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The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. And I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, Candy Crushers). I mean multiplayer real-time strategy (RTS) games with tens of thousands of players competing for glory.
Glory?? People scoff. Yes. And if you don’t get it, good. Save yourself the addiction. There is glory in gaming – one that is the object of great envy and desire. And although nobody in real life (IRL) might care, the glory you earn in virtual worlds is no less psychologically captivating than any other reward you’ve invested much time and effort into.
Read the full article in GenderIT.org.