Damn BF3 Seems awesome, I just Play COD, but it's true video games can make you lazy and is an outlet to getting away from society. I believe as long as it doesn't control your social life and life in general then it's okay, but if your just being lazy and not doing anything at all then you have a problem.
COD all the way!!
But I agree for one point: Video Games can make you lazy and distracted. If they do, it is best not to have that in your life.[/QUOTE]
Clearly the OP and others who support him have no idea what they are even saying.
One thing's for sure:you clearly showed me you all have controlling issues to deal with.The OP clearly has no control on what he does,and sadly stays away from the fun of it.Heroin=video games?Are you crazy?
Good thing I have full control on everything I do.No,it's not a skill.Some can,some cannot.
It's good that you don't have this problem. Not everyone can be as intelligent as you.
Just like heroine, video games can be addictive and lead to negative medical consequences such as obesity and heart disease (the #1 cause of death in the US btw).
-.-' .. .. .. No, sedentary lifestyles and over-eating(as well as genetic factors) lead to obesity and heart disease.video games can be addictive and lead to negative medical consequences such as obesity and heart disease
Can we all just agree that if you play video-games 5+ hours / day that then and only then they are bad for you health? (And that's combined with an already sedentary lifestyle)
That way we can just put this thread to rest.
I appreciate the compliment.Yes,we all know control is linked with intelligence.
Now, video games= obesity and heart disease?Wow,this maybe the last time I am even gonna reply to you after that awesome deduction you made earlier.
But I can understand your reasoning if you are a WoW/Starcraft survivor(or just someone who is very naive and only knows drinking as fun and games).
I think its a bad comparison to compare Video games and Heroin in the same sentence. Your comparing a mediocre/small addiction to something extreme.
And with the obesity/heart disease point, There are numerous factors that go into that, you cant just blame one area on the whole thing.
Also, too much control isnt a good thing. You'll become too uptight and eventually not know how to let your hair down.
I think Porn is a whole hell of a lot worse for you than video games...
I actually managed to use video games to my advantage, In high school i was what most would consider a nerd. i didn't play any sports, i hung out with other nerds, a lot of my conversations revolved around star wars. after school i would go home and play video games. Call of Duty was what i played most, very few people in my school had xbox live, the only other person in my grade was a guy named Eli who was on all the sports teams, was always going to parties he had much higher value than I did.
So I ended up adding him as a friend and we played Call of Duty together lots, we started to become friends in real-life because of this. this had been around the time I read "The Game" for the first time. over the course of about 1 year, i shied away from my lower value social circle in favor of spending time with Eli and his friends.
Now 5 years later, I am best friends with Eli and the group he introduced me to, I went from playing video games everyday to going to the gym daily, playing sports, spending time with increasingly more attractive women. I have developed a wider social circle still maintaining my old social circle, and the people i use to play video games with.
Reflecting on it now, I realize that i used one of my only skills at the time to gain entry into a higher social circle which allowed me to develop everything else.
I still play lots of video games, sometime all night long other times not for an entire week, But i always try to either play in real life with my friends or in a xbox live party with people always trying to keep it social rather than a personal obsession.