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Old 09-02-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Personally, I think they are wasting their lives in front of an entertainment cube that offers no real benefit. I also think it is a HUGE sign of immaturity, and that they are still focused on the instant gratification of the game, which is a sign of being immature and unable to focus on something (like reading, education, learning a skill, etc) that will give them something back in the long run.

Go ahead, flame me . Those types of video games have always been verboten in my home.
Studies have shown that video games increase reflexes and even long term planning depending on the type of game.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Studies have shown that video games increase reflexes and even long term planning depending on the type of game.
Yep my bf gaming has def helped my bf when it comes to flexing his fingers
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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What do I think of men who still play video games?

"Yay~!"

I have always failed to see how having video games as a hobby was any different than say... fishing. Everyone has (or rather, should have) a hobby, a distraction and escape from the same, boring schedule. Some people sew, some garden, some fish, some enjoy making arts, some like to forge swords, some like to play video games.

-Signed,
A Female Gamer
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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Studies have shown that video games increase reflexes and even long term planning depending on the type of game.
Brought to you by the National Video Game Council.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Brought to you by the National Video Game Council.
Actually, the University of Rochester (http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/daphne/GreenandBavelier.pdf - broken link). ((Never heard of this "National Video Game Council", and a search of it only leads to GameHiker.com))

Or you use this study - funded by a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. ((Or is their real name the "National Video Game Council"?))

Or even, this study (http://riesenhuberlab.neuro.georgetown.edu/publications/tins2004.pdf - broken link) printed in Trends in Neurosciences.

I could even post about many more, but I'm sure that the hundreds of other studies on the matter were also funded by this mystical "National Video Game Council".

Case in point, I go back to my previous statement: There's no difference between a hobby of fishing and a hobby of video games. To tie into the actual discussion, I wouldn't change my opinion of a guy simply because he plays video games. In fact, as long as a guy's hobby isn't destructive or illegal, I would have no problem with ANY hobby that a guy has.

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Actually, the University of Rochester (http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/daphne/GreenandBavelier.pdf - broken link).
With a grant from the National Video Game Council. Look, fling enough cash and around and you'll find some academic somewhere who will write just about any phony baloney paper and dignify it as 'research.'
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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What do I think of men who still play video games?

"Yay~!"

I have always failed to see how having video games as a hobby was any different than say... fishing. Everyone has (or rather, should have) a hobby, a distraction and escape from the same, boring schedule. Some people sew, some garden, some fish, some enjoy making arts, some like to forge swords, some like to play video games.

-Signed,
A Female Gamer
In my opinion it is a different hobby because video games are geared towards kids and teens. I mean, grown adults obsessed with playing fantasy video games with cartoonish creatures and warlocks or whatever just seems over the top.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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In my opinion it is a different hobby because video games are geared towards kids and teens. I mean, grown adults obsessed with playing fantasy video games with cartoonish creatures and warlocks or whatever just seems over the top.
It's no different than grown-ups reading Harry Potter. Moderation in everything is the key to living a full life.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Moderation in everything is the key to living a full life.
I dare you to attempt to moderately use cocaine.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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I dare you to attempt to moderately use cocaine.
Once a year? Once a month?
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