How video games can also inspire

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Anyone here read Animorphs when they were kids? I know I have. Animorphs were a series of children’s books that features a group of teenagers who are tasked to save the world from a secret alien invasion. They were gifted by a prince of an alien race – the power to acquire and bond with the dna of living creatures and the ability to turn into them at will. These stories were inspiring and much like the characters in video games, they have inspired us to be something greater than ourselves. You would imagine yourself in the boots of Link, traversing the dangerous lands, rescuing the princess and saving the day. Or you can be an everyday plumber who stands up against an evil threat when everyone else has thrown in the towel. Recent games have enhanced this inspiring feature. Games like Assassin’s Creed and Halo immerses you in the shoes of these different fictional heroes and along the way you learn from them and how you can be just as good or as confident as them in real life.

Especially in the case of Assassin’s Creed, the game has inspired many people to follow in the footsteps of these heroes. The game has inspired a new generation of people to train and learn the art of parkour.  It’s a thrilling workout that’s become more susceptible to the public popularised by video games.

What do you guys think?

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/sports/parkour-a-pastime-born-on-the-streets-moves-indoors-and-uptown.html?_r=0

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2 thoughts on “How video games can also inspire

    conorbromhead said:
    October 25, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Here’s another way video games can inspire and help people out of situations.

    ://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2388594/Boy-10-steers-great-grandmothers-car-safety-collapses-wheel-highway–credits-driving-skills-Mario-Kart.html

    Endorphins: The Natural High said:
    October 28, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Hi Video Gains! I’m a slight gamer myself and dabble in the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and many more. I am currently involved in a campaign about the release of endorphins in the body and the ‘Natural High’ effect they have. I recently published a blog post about pets being a great motivator to get out there and get active, but I never even considered that video games could be just as motivational. I love Assassin’s Creed and to hear that it has motivated people to learn parkour is just awesome. Not only will they look awesome doing it but their physical exercise will release Endorphins and they will feel happier and healthier by attempting the moves like Altaïr ibn La-Ahad and Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Have you played Uncharted? There are a lot of parkour style game play in that game as well.
    Anyway here is the blog post if you’re interested. You can easily substitute the word ‘pets’ or ‘dogs’ with ‘video games’…….. kind of.
    http://thenaturalhigh1.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/who-let-the-en-dog-phins-out/
    Thanks for the great read,
    The Natural High

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