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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
[Edited by AdmiralThrawn, 4/17/2010 9:09:48 AM]