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Model Of What Gaming Addict Can Look Like In 20 Years Is Terrifying



The website conducted a study and predicted how avid gamers could look in the next 20 years if they didn’t change their lifestyle habits. The study notes health hazards like sleep deprivation and dehydration, lack of vitamin D, digital eye strain and ‘playstation thumb’.

The website created a model of what a future gamer could look like in 2040, and they call that model “Michael.” The model was intentionally created with black rings in the skin under his eyes, which could come from increased periods of screen activity. His eyes are also bloodshot, because looking at a screen for extended periods of time also causes Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain which presents itself as dry and bloodshot eyes.


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Michael also has problems with hair loss, because his body is lacking in vitamin D. His skull is also indented from constant use of a headset, and he has hairy ears due to poor air quality and lack of circulation. He also has problems with his hands, including a nail disorder called ‘Playstation Thumb’, or Onycholysis, which is caused by repetitive trauma such as tapping fingernails on a keyboard or controller that results in fingernails that are loosened from their nail beds. Nintendo Arthritis aka ‘Nintendinitis’ is also a problem for Michael, as is “Trigger Finger”, which is also sometimes known as Gamers Thumb. This happens when the tendons in your thumb or ring finger become so inflamed from gaming that there is limited movement in the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome could also be a major problem for excessive gamers.

Michael’s body is also extremely disfigured from gaming as well. He has a hunched back with rounded shoulders, a condition that would develop slowly over time. The hunched back and round shoulders will eventually start to cause pain and discomfort. However, this condition can be avoided with stretching and regular exercise.

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Those types of exercises can also help with the muscle stiffness and obesity that is expected to come along with a gaming lifestyle in the future. If someone is being lazy and lounging all day they usually don’t eat very well either, which can lead to a variety of other health problems.

Michael seems to have some skin problems as well. The creators of the model note that Michael has eczema, which can be caused by the constant release of the stress hormone cortisol. He also has varicose veins, which can form when you remain in the same position for prolonged periods of time. This causes valves of your veins not to function properly, allowing blood to leak and flow backwards where it begins to collect and swell. One of the strangest looking features on the model is his swollen ankles, which can develop when a person is inactive for extended periods of time. If a person lives an entirely sedentary lifestyle, muscles cannot pump fluid back towards the heart, so fluid and blood retains around the ankles causing swelling and discomfort.

This model is intended to be a warning of what gamers can expect if they don’t take their health more seriously.

Mark Horowitz is a graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in political science. Horowitz could have had a job at one of the top media organizations in the United States, but when working as an intern, he found that the journalists in the newsroom were confined by the anxieties and sensibilities of their bosses. Horowitz loved journalism, but wanted more freedom to pursue more complex topics than you would find on the evening news. Around the same time, he began to notice that there was a growing number of independent journalists developing followings online by sharing their in-depth analysis of advanced or off-beat topics. It wasn't long before Horowitz quit his internship with a large New York network to begin publishing his own material online.



Sony Offering Gamers Jobs To Play Video Games



If you are not entertaining enough for using, or one of its alternatives, fear not, Sony wants to hire gamers to test its video games for a living.

Sony PlayStation are on the lookout for gamers to test their games as they prepare to release the latest version of their flagship console the Playstation 5 (PS5.)

Job listings for ‘Localisation Testers’ has appeared on Indeed, with one of the requirements being: “Passionate games player.”

There’s just one catch, you will need to be able to speak Portuguese, Russian or Arabic as well as English, Okay, two catches, you need to be based in Liverpool, UK too.

The three positions listed are for a Brazilian, Russian, and Arabic tester to translate the games and make sure they have proper subtitles as well as menus in other languages, and audio.

A good level of knowledge for the required language (grammar, spelling, and punctuation) are all key skills, along with having good attention to detail according to the description of the job.

The candidate is also required to have knowledge of games across various platforms, and know-how to use MS Office, as well as a basic understanding of the development cycle and constraint.

Sony says they want to hear from anyone who has a passion for languages and games, enjoys finding linguistic mistakes in video games, and likes being part of an international team that impacts players around the world.

The role description reads:

As a Localisation Tester, you will be making sure the audio and text in a video game are correct. You will need to have native level knowledge for the required language (grammar, spelling, and punctuation) and good attention to detail to find and provide corrections for errors. Occasionally, you will translate text for a video game or marketing.

Do you have a passion for languages and games? Do you enjoy finding linguistic mistakes in video games? Would you like to be part of an international team whose work has impact on players around the world? Then we would love to hear from you!

Accepted candidates will be required to complete a mandatory translation test to see if they qualify for the job. If you do end up qualifying and getting the job, the hours are 37.5 hours per week, working 9 am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

If this sounds like you and you live in the UK, then get to applying soldier. If you’ve always wanted to play video games all day long for a living then what are you waiting for? Now is your opportunity and this might not happen again for a long time. Click here to apply.

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