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Skyrim vs. Real Life

While we fully understand, we’d advise this poor fellow not to go around comparing his real life exploits to those of the Dragonborn.

On a more serious note, lots of people are toying with the idea of making reality better by making it more game-like. Jane McGonigal, game designer and author of the book Reality is Broken, for example advocates interweaving elements of gaming into reality for a better and more productive future.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/15/13

Comments (5)

  1. Jeff Sadowski

    Get out and do stuff. Join the Boyscouts as a kid you get awards for doing some stuff go hiking with packs and all and have a real adventure. Join the Military for a few years and you really get to travel. Build a Tesla Coil just cause its fun. Program your computer to do what you want it to do automate your house with it and an arduino. Learn robotics. Learn things. It is the only way to make your real life better.

  2. Santtu Kähkönen

    Consider years of levels as gaining levels in the most immersive modern age setting MMORPG!

  3. Santtu Kähkönen

    Years of life as*

  4. pn2bade

    Another life accomplishment
    – Complete Skyrim

    See? My life isn’t so bad. Right? Right?

  5. Serenity Now!

    You know? Sometimes, it’s fun to witness a sunrise/set or watch the grass grow. As long as you’re outdoors and very quiet, taking time out with absolutely nothing else going on around you (and while still conscious) can be real refreshing. You should try it – if you can!

    I bet most people brave enough to try will last less than 10 minutes and probably never try it again. And anyone else who does this even occasionally probably doesn’t play video games or watch very much media …and not likely to be reading this (comment) either.

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