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Video Games Vs. Television


As I was playing Locomalito’s Verminian Trap on the Ouya, my Mother asked if this was the best use of my spare time. This is coming from a person for whom watches four to eight hours of TV a day; the TV that I bought for £300, with the cable service that I pay a monthly fee for that I barely even use. Putting aside the fact that I’m in a personal situation that I wish I had a damn place of my own. It made me think about what’s better, video games or broadcast television. My Mother responded something to the likes of “I get to learn something from TV”, but this made me think, TV just presents itself to you, whilst video games require interaction in order to proceed. Continue reading