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01
Jun
11

The psychosis of Niko Bellic part two

niko bellic - playwisegaming.comThis is a continuation of a previous feature article written for a psychology class. Read on to learn how to treat Niko Bellic of “Grand Theft Auto IV” of his abnormal psychology. 

In order to help Bellic, I plan on starting him off on antipsychotics in order to curb some of the more acute Type I symptoms.

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16
May
11

The psychosis of Niko Bellic part one

Niko Bellic - playwisegaming.comBelow is the first part of an analytic look at the mental well-being of “Grand Theft Auto IV’s” main character, Niko Bellic. It was written for an abnormal psychology class, therefore reference to outside materials might be helpful in fully deciphering its meaning. However if you’re feeling lazy, you can generally use the context of the essay to extract most of its meaning. Let the psychoanalysis begin.

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19
Feb
11

playVIEWS — Game tester says he does have “real” job

Obliterating hordes of goblins with mana bombs, spike blockades and lightning towers is serious business.

Just ask Marc Singer, 21-year-old quality assurance lead for Gainesville, Fla., game studio Trendy Entertainment. He’s currently working 60 hours a week to squash the bugs and iron out the glitches in Trendy’s latest title, “Dungeon Defenders,” through a process known as playtesting.

It’s Singer’s job to play videogames and report to the development team any problems he finds, but he initially had a hard time convincing his parents that he had an actual job at all.

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03
Feb
11

playVIEWS — Are you the Hero?

Are you the hero - playwisegaming.comThe clock reads 11:59 p.m., and I’m the only one left awake in the house. As I glance down from my TV at my controller, I notice that my palms are sweaty. Moving my eyes back to the screen, the choice is still there, staring me in the face.

Will I save this evil reaper technology that’s been plaguing the galaxy for millenia, or will I let it all be destroyed?
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