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Are video games childish?
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Posted 5/11/07
Video games are not childish. there only childish to those who have never played them.
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28 / M / Bristol UK
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Posted 5/11/07
lol na games aint childish.
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do u think cildren can play riddle games like silent hill for example ???????
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28 / F / Hinamizawa.
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Posted 5/11/07
I love video games, and I'm a chick. (*GASP* its such a surprise) I LOVE playing video games they give me a challenge and there fun to play. Me and my bf bond over video games sometimes

They are deffinately NOT childish
Posted 5/11/07
I dont care if they are childish. Im still playing them. Wooooo go Kingdom Hearts!
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Posted 5/11/07
HELL NOOOO! video games make your imagination grow make new places do your own create your characters learn ideas and also makes you have a good time!!
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29 / F / singapore
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Posted 5/11/07
no. i think some of them are really good!!
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24 / M / Philippines
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Posted 5/11/07
no i think no..no..no
there some games that you needed a 20 yr old mind~ haha!
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28 / F / US
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Posted 5/11/07
No games are not childish, I'm been playing them sense I was like 8 and I probably always will. I won't play them as much because I'm going to college soon though.
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They help spark my imagination and make me think that it is possible to do the impossible.....I'm not really sure...I just like imagining myself in the position of the main character
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Interesting looking at the responses to this thread... it's actually leading me to believe that playing video games is childish. Personally, I don't see any difference between sitting down and playing some video games versus playing cards, but I think the more zealous gamers are of a younger sort. To me, video games are nice recreational activity... like reading a book, or watching a movie.

I think younger people - lacking a sense of identity - are much more serious about about their hobby (and this can extend to anything really - even anime). That is in essence where much of their self identity comes from. Older people have more experience and a broader view of the world and are less likely to indulge themselves in such thought.

I'm not saying that one can't necessarily be moved by a video game, or benefit from experiencing the game itself (much as one would benefit from reading novel, or watching a movie) and be genuinely inspired by it. It's a story telling medium just like anything else. In fact, I'd say it has far more capability of doing such in the right hands, but I have yet to see it truly live up it's true potential. It's getting there... but we have a ways to go yet.

To put in perspective, I've been to 40 states in the US and a dozen countries on three continents. I've met and talked to people from most any walk of life imaginable (and I mean that). I'm technically a combat veteran of two wars. I've met one former president, and seen the current one in person. I've made enough friends and enemies in the real world to fill a whole rack full of games. So video games tend to pale in comparison to real life experiences as far as I'm concerned. Sure I may never pilot a mech, cast magic missle, or know kung fu, but it can't compare to what one witnesses in the flesh. Pixels - no matter the resolution - can't compare the experience of actually being there.

I think the older we get, most of us realize the things that really matter and thus our escapist entertainment (such as video games) really start to take a back seat to real life. I think that's why obsession with things like video games and anime are viewed as childish and trivial - because only children and the immature don't realize these truths. Not that there is anything wrong with enjoying these things, but spending excessive amounts of time on these things is childish.

Carpe Diem kids. Life is too short to live in a world of pixels.
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Posted 5/14/07
hell no
Posted 5/15/07

dhine wrote:

hell no


Pretty much. Even if they were childish, I don't care, I'll play whatever I want to.
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Posted 5/15/07
Well I consider video games, anime or whatever i'm doing usualy as something to do to kill time. Some people do think there childish for the reason because they only see us sitting in front of the computer or tv for hours on end playing that game. They don't see it as I do just to kill time.
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"Pixels - no matter the resolution - can't compare the experience of actually being there."
Only a matter of time, my friend. And then we are all lost. ;P

azrael910 hit on what I would have said. Kids just don't realize they have to get stuff done and make money with their lives. Video games dont typically allow someone to earn a living. This is while I suppose video game playing is often seen as childish, though we could get more into definitions and so on, which im fine with if thats the point. I realized after high school that my days of playing games a lot were pretty much over. And I don't feel the urge to play as much either, it took me some time to finish of chronicles of riddick.
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