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Digital Disease

It’s possible to get sick in a video game and for outbreaks to happen too. I may be a little late writing about this considering it happened a few years ago, but I didn’t know about it until not too long ago. I don’t play either The Sims or World of Warcraft so the diseases that popped up in both games didn’t affect me. It’s really amazing that a disease can become a plague as it did in World of Warcraft and escape the boundaries it was supposed to be in. The same happened in The Sims when a guinea pig infected the people when it wasn’t supposed to be able to.

Now scientists are using the outbreak in World of Warcraft as a disease model. People reacted to the disease very much like they would have in real life according to scientists. They were fleeing from infected areas, saving people, and trying to spread it. Of course since it is a video game all of this was exaggerated. So if you’re thinking about being a scientists with an interest in disease and human reaction to it continue playing video games. And if anyone was affected by the corrupted blood disease please say how you responded to it. I’m rather curious.

Kagehime

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Planning World Domination?

Hey everyone,

Well if you happen to be planning world domination there are some things that need to be remembered. One do not attack a place with better technology. Two if you play civilization don’t think it’ll actually make you able to rule the world or smarter. It’s also best to remember that your aspirations are evil. So go ahead and plan your world domination video games. Whether its Age of Empires or Sid Meier’s civilization go for it, but when it comes to real life remember things are not the same. Oh and your biggest competition is probably squirrels so watch out.

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And of course there are comics dedicated for those inclined to attempt world domination. I’m not for world domination, just the games, comics, and of course the jokes that come from it.

Kagehime

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Scream!

Hey Everyone,

I know I’ve talked about Michael Jackson quite a bit on this blog, maybe even too much, but he always seems to have relevant material. The video scream he did with Janet has clips from an anime. I don’t know which one it is though, but it looks kind of old. He also plays video games with Janet. There’s also a meditation room which looks Zen Buddhist (And several times it looks like Michael has been enlightened or something, but…I highly doubt that) and yin and yang symbols. Not to mention that the whole music video is in black and white and takes place on a space ship in outer space. And of course they both act crazy throughout the entire video so take care or you may scream as well.

Kagehime

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Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”

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Dr. Mario Rocks like a 70s Band

Hey everyone, remember Dr. Mario on the Nintendo where you were trying to get rid of germs with falling pills? The music that went along with it was either fever or chill, because that’s what you’re trying to cure. Personally I like the chill theme over the fevertheme, because its more exciting and it just sounds better. Besides Chill sounds a lot like Foxy’s song Get Off. Get Off is actually used in a few video games, like a DDR version and a Karaoke game so its not like its unknown in video games.

Kagehime

While you’re looking up Dr. Mario you could look up this crazy Japanese Commercial and tell me what you think.

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Hungry?

Streets of Rage

There are games centered around eating like Pac-man where you are supposed to eat the dots and the ghosts when they are vulnerable after eating a huge dot. There’s also Kirby who goes around eating the bad guys. In Kirby’s dreamland, the first Kirby game on the NES, the levels were all named after food like vegetable valley whether or not there was actual food in the level.

Then there are the games like Streets of Rage, on Sega Genesis, where the characters are fighters and in order to heal and get points they must eat. Random turkeys, like for thanksgiving, will come out of stuff like trash cans when you hit it. Are they so hungry that they need to eat a whole turkey?

I mean Mario has to get mushrooms, which is food or something else, look how much Yoshi eats and there are cooking games coming out like Cooking Mama Cookoff on the Wii. Are video game developers hungry or just the public? Or is food just a convenient way of gaining health?

Kagehime

Pic. belongs to IGN.com It’s a scene from Streets of Rage 2

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