat indoors all day. We commented when Pokemon Go was at its peak that we saw a lot more kids about (and this is an area wher I think they’re generally more active than the average).
My only concern is the number of folk who seem to stare at their screens (not just playing games, but texting or whatever) oblivious to their surroundings. Those folk are a danger to themselves and others. But for anyone who plays responsibly, I’d have thought it was a good thing.
Totally agree @TechnoBear!
I was floored by the number of kids and young adults out playing Pokemon Go last summer and as Takers is increasing in popularity, I can see more and more young people out and playing.
I have to agree though about the hazards accompanied with staring at the phone - its a tricky balance.
My husband is a keen runner, but as we live in a remote area, he trains on his own and belongs to a couple of online running communities. He was greatly amused to discover that some of the running apps have various options to help you train, such as being chased by a bear or having to evade zombies. The app tells you what’s happening, and you have to respond accordingly. (He says he’s never actually used them … )
Another example of apps encouraging exercise.
I do a lot of running myself! And have been using the Takers app to try and compliment it. I’ll have to find those apps that you’re husband uses! They sound like great fun!
Simple logical reasoning would indicate the need
for regular physical exercise.
Unfortunately, the masses appear to be incapable
of applying either of these basic life necessities.
C’est la vie.
Indeed. And as I say, Running Bear does go out running on a regular basis. However, training on your own can be quite tedious, so I would have thought anything that might add a bit of variety and interest might be helpful on the odd occasion where motivation is running low (such as the depths of winter, when the rain is blowing horizontally). Some folk find listening to music helps; others (apparently) prefer to be chased by zombies. It’s all part of life’s rich tapestry.
Me? I prefer walking or cycling with no technology and no soundtrack, but each to their own.
Did your post not ask for personal opinions then ?
Lots of amorousness,
Not on the topic itself but you do you!
It’s not an issue of fitness, it’s an issue of using augmented realty to make users feel they are inside the game which makes them much more involved and get them play more and more like good little robots.
I totally agree - I suppose the bedroom/ indoor setting serves that “inside - the - game” feel slightly better. I think I like Takers because I can interact with other humans in real time. Like I can see them in real life in many circumstances and the notion of protecting your neighbourhood makes it feel really “real”. This may only be for a few people though. Social gaming mixed with active gaming - it could be a niche market.
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