For this second interview I wanted to ask the same general gaming questions to someone in a different field of study. I also wanted to ask those same questions as in the first interview to someone who actually is a gamer. This is the interview with biology major Wesley Critcher.
ME: What do you think about video games?
WC: “I think they’re fun and I probably play games because I have nothing else to do. I would also say that they entertain me and I love figuring out how to play new games.”
Me: What is the earliest video game you ever remember playing and how did it make you feel?
WC: “Duck Hunter on the original Nintendo. Duck Hunter was so fun because it wasn’t really violent yet you were able to play with the gun controller. Playing video games is extremely exhilarating to me because there is constant action.”
ME: Why do you play video games?
WC: “I play video games because it’s a fun way to relieve the stress of life. But then if I play a game online, it gives me a completely different stress.”
ME: Why do you think people like to play video games so much?
WC: “I feel like people play video games to relax and have fun. It’s a totally different type of fun that you can’t get from anything else. I could go out and play sports with a team but I like depending on myself for survival.”
ME: What is your all-time favorite video game character? Why?
WC: “Hands down Yoshimitsu from the Soul Caliber series because he had the coolest special moves.”