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Old 09-01-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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Those things are much harder to become addicted to. Video games are cheap (except if you try to reduce lagg... in which case, you will need to rebuild your computer, as my hubby had to do when you play with a team to win the game, haha I have an awsume computer!) I used to use the excuse much cheaper then going out,,,, not so much ... people (and my kids) need to see my face paying attention to their beautiful dancing and not in the newest raid.
TV/ Netflix are cheap and they're easy to get addicted to. So, your logic is that if there's even a slight possibility of getting addicted to something one shouldn't do it? Well then, I guess I better stop eating.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:51 PM
 
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Ahhh but most women in this world do have a job, and have to take care of the family needs ( grocery shopping, meals, cleaning.) It takes two to make a relationship work.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:54 PM
 
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TV/ Netflix are cheap and they're easy to get addicted to. So, your logic is that if there's even a slight possibility of getting addicted to something one shouldn't do it? Well then, I guess I better stop eating.

Lol and if your fat, it is a detriment to your family, and you are going overboard... i guess so. I guess I need to change my loggin now~ lol
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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I know plenty of guys that game and are married and/or have kids, but don't let it interfere with their responsibilities.

Gaming, as with EVERYTHING, is harmless in moderation.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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Lol and if your fat, it is a detriment to your family, and you are going overboard... i guess so. I guess I need to change my loggin now~ lol

This thread wasn't about people being addicted, it was about people playing video games as a hobby. Huge difference. And, no I'm not fat
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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What do women think of men who still play video games?

"Get out and do the yard work, you lazy jerk off"

"What?!? The dishes aren't done yet?"

"Look at that diaper rash, you a$$hole. And I was only gone 3 hours!"

These comments are provided to scare both parties into doing what is right.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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As a reformed gamer, and friend to many wives who not only complained like I did {before the gamer in me came out) but complained about me because I was not against gamers and spoke about gaming to their husbands (whom btw where NOT serious gamers.) Even I was not a serious gamer by gamer measures and yet it was 8 or more hours of my day.--- These games are affecting your life. You may not think about it now... but think, you could be "enhancing you relationship w your wife" or watching your daughters pride as she her first Arabesque. (Which btw I have started teaching my daughter) There are not many opportunitys for your life... make sure you are making a difference.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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As a reformed gamer, and friend to many wives who not only complained like I did {before the gamer in me came out) but complained about me because I was not against gamers and spoke about gaming to their husbands (whom btw where NOT serious gamers.) Even I was not a serious gamer by gamer measures and yet it was 8 or more hours of my day.--- These games are affecting your life. You may not think about it now... but think, you could be "enhancing you relationship w your wife" or watching your daughters pride as she her first Arabesque. (Which btw I have started teaching my daughter) There are not many opportunitys for your life... make sure you are making a difference.
So, basically, I shouldn't read, play sports, sing, take up on any hobby or anything else not neccessary to survive because I might miss out on something. Riiiight. Even the most caring, family oriented, and social people need time to themselves. oh fyi, I don't play video games. Any hobby is fine in moderation, you can't be with family every second of your free time.

What you had was an addiction, no one is saying that's okay.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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I hate saying this but most women in this state of their lives are trying to make a family. It requires work. All the time... Mowing the lawn, finding stock investments, getting the car ready for a road trip ( oil, cleaning, carpet cleaning) and dishes, inside cleaning, and food. Its nice that all of you think you have time for leisure... (holds head in couch position waiting for bombs)
Finding stock investments? I've never heard that one before.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I'm not a woman. I'm just annoyed by the fact that a lot of my buddies would rather sit and play some kiddie video game on a Saturday night rather than gioing out and socializing.
Then get new buddies that like to socialize with other men on Saturday night.


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How is playing a video game any different than watching a movie, playing cards, go shopping or getting a spa day, watching a sports game, ect.?

I do agree if a guy plays it way too much, it's a problem. However, that's a small portion of the gamers.

It's a way for us guys to unwind, have some time to ourselves (unless your spouse enjoys to play), talk with buddies by playing on-line, and just have our fun. Isn't it better than having your guy going out to the bar (and cheaper)?
There is no difference. When bf plays Iím typically right there on the couch next to him reading a book or a magazine. I hate people talking to me while Iím reading; so what is he supposed to do while Iím reading? Sit quietly and wait for me to finish? Hell there have been times when heís brought the TV from the bedroom into the living (or vice versa) so he can play whatever while Iím watching ANTM marathon or whatever ďOf LoveĒ show happens to be on. I just like the fact that heís home so his gaming doesnít bother me. This winter will be my first official NJ winter so Iím guessing that game will get a lot more face time than it is now.
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