We play a lot… We of the silicon generation live in a pseudo, near constant hypnagogic state. A lucid threshold consciousness in which the vibrancies of the gamerverse shift into reality, pulling us in and out of the slipstream. When I put my controller down, and step outside into the bright cloudless sky, I can see screen-tearing, pixelation.
Are these augmented realities not my realities? Am I still playing a game?
Psychology refers to it as the Game Transfer Phenomena. Visual and auditory conditioned responses. Echoes of extended gameplay…” -Hoopleton, 2012