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Same Old Story: Most Popular Games Ideas Ever

Maybe it is an echo of a primeval fear of the unknown. Our ancestors started from the premise that the unfamiliar was dangerous. Anyhow, the reasons are not the subject of this article. What matters is the following fact: we like things that we know. It is as simple as that. This is why record labels pay radio stations for playing the same songs over and over. Same with visual identification: if your eyes meet a certain picture or object frequently enough, you will be more likely to buy it. Advertising professionals have been aware of that dependency for many years now, which is why our cities, news papers and websites are increasingly covered with visual ads.

We All Love Simulators, or Why It Is Fun to Operate a Tower Crane

No mainstream player will ever understand the reason, why anyone would want to spend their time felling tress in a virtual forest, or ploughing a virtual field. Let’s drop the condescending attitude. The popularity of all these farm, heavy transportation, tanks and bus simulators is a phenomenon so peculiar as to be worth exploring. Yet, there is a surprisingly large group of gamers unlike any other. These people do not care about even the most awaited video games releases, most exciting gaming news or  hot rumors. They seem to be immune to the latest teasers, trailers and all that media hype around popular titles.

 

Are Online Browser Games Stealing Our Time?

The concept of time escapes easy definitions. It could probably be described as a non-spatial continuum in the course of which various events occur. Time spreads on a line that joins past with the future. Nowadays, when so many of us live in a hurry, time became a really precious commodity. If it is so valuable, why do people spend so much time wasting it? Surfing the Internet is one of the most time-consuming activities of contemporary human beings. And one of the most recent online crazes are online browser games. 

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