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post #21 of 30
Gotta be one of the most useless articles ever. Though the last two paragraphs may help some people enforce some self control. "One of the most productive ways we can spend time...", the dood's an idiot.
    
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post #22 of 30
You know what I do what I like anyway. You get one go at life and waiting for someone to tell you what you enjoy doing is ok to do is the ultimate waste of time, no amount time is guaranteed.
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post #23 of 30
i have wasted so much time playing video games. to put in perspective, open up your steam games list and it will count up all the hours you played for one game. add all those hours up and divide by 24. that's all the days you have wasted when you could have spent time learning a skill, reading a book or making something.
post #24 of 30
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i have wasted so much time playing video games. to put in perspective, open up your steam games list and it will count up all the hours you played for one game. add all those hours up and divide by 24. that's all the days you have wasted when you could have spent time learning a skill, reading a book or making something.
divide the number by (24 minus sleep hours).
    
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Pffftt, chick is selling a book, so many misconceptions... there is plenty of data to support the opposite postulate that online interactions facilitate tribalization and decentralization in support of smaller social groups, this does little to help a "heal the world, cum-bi-yah!" notion.
 
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post #26 of 30
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I thought this was a nice juxtaposition, an article that praises gaming for something, rather than just denouncing it as the source of all evil that occurs in the world. And the fact that it is coming from a female writer is even more against-the-grain.
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post #27 of 30
Seems no one actually read the article, or at least our hardcore gamers haven't.

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But when you hit 28 hours a week of gaming or more, the time starts to distract you from real life goals and other kinds of social interaction that are essential to leading a good life. Multiple studies have shown it's the 21-hour mark that really makes the difference -- more than 3 hours a day, and you're not going to get those positive impacts. Instead, you'll be at risk for negative impacts -- like depression and social anxiety.
Steam says I'm at 43 hours for the past two weeks.
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post #28 of 30
Yes it's definitely healthier than shooting up heroin or smoking crack, but I wouldn't say it's good for you. It's a fun stress reliever, but hardly the best or healthiest choice of things to do.

IF I had only focused on school rather than playing WoW for 3 years..... such a waste of time...
Edited by whitingnick - 2/19/11 at 11:23pm
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post #29 of 30
If it wasn't for Diablo 2 LoD, I would have never gotten a computer. Okay, maybe I would have. But I probably wouldn't have been as interested in computers as I am now.

I mean hell, I'm working on becoming an IT as a career, that's how much I've grown to love computers.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
Gaming in moderation is an essential and healthy stress reliever. Other people smoke, do drugs, consume alcohol, commit theft, break someone's nose, drive recklessly, accumulate STDs, exercise their hands, bake their brains in a sauna, read celebrity magazines, go on shopping sprees, chuck paint over a canvass and call it art, etc...
Don't hate the game or the gamer.
I like the bold ones best, lol
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