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Old 09-01-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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It has been said a few times already but to reiterate that if somebody takes care of the things they need to do and choose to use free time to play a video game is not immature, addiction or any of those silly things people have said.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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It's immature, grow up!
I don't think so IMO, some play these video games to keep the inner kid within themselves alive but doesn't mean they're immature and couldn't meet other important obligations.

IMO: Life is too short to be all work and no play.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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It has been said a few times already but to reiterate that if somebody takes care of the things they need to do and choose to use free time to play a video game is not immature, addiction or any of those silly things people have said.
Oh, you might be attending to the basics of life, such as feeding yourself, cleaning yourself, and earning a living. But since the point of this question is really, "How do women feel about being attached to a guy who constantly plays video games," then it becomes a completely different question.

Because who really wants a partner in life who has to be pried off the couch to take care of even minor chores? Who really wants a partner who stares glassy eyed at the monitor 2-3 hours a night? Who wants a partner who prizes his life and his free time so little?
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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I don't think so IMO, some play these video games to keep the inner kid within themselves alive but doesn't mean they're immature and couldn't meet other important obligations.

IMO: Life is too short to be all work and no play.


What's immature is the fact that people just blatantly think everyone who plays video games are irresponsible and immature people.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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What's immature is the fact that people just blatantly think everyone who plays video games are irresponsible and immature people.
Oh, it's not a question of if they play. It's a question of how much they play.

If somebody sat down in front of the monitor every couple of weeks and played for an hour, I wouldn't think much of it. But, on the other hand, if somebody was spending several hours every night and weekend playing, allowing their brains, muscles, and relationships to atrophy, I would think they were a serious loser.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:07 AM
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Oh, it's not a question of if they play. It's a question of how much they play.

If somebody sat down in front of the monitor every couple of weeks and played for an hour, I wouldn't think much of it. But, on the other hand, if somebody was spending several hours every night and weekend playing, allowing their brains, muscles, and relationships to atrophy, I would think they were a serious loser.
A lot of people seem to be saying that playing videogames is immature even if done in small amounts or moderation. I think everyone can agree that people doing nothing with their life other then playing are immature. No need to debate that.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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A lot of people seem to be saying that playing videogames is immature even if done in small amounts or moderation. I think everyone can agree that people doing nothing with their life other then playing are immature. No need to debate that.
Well then it's their life to do with what they please even if all they do is play video games, it's not like they give a hoot what anyone else thinks of them.

One can then debate then:

If a female is seeking that man that can give her only money and such which consumes all her spare time or if a man is only looking for a female to have sex with which consumes all his spare time - so these types must be immature too then? Maybe so. hee-hee-hee!
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I like video games and play occasionally.

I think they are fine in moderation and in addition to a real life. Now if the real life starts going away, it's a different thing. Video games are too often a substitute for interacting with real people.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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I like video games and play occasionally.

I think they are fine in moderation and in addition to a real life. Now if the real life starts going away, it's a different thing. Video games are too often a substitute for interacting with real people.
Are there real people?

I've only seen too many things going on with and for them.
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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Oh, it's not a question of if they play. It's a question of how much they play.

If somebody sat down in front of the monitor every couple of weeks and played for an hour, I wouldn't think much of it. But, on the other hand, if somebody was spending several hours every night and weekend playing, allowing their brains, muscles, and relationships to atrophy, I would think they were a serious loser.
Well I think the main point of this thread is not video game addiction but just having video games as a hobby.
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