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Old 09-04-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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I am 18 and I never got into video games. It seems like even some of my peers that used to play video games have outgrown them. But there are some people at my college that spend their free time playing video games. I think it's a waste of time. This is college; get out and meet people. I can't begin to understand why a 30 year old would still be playing video games.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I am 18 and I never got into video games. It seems like even some of my peers that used to play video games have outgrown them. But there are some people at my college that spend their free time playing video games. I think it's a waste of time. This is college; get out and meet people. I can't begin to understand why a 30 year old would still be playing video games.
It's a hobby. Same as building models, reading books, etc.

Just because one plays videogames doesn't mean that they're anti-social. I've got plenty of friends, yet my main hobby (outside of cooking) is video games.

Both my father and my father in law are in their 50s and they still enjoy video games. It's a very nice escape from reality.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: 48205
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Nothing done to the extreme is good. With that said, playing video games is an innocent and fun activity. Heck, I still love to play video games every once-in-a-while! Now, if the man is unemployed and plays video games all day long-in place of looking for a job-that would be a definite turn-off!
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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Yep, the kids I've known that play too many computer games have anti-social behavior in many instances. Just make sure they know how to treat other people - speak on the phone and get along in other social gatherings. . . . .
wait, why was I quoted lol? I don't think talking on the phone is the best indicator though. Even though I'm an introvert, I'd rather have a conversation IRL than on the phone . Go figure
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I don't know how playing video games = hopeless immature anti-social recluse with nos social skills.

By the amount of time some of you post it appears that you spend just as much of your free time online as gamers do playing games. I guess you're not anti-social though because you're actually talking to other people.

Like others have said any hobby done in moderation is fine.

There is a difference between playing once in awhile and playing ALL the time.

Not all video games are childish; I've seen some where it's obvious that most kids wouldn't be able to figure out how to play them anyway. And if he is playing a childish one so what? Maybe he just needs a few minutes of mindless relaxation to unwind. Would you rather him go to a bar, have a few drink and then come home? What do men think of women who read to relax? Are they childish and unable to deal with reality?

If you have an issue with a man having fun in a way that he chooses then leave him alone and go find someone who will only do the hobbies that you authorize so there won't be any problems later down the road.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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Hi Interpol76,

Oh they hate it.
These women are jealous of machines and anything that can give a man joy. It's the same reason why so many guys' wives make them give up their Harleys.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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When I was younger, I played video games and watched a lot of TV. When I look back, I think about how much I wasted and how I could've made better use of that time. Maybe if I had spent one less hour in front of the TV and used that hour instead to go for a jog or bike ride, I would've been in better shape back then.
Why can't you do both?
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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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?
So he's supposed to give up on a hobby that he enjoys so you can nag and boss him around?
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Who wants a partner that can't accept them for what they are?

LOL

I like games, but I am not gaming freak. I only like certain ones and usually am thinking of something else. I loved my golden alone hour in the apt when I could sit down with a beer and my counterstrike.
I can't wait for diablo 3 to come out. I don't know how people can do that and only that though. I always have gone through phases and its usually due to insomnia or just wanting to zone out to something more interactive than the tV etc.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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Nothing wrong with that as long as your time is balanced.
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