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Why do you Game? (Are you a true gamer?)
 
Paradox  posted on Apr 15, 2010 5:45:09 PM - Report post

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There's no such thing as a gaming addiction. There's no addictive substance or intense physical sensation involved.

An addiction is a persistent behavioral pattern marked by physical and/or psychological dependency that causes significant disruption and negatively impacts the quality of life of an organism.

Does not have to be a physiological change nor a physical substance for it to count as addiction.

I don't see how video games negatively impact the quality of life. If anything, they have no effect.

And even if video game addiction technically exists, it shouldn't be perpetuated as a bad thing. People will associate video games with drugs, assume that it's a way more serious thing than it is, and start to take steps against it. In fact, they already have.

 
toreador  posted on Apr 16, 2010 2:48:53 AM - Report post

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Being addicted to something can definitely affect your quality of life. Take a loot at the people who died from playing games for too long and neglecting their needs.
 
RageaholicRick  posted on Apr 16, 2010 7:53:50 AM - Report post

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SWAT. I dont think I could have put why I play games in a better way than you did.
 
Dancer  posted on Apr 16, 2010 6:30:02 PM - Report post

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Judging by how a lot of you communicate in general and the pseudo-action-dramatic way in which you express yourselves implies that perhaps you should spend more time away from games. They are just a means to entertain. Games are not made for people like you, they are made for people like me, who appreciate them for what they actually are. No one wants to feed an unstable fanatic or as you called it, a "true gamer".

Also, your IQ is not 140. I'm not trying to offend you, I just thought I would remind you that it's not true, just incase you managed to convince yourself it is.

 
Rogue_John  posted on Apr 17, 2010 8:00:18 AM - Report post

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I'm 62 and I still play everyday. I play mostly SP. I can play MP for 'bout half-hour then I need a rest. Laugh now! LOL

My joy comes from the visual & audio tech and that of course leads to emmursion.

I still seek the first high I got from firing up a Voodoo (1) and seeing the incredable difference in Quake from SW mode! LOL

 
Rise_Against  posted on Apr 17, 2010 8:22:38 AM - Report post

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"True Gamer?"
Maybe you refer to how often people play games? How good people are at games?

You can't really be a "True" anything.

As for the questions

I game because it relaxes me. It removes the tensions of daily life, like homework etc. Also I enjoy it because it allows me to do things I can't do in real life, and I like multiplayer because I can socialize with people better through the internet etc. than in real life.

 
saurabhfzd  posted on Apr 17, 2010 8:36:21 AM - Report post

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Judging by how a lot of you communicate in general and the pseudo-action-dramatic way in which you express yourselves implies that perhaps you should spend more time away from games. They are just a means to entertain. Games are not made for people like you, they are made for people like me, who appreciate them for what they actually are. No one wants to feed an unstable fanatic or as you called it, a "true gamer".

Also, your IQ is not 140. I'm not trying to offend you, I just thought I would remind you that it's not true, just incase you managed to convince yourself it is.

yea..i agree. its a means to an end. its entertainment. games r supposed to entertain. make u feel good in the moment. interpreting it in any other way or getting too worked up about it would be considered immature by many. just chill fellas.

 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Apr 17, 2010 9:07:33 AM - Report post

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I started because it was just fun to do something I can never do in real life. Driving a Lamborghini at 200mph, ramming through traffic shooting people and tossing grenades around, controlling armies, drifting, fighting in a war. All the fun with no risk.

As for simple games like Minesweeper Flags or Crazy Taxi, I just like to compete with friends.

I'm like this. At no point in my life will I be allowed to take the helm of a U-boat and attack English merchant shipping, let alone warships, nor will I be put behind the wheel of a $2 mil racecar and buzz about all day. Video games can give me almost anything I want, for a time.

And my parents are sqeamish prudes, "OMG! YOU STABBED THAT MAN!" Yes. Yes I did. However, in my view, this means I'm less likely to do it to a real person. Be thankful I'm doing it to someone who doesn't exist.

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