Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Quick DVD Review: Second Skin

I just sat down to watch Second Skin, and I gotta say that I was impressed and surprised! This 2008 film released by Liberation Entertainment and Directed by Juan Carlos Peneiro Escoriaza (try saying that 10 times fast) focuses on the addiction of MMORPGs and how the genre has affected the lives of gamers across the globe.

The good and bad angles are brought into light during this film. On the good side of things you'll see a couple hook up after playing Everquest II together, a group of gamers who all moved in together and lived happily ever after, and people hanging out in a digital world when they couldn't in real life. On the flipside there's a guy here whose life was destroyed by his addiction to WoW, there's an extensive look at Chinese goldfarmers, and you'll even see some people's relationships strained due to WoW.

Second Skin is insightful, thought-provoking, and entertaining. More importantly it's fair. The people in this film are exactly like people you know (think pudgy narcaleptic geek), and you really get a good sense of the mentality that goes into making an MMORPG addict. If you're interested in the content even just a little bit you should check this DVD out. It's definitely a good watch!

Link: http://www.secondskinfilm.com/

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