What Ender’s Game (the book) taught me about video games, and life.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POST GETS VERY PREACHY. IF YOU DON’T LIKE MORALITY RANTS, TURN AWAY NOW! 

Alright, so it is a very well-known secret that books can change your outlook on life. Your very beliefs really. I mean what else is the Bible, then a book with huge influence? (No offense intended to any Christian or other bible minded individuals)

Everyone knows that books can have effects on life, can help you through decisions, and so on. But what people don’t always know, is that this applies to all books. Fiction as well as poetry, nonfiction as well as historical. All of them could change you.

For me there is a few books that did this. Brave New World, Illusions. But most of all, Ender’s Game. Continue reading

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Ender’s Game The Movie

Many adaptations of popular franchises have gone over quite well in the last few years. The Harry Potter movies where critically acclaimed, and loved by the fans. It is not impossible to adapt a book to film in a way that will please the fans.

Some books lend themselves to this better than others.

Ender’s Game was not one of those. Continue reading

Ender’s Game The Book

Among sci-fi nerds of the bookish persuasion, there are many well-known classics to the genre. Such as the “The Time Machine” and “I Robot”. Influential and mega-popular these books set in motion ideas that were later repeated millions of times in other stories.

It seemed for the longest time that modern culture had abandoned this. Oh sure, there where various minorities of people who still enjoyed the comfort of a good book. But I personally was ready to give up on it. No one seemed to like books, or rather choose movie and TV over books. Continue reading