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What's the point of gaming anyway?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Licorice, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I don't even know what's the point of anything anymore. I'm just taking things day by day.
     
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  2. Falksi Arcane

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    To crush your enemies and see them driven before you
     
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  3. what am i doing Arcane

    what am i doing
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    I used to play them for fun, now I play them to kill time when I'm not at work.
     
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  4. Citizen Guest

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    Posting screenshots to farm brofists
     
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  5. ScrotumBroth Magister Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Insert Title Here Strap Yourselves In
    And hear lamentations of their women.
     
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  6. Viata Arcane

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    Is that why he is your friend? :shitposting:
     
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  7. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I guess 3 and 4, because I'm into IMMERSHUN and role-playing a specific character type. In reality I think it's 1-4 in some respect for nearly everyone. If there's no gameplay challenge or thought going into it, then it gets super boring. Even an old point and click adventure needs decent puzzles which make it feel like a game. Walking simulators are dire, boring experiences.
     
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  8. lophiaspis Arbiter

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    To kill time.

    So far, everything is going according to plan.
     
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  9. Edija Erudite Patron

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    Escaping the thought of the inescapable void that awaits us all.

    Like all forms of entertainment or art.
     
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  10. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    In capitalist culture there can be no other point to anything other than a perpetual "existential void" ; it is the isolated subject that apprehends culture as something to consume and discard, like his very existence that is used for the sake of profit, that understands his experience and indeed all possible experience as something inherently anonymous and devoid of meaning ; this historical state of mind is elevated into a philosophical idea of the nihilistic tendencies of what is supposed to be the essence of human nature. It seems as if, thus, all culture made for the masses confirms them as replaceable elements of the masses - there is no engagement with culture other than "partaking in it", on a purely passive level ; the consumer understands his experience as the universal experience, the universal apprehension of abstract time that must be "killed" ; this lack of activity or "killing of time" is understood to be "meaninglessness", and indeed it is as the subject understands his experience as something that is limited to the sameness around him.

    Yes if you want to be deeply ironic this is a joke post, but then it really isn't, because none of the shit I post here is ironic or funny
     
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  11. Daze Red Panda Alt

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    I invested too much time to quit wasting time.
     
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  12. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Or escaping the inescapable void of humanity we actually live in.
     
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  13. Metronome Learned

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    2 if it's hard, 4 if it's easy, and 1 if I'm being honest with myself.
     
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  14. DJOGamer PT Arcane

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    This will make a neat copypasta.
    Thanks.
     
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  15. Gregz Arcane

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    Game for what you believe in™
     
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  16. Machocruz Arcane

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    To win and feed my ego off the butthurt of depressed white males going on about voids instead of gitting on with the gud. I'll void my bowels all over them in Soul Calibur.
     
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  17. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Games are art and I play them to enjoy it.
     
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  18. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Escapism. Plain and simple.

    Take me on an adventure, make me forget everything around me and enrapture me within a new world, with new exiting ideas and people.
    Explore the future, visit the past, make up with the present!
    Tickle my funny bone, or my destructive side.

    Gaming is life.
     
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    RPG Wokedex
  20. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    Finally this is the post I've been waiting for.

     
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  21. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    a new world. popamole. ingame transactions. sjw propaganda. autistic hackers screeching into microphone
     
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    Or you could be in communist culture and involved in almost constant struggle and/or war because everyone has a problem with someone else trying to take shit that doesn't belong to them.

    Gaming is a lot of things. A unique existential crisis for fat westerners it is not. And I have proof. One word. JAPAN.
     
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  23. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    But what about ACID COMMUNISM?

    https://my-blackout.com/2019/04/25/mark-fisher-acid-communism-unfinished-introduction/
     
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  24. ropulos Arcane Patron

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    I don't play anymore, leading to ask myself: What's the point of browsing RPGcodex anyway?
     
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  25. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    I assert dominance through leading the DPS meters.
     
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