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Best Argument Against Video Game Haters [Pic]

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Howardspjs
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:24:36 PM
Jason please read the book "ready player one." It is amazing and is very relevant to the way you feel!

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:31:52 PM
That's the same style cpap mask I wear for sleep apnea. I'd always likened myself to Bane. And by always, I mean within the last year that I ever head of Bane.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 5:06:30 PM
grryan: for your first post that was awesome.. looking forward to what else u post

g3n3r1k
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 230 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 3:12:10 PM
@cheeseb: Video games, the internet, and socializing are all melded. There is also anti-social behavior on internet - anonymity. So, I cannot see any group being more drawn to video games than they are to the internet. "Both environments" cater to the same crowds.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 10:44:03 AM
he doesn't look close to 40

JDplaysFF
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 586 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 9:04:46 AM
Also feel the need to point out that gaming is very much a social activity. Multiplayer games are a blast, and I'd be hard pressed to find a single player game that wouldn't get that much better with some 2 player co-op added to it.

Also, for those people that inevitably argue that social video gaming cuts out face time, you ask any gamer who's participated in a LAN party how much fun it was.

cheeseb
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 221 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:54:02 AM
and furthermore, the correlation between video games and anti-social behavior is probably more accurately put when stated that anti-social people are probably drawn to video games to fulfill something in their lives in a different way than socially well-adjusted people are drawn to them.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5713 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 6:29:47 AM
As for "exploring the real world," I've done that, there's nothing out there. Got my wife, kids and job. My "me time" goes to gaming, as there is nothing else to do around here.



My only conclusion is that the only people who game this much (apart from the obvious kind of exception in the actual post itself) are bums, slobs, insomniacs and social outcasts.

Some people woodwork or fix old cars, others play games, what's the difference? I manage to find time for my gf, job, and socializing and I play more than 20hrs per week easy. Like @korahn said, it's just a pastime like any other, and if you enjoy it you'll find time for it. My question is what you people are doing that doesn't allow for that much hobby time? Seriously, if you can't even find 20hrs a week for something what has you so busy?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13373 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 6:05:57 AM
Who the hell dosen't like video games!!!!

robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2244 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 12:49:06 AM
what kind of person doesnt like video games? helen keller?

BoredFrank
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1994 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:22:09 PM
I think many of you overestimate the worth and value of so-called 'real life.'


Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2580 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:53:13 PM
"want to talk about someone how doesn't have use of his body but doesn't waste 80 hours a week playing video games? maybe you've heard of him, his name is stephen hawking"

yeah... and I wouldn't presume to tell him what he can and can't do with his spare time either.

This isn't really about what the disabled spend their time on is it....it's about other people being arrogant enough to presume they know how other people should spend their time more than the people spending it do.

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:27:23 PM
This kid has an excuse


anyone referring to this guy as a kid needs to go back to elementary reading comprehension class.

he was born in 1975, that would make him 37.

want to talk about someone how doesn't have use of his body but doesn't waste 80 hours a week playing video games? maybe you've heard of him, his name is stephen hawking

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2580 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:25:37 PM
"If you spend 3 hours a day, that's 21 hours. That really is too much, but it would be a good start for some people. IF they could cut back to 20 hours they might realize what they're missing and cut back even more."


Perhaps they know what they are missing...and that's a choice of priorities that they've made.

I wouldn't judge someone else's hobbies the same way as I wouldn't want them turning round to me and saying 'no... i've decided that you can't do that hobby any more because *I've* decided that it's 'too much'." As long as they're not hurting anyone, like the Korean couple who neglected their child whilst playing online games, then how is it anyone else's business how much spare time others have or what they choose to do with it?

Langer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 389 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:57:00 PM

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11733 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:54:50 PM
@HalfPintRoo - I was being generous by giving someone 20 hours. If you spend 3 hours a day, that's 21 hours. That really is too much, but it would be a good start for some people. IF they could cut back to 20 hours they might realize what they're missing and cut back even more.

goaliejerry
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 4028 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:52:25 AM
paddy - for me, I had that sort of time in undergrad. You're right - once work and family enter the picture, that time gets reduced. But if you're unemployed, boy howdy you've got plenty o' time for gaming.

g3n3r1k
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 230 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:06:07 AM
@HalfPintRoo: some people are more efficient then. whats confusing about your point is you ask where one gets 20 free hours and then ask "[do you] Have any hobbies?".

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:34:23 AM

I've explored the real world.
It sucks.

Back to gaming....

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:27:55 AM
I don't have time for 20 hours of television a week! I do not have facebook.

I don't have a problem with people living differently then me, we can't all be alike and I'm not claiming to be better then anyone else, I just don't know where they'd have the time for that much gaming if they were supporting themselves, a family, whatever.

Tell me, where does 20 hours of sitting on your butt fit in besides a job and sleeping? Do you keep house (clean, laundry, cook)? Do you socialize (family, friends)? Have any hobbies?

Even if you had 2 hours each day of "downtime", that's still only 14 hours of TV, Facebook, video games. I cannot imagine where you get 20 hours a week free for this stuff.

g3n3r1k
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 230 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 5:47:04 AM
@paddy215: ill take insomniac like its meant to be derogatory. 8 hours of sleep/10 hours of work. that leaves 6 hours A DAY. almost anyone CAN manage 20 hours a week gaming. open your mind. I like what @solvent and @spermninja81 said.

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1672 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:49:26 AM
I don't really care if people play video games or not. What I really want to know is where do people get the 20 hours a week from? It seems impossible for an adult who works, exercises, sleeps and socializes to have that much spare time, therefore, the only way they could achieve this is by cutting one of these things out, which is unhealthy. My only conclusion is that the only people who game this much (apart from the obvious kind of exception in the actual post itself) are bums, slobs, insomniacs and social outcasts.

bluevayero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 226 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:06:47 AM
@halfpint why should 20hours of online gaming AND communication be worse than 20 hours of television where you never talk to anyone? or a few hours/week in a cinema where you REALLY will not talk to anybody? or 10 hours of swimming where u still dont communicate, but at least exersise? tell me, do you go swimming instead of watching tv? not to mention facebook at all

lsdmoe
Male, 40-49, Europe
 72 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:13:37 AM
This guy = Awesome

Forget that.

This guy = double awesome

SpermNinja81
Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:04:18 AM
Gaming is a pastime exactly like any other. Weather you're into movies, browsing the net, knitting, painting, hiking, etc. some are going to be fortunate enough to have plenty of downtime to spend on their chosen hobby/hobbies, and should not be judged for having a passion for something they love. If you pursue ANY of these interests to the point that you can't function as a useful member of society, then yeah, that's a problem. I HATE the type of people that say that gaming is childish and a waste of time, then proceed to sit on facebook for hours on end, or watch the crap that passes for commercial television nowdays.

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