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Can Video Games Ever Be “Realistic”?

A lot of gamers like to say they only play “realistic shooters”, “realistic RPGs” or “realistic strategy games”, etc. But can a video game be realistic? Today, we’ll explore that question.

First of all, we have to define what realism is. Realism replicates reality like a video game tries to do. A lot of video games are labeled as simulations because they try to simulate reality and be as close to real life as possible.

But unless we are actually living the experience, it will never be reality. Keep in mind, however, that realistic and reality are two different things. So although a video game can’t be reality, it can be realistic, especially relative to other video games that don’t try at all to be like real life.

At the end of the day, though, whether a game is realistic or not is subjective and unique to each player. I would argue that even an ultra realistic video game can be seem very unrealistic if the player is unable to escape disbelief while playing. Meanwhile, other gamers might escape disbelief while playing a game like Minecraft and therefore it would be realistic for them.

So keeping all this in attention, the answer is there but still unclear, changing from player to player. What do you think? We’d love to hear your opinion. To get in touch, click here.

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Winter Advice from Roofing Victoria

winter snow on roof

It’s winter in North America and cities across Canada are filling up with snow. In Victoria BC where I’m currently visiting for family time, a lot of people don’t know how to handle the snow because it doesn’t snow here that often. If you’re one of those people like me who could use some helpful pointers on how to keep a residential property safe from snow damage, keep reading here.

Here are few helpful tips about residential winter management from a Victoria BC roofing company.

The first tip is to park your car in a garage or cover it if you don’t plan to be driving in the snow. I know many people who also just order groceries online and cancel their car insurance during the winter to save money and hassle.

Another tip from Roofing Victoria is to put winter salt on your driveway and if possible you should also put it on your roof. Putting winter salt on your roof to prevent snow build up can prevent damage to older roofs. The combination of ice, cold and wetness on old roof tiles and shingles causes damage that might not be visible when the snow melts but it’s there.

A lot of people in Victoria BC never consider to prevent snow build up on their roofs. Roofing Victoria also recommends ordering snow removal services either from a friend who is offering or from a landscaping company. Landscaping companies often offer snow removal when the snow is too high for them to do anything else.

These have been some helpful winter tips and I hope you can put good use to them. Keeping a home safe from heavy snow fall is one thing roofing companies have much information in and thanks to them everyday renters and home owners can benefit and keep their rooftops in good condition.

Once again thanks to:

Roofing Victoria

(778) 404-1394

#304, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8R 1E2

bestchoiceroofingservices@gmail.com

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