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I dont play 2 hours a day like clockwork, but sometimes I play a lot.


I hate this crap, though. This is just another example of doctors calling a lack of self control a "mental disorder". For crying out loud, calling something a mental disorder is just an excuse to withhold responsibility of the part of the gamer.

Now, dont get me wrong, there ARE legitimate mental disorders. I am not calling depression or schizophrenia illegitimate. But frankly I think people are nuts calling gaming a mental disorder and obesity a mental disorder.

In the case of the former, I think that people may have TENDENCIES to do more gaming than others. Sure. But you know what, if it affects their life so much that they cannot function as a legitimate member of society, ITS THEIR FAULT. Dont blame some feigned mental illness on it.

In the case of the latter, because I know some people will be pissed that I said this, I am not saying that genetic disorders dont exist that take weight control out of the victim's hands. However, for hundreds, if not thousands of years humans have existed in a relatively slim weight spectrum. It's only after fast food, and the overwhelming amount of automation that we have as a society that we see such increase in average weight. I mean, you dont go out and FARM your own food like in the old days. You pick it up at the store or *gasp* drive through a fast-food place for it. I believe that average adult american takes less than 5000 steps a DAY. Thats INSANE, from my perspective as a college student. I probably take 5000 steps before 10am most days.


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ALL PRO GAMERS ARE OBVIOUSLY MENTALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL

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its any repetitive action that the "People who decide" consider not normal that gets thrown in to this category of a mental problem...

So i sit in front of my computer all day... Do i have a mental problem? no... I do many other things than game. I do web design, C++, video editing projects surf the net...

How about those people that spend most of their time looking for mental problems?!? Those are the ones with problems....
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You guys need younger people in your government, these old farts seem to be too narrow-minded when it comes to comfort instead of being innovative and progressive.
Saying that 2 hr of game play a day is too much and leads to mental disorder is same as saying that 2 hours of work is too much and leads to mental disorder.....freaks....
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This is silly, it isn't like... oh just give me a moment... ...man pwned them good... oh where was I? Oh yes, like I said it isn't... uhm... brb... ...man 15 and 0, those noobs didn't see it coming... ok... where was I...?
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Browsing the internet and watching youtube for an hour because you happened to find a gigantic cache of japanese standing cat videos there..

NOT NORMAL

Watching CSI, CSI:Miami, CSI: New York, CSI:The Movie, CSI:Better Housekeeping, CSI:I dunno for 8 hours

NORMAL

Playing violent games or even just any game for more than 2 hours

NOT NORMAL

Spending 6 months in the desert killing real people from 1-100 miles away with high powered weaponry

TOTALLY NORMAL.
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Boy did this thread go waaaaay off. Did anybody read the actual report, or just the excerpt with off hand bias remarks in that gaming site?

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Originally Posted by Vicious-Deeds View Post
You guys need younger people in your government, these old farts seem to be too narrow-minded when it comes to comfort instead of being innovative and progressive.
Saying that 2 hr of game play a day is too much and leads to mental disorder is same as saying that 2 hours of work is too much and leads to mental disorder.....freaks....

Most are too busy watching tv and playing video games to care .
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...you mean there was a report?
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http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160324

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