Like many of you Iíve been playing games from a very young age. Throughout that time I picked up many values, morals, and methods that Iíve tried to apply to my everyday life. A lot of them......donít work. So for both your education and entertainment I have compiled a list of reoccurring game mechanics and ideals that you should never employ in real life.
#1 Ė You canít jump on all your problems.
Some of the first games I played were classics like Sonic and Mario Bros, games where all obstacles or problems are overcome by one thing..... jumping on them. Playing them at such a young age instilled this principal into my little mind until I learned how useless it is a while ago in college. We were asked to write 1500 words on the Hawthorne experiments, at first I panicked but then I remembered what games had thought me........ the lecturer was not impressed when I handed him a sheet of paper with a shoeprint on it.
Notice how they donít wait for a bar to fill before they punch. When does it work?
Ė When youíre Brad Nicholson and you go first.
So there you have it. What about you? Have you found something in games worth living by? Let me know in the comments. As for me, Iím going to keep searching. I know that somewhere out there is a game that I can apply to my life. Next on the list is something called Manhunt 2, I wonder what thatís like.......
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