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"Introduction to my THPS4 review... (a conglomeration of styles)"

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Fri 10/01/03 at 20:02
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"Videogames are pointless. Discuss". This text can be found lambasted over the front page of Edge #109.
Though the message can be interpreted in a number of ways, at it's simplest form, this is a harsh attack on our passion
by none other than Britains most prestigious videogames magazine. But, do they have a point? Basically, no. Instead of bringing up the age old question
"Does the representation of violence in videogames reduce the act to an experience designed to entertain (or "does playing videogames make you hurt people", to me and you), I'll look at another aspect. The influence of sport-sims. Or, more specifically, extreme sport-sims. People who criticise videogames for having no consequence on our lives are totally wrong. Unlike the Daily Mail, I wouldn't say if you play a First-Person Shooter one day, the next you'll go into a town centre and "bust caps", though I believe videogames do have a more subtle affect on our lives. And those that affect us most seem to be sport sims. While those of us that have crept from one end of our college to the other without being seen (almost in tribute to Metal Gear Solid), are in the minority. Those that have gone round to a "family-do", seen a younger siblings 25 'board from Argos and posed on it, pretending to be Tony Hawk are surely more common.
In fact, mention Tony Hawks Pro Skater (THPS) to any doctor and he'll break into a cold sweat. Since it's original release back when Sonys console dominance was in it's infancy, it has inspired many young wannabes to clamber the dangerous heights of the half-pipe. For one split second, Tony Jr believes he's a skater trapped in a gamers body. And then he comes back to reality with a thud, or more likely back to the safety of the videogame fold.
Videogames have many advantages, number one being you don't get hurt. Jump off a college roof in a videogame and you're greeted with a few polys of red stuff. Do it in real life and you won't walk for 16 weeks! And this is the reason many people play videogames. To escape the constraints of reality. In real life, the chance of myself doing a "900" are slim (at best). But in a videogame, it can be done with the touch (or hold, if you will) of a button. And this is where the Tony Hawks Pro Skater series holds it's appeal. So far, this may seem like introductory rhetoric but stay with me (because here's where I talk about the game).

Now see my THPS4 review. Just "look for Locky"
Fri 10/01/03 at 20:36
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Good points, need more detail. Could try harder, Locky;)
Fri 10/01/03 at 20:09
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erm, thanks.

ukreviews.com is where you post though, FOG chat is not.
Fri 10/01/03 at 20:02
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Posts: 1,646
"Videogames are pointless. Discuss". This text can be found lambasted over the front page of Edge #109.
Though the message can be interpreted in a number of ways, at it's simplest form, this is a harsh attack on our passion
by none other than Britains most prestigious videogames magazine. But, do they have a point? Basically, no. Instead of bringing up the age old question
"Does the representation of violence in videogames reduce the act to an experience designed to entertain (or "does playing videogames make you hurt people", to me and you), I'll look at another aspect. The influence of sport-sims. Or, more specifically, extreme sport-sims. People who criticise videogames for having no consequence on our lives are totally wrong. Unlike the Daily Mail, I wouldn't say if you play a First-Person Shooter one day, the next you'll go into a town centre and "bust caps", though I believe videogames do have a more subtle affect on our lives. And those that affect us most seem to be sport sims. While those of us that have crept from one end of our college to the other without being seen (almost in tribute to Metal Gear Solid), are in the minority. Those that have gone round to a "family-do", seen a younger siblings 25 'board from Argos and posed on it, pretending to be Tony Hawk are surely more common.
In fact, mention Tony Hawks Pro Skater (THPS) to any doctor and he'll break into a cold sweat. Since it's original release back when Sonys console dominance was in it's infancy, it has inspired many young wannabes to clamber the dangerous heights of the half-pipe. For one split second, Tony Jr believes he's a skater trapped in a gamers body. And then he comes back to reality with a thud, or more likely back to the safety of the videogame fold.
Videogames have many advantages, number one being you don't get hurt. Jump off a college roof in a videogame and you're greeted with a few polys of red stuff. Do it in real life and you won't walk for 16 weeks! And this is the reason many people play videogames. To escape the constraints of reality. In real life, the chance of myself doing a "900" are slim (at best). But in a videogame, it can be done with the touch (or hold, if you will) of a button. And this is where the Tony Hawks Pro Skater series holds it's appeal. So far, this may seem like introductory rhetoric but stay with me (because here's where I talk about the game).

Now see my THPS4 review. Just "look for Locky"

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