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Why is it that when someone quits doing something, they put themselves on a pedestal over everyone that does it even though they were in the same crowd not long ago?

Also I'm sick of people basically thinking that if you play games more than the average joe, you are completely inept at everything. I play games so much I can't even talk out of my mount anymore... I forgot how! Therefore I can't carry on another conversation with another human being.

If you felt you had to quit video games to have a "life" then they obviously had a very strong grip on you, and thats great that you shook it, but don't come here to preach to people because not everyone is so controlled by the mighty video game monster. As odd as it seems a lot of people can find balance and still live a perfectly healthy life complete with exercise/education/career/social life etc.

Oh yeah, and there are productive lessons taken away from video games that aren't educational. Like resource management and micro management from RTS games, Teamwork skills from MMO's and multiplayer FPS's, basic concepts of small economies from Simulation games like Sim City, strengthening logic skills... and the list goes on.
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Originally Posted by ocelot11 View Post
Why is it that when someone quits doing something, they put themselves on a pedestal over everyone that does it even though they were in the same crowd not long ago?

Also I'm sick of people basically thinking that if you play games more than the average joe, you are completely inept at everything. I play games so much I can't even talk out of my mount anymore... I forgot how! Therefore I can't carry on another conversation with another human being.

If you felt you had to quit video games to have a "life" then they obviously had a very strong grip on you, and thats great that you shook it, but don't come here to preach to people because not everyone is so controlled by the mighty video game monster. As odd as it seems a lot of people can find balance and still live a perfectly healthy life complete with exercise/education/career/social life etc.

Oh yeah, and there are productive lessons taken away from video games that aren't educational. Like resource management and micro management from RTS games, Teamwork skills from MMO's and multiplayer FPS's, basic concepts of small economies from Simulation games like Sim City, strengthening logic skills... and the list goes on.
Sounds like someone's in denial...

But seriously, good points.
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Originally Posted by ocelot11 View Post
Why is it that when someone quits doing something, they put themselves on a pedestal over everyone that does it even though they were in the same crowd not long ago?

Also I'm sick of people basically thinking that if you play games more than the average joe, you are completely inept at everything. I play games so much I can't even talk out of my mount anymore... I forgot how! Therefore I can't carry on another conversation with another human being.

If you felt you had to quit video games to have a "life" then they obviously had a very strong grip on you, and thats great that you shook it, but don't come here to preach to people because not everyone is so controlled by the mighty video game monster. As odd as it seems a lot of people can find balance and still live a perfectly healthy life complete with exercise/education/career/social life etc.

Oh yeah, and there are productive lessons taken away from video games that aren't educational. Like resource management and micro management from RTS games, Teamwork skills from MMO's and multiplayer FPS's, basic concepts of small economies from Simulation games like Sim City, strengthening logic skills... and the list goes on.
I totally agree, but this is also a starting block on an argument of why smoking isn't bad or binge drinking.
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lol my school marks etc would be so much better if i quit gaming. i could never though lol
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Originally Posted by r3tard View Post
Did you throw on some wrist weights and play Wii? Amazing results.
Wii's a workout. Playing Wii Tennis against my friend (who really plays tennis, actually) gets intense, 'cause we're about equal skill levels.


But yeah, games are just fine if you don't get completely wrapped up in it. Right now, I play games about 3 hours a day on average. But, think about it - I'm now a high school graduate, but a lot of my friends are underclassmen, and still in school. I work part time. So add together my video gaming and my job, and you've got the equivilent of school, time-wise, except now, I'm both enjoying myself and making money. I then get to hang out with my friends, and spend the money I just made. >.>
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He is right, i didnt game at all and i was learning more.

However i thought yeah i will be fine, now its revision time and im addicted to BF2 again.

All i can say is Shizzle
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If i didn't play video games, my grades would be all As instead of two B+s and As.







not! I would just sit on OCN all the time. That's actually what i need to quit if i want to get my grades up. I only do video games on the weekend during school. OCN is my time filler during the week. But now it's summer, so the VGs never stop! MUAHAHAHAH! I can't get a job though, no one would hire me as i'm gone half the summer.
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Games are fun.
I must say when i start playing cs i could be on it 5 hours straight, but right noew i'm studiying math, why?
Because i have self-control.
My other buddies play all the time and all tehy freaking talk about is final fantasy!!!!
Bunch of geeks!
If you have self-control you're good to go.
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if i weren't playing video games i'd just be watching TV, the only time i play however is late night on weekends and the occasional 1/2 hr game during the week. I also noticed the OP said nothing about RTS' under 'what's the point?'
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