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Post Reply We’re losing a whole generation of young men to video games
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Posted 7/8/17 , edited 7/16/17
http://nypost.com/2017/07/08/were-losing-a-whole-generation-of-young-men-to-video-games/amp/




i think the proper response to this news article is this Adam Ruins Everything video

Adam Ruins Everything - Why People Think Video Games Are Just for Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i08CVkBxvBM

Looking for good rebuttals to this article



*update*

I guess adding more gasoline to the fire.. a recent study

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4606868/Play-video-games-want-longer-bed.html
https://www.maxim.com/maxim-man/gamers-sex-research-2017-6
https://www.studyfinds.org/gamers-sex-study/

the last line though...

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Posted 7/8/17 , edited 8/18/17
All I have to say the guy who wrote that is this.

Of course people are going to retreat to the things they enjoy in life or in this case removal from it.

This is just a new form of "back in my day" ism. Back in his day, TV/Movies were the retreat from society, and people used to shit on the a/v clubs, the movie buffs, the binge watchers, and all those who enjoyed anything resembling a story with moving pictures on a black and white or colour television.

Before his day, Live Music or the Diner with the record player or the home vinyl player was the go to retreat from the constant hustle and bustle. That, or reading a good book.

And guess what. Each and every single medium of retreat from reality has earned societies ire in spades each and every time, because people are deluded. Some people more than others. Some much less so than others.

But those that have deluded themselves into believing that some non sentient thing has power over their lives to control them and reduce them to being worthless to society... those people are just bloody stupid beyond belief. If they were even close to right to begin with, then people would have quit working a long ass time ago for Shakespear's plays.
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Oh no! MMORPG's/PS4's are sucking away my life!

Resist, Desist, Survive!

Actually...Fuck life!

Time to submit to our new electronic overlords and spend more time gaining dat sweet XP.




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amejia0 wrote:

Oh no! MMORPG's/PS4's are sucking away my life!

Resist, Desist, Survive!

Actually...Fuck life!

Time to submit to our new electronic overlords and spend more time gaining dat sweet XP.







Beats dealing with dipshits all day.
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Lets ban books while we're at it. Someone get a bonfire going.
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That video was painful to watch.
One thing that is certain is that males (on avarage) are much more likely to chose video games over a relation ship or sex or a social life or going to a party or what not than females.
That's not to say that shit loads of male gamers do not have/have got/do get all those things also. But i mean how many chicks would spend days on end at a LAN party like males? dedicate their Saturday night to gaming? Choose to not go out into the city or a party or clubbing or some form of social event and play video games instead?
leave the party early to go home and game?
Of course many females are anti social as well, and gaming addicts, single etc.
But from what i see many more males who game are single than females who game(as far as being more of a hardcore gamer as opposed to a casual gamer). But having said that many many many people who are fairly hardcore gamers are in relationships and married.
But i actually have seen men lose their wife because of video games.
And yet some men i know who are married and have kids spend an amazing amount of time gaming. They must have pretty cool/tolerant partners.
I dunno, i just feel that males are more likley to spend their weekends sitting around a buch or other males or alone gaming than females are. But i know that times have changed. And i know that shit loads of females play MMO's. LIke FF14 and WOW and that.

But yeah alot of people that i know were never geeks growing up, never had social problems or lack or friends and yet spend so much time gaming. Like people who are into sports and hip hop and etc are big gamers.

Not sure where iam going with this now but yeah as a male who grew up as a gamer i can honestly that amost no girls used to game. Now many do. But i still think overall males spend way more time gaming as far as the things i mentioned above.
Everyone is different but i think more females care about social status and romance and family time than males. To an extent.
And i think some females are got into gaming because now males are into gaming more than ever. Like i said its not just nerdy guys but football players and rappers and etc.
And i think males are more likely to continue to be gamers into adulthood than many females are. I know new studies claim that over 50% of gamers are female. But that is because it is very technical. It includes the most casual of gamers. Like someone who plays candy crush on their phone in their spare time.

But back to OP. I do think there is some problem with some males giving up on family life and choosing to game instead. And yes it's true gamers are not all murders lol.


EDIT: Yeah good points above. Books, alcohol, drugs, gambling, etc are all things that some people can be very addicted with and obsessed with and can keep you away from the real world.
Yes tv and movies and anime also.

Oh and i never turned down over time so i could game more lol. But i did just stay home alone on my Saturday night this weelend and game.
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I suppose the smart ones are the ones who turned on their streamcams and started earning money sitting around all day playing video games.

Earning good money no less... just for playing a game for gamers who grew up but still like watching other people play video games.

Now that's the life.

Personally I think this is just a new world we're living in. And no one understands the ramifications just yet. This is just a new electronic everything world we're living in.

What about internet addiction, and addiction to streaming massive amounts of media to your home. Hell you don't even need to leave the house to buy things anymore. Almost everything you could ever want is online.

We definitely don't know the ramifications of this type of a world just yet.
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Posted 7/8/17 , edited 7/20/17
People seem to ignore that these multiplayer games are both socializing and provide for the competition that many men need in their lives.
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gornotck wrote:

People seem to ignore that these multiplayer games are both socializing and provide for the competition that many men need in their lives.


I remember when I used to play WoW that was one of the aspects that was so addictive.

Our guild used to literally strategize raiding dungeons. Actually felt like going to war (since our guild leader was pretty brilliant), but also like going on an adventure.

It was - intoxicating.

Eventually the guild broke up, and I erased the game. But I totally get why some guys out there prefer the fantasy world over the real world.

The real world can be a drag, whereas the fantasy world tends to be fun more often than not.

Also there's the other factor that videogames can also be like a combination of books and movies put together, except you're engaging in it interactively. So like if you're playing a real RPG you're doing a lot of reading, but you're also playing the story.

What's not to love about that
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Posted 7/8/17 , edited 7/23/17

https://xkcd.com/1601/

add to that:
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"People are playing too much video games and have no social life"

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Well when life is boring and there is nothing fun to do you goto something you enjoy.

VIDEOGAMES.

To be fair aside from videogames i enjoy very little in life i do it because i must nothing more nothing less socialising? usually a bother and i can do it whilst gaming.
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Some are just too addicting tbh.
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Why not game while I still have the freedom as a high schooler? I'm getting it all in while I can.
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Posted 7/8/17 , edited 15 days ago
It is a serious issue I wouldn't surprise wouldn't be addressed eventually, but the statistics pulled up don't necessarily have their primary causes listed, but more of a fear mongering by a a causation-relation thing going.

That being said, the article is extremely alarmist for its simplistic nature; it identifies the enemy as video games and points to it with utmost derision, without taking into consideration the fact that other factors may be presented elsewhere, such as developed Asian countries putting much more of an emphasis on work that it drives people away from a productive lifestyle, but there is also the internet infrastructure and geographical size that makes games requiring high speeds much more feasible, and these are the heavy hitters that are not only more engrossing, but grindfests.
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Posted 7/8/17 , edited 15 days ago
"They don't follow my expectations of how someone should live, so they are obviously doing it wrong"

There is nothing to rebut here. It is a bad argument. End of story.
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