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Cybersmile gaming: topic positive side of gaming

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terky2236
Hello Cybersmile community and the Cybersmile gaming,

I would like to start with a positive side of gaming, topics will include:

* Friends
* Different games ( RPG, Shooters, MOBAS, etc.)
* Stories - games have story, but the best stories are the memories that you have seen.
* community
* company and banhammers

let's start:

*friends: playing games all my life, I had made many good friendship around gaming, we might not talk a lot and some have moved on with their life ( relationship, marriage, kids, or new opportunity) but these friendship will always be there, and what makes gaming so good, is that some of these friendship can become relationship, so many good stories in gaming happen because of friendship.

* Different games: everyone has their favorite type of song, drink, movies ,etc. So is gaming: you have your shooters, your RPG's (Role Playing Games), MOBAS (Massive Online Battle Arenas) and so on, everyone will have different taste in gaming just picking one or picking more is your choice.

*Stories: we all have stories to tell, so does gaming we have our funny stories, our sad stories and our crazy stories, here is my story:

- My first Multiplayer game: well started playing Multiplayer on the PC, lost my first game, but what made this story interesting was that my first match and lost was against a girl gamer oh boy that made me laugh and embarrassed, but hey I still push thru and kept playing.

- My Comebacks: me and my team came back from a 37 - 45 game to a winning 50 to 45 game, this was fun and intense game, cause our team came back stronger and the enemy team let their guards down so all we did was play defensively and passive and we manage to get the W.

and that is just a few of my stories of gaming stories that I'm sharing with you, I have more but boy they are long and intense.

-community: every gamer knows that there is a community of people asking for help, share strategies, what is considered strong or weak, and also if they need a buddy to play, community are strong depending on the game itself, just keep a open mind and see where it takes you.

-Company and banhammers: every company wants to make their game great, some will listen to the community feedback, while other will try, banhammers are a term we use to ban people (cheating, threats, etc) some banhammers can last a few days, month or even kick out the game completely, while yes this helps out its still lots more to work out.

well as you can see the positive side of gaming, there is more I can say, but boy this can turn into a book, the next few days I will talk about the negative side of gaming and how you can handle it.

thanks cybersmile gaming terky out.
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Cyberninja
Its good to hear there are gamers out there who look after newer players and understand how they can sometimes get left out or griefed out of a game. Great attitude and a great post, keep 'em coming Terky!
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Marti
My son plays Minecraft and he is always having problems with server admin and mods who, as far as i can see, just make up the rules as they go along. What do you think is the best way to handle this? I know the servers on Minecraft are like all different communities in a way, will he just have to keep trying different ones and hope to find a friendly space? Thanks for a great thread topic by the way, very informative, and welcome to the forum! :)
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terky2236

In reply to Marti

the best advice i can give for your son is try to find other servers that are nice, this happens a lot in gaming where the mods or admins are like gods and you must respect their rules if you do something bad it gets annoying as well, the only best advice is to find another server or create your own server with rules hopefully that helps.
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Marti
Thanks Terky, thats exactly what he has done. He is also on LOL and ARC (Steam) where he finds the community management a bit more robust so he is happy on those games. He reckons there are 'dicks' everywhere online and so long as the community or space you are gaming on is well managed then you should be able to enjoy the game without having to put up with too much grief. Kinda wise for a 10 year old!!
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terky2236
haha nice marti, ya im not a fan of the LOL community, but im glad he is finding good community forums, exactly a game should be about fun, on Friday ill write a topic about fun in gaming including competitive especially what happen to me.
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GamerGirl
Great to see all the positives about gaming in one place! I also think the growth in gaming us only just starting, I think it's going to go nuts with the development of VR and stuff, what are your thoughts?
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terky2236

In reply to GamerGirl

VR is definitely going to change gaming in a big way, right now we are seeing games being used with the VR system, in the Esports world VR will help a lot in coaching and showing new strategies, heck there is already a VR theme park already being develop, I say we have to wait a little longer to see the full scale.
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Cyberninja

In reply to terky2236

The potential for VR is epic. I have had some concerns over the immersive interaction amplifying aggressive or abusive players behaviour and found an article where they tested a motor racing game with VR. The players said it was so realistic that they were actually more aware of the other players as drivers which made them drive more carefully. Rather than detract from the gameplay, this improved the drivers skill levels and made the game a much better experience. I am not popping champagne corks yet, but there is hope!
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GamerGirl

In reply to Cyberninja

It will be interesting to see how this translates to VR games overall. It sounds as though because the players are experiencing more life like experiences that they are behaving in a more humane manner. It will be interesting to see if this translates to players who aren't in vehicles!
Originally posted by Cyberninja
The potential for VR is epic. I have had some concerns over the immersive interaction amplifying aggressive or abusive players behaviour and found an article where they tested a motor racing game with VR. The players said it was so realistic that they were actually more aware of the other players as drivers which made them drive more carefully. Rather than detract from the gameplay, this improved the drivers skill levels and made the game a much better experience. I am not popping champagne corks yet, but there is hope!
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Cyberninja

In reply to GamerGirl

Indeed. I think that the dynamic will be a bit different on a team shoot up environment for example. I am hoping that the VR experience will bring out the more humane elements of players natures, maybe it will make them feel less 'anonymous' if they can hear someones breath next to them when they are playing up close and personal.
I have read that one of the problems with online abuse and cyberbullying is the de-humanisation of online interactions, VR may bring back some degree of human empathy and common human decency? We shall see...........
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GamerGirl

In reply to Cyberninja

That's exactly what I was thinking, maybe Cybersmile could utilize virtual reality to teach people how frightening or upsetting Cyberbullying and online abuse can be - kind of like a virtual scenario that replicates the fear experienced by victims of abuse. Just a thought!
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terky2236

In reply to GamerGirl

huh never thought of that, that can work and teach people about cyberbullying or bully as a whole, but would that be too much, like wouldnt that hurt the person even more? but i can understand that might be helpful for parents, teachers and everyone else, the struggles that people go thru
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GamerGirl

In reply to terky2236

I was thinking that it can help people have a better understanding how much it hurts, more for the people that think Cyberbullying isn't real or doesn't hurt that much. I got the idea from the 'take this lollipop' thing on the Cybersmile website. You should check it out it's amazing www.cybersmile.org/news/take-this-lollipop
Hopefully you'll know more what I mean then!
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terky2236

In reply to GamerGirl

ok well just saw the video that was creepy, now i understand by what you meant
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GamerGirl

In reply to terky2236

Glad you understand me now! That video does show how important personal security is online for sure!
Originally posted by terky2236
ok well just saw the video that was creepy, now i understand by what you meant