Articles with this tag:Death
- Hyuk in defaultposted at 3:43 am Feb 26,2009
Video games have become sleeker, harder, faster, and better to an exponential degree in the last 10 years. This has been mostly awesome, but the increased intensity of games has yielded an echo of similarly intense behavior in those that play the games. Sometimes this behavior goes well beyond throwing one’s controller across the room. At the far end of this spectrum are 10 deaths caused by video games.
Quotes from spike.com written by Reverend Danger
7. Everquest Suicide
This story is up for some debate. But the fact is that then-21-year-old Shawn Woolley played hours of the online game Everquest before fatally shooting himself while sitting in front of his computer. His mother found him with notes related to the game strewn about the room, but none of them offered specific evidence for his motivation
6. 13-Year-Old Commits WoW Suicide
Xiao Yi was 13 when he jumped from the top of a 24-story building. The note he left behind for his parents was written from the point of view of a video game character. Further, the note detailed his wish to meet three of his gaming friends in the afterlife. His parents asked him, at one point, about
- kaptennick in defaultposted at 7:39 am Dec 08,2008
GREECE 07-12-08 ~ 10:30 PM
In Athens 7th December of 2008 a 15 year old boy dies from a police officer that shot the little boy in the heart.
In Athens 8th December of 2008 the whole country rebeled and destroyed almost everything. Athens was burned to ashes. Men from anarchy teams smashed every single thing the saw in front of them.
The same day Schools from the whole country again protested in every single Police Station for the death of the little boy.
In this video you'll see two of the Schools which are protesting and smashing the Police Station.
You will see words like A.C.A.B. which means "All Cops Are Bastards". You will hear a chant "Μπατσοι! Γουρουνια! ΔΟΛΟΦΟΝΟΙ!" which means "Cops! Pigs! MURDERERS!".
I do not approve any of the destruction of 3rd person property and I don't join these teams. The following video was captured by me.
- PinothyJ in defaultposted at 5:46 am Nov 13,2008
When you were young, and your heart was an open book. You used to say “live and let live.” (You know you did, you know you did, you know you did). But if this ever changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry. Say “LIVE AND LET DIE!”¹ *jumps around with simultaneous air-piano and guitar followed by air-orchestra composing*
Oh yes! Say live and let die indeed! Fly those arrows, stab those swords, swing those axes and cast that magic, because today it's all about killing people, well, more specifically, their deaths, and what's beyond.
It doesn't matter what MMO you're playing, if you ever don a sword, shield, dagger, bow, mace, spear, pole-arm, brass knuckles or a very suspicious book/scroll on magic, it's a safe bet to assume you're going to die sooner or later (my money's on the former). It's how you die and what happens when you die that has me interested.
The word 'death', when searched in an online dictionary, came up with a few interesting results: the time at which life ends; the absence of life; the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; the event of dying or departure from life; and so o
- PinothyJ in defaultposted at 12:47 am Nov 12,2008
Music in MMOs. I honestly don't know about you guys, but if I really love an MMO, like I'm talking sketching out battle plans or possible character builds so I can test them out as SOON as I get in the door kind of love (okay, so I may be confusing love for addiction, but hey, who's keeping track) then you probably don't have the in-game music blaring, if even playing at all. Farming for *insert item/s here* for *insert time-frame here* gets old pretty quickly with the same one minute forty-six second ambient song looping with the occasional thirty-nine second ambient interlude. So it's decided then: music get the flick in lieu of your own collection and/or ventrilo/teamspeak.
I don't like this. In films, in TV, in games, in audio books (you'd be surprised), music play the ultimate role of chief mood setter. Go watch out a critically acclaimed, super scary horror flick you never seen before with the sound turn down and just the subtitles on. The only scare you're probably going to get is the cat jumping on your face, wanting attention after you've fallen asleep. There's no mood! Without mood you have nothing more than people moving around having a chat and occasionally hit
- Brotherbird in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandariaposted at 3:24 am Sep 02,2008
Video provided by video.mmosite.com
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO! This video is one of the most detailed preview of the some of the skills death knights get in Wrath. if you would like to see the different skills a little more up close and detailed, just download and watch this!
Here the author gave the summary:
"I can tell you that as of the latest builds some of the skills I displayed in this video have already been changed and reworked. However, this movie still should give a decent example of how the skills work. Before I see it in the comments, I did not include any active skills received through talents in this video.
