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Feb 9, 2010 | 8:22 PM EST
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This has been the most difficult film I have ever made, because its meaning is very true to my soul. For too much of my life I have been a mindless consumer of time. Hopelessly placing value in things that never gave an ounce of value back. Now that I am older, I worry endlessly that this new generation is making the same mistakes I now deeply regret.

In the end, I hope my message is honest and clear. Whether you agree with me or not, please share you thoughts, spark meaningful discussions, and share this film with everyone you know.

Special thanks to all those who have been my strength - and to all of you for taking a moment to open your minds =)

Reviews


asome232asome232

Rated 4 / 5 stars

i understand the point you're trying to make and the animation is really good. but my problem is that, video games in my humble opinion, are art and even though you may be dumping in a ton of time into them, it REALLY is just about finding a balance. I'm in highschool, i have a 3.2 GPA, on the cross country team and chorus, have a social life, a girlfriend,and STILL have time for video games. But to go back to my first point. They having meaning to me by being art. they're like say, a painting or a movie or a book. They deserve to be looked at and analyzed as high art. Now sure, not every game is going to be an incredible master piece. but there are games that are, such as dark souls or bioshock. I think of them as high art and will continue to game regardless of what anyone tells me. Because it brings people together, makes me happy, makes me more creative, and is art that should be studied.


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doctorduck3000doctorduck3000

Rated 5 / 5 stars

After watching this my mind was blown



legosrocklegosrock

Rated 5 / 5 stars

IM GOING TO GO BURN ALL MY VIDEOGAMES I LOVED THIS



shadow123367shadow123367

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Your animation was very touching. So much so that I felt compelled to log into an account I haven't used in years. I felt the need to re-activate this old, dusty thing. I am a gamer, I've been playing games for most of my life; from age 4, and ever since. Your story made me think. It made me question my way of life. It made me contemplate if the way I'm living my be wrong in some way. I felt close to tears halfway through, just thinking of all the time I've been wasted. You made excellent points. Towards the end, you said you found things relating to Penny Arcade con, and went on to explain some - in my opinion - good points about being a gamer. While it does take time, and it can make you persuade yourself to push aside important things for it, It is still an extremely entertaining hobby. Then there's the community. When you're not getting yelled at by prepubescent boys I find the community to be a very welcoming, very friendly place. The conventions put together to help the gaming, anime, manga and comic communities come together are amazing, they help develop new friendships, even new relationships in some cases.Anyway, your animation was extremely moving and thought-provoking. I thank you, sincerely, for making me question my lifestyle where others have not been able to. I will most certainly keep your words in my head, and try to change the way I act sometimes, especially where important things such as family and my girlfriend are concerned.



Clueless-queenClueless-queen

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I think some people are not getting the point of this flash. It is HIS opinion and close to the end he does point out how games do effect people positivley by bringing people together and creating friendships. He is judging no one. Just sharing his personal experience so why are some of the commentors judging him? Thank you for sharing this flash with us. I think it is well done and in some cases yes, people can become addicted to games in an unhealthy manner they aren't weak willed per say....it just sometimes takes control