Every day we’re hit with bad news from all around the globe. It becomes especially hard when the news comes from somewhere close to you and your loved ones. Right now Australia is in the midst of two separate and devastating disasters, both of which concerned me deeply and my thoughts are with all of those affected.

So when you lose almost everything to unfathomably brutal fires or unrelenting floods what do you turn to? I consider myself as somewhat of an oddity. Religion doesn’t work for me (that’s not to say I’m not religous, it’s just….complicated ;)) and I tend to overthink things, following all my thoughts down a dark logical path. So what do I do? Pretty much what everyone else does: escape.

If you haven’t already guessed I’m an obessive gamer, and my games of choice are ones that focus deeply on immersion. When times are tough I usually find myself in front of a computer or console hammering away, whilst my problems play out in my subconcious. You know how somtimes you can’t think of an answer straight away and then you bolt upright at night shouting the answer? That’s how games work for me, my problems battle themselves out whilst I battle demons in a far off land.

So the question remains, what’s your rock?

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David Klemke

David is an avid gamer and technology enthusiast in Australia. He got his first taste for both of those passions when his father, a radio engineer from the University of Melbourne, gave him an old DOS box to play games on.

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