Every had an online session soured by foul language and toxic behavior? If you’ve played anything online, yes, you have. Games Against Bigotry is a little pledge to behave in online games, and even if you don’t personally contribute to the garbage, a little encouragement for others never hurts. Sign up and tell your friends to, maybe some positive action will help make our in-game environment a little more open and fun for everyone. The whole reason we play games is to enjoy ourselves, is it not?
Games are strange creatures. They are form of escapism, entertainment, and art unlike any other–one that allows us not only to drown ourselves in another world, but experience it as the ocean itself. They offer a window into a setting unreachable through the constraints of reality and a mirror that can reflect our deepest inner selves and grow not only as players, but as people as well. A game can incite joy and confidence, anger and tears in its players, touching our very souls as we play through them. Or, perhaps, they’re just a lot of fun.
Bit Detection is a website wherein we talk about video games, sometimes objectively, sometimes not. Here a few voices of folk who simply love games will share our thoughts and musings on what we like, dislike, or simply feel warrants discussion. Games have been a non-negligible part of our lives since we were but wee tykes, and we have held onto them as if our identities depended on it. They entertained us a children and give us something less mundane to do as adults. Some of us even try to make them from time to time.
Welcome to Bit Detection, let’s talk about video games.