I also want to say there are a lot of text screens, I designed these so you could pause the video, read over the skills then, seem them in action.
Thanks for all the feedback!
Final Note: This is my first video submitted to WCM so please go a little easy on me XD. I made sure to try and hide any lore spoilers and keep from showing content that has been beaten to death on WCM.
Thanks for watching!
UPDATE: At this point I am planing to release another video that follows along these lines once my DK hits 80 (currently 76.5 [IRL
- Lushy in All gamesposted at 6:15 pm Jul 01,2008
Who can forget timeless classics such as Fiddle de Chocobo or One Winged Angel?
Even people who didn't play Final Fantasy VII know these songs...
Back when RPG’s were at the top of their game, there was much competition for good music and sound effects. Some of my personal favorites were the themes to Phantasy Star 4, Final Fantasy VII, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Legend of Zelda. In the more recent years, games such as Kingdom Hearts and .Hack have used their soundtrack to boost their sales. The more Final Fantasy VII gets remade, the more it uses the familiar theme songs to tie into the memories of those who played the original version, but what about MMORPGs? Are these theme songs even known by people who play the game obsessively?
Since most on
- lordaltay in defaultposted at 7:25 pm Jun 15,2008
In Everquest death was extremely annoying. If you died in Everquest, you would spawn back in town without any of your possessions, and in order to reclaim them, you would need to return to your corpse. If you didn’t return to your corpse within a week, your corpse would disappear, and your items lost forever. Don’t mistake this with a silly corpse run in World of War
Ok, this is the story of a great time I had once with a big party.
I had been training on Giggle Boxes for awhile, and was getting kind of tired.I ended up meeting a few people who joined a party with me. Eventually the party grew and we were having some fun. Then I had the idea of going down to the dungeon and fighting worms. Everyone agreed so we ventured back to Flaris and entered the dungeon. We all went runnin through the dungeon looking for the worms. None of us had done this before, but we heard about them. So we're rushing around everywhere and wham, we run into a giant Bang monster and he kills almost all of us. The ones who made it away went back to the entrance and the rest joined back up. We were all laughing, but it didn't stop there. After we got ahold of ourselves we went looking again and came to the hallway with all the giants monsters before getting to the worms. One of the guys in the party was like "forget this!" and he tried to run away, but we caught him and brought him back with persuasion. We decided to go for it and went chargeing past the giant monsters. We made it to the end with little injury, but then one of the members had to stop and open t
- buddj1 in defaultposted at 1:41 pm Apr 25,2008
Bryan James BuddVC, (16 July1977 - 20 August2006) was a Corporal in the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) of the British Army. He was killed while on active service during Operation Herrick in Afghanistan.
Budd died of injuries sustained during a fire fight with Taliban forces in Sangin, Helmand Province, from a bullet probably fired from a NATO weapon (Friendly Fire). The incident occurred whilst he was on a routine patrol close to the District Centre. He was the 20th UK serviceman to die in Afghanistan since the start of operations in November 2001.
Although this was quite a while back, I never knew about it, or knew that he was a BUDD!
On 20 August2006, A Company, 3 PARA was located in the southern Afghanistan town of Sangin. Cpl Budd and his platoon were ordered to hold a small, isolated coalition outpost - dubbed a platoon house - to protect engineers blowing holes in a compound 500 metres away. The site was subject to almost daily Taliban onslaught for months.
So, I took a small hiatus from MMO-ing and Flyff-ing in general. That is my favorite MMORPG, after all. In any event, I went back to it tonight and had a pretty sad little experience.
Utaiu, my main (and ONLY!) man in Flyff was a little rusty. Okay, I was rusty. I went at it blastin' away ants like there was no tomorrow. Only these are those big guys that burn you when you're trying to burn them. My rock magic was all out! Rubble was falling from the sky and those ferocious denizens of Saint Morning which seem only to exist for the purposes of our leveling up were shrieking and crying. . . .
. . .
I was pathetic. I died twice in so few minutes I'm not sure if the clock even realized it moved. I dropped a level. Oh, the sadness. And sadly, I dropped a level which rendered me unable to use a certain kind of magic I had previously been relying on. Since my hotkeys were set up to launch the aforementioned attacks, I guess you could say I was up a creek without a paddle.
So, I returned to town, deposited some things at the bank, ran a couple errands and then returned to the battlefield--this time, refreshed and ready to take on all that would oppose me.
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