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    Quote Originally Posted by JPizzack View Post
    Girls just KNOW guys play video games. it doesnt really require a conversation. video games obviously dont disturb my work or social life. it's a good hoby, and it's fun. no downside.
    It prevents one from participating in life.
    A little effort builds character.
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    You can participate in life and still play video games though. It's called managing time.

    You can say the same about reading as a hobby.
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    Morehead discusses this as often as the conversation arises. Just a generation difference. Not a bad thing, I just dont think he understands lol.

    There's nothing wrong with my "life" as he puts it, aside from the fact that I'm broke from living in NY....so I think I'm doing pretty good for myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moke View Post
    You can participate in life and still play video games though. It's called managing time.

    You can say the same about reading as a hobby.
    Reading required thought and imagination. It also exposes one to characters and has life lessons.
    Video games are mindless machines that suck the creative juices out of anyone who participates. This is the philosophy I used in raising my kids, and they have thanked me for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPizzack View Post
    Morehead discusses this as often as the conversation arises. Just a generation difference. Not a bad thing, I just dont think he understands lol.

    There's nothing wrong with my "life" as he puts it, aside from the fact that I'm broke from living in NY....so I think I'm doing pretty good for myself
    I never said there was anything wrong with your life. I'm not talking about you or any other person. I'm talking about the effects of mindless entertainment on our culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPizzack View Post
    Girls just KNOW guys play video games. it doesnt really require a conversation. video games obviously dont disturb my work or social life. it's a good hoby, and it's fun. no downside.
    I agree, its def accepted by girls. Just as long as youre not playing more than an hour or two everyday, then mh is right, you are a loser.
    When games come out that Iv been waiting for Ill play alot, but once I beat its over. I may play it a few years later if I havnt sold it or if one of my friends didnt borrow it ....
    A game like Rome 2 though I might be MIA for a few days/weeks after release.

    The Last of us was great. Not worth the buy but worth a rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    Reading required thought and imagination. It also exposes one to characters and has life lessons.
    Video games are mindless machines that suck the creative juices out of anyone who participates. This is the philosophy I used in raising my kids, and they have thanked me for it.
    I read as a hobby, and play video games as a hobby. Both are equally engaging to be honest. I find time for both, but if you cannot, then reading will be better for you.

    I have been playing games for awhile now. There are times when I do horrible in a game, and do amazing in a game. I've learned how to use strategy real well.

    I kid you not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dezzzR View Post
    I agree, its def accepted by girls. Just as long as youre not playing more than an hour or two everyday, then mh is right, you are a loser.
    When games come out that Iv been waiting for Ill play alot, but once I beat its over. I may play it a few years later if I havnt sold it or if one of my friends didnt borrow it ....
    A game like Rome 2 though I might be MIA for a few days/weeks after release.

    The Last of us was great. Not worth the buy but worth a rent.
    I play it online. That game is tough online, but so much fun if you know how to sneak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    Reading required thought and imagination. It also exposes one to characters and has life lessons.
    Video games are mindless machines that suck the creative juices out of anyone who participates. This is the philosophy I used in raising my kids, and they have thanked me for it.
    I'm a bit confused by that statement. Reading is just comprehension. A story is told, and the reader does what they see fit with that information. Imagination is a good description. There are the same stories in video games(well I guess it would depend on what you play).

    Dezz and I played this game called Red Dead Redemption, that honestly had me drawn in by the story more so than any book I've read in YEARS. By the ending, I was emotionally drained lol.

    So I get what youre saying, but it's a rash generalization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    Reading required thought and imagination. It also exposes one to characters and has life lessons.
    Video games are mindless machines that suck the creative juices out of anyone who participates. This is the philosophy I used in raising my kids, and they have thanked me for it.
    And of course they constantly make fun of me for it too.

    Which is fine.
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