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      Video Gamers Can Control Dreams

      Playing video games before bedtime may give people an unusual level of awareness and control in their dreams, LiveScience has learned.
      I saw this study in the news today, looks like I'l be gaming allot harder before bed.

      http://www.livescience.com/culture/v...ms-100525.html
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      Very interesting! Thanks for the link.
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      Now I have an excuse to tell my mom that I'm getting clips for a montage before going to bed.. MUAHHAHAAHAHHA

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      Maybe i should start playing on my Xbox 360 before going to bed.
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      videogames had a strange effect on my dreams... i had lots of non lucids were i would roam around, controlling my movements by thinking in videogame terms (i could feel a xbox controller in my hands actually, and would use the buttons as if im gaming...) To some point, i think my mind thinks its playing the game because i usually realise its a dream when I realise that "this thing cant happen in this game"

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      Wow, this is really interesting! I will try it, thanks for the link!

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      Well I did one have a dream that I was in a game of mine after having played it for most of a day.
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      I have been playing a lot of video games (mostly Halo 2 and Prototype for the computer), and I've noticed I've had more detailed dreams and better recall.

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      The more excuses to play videogames, the better

      In a slightly less related note...

      Quote Originally Posted by Mario92 View Post
      (mostly Halo 2 and Prototype for the computer)
      Did I just find a fellow halo 2 PC player? Wanna play some time?

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      Quote Originally Posted by uberyoshi View Post
      Did I just find a fellow halo 2 PC player? Wanna play some time?
      I'd love to, but there's just one problem...I'm kind of a pirate, and at the moment, the haxxing technology isn't great enough to work around Windows LIVE, so I'm kinda stuck with a local profile.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mario92 View Post
      I'd love to, but there's just one problem...I'm kind of a pirate, and at the moment, the haxxing technology isn't great enough to work around Windows LIVE, so I'm kinda stuck with a local profile.
      That's unfortunate... Well, at least you can still enjoy the campaign

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      Quote Originally Posted by uberyoshi View Post
      That's unfortunate... Well, at least you can still enjoy the campaign
      Aye. The campaign is pretty epic. And the first Halo game has working multiplayer...which I suck at, but is still fun. And the Custom Edition lets you do just about anything you can think of. ^_^

      Also, epic avatar. TARDIS, right?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mario92 View Post
      Also, epic avatar. TARDIS, right?
      Yep

      Yours is awesome too, I'm assuming you made it?
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      Video games mirror lucid dreams.
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      Quote Originally Posted by uberyoshi View Post
      Yep

      Yours is awesome too, I'm assuming you made it?
      Aye. Photoshop CS4. Just cracked CS5 and haven't played around with it much...it may be time for a new one, methinks.

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      I sure can testify that video games improve dream control! I don't know how many times I've initially had trouble controlling a dream in some way, then remembering a similar thing done in a video game, and just trying to do that thing from the game, which always results in instant success.

      It seems to me it's a matter of conditioning your mind to accept that you can do unnatural things, actually. Maybe the article already said that...I didn't get a chance to read the whole thing :\


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      It's funny... I was playing a modded version of Half life 2 called "Garry's Mod" and it carried on into the dream. In this mod you can do a bunch of science experiments and exercise a lot of control over your surroundings. I have a feeling this particular game and other games like it would be excellent for aiding dream control. A high lvl of interactivity is what makes it so close to a dream.

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      I agree. The other night I was dreaming that I was doing one of those physics demo things...and everything had proper physical properties, because I've done physics demos on my PC/Wii before.


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      I agree, there's a certain video game I play on the computer, used to be almost obsessed with it, not as much lately. Back when I was really heavy into it, I would have about 2 dreams a week involving things from that exact video game, all kinds of things from the dream incorporated into it, because I was playing about 4-5 hours a day, and most of my thoughts were about the game.

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      The article says that gamers are more likely to have dreams from a third person perspective. I'm assuming not people that play FPS's. I can attest to that, whenever I'm playing third person perspective games I dream viewing myself from outside my body a lot.
      Or maybe it's all games. Not really sure. Haven't played games for a while but I just got bioshock 2 so maybe tonight I can test this lol

      Also I think it would be easy to WILD after playing games a lot too because if I play for hours straight I close my eyes and am basically playing the game again. I've only tried to make this in to a dream once, but it was at night, not through WBTB. So it didn't work.

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      Yes this is fact think because some gaming crazy people fell this very well, it,s like fall in dream with games and you can controls it with your own, and most of my thoughts were about the game. and I am Playing 2to 3 time in a day.

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      If regular gamers can control lucid dreams better, how about game modders? The people who custom-build game levels and bend them to their will?

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      I sometimes dream as if I'm playing CoD or Halo. Like I'm walking around but I have a HUD in my vision. Either that or I'm half sitting down with the controller in my hands and half INSIDE the actually game. As if I'm controlling myself :S

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      Hm.
      I have had the impression that games have been fucking my lucid dreams up.

      Like, if I turn into Iron Man, I automatically see it as if it is just a game. It really is shit. 3rd person, and it feels like I am controlling it remotely, rather than moving my body and the suit responds.
      Basically, what I was wanting was for it to feel like I was in the suit, and I had the point of view of being inside the suit. And have it controlled the way it should be.

      I know I can improve it, but if it wasn't for games, it wouldn't be my "default" thing.


      I'm not saying that games aren't a good thing for LDing in general. I'm just saying that they are mind fucking me. (I don't care though, lol. I'll still play them )

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      This sounds awesome, cuz I play Battlefield Bad company 2 online and experience alot of real warfare dreams very vivdly! Can i do reality checks every 10 minutes while playing games before bed and maybe it will help me get lucid??? awaiting reply thx

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