In the not so distant future people are foreseeing a time where games will start to evolve. Games will start to become something that we cannot call fun anymore. ‘Why so?’ you might ask, Well, the answer is simple; Global issues.
In this oncoming future, games will be aimed at influencing people from when they are young to tackle global issues like Women’s rights and Global warming. This idea only has one grave flaw. Games are for FUN!
You see when you take on a new game you relax, turn on your console and forget the troubles of life. Its what makes games so fun , they get rid of all the troubles of the world, but if we start to implement problems into games it will beat the cause like trying to boil an egg in a frying pan.
Now I dont truly know how everyone feels about games, but I think they’re a masterpiece of modern-day life. Can you imagine a game where you try and stop global warming ? I can’t . It just sounds so… boring. Or imagine a game made for doctors aimed at improving medical innovation ? Whether online games or offline games, this sector was created to make people happy, not bore them. If they do make games aimed at problems or higher education they shouldn’t be called ‘games’, they should be called ‘simulations’.
An example of this can be the father of modern games, the Japanese innovator Miyatomo. He created the idea of 3D and interactive gaming but nowadays he is working on educational and development games, thus disappointing the people that expect him to find new ideas for more fun and even more interactive games. Miyatomo basically created the Nintendo DS and Wii but recently he has been aiming his sights at more environmental awareness or educational games, shocking the gamer community.
A recently released game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ is a great example of an enjoyable game. It has immense firepower and the ultimate gaming experience that is what a gamer seeks. This is what a game must offer.
In conclusion, I completely disagree with games aimed at education or global problems like environmental awareness. Leave us out of the quibbling of global issues!