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I can game all I want. The green can keep me and anyone from wanting to kill themselves
 
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Correlation doesn't equal causation.
Nothing more needs to be said. These studies linking games to negative things piss me off to no end!
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"American Association of Suicidology", this sounds legitimate.
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Hey guys let's all shoot each other and prove them study wrong!
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this article speaks the truth.. dont care what people say.

I myself was pretty addicted to EQ2 and a few stints of WoW from ages 13 to 18, during high school i had plenty of friends inside school but outside school nobody was a real friend besides the people in my guilds. When i quit playing it took awhile to actually meet friends and do stuff outside of school because i had never really done aynthing with the people i knew. Was always on the pc.
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Nothing more needs to be said. These studies linking games to negative things piss me off to no end!
Lots needs to be said.

What do you find positive about teaching our young to enjoy games/media that simulate and glorify terror ?

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this article speaks the truth.. dont care what people say.

I myself was pretty addicted to EQ2 and a few stints of WoW from ages 13 to 18, during high school i had plenty of friends inside school but outside school nobody was a real friend besides the people in my guilds. When i quit playing it took awhile to actually meet friends and do stuff outside of school because i had never really done aynthing with the people i knew. Was always on the pc.
At least you woke up. Too many never do because they don't want to be left out.
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Slay the evil monkey wizard of the 31st dimension?
/yawn

Been there; done that.
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"American Association of Suicidology", this sounds legitimate.
Suicidology is a word?

In any case, been gaming since I was 5 and I spend much time online. Yet to feel blue. I'm extremely apathetic, but not depressed. However, I will be if stupid studies like this keep going on.
Edited by Ibage - 4/18/11 at 1:07pm
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I'm on the internet and gaming more than 5 hours a day, i'm 13, and i'm bloody happy!

I maintain this lifestyle using constant bouts of Caramelldansen and Masturbation...
Im 17 and I do the same and I'm Happy as well! Silly doctors!
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I think gaming can definitely make someone depressed, especially if they're addicted to it and never leave the house and socialize, but game playing can also be a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself. Most guys (gaming addiction and suicide rates are mostly a guy problem) aren't dumping their hot girlfriends and dropping out of school so they can play World of Warcraft all day. They're doing it because they have no girlfriend and life just sucks, so they're happy to waste away the hours living in a fantasy world where they don't have to worry about their grades, and they can "socialize" with others on a much easier level. If gaming and computers didn't exist, they'd turn to alcohol, or smoking, or drugs. Any sort of addiction (drugs, alcohol, gaming) is a symptom of a problem, not necessarily the problem itself.

With that said, many young people do lose their lives to gaming addictions cause everyone has easy computer access and they can rationalize their addiction by saying "At least I'm not on drugs!".

While many people can game regularly and have a normal life, many others can't, and that should be known.
Edited by i7monkey - 4/18/11 at 10:03pm
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