The Best Sentence of the Day

This blog is a cut-up of a dissertation in progress. Each day, I will post my favorite sentence that I have newly scribed. Everything out of context, but suggestive. I hope.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Best Sentence #88

Do players experience a sense of mastery over their real-world environments after successfully completing a ubiquitous game?

16 Comments:

Blogger the Librarian said...

That's a tough question, but it seems to me that every gamer I've ever met boasts, quite frankly after every game that they win. It's really annoying, although I've gotten used to that kind of bragging, seeing that my brother is an avid gamer.

4:17 PM  
Blogger MachSirius said...

I'd have to agree. I think the answer is, unfortunately, a whole-hearted yes. But then, everyone loves to feel teh sense of accomplishment. Even more so when the competition is more real than it seems.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Jeff_Mills said...

Siempre. Pero, no me gustaria los videojuegos cuando tengo que usar mis manos por el diablo.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Entonces, intgonnatakitnomore, no use sus manos por el diablo. Hay muchos juegos mejores-- por ejemplo, eso.

5:36 PM  
Blogger EmailHosting.com said...

What kind of players are you referring to?

7:16 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

...por ejemplo, eso.

I've been trying to figure out how to adapt Cruel 2 B Kind to the church where I teach. I love the concept, but I can't figure out how to adapt it to a group of players who know each other going into the game.

If anyone has any ideas, feel free to IM or email (both addresses are at my Blogger profile page).

8:13 PM  
Blogger blog Portland said...

"Ubiquitous" tastes like pina coladas to me. Yum.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Emailhosting... I'm largely referring to these kind of players: www.argn.com.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Falkor said...

Wow! you have one huge task. Wonder how you manage to get these lines. A pretty voracious reader i guess. Nice work.
Falkor
- http://surff.blogspot.com

2:06 AM  
Blogger abhishek said...

definitely,a sense of euphoria takes over them,nd they thnk they can't do anything wrong in real life.but once they face reality ,they instantly come to the fore

2:35 AM  
Blogger steve said...

hi!
a very well made site!
help me to create one like that gamer!

4:29 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I think so. A good mood is a good mood. It affectsyour outlook on everything.

5:17 AM  
Blogger musicatwork said...

do musicians who game increase their real-world musical skills through the gaming expereince?

be interested in that, comments on my blog http://thesoundapproach.blogspot.com

7:36 AM  
Blogger Ya no se q hacer conmigo said...

i don´t think so. it´s the same like when a movie finish. you must stand up and come back to the life, usually with a empty feel.

A feel like you had lost a cup of hours doing nothing.

sorry about my english,
Simon

8:50 AM  
Blogger Shi Maria said...

I think that your texts are fantastic and very difficult

regards,

8:52 AM  
Blogger kendahl said...

i don't know many gamers, but my brother-in-law is certifiably addicted. most of his conversations i hear (with almost anybody) eventually have to do with gaming. and it's quite clear that, as far as he's concerned, the answer to this question is YES. i'd have to agree with the librarian about how annoying it is. but he's also pretty fascinating to watch. his confidence is so tied up in whether or not he's winning the game he's currently fixating on.

9:16 AM  

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