Tag Archives: Gamer

New video game takes over friends lives

I felt the need to share that my roommates are obsessed with the new video game Destiny. The literally play it for hours on end and think it is the most exciting thing, but it reminds me a lot of … Continue reading

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Consequences of Acting Through Others

An hour into the film Gamer, John “Kable” Tillman enters a rave within the Society’s game while attempting to free his wife Angie. Shots are fired at Kable, which end up killing several people at the rave. In the real … Continue reading

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What is it to be human?

What is it that makes us human? As ambiguous as that question is, and will always remain, it is a question that we must remind ourselves of, especially living in a society that is dominated by technological influence. Neveldine and … Continue reading

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Hopefully Humankind Doesn’t End Up This Way…

Throughout Neveldine and Taylor’s film Gamer it is obvious to see that technology has advanced so much that it not only is a constant part of daily life, but it is people’s lives. The “game” society first showed the life-consuming … Continue reading

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Forget The “What Ifs” Let’s Talk About Form ( A Revised Version)

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s film, Gamer, is saturated with extreme depictions of violence and hypersexual individuals. Yet, there is more to the film than “T & A” and “what ifs”. The images of breast, blood, and attractive characters mixed … Continue reading

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Money and Power

Two of the most driving forces in the world are that of power and that of wealth. While often hand in hand, these assets impact the way people live their lives on a daily basis in order to obtain one, … Continue reading

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Is it Really All That Different?

In Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s 2009 film Gamer, the game “Society” is much like a sensationalized, ultra-sleazy and barbaric version of modern-day Second Life – the key difference being that avatars are real people who have consented to being … Continue reading

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