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Mr_Cheese

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#1 11 years ago

BBC NEWS | Technology | State of Play: Violence and video games It's nice to see someone not bashing gamers for once...




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#2 11 years ago

that pretty much nails it on the head..........when i walk around i see bombed out buildings, a couple sandbags here and there, burned out cars, and i'm running across the road to find more cover....




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#3 11 years ago

Regarding the "problem" with video games isn't really a question about video game themselves, it has been confirmed trough scientific research that certain people has easier to get addicted, this could be anything you could be addicted to like fucking, making a career, drugs, beer, attention seeking or whatever. The point of the scientists is that no matter if video games existed or not, these people would still have problems since their addictive behaviour is rather a self medication for chronic brain disorder.

Most people don't have these problems but instead of rationalising problems people drag up ancient moral solutions to the problems. Since the truth that people would be geneticaly disabled from birth is to much to stomach for the disgusting conservative/neo-liberal society we live in. All theories about everyones equal opportunity and the value of the core family would float to the bottom of the ocean among other discarded pieces of junk and shipwrecks. Therefore a finger pointing upset hysteria is much more convenient.




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#4 11 years ago

I always find myself wondering how an object I see would best be modeled. =p




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#5 11 years ago
Admiral Donutz;3854241I always find myself wondering how an object I see would best be modeled. =p

You need help!!!!!




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#6 11 years ago

Hey at least seeing everyday objects and imagining how to build them from quads and triangles doesn't harm anybody. =p




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#7 11 years ago

Fenring summed it up pretty well. Video games are a convinient object to point a finger at, werther because they contain exactly what is understood as violence, or consume alot of people's time, wheras both observations are easy to manipulate or "missinterprete". I can say that I qualify as such "addictive/obsessive" person. It's no object-of-interest's property that'd make me be like this, but my way of appraoching stuff that has bigger impact on my emotions or intelectual interest. I used to play certain games alot, I used to post alot on these forums, I used to be a biology, then a chemistry, then a history nerd, I used to be very interested in ww2, I've spent lots of time on mapping, overally I go into minor, sometime realy irrelevant details... generaly I'm obsessive. But it feels good to be weird.=D However none of these things had any incontrollable or objectively bad impact on my behaviour, but rather instead extended knowledge and imagination.




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#8 11 years ago

pvt. Allen: There is no need to worry, things become a problem only when you play World of Warcraft 20 hours a day, forget to sleep, eat and everything that keeps you a float. There isnt really a "problem" if unless one's that extreme. Say ones father is filthy rich and doesnt give at shit what you do you could play WoW until the end of time and it still wouldnt be a problem I guess.

An obssesive personality could on the contrary be a benefit when doing creative stuff. All artists, directors, "creative people" that I know are a bit mad...not much but adequate.




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#9 11 years ago

That's what I mean, I see absolutely no problem in my obsessivness, if not for it I wouldn't manage to accomplish quite some things. Besides if not for it I wouldn't be myself.:D