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Poll Results: Do you think gaming is a waste of time?

 
  • 31% (60)
    Yes
  • 61% (117)
    No
  • 7% (14)
    Other (explain why below)
191 Total Votes  
post #61 of 248

I've actually learned quite a bit from video games, they can be a useful medium like any other. (The "wasting time" argument can be easily applied to watching movies, listening to music, surfing the internet, or reading books as well) Genres like role playing and adventure are basically interactive novels/films for people with ADD, and action/puzzle/first person shooters can be great for improving hand-eye coordination and quick-thinking. If it weren't for games, I may have given it to my sick twisted desires and committed acts of atrocity unrivaled in this century or any other. 


Edited by Kirosia - 1/13/11 at 10:25am
post #62 of 248

Generally speaking, yes.  Of course there are some benefits to playing some types of games (hand-eye coordination, cognitive abilities, problem solving, etc), but as a general concept, there are better ways to practice those.

post #63 of 248

What if you're an anti-social shut in filled with anger and rage and more anger and can't afford a therapist and would prefer to explode his rage violently on others? 

post #64 of 248
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post

I've actually learned quite a bit from video games, they can be a useful medium like any other. (The "wasting time" argument can be easily applied to watching movies, listening to music, surfing the internet, or reading books as well) Genres like role playing and adventure are basically interactive novels/films for people with ADD, and action/puzzle/first person shooters can be great for improving hand-eye coordination and quick-thinking. If it weren't for games, I may have given it to my sick twisted desires and committed acts of atrocity unrivaled in this century or any other. 


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I agree with Fallen except I would insert different instead of better, as for your second comment I'll let somebody else reply...

post #65 of 248
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post

What if you're an anti-social shut in filled with anger and rage and more anger and can't afford a therapist and would prefer to explode his rage violently on others? 


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post #66 of 248
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If this is what I think it is this is funny...

post #67 of 248

Even if you do something productive, you're still wasting time.  If you really wanted to get technical what is really a waste of time?  Dying undoes everything and evens the playing field.  Do what makes you happy. 

 

Gaming is a waste of time if you a) play games to get achievements b) spend more than 6 hours playing games every day c) buy a windows phone simply to get achievements and waste money

 

otherwise, gaming is a great way to enjoy an hour or two or three. 

post #68 of 248
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Originally Posted by Darkestred View Post

Even if you do something productive, you're still wasting time.  If you really wanted to get technical what is really a waste of time?  Dying undoes everything and evens the playing field.  Do what makes you happy. 

 

Gaming is a waste of time if you a) play games to get achievements


Heh. 46000 gamerscore reporting in. I don't have an xbox anymore, and I don't think I'll ever get another one. It's a waste of time.

post #69 of 248
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post

What if you're an anti-social shut in filled with anger and rage and more anger and can't afford a therapist and would prefer to explode his rage violently on others? 


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Last time I tried that, some pompous arse with feathers appeared and showed me a bunch of made up crap that only made me want to jump even more. 
 

post #70 of 248
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post
Last time I tried that, some pompous arse with feathers appeared and showed me a bunch of made up crap that only made me want to jump even more. 

 

Lol, and the pompous arse with feathers I wonder who'd he be...cool.gif
 

On the gaming thing if not a waste a time unless you let it, just like exercising. Also there's a time and place for everything rolleyes.gif

post #71 of 248

I have not played a game in over 15 years. I plan to buy Sid Meier's Civilization 5 for PC next Friday when I get paid from NJIT. I will also get all of the downloadable civilizations from Steam too. I can't wait!

post #72 of 248

patapata pata pon! pata pata pata POn! 

post #73 of 248

gaming is as much of a wast of time as spending time on audio forums, and listening to music wink_face.gif

post #74 of 248
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gaming is as much of a wast of time as spending time on audio forums, and listening to music wink_face.gif



well said...well said, we could be...doing non mandatory reading too

post #75 of 248
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Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post
well said...well said, we could be...doing non mandatory reading too

Or working...
 

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