My Favourite Ways to Spend a Lazy Day

By Damien Knight

I like to spend lazy days playing video games, sleep and write. I use to play League of Angels all the time, Skyrim is still my favourite. Play MMO’s and RPG’s, they are a great way to escape reality for a few hours. You just go fight dragons, save Tamriel it’s great. Video games and story writing are methods of escape where I can be a hero, a villain or both. That’s how I spend a lazy day.

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Minecraft

By Jayson Knapp

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Hail the blocky world of Minecraft with its annoying creepers and endermen. These beasts take apart all your stuff. Then you have shulkers who make you fly. These too are annoying. Slime and magma cubes behave the same. They both have three sizes. Their moves are jumping and splitting.

There are so many mobs in the game that I had trouble recalling them all. One new one I learned about is killer bunny. There are so many mods for the game that it is hard to find pictures of vanilla mobs.

What is now Minecraft Classic was released to the public May 17th , 2009 . I was about 2 years old at the time. Its initial creator was Jen and “Notch” then it was taken over by Mojang. It started as a computer game but now is on nearly every console. This game is my favourite game.

Video Games: Everyone Got Lazy

Transcribed By:  Damien Knight in 2011

Jayson five years old. In his toyroom, it’s a mess with toys, his schoolwork is spread on his desk. He wears a messy long sleeve red shirt and washed out denim jeans. He smiles real bright.

(he stands on the kitchen chair in front of his table and begins to talk)

It it’s uh well about star wars. Like there is bad guys by the one thing. I dunno, all I can say is Star Wars. We all play star wars me and my friends. Oh there’s a wii at at my school. Yeah at the school. Mhm Yeah the Wii is not like the Wii U because it’s different its super different. (He laughs spreading his arms out. Very excited like near falling from his chair) Uhuh its and uh go and there is the Wii U and then there will be a new Wii though I dunno what kind. After the Wii U. I really like the Gameboy. And I like all the game systems. Like the iPad. Yes it has games on it. The iPad has games right? Uhuh. It has video games, Facebook. Yeah, I don’t disregard it. Facebook has games, like the game popper one, like boom. (mocks explosion with his hands) I really like all of them. Yeah. All the facebook games are nice.  Did you know that? I love the, yeah, you know my star wars game I have, I have Lego Star wars for the X-box. He plays all the games, Skyrim. I feel good about it cuz its Ahhh. (He yells the Ahh enthusiastically as if he started to say awesome but doesn’t finish.) Did you know that? A remote? I like remotes, with remote and no remote. I want all games with a remote. I really want the remote, all them. Remote with one hand yes. Yeah. You know sometimes with iPhones and sometimes not. I think sometimes we need board games. You know like Dinosaur Train. I think everyone has got lazy cause they want video games and stuff, not board games. I think a long time ago when there was wars and stuff people didn’t have video games. There was nothing, no tv no nothing. During the time period of the 39 steps. Yeah cause there was no TV because of war.  I have one TV, Nana has two TVs no wait three. Video Games are so fun. I like Video Games

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Video Games: Graphics 

Transcribed By Damien in 2011

Aaron, 34 Wearing a black hoodie and jeans. Living room has flat screen TV, coffee table covered in clothes is next to a red couch. He sits on the couch with an article of clothing in his hand. He folds it pushes it aside and begins talking.

What do video games mean to me? Well I don’t know.  What do I think of gaming culture? Evolved. from like Pong to like more realistic. It’s gone from little side scrolling to like three dimensional worlds. What‘s the future well possibly 3-d like the PlayStation. Uhuh, like how TV’s now have 3-d on them. Ummm (he pauses looking thoughtful) It went from like joysticks on the Atari, like the games you would play down at the Arcade. Atari made the games but no home consoles. We played for fun. There was this game called fishing. It was a two player up and down catch the fish before the shark was coming. (He gets a bit more excited as he tells the story) It was hard to play because all we had was a black and white TV at the time. We didn’t know what was getting our fish, but we didn’t know, until we got a colored TV. They had the old cathode ray tubes so that’s change now too TV’s now use LED. You can’t use like some of the old shooter games. Duck Hunt, Hogan’s Alley. Nintendo was already out before the NES, they were on the Atari. They just got mad because (he trails off) It was cool it was already on the Atari but they wanted to do their own thing and have their own way of doing it and not conform to uh what Atari was wanting to do. They came out with Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt and Rad Racers, Sight Bike, Metroid, came out with a whole series of games back in like (He pauses to think) In like was ’88. Christmas of ’88 was a big push for Nintendo, they had their own system, it was the first big gaming system with a big push. Yeah, oh yeah. (His eyes light up and he smiles) Graphics, what you can do, more memory and well the graphics. Depends on how Microsoft works out their system whether remotes become obsolete, it very well could be. But it just depends on what people want. If they’re smart they will give ‘em what they want. If they get the technology up (pauses) it be ok, but some people still want to be lazy and use their hands, the controller. Mm It can make you lazy. That’s why the Wii was made, be more active but you either like it or you don’t. They’re trying but, (he pauses for a good while) the PlayStation has got their thing and the Xbox has got their deal it’s still, people fighting it. Yeah it’s just too new. I well I play a lot of Skyrim but before that it was Okami because of the art work. The Okami on the Wii is awesome but still that is my favorite game. They are still games they aren’t on the Xbox or console but yeah Facebook is still games. It’s pretty limited because they want you to pay money for things to add. It’s still games. It is just if they wouldn’t limit it it’s more like the old style to where you know demos. You can play to a certain point and then you got to buy the things to keep on playing. People make a lot of money that way but I don’t like it so I don’t play a lot of that crap. Yes total different interactions, a lot of the computer games have gotten MMO types, you can still play the game but you can type and talk. Now you can do that with Xbox (His voice raises a bit again with excitement) Yeah, yeah but with the limits right now. With the Xbox they are trying to get new stuff. Trying to do that more. Some people just want to go ahead and just play it and some people just like using the uh mouse over like the joystick or the controller. I’ve gone from console to computer gaming just because of the graphics. The games on the Wii and the PlayStation I don’t know what they’re doing. They stopped coming out with as cool of games as they use to. The price of computer games is a lot cheaper. I don’t know why but I have an idea, mhm. A lot of times with the downloads if you lose your computer you can still get the download back. Graphics is better on them.

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