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video game trance
PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

question: are you dream if you get so absorbed in a video game that you block out everything else, and it is almost like ur there? or if you get sleepy while doing it? smile thanks for ur feedback!!

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

I would have to say no since you're not asleep. You have to sleep to dream.

...now, if you fall asleep while playing a game and dream about the game, that's different



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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

Doesn't seem any different than being absorbed in a book or movie.

Rhewin wrote:
I would have to say no since you're not asleep. You have to sleep to dream.

Not true!

I dream of having a nice little house on a nice little tropical island all the time... ^^



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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
I would have to say no since you're not asleep. You have to sleep to dream.

...now, if you fall asleep while playing a game and dream about the game, that's different
i know but sometimes i get SO obsorbed into a game that it blocks out EVRYTHING. really to tell the truth, its just like a dream. two hours realtime seems like days to me, and you forget about your true reality.



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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

My god ... I will surely sound like your parents ^^ but ... don't play that much, bad for you ^^ (just kidding, I think it's possible to have that kind of feeling even if you don't play a lot, the game just has too be really good ! eek2 )

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

But the fact is that you are not asleep. Loah's example of daydreaming aside, if you're not asleep you're not in a dream. The only thing is that your attention is fully focused on that one thing. I might consider it daydreaming at best, though you aren't even doing the work, it's being fed to you.


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

Sleep deprivation causes you to dream while awake. (DONT try it!)

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

UltimaDreama wrote:
Sleep deprivation causes you to dream while awake. (DONT try it!)


Right, but that's bit of a different situation, don't you think? I even might classify that more as a hallucination than anything.



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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
UltimaDreama wrote:
Sleep deprivation causes you to dream while awake. (DONT try it!)


Right, but that's bit of a different situation, don't you think? I even might classify that more as a hallucination than anything.
thats wha indians used to do...sad really. sadblauw



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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2011  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
But the fact is that you are not asleep. Loah's example of daydreaming aside, if you're not asleep you're not in a dream. The only thing is that your attention is fully focused on that one thing. I might consider it daydreaming at best, though you aren't even doing the work, it's being fed to you.


I would go further to say that it could very well be an almost meditative/trance-like state (and if you reach this state playing games, then maybe it's time to take a break! ). But yeah, you're still awake so not dreaming.

I find playing games just before bed greatly influences my dreams. Had a very Medal Of Honour inspired dream the other night after playing it for a couple of hours before bed.

If only there was a lucid dreaming themed game; playing such a game before bed would be a GREAT tool! Video games have a great way of completely engrossing you (as young wolfpaw demonstrates), and if you could capitalise on that by incorporating lucid dreaming themes, I'm sure your SC would absorb this.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr, 2011  Reply with quote

oratpart wrote:


If only there was a lucid dreaming themed game; playing such a game before bed would be a GREAT tool! Video games have a great way of completely engrossing you (as young wolfpaw demonstrates), and if you could capitalise on that by incorporating lucid dreaming themes, I'm sure your SC would absorb this.



Now, I think you should put this idea to use and create something just like that. When I think of it, I think of a good storyline, a person discovering himself through Lucid Dreaming yada yada. I dunno, sounds good. Just don't make it like the movie Brain Scan haha.



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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

It's not exactly sleeping, but it seems like you're in a hypnotic state- not because of the videogames, but because of self-hypnosis. A trance is the perfect word to call it, but not quite, it should be full focus then. The difference between a trance and gamer focus is that gamers remember what they did, unlike a trance, in which you forget about it. So i'm going to say that it's Gamer Focus. (What's gamer focus? I don't know, but it sounds perfect for the situation. It's a Gamer's ability to focus so thoroughly into something that the game nearly envelops him/her or cat into its surroundings.)

Want to know the feeling?
Play Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Also, you don't really NEED a lucid dream game to help with lucidity, the game should implement itself into the dream automatically. Playing Batman? You might: fight like him, feel awesome like him, treat some punk like him, hang criminals from buildings just like him, or even hunt like him, talk like him, glide like him- Okay you get the point!



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