In life, we gain memories from our experiences. They are usually locked in a room in our head and only we have the key. In fact, it's kind of like we have a big-ass janitor ring of keys and we can't seem to find the one that opens the door, at times. Especially if we are in a hurry.
Now, how would you feel if somebody were to walk up to you, shiny spare key in hand, look you in the eye, say "'sup bro", and proceed to unlock the door? He then looks around the room and tells you his thoughts on its content. You follow him into the room along with a few other people that happen to be standing around you. Some of them begin to chat about how much they loved the memory, while others complain about it. They then invite you to join in on the retrospective conversation about your
I am using this analogy to bring up video game memories. The same with memories about things that have happened to us in real life, we also gather digital memories. We can always talk about the same real life event, but it's always from a different perspective. Where as with memories from a video game are usually discussed from the same perspective. Whatever the perspective the game wants to portray. Movies and books and other media do this as well. Yet, with video games it, for me at least, tends to become a part of me. The memory becomes my own. But, the game is released for everybody to play.
And yet, when we all share one specific memory, I believe we all experience it differently. Based on our other, differing recollections. Be it the recollection of the game world or the story itself. It would seem that our feelings about it vary based on our memories of other games as well as real life occurrences. I think video games discussions are a great example of that.
As well as any discussion, really. I believe a lot of discussions are just our way of trying to see things from eachother's point of view. But, we are all unique and therefore we will forever continue to speak to eachother.
We are doomed.
I find this to be a fascinating concept. What is your perspective on the matter?
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