Com 201 Media Essay

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Media Essay 2
11/16/12

Video games seem to be an essential part around my friends’ circle. Unfortunately, I have never been one of them, but since my brother is a huge fan of video games, I can say I grew up around a video games’ world. As I remember, my brother played video games in every minute and second. I believe you must wonder why I could insist not to play. The truth is I was too afraid to be addicted to those games. I knew I was like my brother. I have seen all the consequences being addicted to video games bring. So I never played the same games several times and this is how I controlled myself. Hence it is much easier for me to observe how people interact with video games and it can also satisfy my curiosity about why people are so addictive. Therefore, I asked two of my girlfriends and my brother to help me to conduct this research. I ask them to play Halo 4, which is a new game they have never played.

Two of my close friends, Cecilia and Kay, are from Hong Kong and we all study in UW. I have known them since I came to US and we always hang out together, so I believe I know them pretty well. As I know, one of my girlfriends is a fan of apps games and she likes to try new games. And my other friend is not a big fan of video games, but she sometimes plays games on her iPhone such as Texas Poker, which she recommended me to play. Of course, there is no doubt that my brother should be one of the participants as he is a “gamer”. I feel a little bit excited about the chemistry reaction will generate with this combination of gamer.

I observed my friends and my brother played the games for at least 2 hours and I felt like watching a live TV show because it was much more interesting than I thought. So when they started playing it, I noticed that my brother showed the most confident of playing the game. He was quite and calm. He could figure out how to use the weapon on his own effortlessly. It seemed that he was going to win this game....
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