Game On

Van Mensvoort
May 1st 2009

Game over? Game on. I can't help but wonder if gaming might influence our notion of death. Does anyone know of research in this direction? Anyhow, this classical PlayStation 2 advertisement is our peculiar image of the week.

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Posted 29/06/2013 – 03:03

@Joran, so that's why Japan has such a high suicide rate, because they think there's a second life?

Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 05/05/2009 – 18:32

How peculiar this quote made it into the 'groot lexicon of nutteloze feiten'. I first got it from the Japanese newspaper Kyodo News in 2005, so my guess is the statement stems from informal research done by journalist. Not sure about that though, I never found a proper scientific reference to the information.

Posted 05/05/2009 – 12:36

15% of Japanese 10-14 year old do not know death is irreversible, according to the 'Groot Lexicon van Nutteloze Feiten', a book with 666 'useless facts' from 2003. Don't take this for granted however, I've found other 'facts' that were wrong.

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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