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Junior Contributor I
What Causes Us to Get Emotionally Invested in Games and Their Characters?
While playing video games some people tend to get emotionally invested in the world and attached to certain characters. Why is it that we form these bonds with people and places that we know aren’t real? How deep do these attachments go and why do some games evoke these emotions more than others? What does a game have to do to bring out emotions in the players?
How Important are Nostalgia and Loyalty When it comes to Choosing Games
On the surface it would appear that people buy games simply because they are interested, but there are deeper seated reasons why they are willing to buy certain games. Analyze how someone’s expectations, interest, and ultimately choice in games is affected by their loyalty to a series or nostalgia for a previous game. Do people buy games simply because they enjoyed the previous one or because they enjoy a certain series?