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(Some Gamer)   Five myths about Cheetos-infused basement dwellers and their video games   (poppycockreviews.com) divider line 7
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2012-07-02 01:17:02 PM  
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Burr: AverageAmericanGuy: Have you considered joining a punk band? Those don't seem to require any musical talent.

Well, I do know about three chords...is Greenday hiring?


He said to join a *punk band*.
2012-07-02 11:54:56 AM  
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Here's the main problem with video games. They give you a false sense of accomplishment. They feed that part of your brain that rewards you when you accomplish something, but the accomplishment is an illusion. It's not real, but your brain thinks it is. This is also a problem with TV shows, movies and even books, although perhaps to a lesser degree since these are more passive activities.

The result of over consumption of video games are people accustomed to a constant stream of gratification. This is a problem for a couple of people I know since they grow frustrated in real life when they have to struggle to accomplish something. Their job, their home and their relationships don't provide that easy, constant feeling of accomplishment, so they get bored or upset and go back to playing video games.
2012-07-02 11:36:14 AM  
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Step 1: Lists suck. Stop giving so much attention to them.
Step 2: ???
2012-07-02 10:43:00 AM  
1 votes:

akula: Meh, video games are just another form of entertainment. No more, no less.


Exactly.

I'm in my mid 30's, self employed, and engaged, and I still enjoy about 1/2 hour to an hour of Multiplayer online gaming a night to unwind after work (Max Payne 3 these days, or BF3 if I have more time). My weekends are pretty busy, but when I have more time and low funds, I can game some more.

My fiancee LOVES those horrible "Real Housewives of blah blah" shows, which, IMO is worse than gaming. At least I have to think about teamwork, game mechanics, strategy, etc. She just sits there watching rich c*nts fight with each other for an hour.

If games didn't advance technologically, I probably would have become bored with them at some point, but look how far we've come since "Duke Nukem". "Half Life/Half Life 2" are probably the games that hooked me for life. After Ravenholm, I clearly remember thinking, "Yeah... if they can keep creating playable movies like this, I'm gonna keep on playing them."

/adults just play less games less often.
2012-07-02 10:17:08 AM  
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Prolonged adolescence is a terrible thing.
2012-07-02 10:08:43 AM  
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This 'article' if read as if it was written by a 7th grader for a quick summer school project, isn't too bad.

Your blog, it sucks!
2012-07-02 10:08:29 AM  
1 votes:
White text on a black background hurts my brain.
 
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