Times of changed with Modern Warfare 2: Largest Ever Entertainment Launch is a VIDEO GAME

Bigger than  “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film, bigger than “The Dark Night” the video game “Modern Warfare 2” by Activision is a $550 Million launch. What this says about our culture and our times is that how we are entertained has changed dramatically. How will live and experience our daily lives and what impacts us were once the perview of film. Now we see video games as a backdrop for discussion about life.

What are your thoughts on this cultural shift? Is this a good, bad or neutral change.

HT: CNET.com

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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  1. I do see video games becoming a huge part of who we are as a western world. Because i’ve moved around so much in the past 2 years most of my friends are online friends via WoW. Most of my socialization takes place here, in the virtual world. Whether this is healthy or not I don’t know, but it is a bigger reality today than it was even 5 years ago.
    The shift to video games has it’s pluses and minuses, video games are more social, it’s easier to interact with people while playing them, then while sitting in a dark theatre. However, a movie has an ending about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours later. A video game (especially one like World of Warcraft) can last for weeks or months, or even years (as I’ve been playing WoW for more than 3 years now). And some people just lock themselves in their room play for 20 hours a day, eat and sleep for 4 hours only to awaken and continue. So I guess my opinion is the shift is neutral.

  2. I do see video games becoming a huge part of who we are as a western world. Because i’ve moved around so much in the past 2 years most of my friends are online friends via WoW. Most of my socialization takes place here, in the virtual world. Whether this is healthy or not I don’t know, but it is a bigger reality today than it was even 5 years ago.
    The shift to video games has it’s pluses and minuses, video games are more social, it’s easier to interact with people while playing them, then while sitting in a dark theatre. However, a movie has an ending about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours later. A video game (especially one like World of Warcraft) can last for weeks or months, or even years (as I’ve been playing WoW for more than 3 years now). And some people just lock themselves in their room play for 20 hours a day, eat and sleep for 4 hours only to awaken and continue. So I guess my opinion is the shift is neutral.

  3. I do see video games becoming a huge part of who we are as a western world. Because i’ve moved around so much in the past 2 years most of my friends are online friends via WoW. Most of my socialization takes place here, in the virtual world. Whether this is healthy or not I don’t know, but it is a bigger reality today than it was even 5 years ago.
    The shift to video games has it’s pluses and minuses, video games are more social, it’s easier to interact with people while playing them, then while sitting in a dark theatre. However, a movie has an ending about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours later. A video game (especially one like World of Warcraft) can last for weeks or months, or even years (as I’ve been playing WoW for more than 3 years now). And some people just lock themselves in their room play for 20 hours a day, eat and sleep for 4 hours only to awaken and continue. So I guess my opinion is the shift is neutral.

  4. I do see video games becoming a huge part of who we are as a western world. Because i’ve moved around so much in the past 2 years most of my friends are online friends via WoW. Most of my socialization takes place here, in the virtual world. Whether this is healthy or not I don’t know, but it is a bigger reality today than it was even 5 years ago.
    The shift to video games has it’s pluses and minuses, video games are more social, it’s easier to interact with people while playing them, then while sitting in a dark theatre. However, a movie has an ending about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours later. A video game (especially one like World of Warcraft) can last for weeks or months, or even years (as I’ve been playing WoW for more than 3 years now). And some people just lock themselves in their room play for 20 hours a day, eat and sleep for 4 hours only to awaken and continue. So I guess my opinion is the shift is neutral.

  5. Scary to think that this is the #1 way we entertain ourselves. Play a game where we shoot people. Constantly.
    I wonder what social-psychologists have to say about it…

    1. social psychologists? probably not much to say or too much to say
      Not so scary in the context of history. Boys have been playing this for centuries. Its just now we have it in graphic form. Every stick is a sword or gun. This is one of the way men are made–we are all part warrior.

  6. Scary to think that this is the #1 way we entertain ourselves. Play a game where we shoot people. Constantly.
    I wonder what social-psychologists have to say about it…

    1. social psychologists? probably not much to say or too much to say
      Not so scary in the context of history. Boys have been playing this for centuries. Its just now we have it in graphic form. Every stick is a sword or gun. This is one of the way men are made–we are all part warrior.

  7. Scary to think that this is the #1 way we entertain ourselves. Play a game where we shoot people. Constantly.
    I wonder what social-psychologists have to say about it…

    1. social psychologists? probably not much to say or too much to say
      Not so scary in the context of history. Boys have been playing this for centuries. Its just now we have it in graphic form. Every stick is a sword or gun. This is one of the way men are made–we are all part warrior.

  8. Scary to think that this is the #1 way we entertain ourselves. Play a game where we shoot people. Constantly.
    I wonder what social-psychologists have to say about it…

    1. social psychologists? probably not much to say or too much to say
      Not so scary in the context of history. Boys have been playing this for centuries. Its just now we have it in graphic form. Every stick is a sword or gun. This is one of the way men are made–we are all part warrior.

  9. Self proclaimed fan of the Modern Warfare 1, picking up the new one tomorrow. The only question I have for you Rich is Are you on Xbox live and if so what is your gamer tag?
    That being said I do not let my kids watch or play this game. My oldest is 11 years old.

  10. Self proclaimed fan of the Modern Warfare 1, picking up the new one tomorrow. The only question I have for you Rich is Are you on Xbox live and if so what is your gamer tag?
    That being said I do not let my kids watch or play this game. My oldest is 11 years old.

  11. Self proclaimed fan of the Modern Warfare 1, picking up the new one tomorrow. The only question I have for you Rich is Are you on Xbox live and if so what is your gamer tag?
    That being said I do not let my kids watch or play this game. My oldest is 11 years old.

  12. Self proclaimed fan of the Modern Warfare 1, picking up the new one tomorrow. The only question I have for you Rich is Are you on Xbox live and if so what is your gamer tag?
    That being said I do not let my kids watch or play this game. My oldest is 11 years old.

  13. this is the best game i will ever play…

  14. this is the best game i will ever play…

  15. this is the best game i will ever play…

  16. this is the best game i will ever play…

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