Thursday, December 11, 2008

Playing video games

I recently read a news article that quotes a study that determined that approximately 97 percent of teenagers, 81 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29, 60 percent of adults ages 30 to 49, and 23 percent of adults age 65 play video games (study by Pew Internet & American Life Project).

I play video games and know that a lot of other people do as well; I just did not expect the number of people that play to be so high. Most of the people I know either don't play or play very little. Recently, as in the last year or so, I have been playing video games much less. The reason for that is simply because I've been spending most of my time reading instead. I do not purchase games when they first come out, instead I wait for the prices to come down and more often than not I'll by them used.

The game I played most recently was Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past for the Super Nintendo. Even though it is an old game it still is one of my favorites. I like playing older console games using emulators on the computer. I could play the games on the systems (I do have that game and system) but playing them on emulators offer several advantages. The best thing about emulators is the fast forward button, playing parts of games in fast forward really cuts the amount of time doing repetitive tasks. My recent play through of Zelda was looking for glitches. There is a Faq on about the glitches and playing the glitches made a replay of the game more interesting. I did not find any additional glitches or tricks though.


Drekal said...

Have you tried Parallel Worlds?

It's a much, much harder game. You should give it a try.

antimatterenergy said...

No I haven't. I didn't even know about the game. I looked it up on the Zelda wiki and it looks interesting. I'll give it a try, thanks for the suggestion.

Drekal said...

You won't be thanking me by the time you've finished the first dungeon.